Monday, February 10, 2014

You're Out of This World!


The past week has been quite difficult.  Last Sunday, we learned that the mother of one of my dearest friends was tragically killed in a horrific parking lot tragedy while staying in Florida (CNN Report).  My friend is shattered and I would like to ask those of you who pray to offer up a prayer for the Vanderlaan/Koopmans family - as well as all those affected.  My heart grieves with them.

We also learned that our beloved beagle is in heart failure.  Last week, he suddenly collapsed in the kitchen.  I thought he had died as he was completely unresponsive.  It was awful!!  However, he did come to and we've had a couple of trips to the vet, learning that he'll (hopefully) be with us another 3-6 months.  For now, with medication, he's happy but we've got some pretty tough decisions to make in the near future.


We have a sketch challenge for you at My Craft Spot this week.  With all that has been going on - plus winter storms with power outages, I did somehow manage to find a bit of time to craft and made a Valentine's card for one of my boys.


I based my card on the posted sketch which was designed by my talented design team sister, Heather.  The fun astronaut cut is a file from Lettering Delights, although I changed the flag to read "love u", cutting the letters with My Craft Spot's Small Alphabet metal dies.  The mat was embossed with a Cuttlebug Stars folder.  I stamped a sentiment from Build a Valentine and used two Ribbon Banners - Wavy cuts for my banner.  I finished things off with some Caribbean sequins.


Please head over to My Craft Spot to check out the rest of the wonderful design team inspiration - and to link up your own project for a chance to win this week's prize!



12 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

oh I am so sorry, This is so tragic. I hope your sweet pet gets better I know how tuff this is. I am sending prayers and a big hug to you friend. hugs and your card is so cute.

jessica said...

Oh my Kate! I am so sorry to hear all this sad news!! Know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Even with everything going on you ROCKED this sketch challenge! What a super ADORABLE card!!
Thanks for sharing and hang in there!
Hugs!

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute!!

Creative M said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend as well as your pet. Sending prayers to you & your friends family.
Such a Super DUPER cute & fun Card!!Love your take on the sketch.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, I am SO sorry to hear about the sad news. I am sending big hugs and prayers to you and your friends family.

Your card is adorable and wow, your take on the sketch was right on!! The astronaut is so stinken cute and love the sentiment-it is perfect!

Please know I will be thinking of you-sending big hugs my friend!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, I am SO sorry to hear about the sad news. I am sending big hugs and prayers to you and your friends family.

Your card is adorable and wow, your take on the sketch was right on!! The astronaut is so stinken cute and love the sentiment-it is perfect!

Please know I will be thinking of you-sending big hugs my friend!
Sherrie K

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Sorry to hear about such sadness, I am keeping you all in prayer.

Your card is so super fun! Carri~Abusybee

Tanya/Nonna said...

Kate I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your friend - how terrible. It also saddens me to hear the news about your pup. Our furry friends are near and dear to our hearts ♥
On a happy note - I love your fun card. The colors are so bright and happy and that little astronaut is cute as can be. Great take on this week's sketch.

Rosie said...

cool card, love it

Bobby said...

Oh my, Kate, what a terrible accident. Prayers go out to your friend and her family. Prayers for you and your family, too, as I know how difficult it will be to lose a beloved pet.

The little space man is so cute and I'm loving that banner die.

Karen said...

My dear friend, please know that your friend's family is in my heart and prayers. With God and you, she could not be in better hands. Also, I'm sending up prayers and love for you, as I know furbabies become true family members. You're in a rough stretch and I hope you know that I'm always just a click away. **hugs**

As for your amazing creation, what can I say except it is all things Kate: creative and fantastic in all ways. :o) The banner sentiment looks amazing and I love the lovey-dovey astronaut! The embossed background is brilliant. Marvelous as always, my talented friend.

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Scrapper69 said...

Oh Kate.... I'm sooo deeply sorry for the tragic loss of your friend... And the Sad news about your dog.... I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers...

The card you made for your son is super cute! So glad you had some time to craft with all the things going on.... I know crafting can be a great distraction during difficult times... HUGS my Friend! :O)