Friday, September 6, 2013

U R So Cool

Hey friends! Happy Friday, again!! It's amazing how quickly they come around.
Today I have a quick share of a card I made to celebrate my niece's 14th birthday.

I used Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon in Crazy Coral. I love the bright pop of color it brings to the card! The"delightful"  journal card is from Simple Stories and the foam alphas are Thickers.  The fun popcicle is from Crate Paper. This card was a big hit with my niece & sister in-law. She even mentioned hanging it up in her school locker!

I  know that I haven't done an update about the first days of school and I want to do that soon. Things have been a bit sorrowful here this week. A good friend of Drew's lost his son early Monday morning in a car crash. Mathew was only 20. I haven't been able to shake this tragic news and have been a crying mess since then. Our hearts are breaking for his parents and siblings. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling and wish there was something we could do to help. Flowers, meals are nice gestures but I know there is no way to relieve the loss they are suffering.
I have been loving & hugging my kids even more than usual since we got the phone call.  I don't want to let them out of my sight. Listening to them, trying to laugh and relish in the small joys, just being together. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us realize just how uncertain life can be & that every day with the ones you love is a true blessing.
Take care and love the ones you do while you can.


  1. First the happy stuff...Happy Birthday to your niece!!! What a fun card and I'm thrilled she likes it!!! Love the Crazy Coral you used!!! Such a pretty card!!! Now...I am soooo very sorry for your loss. It is NEVER easy...It's hard to find the right words...Just be there for them but remember to give them space when they need it. A child going before the parents is not how it should be....ever. Again...I'm so sorry...Extra BIG Bug hugs to you ♥

  2. What a great card! I bet your niece loved it!! So sorry to hear about your loss, sending hugs your way!

  3. As usual.. GORGEOUS card!! Your niece will love it!! I am soo sorry to hear the bad news. Losing a loved one or even someone close is never easy. Bad things do cause us to put our life into perspective!! We lost my hubby's mom in 2006 and my sister took her life in 2011 and MY WHOLE LIFE has changed!! Hugs to you and the family.


  4. NOW...THIS is wicked,..I want a sweet something now!

  5. Dynamite coooooooollllll card! That popsickle is wonderful!....cyberhugs.......Mama LoveBug

  6. This is an amazing card! Soooo cute.