I guess I should explain my title. My dad called Thursday morning and as soon as I answered the phone I knew something was wrong. He proceded to tell me that his brother had gone out fishing that morning (not a big surprise, he is an avid fisherman and spends a great amount of his time on the water) and that their boat had capsized. When emergency workers found them 30 minutes later my uncle was already gone. He had died from a stress induced heart attack. The shock of it all really took me some time to digest. I guess one of the hardest parts was how helpless I felt when my dad called. I wanted to be able to wrap my arms around him. He and my uncle were very close and fished together often. I can only imagine how hard of blow this has been to my dad much less my cousins and aunt. Please keep all of them in your prayers.
Things are getting back to normal. We have one more week of camps and then we are done for the summer. This week L is doing a volleyball camp at the Y. So far she really seems to enjoy it. It probably helps that her best friend is also doing the same camp. :) My parents are coming at the end of the week to celebrate K's birthday with us.
I have a couple projects to share with you today. This first card was created for this month's sketch over at Emma's Paperie. Have I mentioned lately how much I adore that store? Cindy has the best stuff! Anyway here is the card I made for the sketch. You can find the sketch and supply list on the blog. .
This second card I created for the lastest Paper Crafts call but it didn't get picked up. Hopefully a different magazine will show him some love. :) I created the balloons by cutting up some rags I had laying around and stitching them to cardstock. I then stuffed them with a little bit of cotton to give them some dimension.
.Thanks for stopping by. I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!