Freshly Made Sketches 97

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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It's been a long week (more on that later), but I did manage to get  few cards made over the last few days.  Today, of course is the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and it's got flags!  Lovely, lovely flags!  Jennifer Timko is our hostess and without further ado here's my card and the sketch.


For this card I inked up Gorgeous Grunge in the colors for the Sunday Stamps challenge.  I actually made two versions of this card in completely different colors.  The first one was Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo and although I loved the bright funky colors of that one, when I saw these colors at Sunday Stamps I thought I'd make another version.  I don't know which one I like better!


Don't forget to check out the other Design Team cards at Freshly Made Sketches.  I know you'll find lots of inspiration there!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Grunge Me (Papertrey Ink); Washi Patterns (My Favorite Things)
Accessorie:  Washi Tape die (My Favorite Things)

Now, one final word before I go.  Some of you may know that this past week has been hard on my family because my father suddenly became very ill.  He passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon at home surrounded by my mother, one of my sisters, one of his beloved granddaughters and me.  I'm so grateful that we were there to hold his hand as he made that final journey.  And though it was difficult to say goodbye, I know that he's finally at peace.  I thought I'd share a picture of my Dad and my Mom that was taken at their 50th wedding anniversary party in 2006.



Rest in peace Dad.

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32 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 97”

Linda Callahan said...

Oh Jen big hugs to you.....so hard to say good bye but so glad he was with family he loved. Thinking of you....

Christine said...

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card. Sorry for your loss.

LeAnne said...

Jen, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He sounds like a wonderful man and how blessed you were that you & your family could be with him in his final moments! I'll be praying for you all.
Your card is lovely too!

N@ Ali said...

peaceful thoughts coming your way

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So sorry to hear about your father and I am thinking of you!

on a happier note, I do love your card.

Marisa said...

Oh Jen...so sorry to hear about your dad. Huge cyber ((hug)) to you!! Love the way you used the card.

Laurie said...

So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen Timko said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. So grateful he was surrounded by his loving family. Hugs.

Porcupine said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of strength and comfort to you and your family.

Amy O said...

I'm so sorry, Jen! Prayers and Hugs!

Natasha said...

Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family at this very sad time sweetie, he sounds like a wonderful man/husband/father and i'm sure he will live on in the hearts of every one who knew him. Hugs xNx

Barb Murphy said...

Jen, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Beckie said...

Bless you.


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scrappingnana said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for your family.
Love your grunge style card and the colors are perfect. TFS

cm said...

Prayers, hugs and wishes for peace and comfort to you and your family.
c

Janis said...

Prayers for you and your family for comfort during this difficult time. May the Lord be very near to each of you.
<3 J

Melinda Walker said...

So sorry for your loss xo

Karren said...

Hugs to you as you deal with this sadness. I'm glad you found comfort being with your dad. Your card is lovely.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank goodness you were able to be with him....now he is watching over you. ((hugs))

Linda Suarez said...

Gorgeous grunge Jen! I am so sorry for your loss!

Meg said...

I am so sorry for your loss - my prayers are with you and your family.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Jen I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you were able to be there for him right to the end. Sending you my deepest sympathy.

Tracey Sweeney said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Hang in there and keep creating beautiful things. You are so talented.

Narelle Farrugia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Jen - your words made me cry. Thinking of you and your family.
Love how you've used this stamp set combined with those cool colours!

OttawaMom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for taking the time to join us at Sunday Stamps - I am always inspired by the beautiful cards you create!

Kathya said...

Big hugs to you Jen, so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful photo of your parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. Love the card you created for our color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

Cindy Hall said...

Awww, I'm so sorry, Jen. Big hugs to you, and prayers for comfort for you and your family.

Kristie Goulet said...

So very sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort for you and your family. (hugs)

Hayley Kew said...

So sorry for your loss Jen. May the love of those around you see you through the days ahead xoxo Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, please come back and join us again soon!!!

Rita Wright said...

I love seeing your parents and hearing that they were together for so long. How amazing and special. I'm glad you were able to be there with your dad. Big hugs. I love your grungy card; glad to see a few SU stamps sneak in every now and then.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Great job using the Sunday Stamps colors with the Freshly Made Sketch. We are so glad that you linked up this beautiful card to our blog. thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps. Please join us again soon!
:) Marie