Mojo 203 -- With Gratitude

Hello! It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch (#203).. I hope you will join us this week!

Today's post is all about gratitude. My MIL passed away six months ago, and we had a memorial service for her over a very snowy weekend. A few weeks ago, the family came back together in order to do a road trip and have a few interment services as a final tribute to her. The locations were the hometown where she was born and grew up, a lakefront cabin where the family spent many summers, and the small town where she and her husband raised their kids. I made a few thank you cards for the people who helped to make this all possible.

The first is for our cousin, Georgine and her husband, who graciously hosted a luncheon for the extended family (a big crowd!) at their home. For all of the cards, I used the Verve set, Words Cannot Express and patterned paper from the BoBunny Welcome Home collection

The next card is for our cousin, Jeanne and her husband, who now own the cabin that Dan's family used to own. They were kind enough to let us use their cabin as an escape from the heat and mosquitoes! The weather was quite hot and humid, but it was nice getaway for the extended family as it was the final stop on our road trip. As I'm typing this up, I just realized that my sentiment is hidden (sorry!)... I didn't want to cover up the word "Family", so I added a few clear acetate hearts in lieu of the circular panel in the sketch.

The final card doesn't exactly follow the sketch as I wanted to include the words home in the card, so I switched the panel to be vertical. This one is for the gentleman who currently owns the house and property where my MIL grew up. He was kind enough to let us have a small service on site.

Here's a look at Debbie's fabulous sketch:

I hope you will play along with us this week! Please visit the Mojo Monday blog for all the details and to see the wonderful creations by the Mojo Makers! You can also visit their individual blogs for more details:

I hope you have a wonderful week! We are still rebuilding my computer after being infected with a terrible virus, but I will be back with my Sparkle Creations challenge card and previews for the August release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card 1 Supplies ~
Stamps:  Words Cannot Express (Verve)
Paper: Welcome Home (BoBunny), Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: A Cut Above Jotted Heart Die, Floral Circles Die Set (Verve), Traditional Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Seam binding, Rose, Rhinestone brad, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Card 2 & 3  Supplies ~
Stamps:  Words Cannot Express (Verve)
Paper: Welcome Home (BoBunny), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Traditional Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Seam binding, Rose, Clear Acetate Hearts (Heidi Swapp), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. All of these are beautiful thank you cards! Lovely papers you chose!! I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated.

  2. Stephanie, these are lovely! I must have those welcome home papers!

  3. These are SO gorgeous Steph!!! LOVE the stamps and the vellum you used!!!

  4. What a beautiful collection of cards Stephanie! I am sure your family members will all treasure these! I like how you utilized the words on the patterned paper and that little flower on the first is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. These are so sweet and beautiful, Steph! Gorgeous accents and you can feel the heartfelt appreciaiton that went into their design.

  6. Wowzers girly!!These are all just fabulous!! Love them all!

  7. These cards are lovely and how thoughtful of you to make them for all the people who helped you with this very special roadtrip and family gathering. I hope you had a wonderful time; such a wonderful tribute to your MIL!
    Almost forgotten; your cards are stunning!

  8. Stephanie - these cards are just gorgeous - I do like the way you've used the words in the papers. I'm sure that your family really appreciate them. I think the weekend was a lovely tribute to your MIL. Hugs, x

  9. So sorry for your loss. These cards are so beautiful :)

  10. Such a great sketch. I see why you used it for 3 fabulous cards. I am sure they will enjoy your handmade beauties. :)

  11. Gorgeous cards, Stephanie!!! Sounds like you & your family paid a wonderful tribute to your MIL:). Such a wonderful thing to be able to do!

  12. Wonderful card, love the sweet picket fence and vellum on #1!!! Thanks :)

  13. WOW! Stephanie, this sketch is AMAZING and your cards based on the sketch are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! WOW!


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