Hello, Friday!

It’s been a long week for us, lots going on everywhere and it seems like we’ve done nothing but run around. Nothin’ like a message from Above to have you slow down and appreciate everything and everyone around you, right?


We found out that a family member passed away last night. We’d been expecting the news, but still . . . hard to hear. Knowing I needed a sympathy card and had a sketch to work with and new product (my Jenni Bowlin kit arrived yesterday), it was easy to pull something together while I was a little distracted. I also started a birthday card with the same sketch, but didn’t get it done in time to share . . . my brother’s birthday is tonight, so I have time, right? Be back later with a bright card!

Make sure to check out Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon for more inspiration and takes on the sketch challenge. Don’t forget to hug your friends and family today, too!

Info after the page break if you’re interested.


You can click on the thumbnail to see the pretty paper better. I had to take a picture outside for a more true color representation. . . it was just too dark and the flash doesn’t do sometimes!

Paper: Bazzill base, Chocolate Chip layers. Patterned paper is from 7 Gypsies – the ivory is Staatsburgh, the blue pattern is ___ (I’ll be back to add that)

Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Old Paper distress from Ranger

Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow (I think) retired from SU!

Accessories: Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist, Ranger ink sponge thingee, SU! pretties kit and Chocolate ribbon, scalloped scissors by Fiskars, foam tape, Chipboard shape with hole punched @ top (unknown).

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  1. Posted March 28, 2008 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! How elegant! Just gorgeous Jenn!

  2. Posted March 28, 2008 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    OH Jenn!!!! {{{{Jenn & Mr. Jenn}}}} Give Mike a big hug for me! So, so sorry, sweetie – even when you know it’s coming, it’s so hard! I’ll be thinking of all 4 of you this weekend! Your card is beautiful, and a wonderful tribute. Love you, friend….

  3. Posted March 28, 2008 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Sorry you needed this, Jenn, but it’s beautiful, I love the colors.

  4. Posted March 28, 2008 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Your card is gorgeous. Love that ribbon, the flowers and the shape of the sentiment piece.

    I am sorry for your loss! Big cyber hugs!!!!

  5. Posted March 28, 2008 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    {{hugs}} sad to hear your news…even when expected it’s still hard. your card is just beautiful.

  6. Darlene Gabriel
    Posted March 28, 2008 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    What a truly elegant card. Love the colours you used also. I’m sorry for your loss.

  7. Posted March 28, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss Jenn. Your card is SO pretty. Love how you used the pretty kit. 🙂

  8. Posted March 28, 2008 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear about your loss Jenn. The card is absolutely stunning. Love everything about it.
    Thinking about you {hugs}

  9. Posted March 28, 2008 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous sympathy card—just sorry you needed one.

    Going to go hug my kiddos right now!

  10. Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your sympathy card is so elegant and so beautiful!
    Deena (moonrise)

  11. Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Oh, this is so soft and pretty. Sorry to hear your sad news though.

  12. Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I am sorry for your loss. Beautiful elegant card though.


  13. Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Jenn, this is so classy! So sorry to hear about your family member…I’ll be praying for you guys.

    P.S. I {heart} Jenni Bowlin stuff!

  14. Bev J.
    Posted March 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous sympathy card-sorry for the loss.

    Bev J.

  15. Posted March 28, 2008 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Jenn…I’m so sorry for your loss!! {{{Jenn}}} Your card is amazingly beautiful!!! The subdued colors and gorgeous embellishments really make it special!

  16. Posted March 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    So peacefully beautiful. Big hugs to you.
    Miss you….

  17. Posted March 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous and elegant! I love the pearls.

  18. Posted March 28, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. This card was very much a labor of love, and it shows – it’s so stunning and elegant. Beautiful!

  19. Posted March 28, 2008 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, it’s hard no matter whether you expected it or not! Your card is beautiful Jen! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  20. Kay
    Posted March 28, 2008 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss… Your card is lovely. I need one for a acquaintance who just lost her son, a young adult the same age as my youngest daughter. The colors you chose are perfect.

  21. Posted March 28, 2008 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    HUGS Jenn – that news is never easy! So sorry! Your card is beautiful and hopefully making your brother’s card will bring you some moments of joy.

  22. Posted March 29, 2008 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m so sorry, Jenn. Your card is stunning, and I’m sure it will be well received.

  23. Shelley ~ photocropper
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Your card is beautiful!

    Just catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I am sorry I’m a little late but I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to let go of a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Posted March 31, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    This is beautitul and rich. Love the pearls! Sorry for your loss.

  25. Posted April 4, 2008 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Jen, Just to look at this you would never know that you were distracted. This is absolutely beautiful. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! Sending you big hugs.

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