Friday, February 8, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays: Love Song!

Hello Friday!  We're back again with another super fun challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:  in honor of the Grammy's this week, make a card inspired by a song that you love.  Our sponsor is the fabulous CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!


So, when choosing a card to make first let me tell you that I love to sing, but I never get the lyrics right!  But, when I thought a bit more about a card to make, two songs kept coming to mind:  A Wonderful World by Louie Armstrong and Lord of the Dance by Sydney Carter.  A Wonderful World is what my granddad Munro used to sing to me when he would call from England. I can remember those calls so vividly even though he has been gone for 28 years.   He would call and either sing that or Here She Is, Miss America.  Too funny and oh how I loved him.  Whenever I hear the song, my thoughts immediately go to him.  The Lord of the Dance makes me think of my beautiful sister-in-law, Susie, who died from  cardiomyopathy at the age of 24.  Susie was married to Pat's brother, Sean, and did not know that she had a heart condition and passed away suddenly.  At her funeral, we sang Lord of the Dance.  I will never forget how strongly the congregation sang this song.  It still gives me pause 16 years later to think of how despite such a difficult situation, Susie's family and friends ushered her into heaven with this gorgeous song.  So, a somber reason for thinking of this sentiment, but I have always loved it and it truly reminds me of this song.  
 
I'm looking forward to hearing your inspiration for your card!

Stamps:  Verve Stamps

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Lynn! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! And your card is gorgeous! Love that quote!!!

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  2. Love you happy card! Such a beautiful sentiment too!

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  3. Oh Lynn...thanks for sharing your stories! Your card is wonderful...love the sentiment and your colors/stamping are perfect.

    TGIF!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Lynn! Your card is beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful card and story. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I loved reading about how you chose the song for your card - it's amazing how music can have such an influence in our lives. You card is beautiful, Lynn!

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  7. Such beautiful memories and a wonderful tribute, Lynn! Your card is just beautiful!

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  8. it's amazing what music does with our memories. We had Wonderful World as our second song at our wedding. I danced with my dad to it. This is the perfect sentiment for all those sweet times. I love cards that bring out all those emotions. They make this passion of ours come alive :)

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  10. Precious memories to keep deep down in our hearts

    Beautiful card, Lynn, not only because of the happy colours , even because of your memories. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a happy weekend with your family!

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  11. Such a fun card! Love the scattered flowers and such a fun sentiment, and the second one is me all the way as I'm not exactly a good singer lol :)

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  12. Beautiful card Lynn, love the sentiment!

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  13. SO pretty! I love the sentiment!

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  14. A truly heartfelt story and beautiful card! Wonderful sentiment and terrific colours.

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  15. Love the stamping! These delightful flowers are gorgeous with the layering! The sentiment is perfectly stamped also! This rocks, Lynn!

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  16. What a beautiful post and beautiful card!

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