Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WONDERFUL WEDDINGS......



The theme this week for our SUO Challenge, is weddings! How appropriate for me!! I just went to a wedding yesterday! One of our long time family friends, favorite family friends.....the youngest child got married. Yes, I remember watching Mike Smith and my Mike (Barber) make sand castles together every summer at York Beach in Maine when they were wee ones. I remember years and years of fun with the Smiths.....so getting together after kids have all grown and have kids of their own, was lots of fun. Seeing in my minds eye, this family with four sons as they used to be, and then seeing four men standing before us....just one of those moments when you have to take a deep breath or you will cry. There is so much JOY in a wedding, right? A beautiful bride, and a handsome groom, and all seems right with the world!! Congratulations Mike and Lindsey- may the Lord bless you with years of JOY and HAPPINESS,,,,until you watch your own kids build sand castles at the beach.....and then you turn around for a moment, and they have become adults with children of their own. Ain't life GRAND???

14 comments:

Peggy said...

Such a gorgeous "I do" card! The red, black and cream is such a stately color combo! Yes there is a "catch your breath" moment when you realize how all your children's friends that you watched grow along with your child, are all grown up too!!

Heidi Baks said...

Very striking color combo!

Jen Timko said...

What a lovely story!! I'm sure this card will be cherished by the happy couple. It is beautiful.

Carol Dee said...

Life is GRAND. And so is your wedding card. Love the cream and black with a pop of color. Stunning. Have a wonderful week, hugs...

Lorie Hethorn said...

So nice to see you back and making cards! Very pretty card! I love black and white together and the red bow just sets it off.
Thank you for sharing!

Patti Willey said...

Beautiful Karen! So dressy!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So lovely and beautiful, Karen! Yes, it is kind of scary how fast the years go by....especially as we get older. I know you cherish each day, as do I.

Deb Hoekstra said...

What a striking card! Very eye catching. Love the bling in the sentiment!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just beautiful with the pop of red!!

Heidi Baks said...

Ok, I've been stumped on how you made the bottom DSP. Is that stamped/ embossed?

Melina said...

OH my! This card is Gorgeous! I love the sentiment as the focal point. The embossing is wonderful! :)

kristyleesworld said...

This card is so very beautiful! Love the pop of red! I cased one of your cards and I want you to know. Here is the link to my card and it has the link back to yours, I gave you credit of course. :)
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1999100?&cat=500&ppuser=206891

p.s. this is for split coast stampers

Annette said...

Karen I love your card so much. They are all so beautiful. But I have to tell you I really enjoy reading each and every post. They are like devotionals and I find inspiration in each and every one. Maybe even shed a tear or two. Thank you for your gorgeous artwork and thoughts.

Scroll invitation lover said...

So much F A S C I N A T I N G beautiful cards. Just can't resist pinning it on PINTEREST.