So I used the Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers yesterday to create this card. The colors this week are Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, and Soft Suede. The images are digital images from Fred, she Said called 'A Lovely Blossom and Butterfly'. I cut out and mounted up several of the flower images. I put Stickles and adhesive pearls on the butterfly and in the center of each flower. The cross is a charm I purchased at JoAnn's. I know it really doesn't matter now, but I really don't think running marathons is good for the body. I have heard so many times of this sort of thing happening to a marathon runner. Even the author of the book 'Running' died of a heart attack while running. If the heart is an engine, just like you can wear a car out by running it too much till it gets too many miles on it and dies, can't the same thing happen to a heart in a human body? I just think it stresses the heart too much. I mean, look at what those people look like after running a marathon!
And I've never heard of an ordinary person dropping dead of a heart attack at 42. So I say, walk, don't run. Or, at least, don't run marathons. 3 to 5 miles a couple times a week is enough. I guess I'll get off my soap box now. I know I'm very uneducated on this topic and probably don't know what I'm talking about. I'm only expressing my thoughts based on my own life experience. Have a good day! Amy
I've often thought the same thing about marathon runners....it's tiring sometimes to DRIVE that many miles! lol. So very sorry to hear about this poor family's sorrow. My DH is 59 and I get weepy just thinking of ever being without him. I can't imagine having lost him at 42. You are very kind to spend so much time on a card for these folks. I'll keep them, and you and your DD in my prayers. Blessings....ReplyDelete
A beautiful sympathy card, the words are also so apt and I think the family will treasure it! LizReplyDelete
Amy this is STUNNING!!! LOVE your 3d elements!!! Beautiful colors too!!! WOW girl!ReplyDelete
What a terrible tragedy. I never really thought about marathon running the way you mentioned it about being bad for the body but I do think you have a point.ReplyDelete
Your card is lovely and I especially like the way you popped up the flowers.
Your card is lovely Amy and I'm sure it will be a comfort to receive such a heartfelt sympathy. Such a tragic story ! ~Tracy~ReplyDelete
Oh Amy my heart goes out to this poor woman and her children!! I (like you) can't even imagine what she must be going through. Your card creation is beautiful and I'm sure will bring comfort to her! I will add Cindy to my prayer list tonight!ReplyDelete
How so very sad. Your card is sure to bring some comfort....it is just so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Very sad news, but your sympathy card is very pretty.ReplyDelete
That is so sad. I will say a prayer for Cindy.ReplyDelete
Your cards is beautiful.
I am sorry to hear about the loss.ReplyDelete
Your card is absolutely beautiful! So soft and soothing!