Weekend Sketch 90

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Thank you for all your well wishes for my anniversary last week. My husband and I had a fabulous weekend away. We had the chance to visit with some old friends, but more importantly to catch up with each other. I forget how important it is to do that, even with someone you see every day.

It’s early Friday morning, and I’m waiting on the dryer to buzz, packing the cooler for our final swim meet of the summer, typing a blog post and prepping the last few aspects of our final VBS craft today. Sunday I’ll move on to packing up for CHA. It’s been a little busy around here this week, but isn’t that what summer is all about?

Unfortunately, sorrow knows no season, and I find myself in need of a sympathy card today for a dear friend from my church. She lost her brother this week, much too sudden and much too young.  I used Laurie Schmidlin‘s beautiful sketch as a jump off and two Verve sets: Because of You and Forever in our Hearts to create this sympathy card.  I like how the sets just work together, and you can’t really tell where each one starts and ends.

I know that you can find more sketch inspiration if you’ll visit Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Mary Jo and sweet Sharon. I love seeing how each of them puts their own flare to the sketch each week. I hope you’ll have a chance to peek.

I’m off to the weekend and to watch my favorite little 9 year old in the whole wide world give the breaststoke everything she’s got. She’s been working hard this summer, and she’s super excited.  Thanks for stopping by.

  • Stamps: Because of You and Forever in Our Hearts – Verve Stamps 
  • Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory – layering and card base weights – Gina K. Designs & paper from My Mind’s Eye 
  • Ink: Tea Leaves VersaMagic – Tsukineko
  • Accs: Nestabilities, brads – Queen & Company, sewing machine

11 responses to “Weekend Sketch 90

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  2. Wow! Wow! WOW! Lori, that is one gorgeous card. And look at your sewing! Dang…even the oval and so even! You rocked this sketch!
    Beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!
    See you soon.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Christina Franco

    I think I have this Mind’s Eye paper (or something similiar) and thought “blech”…but this is just stunning. I love the repeat of the stamp image…

  4. Hope your favorite nine year old swims SUPER fast! Beautiful card! See ya soon babe!! 🙂

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  6. Wow! This is beautiful! Makes me want to reach out and touch it – so soft and elegant – great job!!!

  7. Beautiful papers, colors & stamps, Lori. Great job with the sketch! How was the swim meet?

  8. what a gorgeous card with such a heartfelt sentiment. my prayers go out to your friend at this difficult time.

    but on a happier note – cheering VERY loud from way over here for your DD! and have a great time at CHA! 🙂
    enjoy your weekend!

  9. Hey Lori- haven’t posted in a long while, but I still check your blog regularly for inspiration. Just had to let you know how gorgeous this card is – it’s actually breathtaking. I envy your ability to execute a perfect card evry time. You are very talented and we are all blessed to have access to your beautiful work. Have fun at CHA!

  10. Lovley! I love the bird flying off the page and the colors are gorgeous.

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