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???

What do you think?

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  • Lorie Hethorn
    June 14, 2011

    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!

  • Carol Dee
    June 14, 2011

    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…

  • Jen Timko
    June 14, 2011

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

  • Heidi Baks
    June 14, 2011

    Very striking color combo!

  • Peggy
    June 14, 2011

    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!!

  • Deb Hoekstra
    June 15, 2011

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

  • 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.

  • Patti Willey
    June 15, 2011

    Beautiful Karen! So dressy!

  • Anonymous
    June 26, 2011

    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. 🙂

    p.s. this is for split coast stampers

  • Melina
    June 26, 2011

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

  • Heidi Baks
    June 26, 2011

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

  • Vicki Dutcher
    June 26, 2011

    Just beautiful with the pop of red!!

  • Annette
    July 18, 2011

    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
    April 14, 2014

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