Friday, December 14, 2018

No. 1

But what does that mean?
Well, TCU is Amy's No. 1 school
and her No. 1 "frog."
And Amy is Blake's No. 1 girl.

He requested an anniversary card
"with a TCU flair" and this is what I came up with.
First the card.

And then the envelope.
I love it when cards are hand-delivered
because then I can sometimes go crazy on the envelopes. 

Happy second anniversary, Amy and Blake.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Double Whammy

Same day.
Two different ladies.
Both celebrating a birthday today.

Happy birthday Dana and Kimberly!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Change overs are difficult!

I had the most difficult time
switching from regular cards
to Christmas cards.

And then I had to switch back
to regular cards.
Does anybody else struggle with that?

Well, here's what happened
during the change over.

This one wasn't all that difficult
because just look at that image!
(Photo Credit to Kathy Sibbald)

Doesn't seem right
using an image with wildflowers
this time of year.
But, oh, how I love it!

Same with a vase of tulips. 

But these seem to fit more into this time of year. 

And this one is probably my favorite.
Who wouldn't want a rusted bucket
full of blush roses?
I know I would! 

Now to get back to Christmas card making.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A half a century

I don't know about you,
but I think "50" sounds a lot better
than "a half a century."

Well, whichever Carole prefers,
let's give it to her.

What a lovely entryway.
I'd love to knock on that door
as I gaze at all the beauty that surrounds it.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Can we all give a shout-out for Amanda?

Today is her birthday
and she deserves a shout-out!

Let me be the first.
"Happy Birthday, Amanda!!!"
Enjoy your day.

Who wouldn't want a bucket
of blush roses for her birthday?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What are YOU thankful for today?

I am thankful for ONE MORE DAY!
Not everybody will have one more day.
A day they can celebrate their life.
Give thanks.

Several Thanksgiving cards went in the mail this year.
This one makes me wonder.
I wonder what this little girl's face looks like
as she presents her little veggies to a loved one.
Bettcha she has a big smile on her face. 

There's just something about this pilgrim woman
that makes me wonder.
I wonder what it was like to live back then!?!
None of the modern day conveniences, for sure.
Could we survive if we were forced to go back in time? 

This card was given as a thank you.
Thank you for hosting a delicious family
Thanksgiving meal.

This reminds me so much of my cousin and me.
The wishbone was always saved for us.
Once it had completely "dried out"
we were always allowed to make a wish and pull.
Oh yeah - and the fighting would begin.
Of course, it didn't take much for us to fight.
It's what we did.
And now, I look back with fond memories
of all the temper tantrums and tears.
Because it's what we did.

As you probably already know,
I love taking one image and doing my magic
to make two cards look so much different.

It's all in the embellishments,
choices of papers - and colors.

And last but not least …
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving.
Go into His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name."

Whether you spend your day with family and loved ones
around a large table or just the two of you at a restaurant table,
my wish for you is that your day is spectacular.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Most definitely deserves a chair!

Nothing like a beautiful Autumn bouquet
sitting inside a white pumpkin.
How beautiful is that?

I'd love one if I had a November birthday.
Well, Becka does
so this is in her honor!!!

Happy birthday.
Enjoy everything about this day.