Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Another Sad Day for Americans

It's another sad day for Americans after the bombings in Boston yesterday. It appears that violence and acts of terrorism are growing in frightening numbers, and it makes me incredibly sad to see innocent people injured or taken from us through these senseless, mindless acts. I can't imagine what evil lives in the minds of those responsible for committing such unthinkable acts upon humanity.
As I watched the tragedy unfold yesterday, I found myself in complete awe of so many people who rushed immediately into the bombed areas to assist the injured and help others to safety. I'm grateful and thankful that you all reacted quickly and responsibly to help the injured, without even considering your own safety. Heroes do live among us, and I'm so proud of everyone who was able to respond in such a positive way.
My thoughts and prayers are with those families and individuals affected by yesterday's tragic events. An 8-year old boy was lost and his younger sister lost one of her legs, and their mother has been injured as well. All this as they proudly watched their father/husband cross the finish line at the marathon. 

For those responsible, your fate has already been written.

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That being said, I made a card to share with you today. I played along with the Sweet Stop SSS206 sketch challenge and made a card for my next box of OWH cards going to our "other" heroes serving overseas. In spite of the sadness, I wanted to make a card for happiness.

I used some snippets of Echo Park dsp along with a Darice stars ef to put this together. The stars were done with SU! and Punch-a-Bunch punches, and I added a happy face to the larger star. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Shoot for the Stars." I added 4 different colors of twine to the tag instead of ribbon, because it makes for flatter mailing and less postage. I'm also entering this into the Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground #68 since I used  leftover snippets for all the elements on this card except for the background.
Here's the sketch...

And here is Heidi's April calendar that I'd completely forgotten to post. Sorry about that! It's been a very eventful month so far and I'm not on top of my game...

I just love those little boots under the work bench and especially that tiny windmill birdhouse! Thank you Heidi for the gift that keeps giving all year long :)

Thanks for dropping by, and I wish you all a happy day. Hold your loved ones a little closer today.

Carol

17 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well said, my friend. I just find myself in a complete state of nothingness since yesterday. I too have been up since early trying to make cards for our "other" heros. Love the smiling star on the one you created, and as always, Heidi's calendar page is a wonderful!

Oma said...

Very well said Carol. My daughter is a runner but has never been able to run fast enough to race in the Boston Marathon and for that I am grateful as she would have been there yesterday had she qualified. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected by this senseless horrific act.

Benzi said...

Love your card with the tag. The different twines are really fun.

Heidi's calendars are always the most fabulous things. I enjoy seeing them.

Another tragedy in our country. I will never understand anyone who can inflict such sorrow and pain on another person. So much evil in our world.

Di said...

Hi Carol, so needless and so tragic for those on the receiving end.

A great snippets card - love the ef you used and how you echoed the stars - a cheering make!

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

So sad! I just hope they find whoever is responsible for this horrible thing and punish them accordingly.

Your card is wonderful and happy! Love it.

Lynn

Debs Willis said...

Love that you've posted such a cheery card - think we need that today.

And totally agree with your comments about Boston - such a senseless act.

Debs x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very well said, Carol. Thank you.

Your card is just what we need, a happy face star! It is fantastic and just perfect for the Pixie Playground!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Carol. Love the pretty stars on the tag and on the background. Great color combo. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Cathy said...

I agree Carol, and hope whoever did this is caught.

Your card is very cheery, love your layout Cathy x

Sandy said...

The calendar is really cute and I too like the little boots. Your card is just amazing! The sentiment is definitely a happy one and the star with the smile is very cute! Love the embossed stars on the background paper too. Very happy card!

JD said...

Beautiful "happy" card! And Yes, we all need that today...after the sad events of yesterday...
Heidi did it again...fantastic page...I think I might try and start doing a calendar page each month for someone...they are so neat...Please tell Heidi, How much I like her pages, and that she has inspired me.

Shannon White said...

Well Said my Sweet friend, Well Said! ...

Your Card is so Cheery! Wonderful card for one of our hero's over seas! And Another Darling Calendar page too! You are such a lucky Lady to have such a Sweet friend! 8-)

Big hugs!
Shannon

Cathymac said...

I whole-heartedly agree with your sentiment at the top of your post, Carol! It's encouraging to know that when evil strikes, so many people are willing to put their lives on the line to help out. It's so sad that it takes such a tragedy for us to put aside our differences and join together.

That being said, your happy card is adorable and so thoughtful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

scrappymo! said...

This is such a great card for the heroes card campaign! Loving the happy face star and the cheery colours!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love your happy and sweet OWH card, Carol.
Appreciated your thoughts on such a sad and painful day.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic snippets card xxx

Janice M said...

What a great card Carol! Love all th fibers you added to your tag! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!