Saturday, November 3, 2012

LIM: Friendship in Pink

This week's challenge at the Less Is More challenge is "pink" which seemed perfect for a card for a very sick friend.

I've known this lady for 48 years(!) and in all of those years, I would have to say that she is the most deeply happy person that I know - even through trials that most of us could not imagine.  She is currently in hospice, yet still full of joy.  Just talking with her reminds me that I often need to look deeper than I do for the joys in my own life.  So I dug back through my stamp stash - at least a decade back - and found the perfect stamp...

LIM Pink

The pink button is another happy find.  I saw this card and fell in love with the button treatment (you can be sure that I will be blatantly copying Danielle's total button/twine treatment on a future holiday card!).  The wonderful red chevron button comes from this Etsy shop.  It's such a fun place to browse and buy!!  Among others, I got a package of six sunburst buttons - one of which is pink and the perfect happy accent to this card!

Marching band update - my son's high school marching band made it through state quarterfinals yesterday.  This afternoon is semifinals - you need to get through semis in the top 8 to make it to finals.  His band is currently 10th in the state - so it is possible, but not likely, that they will make finals.  Keep your fingers crossed at 1:15 mountain time today!  Here he is during his six-note solo in full uniform. (He's the one that seems to be facing the wrong way!)

2012 State Quarterfinals
They are marching in the stadium at the Air Force Academy which is a gorgeous place.  However, I was wishing that the Air Force would stop the planes overhead so I could hear the bands!!!??? 
  • Stamps: A Country Welcome
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
  • Ink: black
  • Accessories: A Flair for Buttons button, May Arts sheer ribbon, EK Success corner rounder

30 comments:

Ardyth said...

Love that white bow on the pink button - very pretty and feminine! Fingers crossed for your band - your son looks great, for a guy facing the 'wrong way' lol!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Love that card for your friend gorgeous setiment.... Love the shape..... Congrats to your son ... I bet you are so proud of him.... Fingers crossed they will get through......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Kim the colours are fabulous and the sentiment is beautiful. Good luck to your son I bet you are so proud. Caroline xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Kim, this is such a sweet card. That sentiment is lovely and the little button just adds such a pretty touch. I'm sorry your friend is so ill but isn't it lovely that you can both show each other such love and appreciation. Kx

Vicky Hayes said...

This sentiment seems perfect for your wonderful friend Kim and the card is just stunning. Keeping everything crossed for your son to make the finals - they all look so smart!

Fiona said...

What a perfect sentiment and the button was just made for it. Your friend sounds like an inspiration to us all.

Deborah Frings said...

Kim - I think this sentiment is just beautiful, and the little button and bow are perfect! Your friend will love the card!

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous card...fabulous design!! Lee-Ann :)

Jenni's Jems said...

I'm sorry that your friend is so sick but I'm sure this will make her smile it is just perfect for a friend who is a sweet person too !!(I'll be blatantly copying this one too :-) )x

Loli said...

Hola Kim, very simply and gorgeous card, fantastic sentiment and great idea the button.Well done.
Good look to your musician son!!!
A hug frm Palma de Mallorca

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!! Good Luck to your son too!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous card. The strength of some people is amazing isn't it? I have a friend recently diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and her spirit and strength are amazing - and her beautiful smile spreads happiness wherever she goes. I hope your friend and you share many more happy moments together.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Kim. What a beautiful post about your beautiful friend. It is so hard to watch people that you love suffer and it is so humbling to experience strength like that of your friend as they live among the living even when they are dying. You are special too. I love your card. Such a perfect sentiment. It is simple and beautiful. Need those buttons!

Noelle said...

This card is stunning, Kim. I know your friend will love it. Congratulations to your son! :)

Chris said...

Fabulous card, Kim, and what a lovely sentiment. I'm sure your friend willbe so pleased to receive it.
Chris
x

Chrissie said...

I hope this perfect card cheers your sick friend, your description of her reminded me of my dear old mother who was the most selfless person one could wish to meet.
Thanks so much Kim.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Klara said...

Your card is gorgeous. So simple but full of deep emotions. :)

Lynne said...

Simply wonderful Kim. I`m sure your friend will love it.
Lynne xxx

Carole said...

Wonderful card Kim, love the sentiment!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've made a very poignant and lovely card for your living angel of a friend, Kim. How blessed you are to have known her for all these years and I'm sure she feels the same way about you.

Congrats to your talented son for making in through the semi-finals! I'll stay tuned to hear how he did today ...

Shelley Haganman said...

I love how you used the flair! Thanks so much for linking to my shop! I truly appreciate it! Congrats to your son! Shelley

ellie said...

do you know the name of the company that made that verse stamp you used? I would love to try to find it, if it still is being made. Thanks for the inspiration, and good luck band!! :)

Karren said...

Gorgeously CAS card, Kim. So sorry your friend is ill. Fingers crossed your son makes it through to the ifnals.

Scrapmate said...

Such a pretty card. I'm sure your friend will be touched by it.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, with a beautiful sentiment.

Bonnie said...

Love that button candy and the sweet, perfect sentiment! How blessed you and your friend are to have each other!

bastelengel said...

Oh this card is sooo sweet. I like that you rounded just one edge and the pink centerpiece is really great.

GinaA said...

A beautiful button and a fabulous card.

mypapercraftworld said...

I love that you focussed on the sentiment and kept everything else so simple ... what perfect words for someone who means so much to you ... just lovely! Anita in France

Viv said...

Such a great card Kim, love the sentiment and how you made it wavey too :) Viv xx