Above is the card I designed for the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. I used the image supplied by Firecracker Designs. The scene is so peaceful, it felt like a good sympathy card to me.
The Creative Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz is very dear to my heart because of the dear artists - Anne Fenton and Sandi Huggett - who offer their images bi-weekly. It is amazing to me how they can crank out so many beautiful images on a regular basis. If you are not familiar with The Outlawz, and you are a paper crafter, hop over there right now to see what you have been missing. Besides the Creative Freebie Challenge, there are actually different challenges everyday of the week. There are incredible sponsors for the prizes, like Oozak, Paper Temptress, SCACD and many more. Better than that is the friendly community of designers (like me) and crafters you will meet.
I used Anne's lovely image (books) for this encouragement card (right). The sentiment is from a Clear Dollar stamp.
Thanks for looking and blessings on your week.
PS - Here is a close-up of Anne's image. I am disappointed that the lettering on the books smudged, but I wanted you to see that I wrote Hope. Faith and Love on the spines. I also wanted you to see the glitter and gemstone on the heart.