wash • dry • fold • repeat


How can it be Friday again? Seriously? The days are just flying by. It’s already time for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.  I’m playing along with Monica Davis  • Lisa HjulbergLynn Mercurio Jami SibleyRachel SztonykAlice Wertz


I had to have this Lockhart stamp and sentiment when I first saw it a month or so ago…. wash • dry • fold • repeat … that’s my mantra. I don’t even need a put away tacked on there.

My image is stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento before coloring – since I tend to use warm colors, I use the brown a lot. In fact, you can use any of the Memento Inks with your Copic Markers.  All of the colors set quickly for coloring. 🙂  The background image is from Unity and stamped in cream ink on Kraft. Patterned paper is Material Girl from Cosmo.

I’ll be putting this card in the mail today. Can you believe that? I’m actually going to mail a card! Call me crazy! I know my girlfriend will get a chuckle.


I thought I’d share one of the highlights of my Iowa weekend. This photo represents the longest friendship I have. I’ve known this girl since moving to Minnesota in first grade. I met her while she was pulling her little brother by our house in a red wagon. Turns out she lived 2 doors up. There is nothing more comfortable than being with someone who’s known you so long… She made a 6 1/2 hour round-trip drive last Friday to Des Moines to have dinner with Taylor, Jami and I. How fun!

I’ve moved a lot in my life, and even though our periods of communication have come and gone through the years, we’ve always known how to re-connect. (Her parents still live in the same house…it’s been quite easy!) Now, I’m grateful for Facebook. 🙂 Thank you for coming to see me, sweet friend. I’m looking forward to a little bit longer get together soon. Since I’ve introduced you to Miss Brighton, I’m positive those future visits will include shopping. <wink-wink> Love you!

Before you blaze away for a fun filled, springy weekend… Make sure you check out other samples from the sketch crew. I know you’ll be inspired to get inky.

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Laundry & wash•dry•fold•repeat – Lockhart Stamp Company, Tea Time Pattern – Unity Stamp Company 
  • Cardstock: Choice Cream – Taylored Expressions, Kraft & Material Girl – Cosmo Cricket
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento 
  • Accs: button, twine & Copic Markers (R20, R22, R35, R39, R89, BG11, BG72, YR31, Y21, Y38, W1 and YR31 mixed with blender for highlights)

20 responses to “wash • dry • fold • repeat

  1. lori I love the shabby vintagey feel of this card and that image – it’s awesome! Hope you’re having a great day! I can’t beleive it’s already been a week since we stamped together.

  2. Super cute card, Lori! I think I need to come stamp at your house and use all your fun images!!

  3. absolutely adorable! LOVE this. Not the idea of laundry, of course, but the card itself. Darling!

  4. So cute, I really like that background stamp. An old friend is the best kind to have. My oldest friend is from when I was in the 5th grade. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. A really sweet card Lori! I feel like that’s always going on here too!

    And so nice for you to reconnect with a friend! Those are the best kinds of friends too, where it’s easy to pick up where you left off!

  6. What a great card Lori. Love the stamped BG and that image… fun paper… cute button. :o)

  7. What a GREAT card Lori!!! I totally love that image and ESPECIALLY that sentiment. I totally feel that way every single day doing laundry and it’s NEVER ALL CLEAN!! LOL!! What a great story about seeing your long time friend again…how sweet!

  8. I LOVE your card, Lori! that stamp is too cute and your coloring is perfect!!

  9. Such a sweet card, Lori — I rarely get to the “put away” either! Love the combo of stamps and vintage feel!

  10. Mary Dinucci AKA seamom

    I LOVE this card! I like the way you interpreted Taylor’s sketch. I like the papers, the colors, your coloring; I just like it! The reason I LOVE it is that it takes me back (with humor now) to the years of trying to keep the laundry caught up for myself, hubby and 5 kids! One of my daughters who has only 3 kids was bemoaning the endless laundry recently. She NEEDS this card. Gotta buy the stamps! Fabulous! Made my day!

  11. love love love your card! and that bg totally makes it! seems like this is the perfect card for me today….. it started about 7am this morning and hasn’t stopped yet. the boys keep finding those dirty socks EVERYWHERE!!!! and love your photo! gorgeous! treasure that friendship! 🙂

  12. Hey Lori
    Love your take on this set the colors are fun and fresh and still lend to the vintage vibe and I loved seeing the rich cocoa ink which I think is so underutilized.
    Hearts and Hugs

  13. Cute card! (Miss you!)

  14. Sweet card Lori! I love the coloring, it’s so fabulous! The sentiment is perfect! So happy you got time to spend with your buddy. It’s wonderful to have friends who have know you for so long. It can also be scary how much they know. LOL! Have a great day!

  15. I love your card, Lori… that’s the story of my life… wash, dry, fold, repeat. I refuse to put them away… except my own, of course! LOL

  16. Love this card, Lori…the only thing that would make it better is if it came with a maid to DO my laundry…lol Loved reading about your trip to see Taylor (and to do your Copic class).

  17. This is TOOOOOOOO dang cute Lori! LOVE the colors and papers on this!!!! Miss you!!!

  18. Love this card Lori and I must say, “ain’t it the truth!”. Seems laundry is NEVER done! Love the picture of you two. That’s terrific that you’ve stayed in touch all these years.

  19. Love this image, Lori, ‘specially paired with Cosmo Cricket! ;-} {{{Hugs!}}}

  20. Such cute cards. The colors are so fun.

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