Forever in our Hearts & School Pix

Hello friends!

Several of you may have read about the tragic death of Tom Murphy, an executive with Sprint Communications; such a horrible, horrible death! A couple people I work with know Tom; but particularly my boss. They were pledge brothers, have taken vacations together, gone fishing, skiing, etc. My boss's wife has known Tom even longer than my boss; so life has been tough this week. I wanted to make a sympathy card and finally made time tonight. The kids were exhausted after their 1st day of school, so they hit the sack early, leaving me some creative relaxation time. Ahhhh....

Anyway, back to the sympathy card. The layout is from Lord Have Mercy's Tuesday sketch - again, another great sketch!! I used Basic Grey's Porcelain paper; after My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey is my next favorite paper...in case you haven't noticed, I'm addicted to DP! Guess that's a pretty safe addiction, right? I paired it with PTI's Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream.

I used the new stamp set from Verve Visual called "Forever in our Hearts"; the set has such incredible sentiments as well as images. On the small strip across the bottom, I stamped the small leaf image in PTI Vintage Cream (definitely one of my favorite inks).

Also on the main sentiment panel, I stamped the large leaf image in Vintage Cream, heat set it and then stamped the sentiment in Berry Sorbet. Since I was using Mercy's sketch, I stitched across the top and bottom of the oblong panel and then used my favorite MS punch, Arch Lattice across the bottom of the card.

I'm glad you stopped by and for a bit of fun before you go...some pictures from our first day of school! Please note, we have one teenager (yes, she has the teenager attitude going on - can't you just SEE it); one that likes to smile and one that doesn't like to smile. Bet you can identify them all. LOL

Have a great week - Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Forever in our Hearts
Ink: SU! Basic Black, PTI Berry Sorbet & Vintage Cream
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream & Berry Sorbet, Basic Grey Porcelain
Accessories: MS Arch Lattice Punch, Sew Mini, Brads,


  1. michele...what a lovely and serene card! i hate that it was necessary to make a sympathy card for your boss and his family, but it is just stunning!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch again this week...i can't wait to see what you come up with next!


  2. This is a beautiful sympathy card Michele and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. You did an awesome job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week. Hugs!!

  3. This really is a beautiful sympathy card. The verse is very nice.

    What cute kiddos! And yes...totally got tude! :)


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