On Thursday, March 26th, 2009, a good family friend past away after a long battle with Lung Cancer. Derrold Dahl attended St. Lukes Lutheran Church along with being good friends with my dad. He worked at Northwest Airlines until he was forced to take early retirement due to the Lung Cancer. On March 25th, we had word that Derrold had received the bad news that he maybe had 4 to 6 weeks to live and we were shocked to hear that he passed away the next day. My dad was very disappointed that he could not make it back to MN for the funeral but a severe ear infection and cold kept him from being able to catch a flight back to Bloomington, MN for the funeral.

Mom was going to buy a card, but I suggested that we make handmade cards instead. Derrolds wife, Marilyn, is a crafty person and I knew she would appreciate the heartfeld meaning behind handmade cards.

These are the cards that we made…

The first card is 6×6 card that I helped my mom make using some rubber stamps that I had on hand. The cross is not Stampin’ Up and the words we found in an internet search which my mom really liked which we printed on vellum with the swirl stamped pattern from the CTMH Playful Flurishes stamp set (purchased from a friend before I became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator). The pattern paper is Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper Delicate Dots.

The second card I made using exclusively Stampin’ Up products:

This card is also 6×6 light tan card stock along with using the Fifth Avenue Floral as the background on the solid card stock. The bottom 1/2 strip is from the Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper Delicate Dots. The wording is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set and the frame is from the Hodgepodge Hardware in styled silver overlaid on 1/2 of the Top Note big shot die. Overlaid on top of the ribbon is a flower cutout from the Fifth Avenue Floral colored in using a blender pen to give a nice watercolor effect.

Our prayers are with the Dahl family and all the fond memories we have fishing, going to breakfast after church and good times with Derrold.


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