Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gina K. Sneak Peek: Not Forgotten


remembering Liza

I am so happy Gina has thought of making a set that I do not recall seeing anywhere in the stamping industry but is so needed. It is called Not Forgotten, a heartfelt set to send cards to those who have lost their loved ones. There are many occasions after you lose a loved one that you tend to miss them most: the first birthday without them, the first holiday, the first anniversary of their death, etc. This set will be perfect for those occasions to let them know you are thinking of them and have not forgotten their loved one. I made this card to send to my cousin Stephanie who lost her mom Liza 2 years ago this week. I also used Asela’s Friendship’s Garden {rose} and made a frame for the sentiment so the picture of Stephanie and her mom would show through the window.

inside Liza

I’m so happy I took this picture; Stephanie and Liza came to visit Gabby for the first time and spend time with me & John who were in town. Coincidentally, Liza died a week before Gabby’s 1st birthday and we were able to attend her funeral which was a beautiful one. Liza touched so many people’s lives the 78 years she lived on this Earth; it was touching listening to person after person who talked about her character and how much she loved them, like she was everyone’s grandmother, a true angel. I’m sure Stephanie will love this card. The sentiment on the inside says, “I’m thinking about you today. I know it still hurts so much” {I do and she knows}. You may have a hard time seeing, but my blue card layer is stamped lightly with the weathered background stamp in the Bold Flowers set.

This card will be uploaded to the StampTV website later this morning for the sketch challenge for this week {courtesy of Melanie – thank you!} isn’t it a great one? I hope you will check it out later in the challenge forum & play along for a chance to win a Gina K. stamp set of your choice!

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Here are a few pictures to show you how I put the frame together. The first one is two sizes of Labels Four dies.

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The larger die was cut from the white card base and then through the blue & black layers for the front of the card.

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Then, I stamped my sentiment on vellum paper in the upper right corner so I didn’t cover all of Liza’s face. Note: the center die was not cut from this – it was only used to line up my sentiment exactly how I wanted it to appear in the ‘frame’.

I hope you join us this evening in the Gina K. forum on SCS 7:00-10:00 p.m. for contests, challenges, chat, more sneak peeks from the design team and FUN of course!

Here are links to the design team who are showing sneak peeks of this set on their blogs today:
Gina, Carolyn, Cindy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Melanie, Theresa, Beverly

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18 comments on "Gina K. Sneak Peek: Not Forgotten"

Lisa H. on 5:38 AM CDT said...

What a beautiful and touching tribute to your cousin's mom. So lovely.

Lisa (aka Lingaling)

Anonymous said...

wow this card is stunning, I love how you cut the frame and put the sentiment so you could see her mom's face through the vellum, what a nice touch!

Lisa C.

catdidit on 6:38 AM CDT said...

What a neat idea Donna! Love your use of vellum with the window, beautiful!

Jennie on 6:45 AM CDT said...

This is so touching! Beautifully done...

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) on 6:53 AM CDT said...

You've outdone yourself again Donna! Your card is simply beautiful! You've certainly honored Liza in such a loving way.

asela on 7:19 AM CDT said...

Love all of your samples this week!

Melanie on 7:55 AM CDT said...

awesome Donna!!

Stampin' Pam on 7:57 AM CDT said...

Absolutely beautiful - made me tear up because, having lost both my parents, I know how I would feel to receive a card as special as this one.

Debbie Griffin on 8:20 AM CDT said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of the photo behind the vellum...priceless!

Karen V said...

Wonderful sneaks this week - especially this card!

Christi on 10:20 AM CDT said...

This is so touching Donna. You do such gorgeous work. This brings tears to my eyes. Wonderful job!

Queen Mary said...

What a fantastically gorgeous card/gift! It's so simple, so obvious, but I never thought of it! So thanks so much for sharing this idea with us -- and thanks for the tutorial too! Mary

Julia Aston on 12:08 PM CDT said...

Oh Donna - what a wonderful card and sentiment! I know your friend will treasure this!

Sharri Seffens on 1:43 PM CDT said...

Beautiful card Donna! I love how you framed the picture.

Lori on 2:58 PM CDT said...

How wonderful you are! I would love a card/picture like this, I'm sure your cousin will as well.

Denise (peanutbee) on 9:03 PM CDT said...

OH WOW, love how you can see the photo through the vellum. SUPER!

Carolina on 11:46 PM CDT said...

Okay, seriously only one word can describe this post - THUD!!!

Rose Ann on 12:37 PM CDT said...

This is such a special and gorgeous card!! I'm sure it will be much appreciated as well!!

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