WSC45: Make a Difference!

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Here it is: Weekend Sketch 45! I loved this sketch from Beate! And, even though I’m a few minutes late, this card came together very quickly.

Yesterday, Julie Campbell (sweet, sweet spirit, Julie Campbell) told the CHF design team about a card she had made for a co-worker to encourage her and let her know that she had noticed some wonderful changes in over the last few months. I don’t want to breech her confidentialilty, but it was a sweet story and Julie was blessed by giving the card. She encouraged each of us to stamp a card to make a difference. You know I was all over that!

This is for Trace. A sweet, good-looking little guy – all of 6 years old. He’s a good family friend, and despite all his athletic prowess (and it’s a lot!), he managed to break a leg on the ski slopes last week. Man, right at the beginning of baseball season, too! What a bummer! So, we’re sending this to Trace along with some good ole baseball snacks like peanuts, sunflower seeds, big league chew and some twizzlers…good stuff! To let him know that his light shines! and he can be as much of an asset to the team on the bench,  cheering them on and having a good attitude as he can in the field. 

What about you? Can you take the CHF dt personal challenge in the next few days? Can you think of someone to actually send <gasp> a card to that will make a difference! Let me know when you do! I’d love to share that joy with you!

To get you going, check out these cool chicks and their sketch samples. I know you’ll love ’em…week after week (all 45 of them!), I’m never disappointed and always inspired! Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Mary Jo and Sharon.

  • Stamps: Supah Star – Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Cardstock: Intense Yellow, Intense Red and Black Prism

  • Ink: Red Pepper, Sunshine Yellow and Pitch Black Adirondack

  • Accs: Black Glitter – Martha Stewart collection, Nestabilities & Star Brads

20 responses to “WSC45: Make a Difference!

  1. womderful card, and love the sentiment behind it. . . what a sweet gift!

  2. Perfect card for an athletic little boy!
    Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

  3. I’m sure Trace with love it. Such a bright uplifting card. Great job.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. LOve the bright colors! Totally sweet babe… just like you! 🙂

  5. What a sweet, encouraging story and card, Lori — Trace will love the care that went into this gift!

  6. that is so sweet of you! I know Trave will just love it! Love all that black MS glitter!

  7. Trace…not Trave…*blush*

  8. Beautiful!!! Love all the bold colors!!! 😀

  9. Oh Lori, this is fabulous! What a great card for the little guy!

  10. Awesome great and equally awesome challenge! Thanks for the inspiration times 2 : )

  11. Well shining starzzzzzz! This is far too much fun, Lori! What a perfect card for these delightful stamps!

    Miss you too! (((hugs)))

  12. I always look forward to seeing your new creations and your words of inspiration always seem to flow from the heart of your loving and gracious Father. What a talent He’s given you and what a blessing you are to others. Just a quick question – what do you use to set your eyelets?

  13. Lori, what a wonderful and striking card!! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful challenge…what an encouraging thing to do! I will take you up on your challenge!! 🙂

    I hope your weekend is a wonderful one!
    Laurie

  14. Lori, what a heartfelt thing to do. I bet you made Trace’s week with that gift!
    I don’t keep the cards I make… I’m what you call a *make & mail* girl. lol My heart sores when I get a pm or email from someone who got a card just when they needed a lift!
    HB

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  16. How cute is this! Love it! TFS and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  17. whoa…this is VERY cool Lori!

  18. This is such a bright, cheerful card! I love the colors and all of the stars!!

  19. Awww this is definently a personal challenge. I may have to send a card to someone just to say hello, I’m thinking of you. You just never know when someone is having a bad day what a difference one little HANDMADE card can make. Thanks for putting me to the challenge.

  20. HI Lori! I’m a little behind on this! BUt I wanted to share that I actually did this several weeks ago for a Marriage Encounter Team Community couple who is having to step down for awhile due to some serious health issues for both the husband and wife! They are a beautiful Sacrament, and I wanted to let them know especially in this very difficult time for them. It is difficult not only becuase of their health issues, but also because it was hard for them to step back from ME which they have been very committed to for over a decade.
    The reason I bring it up now in this post – is that we had the chance to see the husband again over the weekend, and he made a point of sharing that our note came at exactly a time when it was most needed. The Holy Spirit is AWESOME and His timing is perfect!
    We don’t always have the opportunity to know what kind of difference our actions make and that is okay. When we are allowed a glimpse, it is a beautiful gift to us. We just need to know that when the Holy Spirit prompts us by bringing a person(s) or situation to mind, we need to pray, send a card, make a phone call or visit – whatever we feel encouraged to do. And then trust He will make the difference through our service.

    Love & friendship, Jules

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