Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Enjoy LIfe

It has been way to long since I have written to Pat's aunt and uncle. I like to pop them a note every couple of months and I think it has been about five since I sent them one...so this weekend I made a card with the intent of getting it in the mail this week.

Loved the fun inspiration at Just Us Girls this week..you could pick up all kinds of ideas including the fun little truck. I went with the plaid and the fruit inspiration!

Monday, June 29, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy

Yesterday, I had another idea for the current CAS(E) this Sketch so I thought I'd go ahead and play along one more time.  Love making one layer cards and this card with quickly go in the mail to a friend who recently lost their grandmother.  Thought it was soft, serene and quiet feeling for a sympathy card.

Looking forward to this being a short week and enjoying the July 4th weekend with family and friends.  Have any exciting plans yourself?

Marcel is getting ready for Peter Pan in just a couple of weeks. Here's a picture of him before he's being filmed for "flying".  Love how adorable he looks!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning my friends.  We're having a rainy, cool weekend which meant our plans to hang out at the pool were changed to hang out inside and I spent a bit of time in my craft room playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

For those of you who stopped by last week, you saw my post on the loss of a local officer and father.  On Friday, Ryan's choir sang at his funeral. It was a day of pageantry and honor.  This is a link to one of the two songs that the choir sang:  Tribute to Sonny Kim.  So beautiful and heart breaking.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time Out: Thanks For All You Do

Happy Friday Eve my friends. It's time for another challenge over at Time Out.  Check out this super funky inspiration photo we have for you this week. If you love geometric patterns you are sure to be inspired.  I had fun pulling out my CAS-ual Friday stamps to make the funky pattern on the bottom of my card.  

Be sure to pop on over to the Time Out blog to be inspired by the amazing TO team...and of course to play along!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RIP Officer Kim

Last Friday, I received a phone call that I wish never would have happened. A police officer and father to my children's classmates was killed in the line of duty.  It was tragic, senseless and evil.  A terrible way to lose a loved one.  A police officer, husband, father of three and amazing community member lost.  Our community is rallying around the Kim family.  Lifting them up in so many ways.  On Friday, Ryan's choir will sing at the funeral.  Our community will wrap our arms around them and continue to lift them up. Teaching our children some of life's hardest lessons as we teach them to say, "I don't know what to say, but I am here for you."  Words are hard to come by.  My friend, Ann, wrote this blog post and stated so eloquently how we are all feeling.

My card above will be sent to the Kim family.  The card below will be sent to our friend, Steve. Steve is the officer liaison to the Kim family.  God bless him as he was the one to go to the family to share the horrible news.    The serenity prayer seemed appropriate as Steve provides strength to their family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kim family now and always.  Rest in Peace Officer Kim.  Our heartfelt gratitude for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

PaperSmooches: You Are Amazing!

Happy Father's Day my friends!  We'll be celebrating Pat and his dad today.  Today's PaperSmooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge is a card for my hubby.  I think he is pretty darn amazing and he is incredibly handy. Right now he is the process of flipping a house so this card is very fitting for him to tell him how much amazing of a dad I think he is to our boys.  Last year I made him a card with ties and he didn't seem to appreciate it since he never wears ties...woops!

The following PaperSmooches goodies were used on this card.

Be sure to pop on over to the PaperSmooches Sparks blog to play along and check out our fabulous design team!

Karin Ã…kesdotter

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thanks for Everything

Popping in with a card for no particular challenge.  I absolutely love Calypso Coral.  It is one of my all time favorite colors!  A few weeks ago I was in need of a quick thank you card so this came together very, very quickly as I already had the flowers die cut and stamped.  Love, love, love when that happens.

Happy Friday my friends!  Any fun plans for the weekend?  I'll be heading to a wedding tomorrow!  Looking forward to dancing the reception away!