Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You Are Loved More Than You Know


I loved the color combo of the current Paper Smooches Spark Challenge.  Orange and blue...and this would also go with the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge too!  I kept it very simple inking up two different PaperSmooches sets.  I love how crisp the orange is!  This card will be slipped in Collin's back pack on Friday.  He has a play at school and I will miss it since I'm going to be heading to England.  We had a few tears over that from both of us, but unfortunately my trip was planned way in advance.  I'm going to take him to lunch today at school as a special treat too!  

Switching subjects, I have a sweet conversation to share with you. Last night, Marcel and I were in the car heading to Jonathon's baseball game.  Out of no where he says, "Mommy, when you work do you get paid no matter what job it is?"  I replied, "Yes, some jobs pay more than others though." "Oh good, Mommy, I'm going to be a policeman.  I thinked maybe they didn't get paid, but if they get paid that's what I want to be when I'm big."  

Then I asked, "What do you think will be your favorite thing to do when you're big?"  

Marcel's reply, "My favorite thing will be to play with my kids."   I said, "That's really nice, what else do you think you'll like to do?"  His reply, "Spend time with my wife."  I thought that was so, so sweet!  We then went on to chat about how many children he'd like.  "Three...I think that is a good number."  Then he became concerned about what Daddy will do when I'm at work and "Me and all my brothers are big."  I explained that I would stop working at some point and spend more time with daddy. Then he became worried about what we'd both do.  Hilarious!  He couldn't quite seem to grasp that we wouldn't mind not working and that he may have kids that we'd come see too!

20 comments:

  1. LOL, the things kids say... so funny.

    Your card is so clean and crisp Lynn - fantastic how you added the blue with twine and bling :)

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  2. His mind is working in overdrive with those big serious thoughts! How cute! What a wonderful card! Love the balance of orange, blue and white.

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  3. gorgeous card and super take on the inspiration.

    ahhhhhhhhhhh.......love the story....such a sweetie.

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  4. Your son has great role models!
    Love your card, it's so clean and crisp! :)

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  5. I love your bright and simple card! Such an adorable story!

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  6. Oh, my gosh, Lynn, this is such a perfect take on the photo! Love the way you used these colors - beautiful card!

    I loved reading your conversation with Marcel! I'm still giggling - what a sweetheart! :)

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  7. another precious moment! I love that he still calls you Mommy :) Hmm, now if only card making paid a bit more!! LOL He's been thinking a lot! What a delightful colour palette...love orange and turquoise together :) Enjoy your special lunch :)

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  8. Just love to read about your boys! Great card with the orange, blue and white. love how twine added great balance to this card.

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  9. Such a wonderful card Lynn, beautiful. Thank you sharing your moments with us. So sweet.

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  10. Love the pop of the orange. Hehe... what ever shall you do? Gotta love the mind of a child.

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  11. Don't you just love how there thoughts trail along!!! Sometimes you wonder what they'll ask next :0)

    Great idea to combine the challenges, love the screen border, so perfectly stamped :0)
    Jenny x

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  12. Such a pretty card, Lynn! I love the colors, so pretty, thank you SO much for your kind words, I really appreciate them! Hope you are doing well, your son looks handsome in his suit for Confirmation. Amazing how fast they grow up, isn't it? :)

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  13. Lynn - I love your card and your story about your sweet boy!

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  14. Love your sweet card, Lynn! The colors and twines details are so pleasing to the eye! And boy, that Marcel just cracked me up! He is going to grow up to be a great guy! I can see it already!

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  15. LOL! I love your Marcel conversations! He is such a clever little guy. :) And sorry to hear you'll be missing Collin's play but judging from the smile on your FB pic it looks like he loved his lunch date with you. And I know he'll love his card too. :)

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  16. I love your stories and sweet excerpts from the trenches of mommy-hood! All surrounded in this EXCELLLENT card and heart warming love between the Mom and her boy - I love it! Hope your trip {you're probably THERE, as I am catching up - ALWAYS!} is FABULOUS and safe! xoxo!

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  17. WOW! Simply beautiful!!!! Have a safe trip!

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  18. My favorite colors! Awesome card for the challenge. Thanks for joining us on the SPARKS Challenge Blog. Loved the sweet story :)

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  19. I just love these little conversations you all have. I so need to write down more of ours. We're always laughing, to the point of tears, over some of Adina's comments. Anyway, Collin will be so thrilled with your card, too! It's a perfect take on the beautiful colors in the inspiration photograph! I hope Pat can record the play for you. Then, you and Collin can cuddle up together, with popcorn and goodies, and watch it, for the first time, together ;). Hugs!

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