Thursday, January 12, 2012

Give me Roses While I live inspired card

Wonderful things of folks are said
When they have passed away
Roses adorn the narrow bed
Over the sleeping clay

Give me the roses while I live
Trying to cheer me on
Useless are flowers that you give
After the soul is gone

Kind words are useless when folks lie
Cold in a narrow bed
Don't wait till death to speak kind words
Now should the words be said

Let us not wait to do good deeds
Till they have passed away
Now is the time to sow good seeds
While here on earth we stay

This song was partially the inspiration for this card. I am part of a women's fellowship group that meets at our church to help encourage eachother with life's issues, but especially losing weight. One of the older ladies in my group lost her mother and husband at the same time, about a week apart over a year ago. I got to thinking how lonely she must feel and I wondered how often someone told her that she was loved. I am going to send her this card, because I do love her and she is a special lady to me.

I used the Love sentiment from a Mark's Finest Papers set that will be released this month called, Love Remains.

The challenge at SCS for ways to use it was to use a sticker on our card/project. Below is the picture of the sticker before I added the coffee filter flowers.

Close up view of the coffee filter flowers.

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Here is the song sung by The Carter Family:


  1. Thank you Marilynn! This card is so perfect for that song. I'd never heard this particular song before, but I love it!


  2. it is absolutely gorgeous! I love coffee filter flowers.

  3. MariLynn this beautiful card reflects your beautiful spirit.

  4. This is so beautiful!! And the words of that song are so true!! We need to be a blessing while we can!!