Thursday, October 16, 2014


Shorter days. Cold nights. Holidays approaching.
Pumpkin craziness.
I go into a total nesting craze. (and I'm not even pregnant! LOL!)
Cleaning, organizing, and making the house cozy. 
I guess because somewhere in the back of my mind I am buckling down for another brutal Chicago winter.  (Fingers crossed that Farmer's Almanac is wrong!)
This has always been my favorite time of the year. 
I have a card to share that was published awhile back in Northridge's Cricut magazine.  I honestly can't remember which Cricut cartridges I used.  
I am a total slacker that way.
I do remember the assignment being a creative use for ribbon. So I created layers with my "negative space leaves."  This allowed the ribbon underneath to take center stage. 
I think the ribbon gives the card a bit of visual interest and texture. :) 
Kyle and I were both off on Monday, so we had the opportunity to spend the day together.  (A rarity these days).  I took him to breakfast and we chatted about school and his plans for college.  (He was accepted to a university of his choosing)  Part of me was feeling a bit sad....knowing that the days are becoming more and more fleeting.
So I captured this momentous year......his senior pics. 
Kyle is not a dress up kind of casual was the route we took.
This last picture is so him. 
But sensitive and kind.
My boy. 
My only son who is growing and maturing faster than this mama can handle. 
I am so proud of this young man.  He has overcome many obstacles. Life hasn't always been easy for him.  He has persevered.
I love this kid.


Ayuyu Hunter said...

Nice photos of your son; he's being true to himself. :-)
Wishing him memorable years as he enters a new chapter in his life. Bet his sister will miss him a lot, as will you and your Hubs.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the leaves!!! And LOVING those senior pics!!!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Loving your card - really unique and so stunning!

Debby said...

He is a handsome guy. So glad that things have lined up well for him.