Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sending Sunshine and Smiles......FMS297





A friend of ours was recently given a diagnosis that no one wants to hear.  After our initial conversations and the shock of it all I decided I just can't keep sending him "oh I'm so sorry - be strong" cards. We were summer neighbors at the lake for 25 years before he retired and moved south so we have lots of fun memories.  Every week I jot down one of those memories in a card and send it out.  I am hoping if the memory makes me smile it may make him smile too!  This card is headed south tomorrow reminding of the time he tried to swamp his brother's Sunfish and ended up swamping himself instead........as the crowd on the beach cheered!


My talented friend Jen Mitchell has a great sketch for us this week......just slightly askew....fun!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com




14 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

What a perfectly designed card! Love the sentiment and your colors are so pretty. I am sure that it will bring a smile to his face! :)

Adriana Benitez said...

Great 'take' on the sketch! Even greater is your heart and how you are sharing with your friend. What a blessing :)

annie said...

Adorable card--and beautiful idea! I may have to CASE both! Thanks for sharing!

Rita Wright said...

This is a perfect card for your friend. <3 Everyone needs a little sunshine.

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome card! I love that sentiment. Your friend is sure to find sunshine in those special memories and I know they're looked forward to each week!

I Card Everyone said...

Linda I really think your friend will enjoy walking down memory lane through your cards ... such a thoughtful idea. and a darling card!
=]

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

OH Man Linda.... I LOVE this use of a chicken stamp... so dang cute.
That's what I do with my 'too many' friends that received bad news, or new hips, or on dialysis, ... I don't want to send a "get well" so I just send Breathe... or funny thinking of you types, or just because....
I've been sending one a week or every other week for long now ,,,,,but they DO LOVE them! So this is just a perfect one to add to my list!

Hugs.

Lynn Hoyt said...

What a wonderful idea for your friend Linda. I love how you have used the rooster too. Sending sunshine seems like it could be a great idea for lots of people.

Karren said...

You are just wonderful to take the time to write down a memory and send it in a gorgeous card each week to your friend. And what a wonderful card this is too. Hugs to you and your friend.

Brian King said...

I love the colors in this card. You've pulled them from the gorgeous, striped paper flawlessly. Such a beauty!

Amy O said...

I love this card and even more the thought behind it. What a fun memory!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. But I am sure that these little trips down memory lane make him smile for sure. Sunshine and laughter go hand in hand!

Jen Brum said...

What a great card! I love the bright colours and that sweet little rooster! Great sentiment! I'm pretty sure that this card will make your friend smile!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a great message this cards sends Linda - I'm sure your friend is going to love it!