Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart -

Sympathy cards are not the cards we want to ‘make’ but the fact is, they are the most important cards we make.  Today’s NOW or WOW card will showcase a very simple sympathy card.

Let’s start with the NOW card.

Dragonfly Dreams has been one of our most popular bundles in the Occasions catalog and when you see the detail in the dragonfly, you can see why it’s a hit.

This card has a nice soft touch to it with those faded dots.

A little “pop” of the dragonfly and in minutes you have a sympathy card ready to mail.

Oooh, but look at the WOW card!  

I love the texture the Hexagon Embossing Folder gave to the Blushing Bride cardstock.

The Gold Wink of Stella made a tremendous difference in the dragonfly.

And to tie in the gold, I added Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  It truly is a WOW card.

Let me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….


Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Mint Macaron Card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Blushing Bride Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Very Vanilla Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want to create the NOW With Sympathy Dragonfly Flash Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 

Want to create the WOW With Sympathy Dragonfly Flash Card?  Here are the additional supplies I used.


WARNING! BRAGGING MOM MOMENT!  I mentioned yesterday that I was heading out to see Ginny play Maria in her high school production of “Sound of Music”. I just want to scream from the rooftop how AMAZING SHE WAS!!!  I know, you’re siting there saying that any mom would say that but GUYS, SHE WAS SO AMAZING!  Not gonna lie, I bawled through the entire show.  I was just so proud of her.  The entire cast did a great job but this mom was just memorized by Ginny. She has such a beautiful voice.  You need to know that she got this talent from my Dad, not me.  My Dad was a very talented singer…. and I know he is in heaven bragging to everyone about his granddaughter’s performance.

Can I share another story that warmed my heart?  This was a school performance so it was all high school kids.  I found a chair next to an older woman and her wheelchair bound husband.  As we waited for the show to begin we struck up a conversation and she was the choir director’s mom.  Her husband had a severe stroke a year ago and just getting him to the show was a chore but “Sound of Music” is his favorite musical.  

As the opening music started, and Ginny came out singing “The Hills are Alive”, this sweet man burst into song.  Don’t misunderstand, he wasn’t loud, but he was so moved by the music that he just had to sing.  His wife would lean over and whisper, “Honey, don’t sing, don’t sing” so he hummed…. the most beautiful hums I have ever heard.  What blessed me was that this man, who due to this stroke couldn’t communicate or comprehend our conversation…. but music he understood.  He knew EVERY word to every song.  Okay, so I am bawling as I type this but to see the POWER music has in our lives and how this man couldn’t even speak… but he could sing….well, I just had no words, only tears of joy.


I hope you enjoyed today’s NOW or WOW video.  Thank you for joining me today.  I absolutely LOVE sharing with you every day here at Simply Simple Stamping.

Before I close, a reminder that there is a NEW March Host Code!  Be sure to use the Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more (before tax/ship) and I will add a special surprise to your Thank You card. Why?  Because March is my birthday month and I want to share SURPRISES with YOU!  Yep, this girl turns the big 5-0 this month.  You know what? I’m excited to turn 50. Life is GOOD!

Have a wonderful Wednesday my friends!  See you back here tomorrow!


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