I'm feeling kind of sad this morning, and it's a little surprising, frankly. You see, I lost a familiar part of my morning routine and a little piece of my childhood. Our local morning WOWO radio personality, Charly Butcher, passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at 61. I didn't know him personally, but his friendly voice has been a companion of mine nearly every morning for decades. I grew up listening to him as one of WMEE's "Those Two Guys In The Morning" and in my teens, I spent many evenings taping his "Coca-Cola Top 9 at 9" on my tape recorder. He's been a legendary broadcasting icon in the northeast Indiana community for more than 35 years.
Isn't it funny how we take seemingly insignificant parts of our life for granted. I never realized how much of an impact one DJ could have on my life, but now that he's gone, I know I'll certainly miss the familiarity of his banter and it will leave a void in my mornings. It's another little reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of appreciating each day, each blessing experienced and every one who touches our lives.
Today, I'm sharing a couple of swap cards that I received this week from team members; one sympathy card and one "celebrate today" card. Sounds about right.
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I received this pretty swap card this week from my team member, Kathe Madsen. I love the soft colors!
Cool Ribbon Slot—Have you seen this before? Kathe used a 1/2" Circle Punch to snip a little notch along the folded edge of the card to create a handy ribbon slot. How clever! She threaded some white ribbon through the slot and tied it into a double-knot faux bow. So cute!
Focal Point—Kathe stamped the Dandelion Wishes dandelion image and Flourishing Phrases sentiment in VersaMark ink onto a 4-1/2" x 3-1/8" layer of Balmy Blue, then heat embossed it with Whisper White Embossing Powder. It's mounted onto a 4-5/8" x 3-1/4" layer of Whisper White with SNAIL, then it's popped up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
Janet's Pressed Flowers Beautiful Day Card
Here's another pretty and easy-to-duplicate card created by team member Janet Shinn.
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