Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In Honor of Gary Thompson

I created this Sympathy Winter Card for my friend Sherry that lost her husband in November while visiting their children in Texas. Gary was a gentle giant -a lover of Jesus Christ, a servant in the church and a faithful and loving Christian Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He will be so missed but we know he is now at Peace resting in the arms of Jesus. Thank you Gary for serving our Country in the Marines and for your dedication to the Lord and church. We all miss you and look forward to seeing you again.

DCWV Cardstock for front
The Paper Studio Cardstock for inside
Die Cut Bow - scrap of Red cardstock- Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder
Little Stackers Scallop Oval die
White Cardstock scrap
Sympathy Stamp
India Glitter paper - IO  Tree Die
Poppy Stamps Brick Fireplace Die/Embossing - white cardstock scrap
PowderPuff Maraschino Cherry Chalking Ink for the fireplace color
Poppy Stamps - Garland Stocking - Kraft Cardstock/White Cardstock scraps
Micron Black Ink pen to highlight heel and toe
Poppy Stamps Spring Die -scrap of Olive cardstock
Poppy Stamps Evergreen Tree Die - scrap of Core Kraft Green Cardstock/ Green Glitter
Poppy Stamps Fire Die -scraps of India glitter cardstock, Orange and Red Cardstock/Glitter
Poppy Stamps Log for fireplace - scrap of Kraft cardstock
Scrap of black cardstock for inside fireplace
Die Versions Broom die - scrap of Kraft Cardstock/Micron Brown ink pen to highlight broom bristles
Bible Digital - I have no clue where I downloaded this digital
Spellbinders circle and scallop dies for photo and frame - scrap of Kraft core Cardstock - green
PoppyStamps Lamp post die -scrap of black cardstock
I would like to share this card with the following challenges:
Dec 31 Simon Says Show Us What You Made UE
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Challenge December UE
Dec 31 DL Thankful Thursday December Linky UE 1 each day

Dec 18 #87  Sister Act CARDS Only UE
Dec 19 Super Scrap Saturday HIMCR 3/3
Dec 20 613 Avenue ATG or Gift package 3/3 
Dec 20 Robyn's Fetish Winter Cards with Glitter 3/3
Dec 20 Classy n Such - Stockings were hung 2/3

Dec 21 Not Just Cards 
Dec 21 Simon Says Monday ATG 2/5
Dec 22 TTCRD ATG 1/2
Dec 23 Whimsy Stamps ATG 1/3 

Gary Thompson

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Gary Leon Thompson (68) of Flint, Michigan went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Providence Health Center of Waco, Texas, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke on November 8, 2014. Gary and his wife were visiting their children in Texas at the time. Cremation, arranged by Lake Shore Funeral Home, has taken place. He will receive Military Honors and be laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located at 11463 Texas 195, Killeen, Texas on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:00p.m.
Gary was born in Flint, Michigan on December 28, 1945, to the late Leon Victor Thompson and the late Geraldine (Kennedy) Brockway. He grew up mostly in Swartz Creek, Michigan. In 1966, Gary proudly served our country as a Marine serving until 1969, earning the rank of Corporal while serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge.
Gary married Sherry Lee Latham of Elsie, MI on May 27, 1972. They were soul mates and he was the love of her life. They resided in Flint for the last 42 years. They have two children, Matthew Gary (Lauren) Thompson of Waco, Texas and Melissa Beth Thompson also of Waco, Texas. Gary became “Papa” when Matthew and Lauren blessed them with 4 grandchildren, Caedmon Matthew (6), Camille Jean (4), Camry Ann (2) and Cayla Beth (1).
After returning from Vietnam, Gary worked with his step-father, the late Leo Brockway, of Swartz Creek, MI for Brockway Excavating. In 1983, Gary became a Car Hauler for Complete Auto Transit/Ryder (later known as Allied Automotive Group) for 25 years, retiring in 2008. Gary was gentle giant and a wonderful family man who enjoyed being with all the kids who graced the family home throughout the years. He was a faithful, loving husband and father who cherished his family, making it a point to always be home for school functions, ball games, dance and piano recitals, birthdays and holidays. Gary never knew a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He was a man of deep faith who had a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and lived his life as such. He was an active member of New Life Christian Fellowship in Grand Blanc, MI pastored by Bob Roberts.
A Memorial Celebration honoring Gary will take place in Waco with Texas family and friends at the home of Joe and Maria Gingerich.  Gary’s wife and children will travel to Michigan where family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Gary’s Life at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at New Life Christian Fellowship located at 2237 E. Reid Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48539 officiated by Pastor Bob Roberts. A luncheon will follow the Memorial Celebration.


  1. Such a sweet sympathy card for you friend. Sorry for you loss!! Love the patchwork design!!

  2. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah Harris. Owner

  3. Lovely card! I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated and I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such.
    -Jenny, CCNS DT

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

  6. Such a beautiful and touching card in remembrance of your dear friend. Sorry for your loss, and thank you for joining our challenge at Classy Cards n' Such.

  7. A beautiful card. Sorry about your friend. Thank you for playing thr Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  8. Wonderful memorial Christmas card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Our sympathies for the loss of your friend. What a beautiful sympathy card and the way you honored him in your card. Thank you for sharing your card in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week.

  10. This is a very touching card but a beautiful card remembering a dear friend at this time of year. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  11. Such a beautiful card and a touching post!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Stockings Were Hung" challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  12. Beautiful card, beautiful post! Sorry for your friend's loss! Thanks for joining us over at the HIMCR blog this week...

  13. sorry for your loss.
    you made a great card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  14. What a sweet way to honor your friend. Thanks for joining in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.

  15. lovely card
    Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

  16. What an absolutely wonderful tribute to a man who sounds like a beloved hero to many. I always admire the way that your cards are always so personalized and have such meaning and depth to them. With you, a card always carries a really sincere and heartfelt spirit and I'm sure your art has done much to soothe souls over the years. A truly touching piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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