Miss you *beary* much ...


Hi friends!

I saw a poem the other day that resonated with me ~

and I read it just at the time I needed it the most :)

"A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, 

it doesn't matter much if an ear drops off." 

~Helen Exley

So very true!

My friend's dad recently passed away and I was so sad for her

as that's a heartbreak I'm familiar with.

But rather than create sympathy cards, she had a card drive 

and asked for cards with a bear somewhere on it for him.

What a sweet idea to remember the fond memories and

 celebrate his love of bears <3

My card is using Lawn Fawn's Smooth Sailing and Life is Good.

To create this, I used heavy #120 Accent Opaque cardstock

and made a 'porthole' for the sky and waves.

I cut/colored all the pieces and layered them to my card

to create an ocean/beachy vibe.

I'm sure she will receive cards from all over the globe

and I wanted this one to say "Miami!"

And that's my card :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ahhhhhhh this is super sweet and beautiful Kelly
    Gr Karin

  2. What a very special and treasured collection your friend will have in memory of her beloved father. Your Miami bears are super cute!

  3. What a sweet card for your friend. I'm sure she will treasure it as she treasures you!

  4. Lovely thought to remember her Dad with a lot of bear cards that he loved. Yours is so sweet and colourful, just adorable! Love that background!!

  5. What a lovely idea and treasures to keep for the family. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  6. Love this card it is so wonderful. I love the idea of the card flood using the bear images.

  7. Gorgeous card and colours..Loz

  8. Awwww.......that is so darn sweet. What a great tribute!

  9. This is so cute--and I know your friend will love it!

  10. Such a cute card. The layout is very intriguing.

  11. Love the quote Kelly, and also what a fabulous tribute to your friend's father your stunning card is.
    Stay safe

  12. This is really beautiful ... I bet your friend loved it

  13. The background is so pretty! My condolences to your friend. Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!