Tuesday, June 18, 2019


If you know Beverly,
you love Beverly
but not as much as I do!

I met her in June 1995 - she was one of the many people
that interviewed me for a job.

We hit it off immediately and became
work buddies.
And then forever buddies.

We work'd together,
we laugh'd together,
we cry'd together,
we breakfast'd together,
we lunch'd together
and we dinner'd together.

But most important?
We have remained friends all these years.

There's nothing she wouldn't do for me
and there's nothing I wouldn't do for her
(except maybe eat tofu!)

Enjoy your day sweet Girrrrrrllllllfriend!

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Not only is today Father's Day,
but it's also a day to celebrate JR's birthday.
He loves all things Texas and American.

… and he loves all things USA.
The one above for his birthday
and the one below for Father's Day.
Enjoy your day, JR.

You all know how I love to use the same image
yet make it different, right?
I believe over the years all dads got ties
on Father's Day.
If not, here's to catching up!
Happy Father's Day to Carey's father.

And Happy Father's Day to Mr. P. 

Not into ties?
How about all things fishing?
Happy Father's Day to Curtis.

I'm sure Krista's Pawpaw will enjoy this card
as well as his Father's Day.

What man wouldn't love to spend his day
relaxing in this swing that overlooks the water?
Happy Father's Day to Kim's dad!

Two gentlemen will smile when they see
this little sweetie gracing the fronts of their cards.
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Today he celebrates!
I'm not sure how, but I'm guessing
there will be CAKE involved!

One of my favorite "Andy stories"
involves panCAKES.
When he was almost four,
we went to the park to cook breakfast.

I was standing at the picnic table and had just
poured the batter into the electric fry pan.
Andy crawled up onto the seat
to see what I was doing.
Afraid that he would get burned,
I asked him to get down so he didn't get hurt.
He looked up at me and his eyes filled with tears.

His comment?

"Gramma, I just want to watch them grow into pancakes."

Yes, I caved in and let him watch.

Happy birthday, big guy!
Sending heart-shaped balloons from Texas.

See you in less than a year!!!

Friday, June 14, 2019


… and these brothers are no exception, I'm sure!
Guessing there's no horseplay going on here.
Just some water fun.

Rather than a traditional frame,
I chose to use the top part of a shallow wood box.
I loved pulling colors from their clothes
to frame the photo and embellish the "frame."

Looks like the weather was perfect!

Friday, May 31, 2019


A great day to start those birthday celebrations.

Party non-stop for three days, Meg.

Enjoy the celebrations and times spent
with friends and family.

Good food and of course, good cake.
Blow out those candles and wish for all things wonderful.

Happy birthday, Meg!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


She's baaaaaaaaaaaack!

I'm speaking about Vicki Boster.
If you are not familiar with her,
she is my friend from Kentucky
and she knits nests.
(Say that three times fast!)
Beautiful nests, I might add.

She was on hiatus for a couple of years
but she's back and in full swing!

This is her Woodland Spring Nest.
Click on the link below to read
all about her creations.

Isn't it absolutely beautiful?

Vicki knits the Woodland Spring Nests every year.
This year, she only knitted 15!
It's the only nest that she brings back every year
but she changes them up every time.
In case you might be interested in ordering one,
the waiting list is now available.
Please order directly through her.

I can't even remember how many of her nests
that I've helped get them to the place
where they need to be before delivery.

Every nest gets one of my birds.
These are tied onto each and every package.
This particular bird is in the brown tones
with teal and green on the flower.

These little square tags are tied directly onto every nest.
The nests are stamped in brown
and the eggs are colored with colored pencils.
The leaves also get a little coloring.

All of the nests are wrapped in tissue paper.
Tissue paper that I have stamped with a different nest stamp.
Because of the fragility of the tissue papers,
the eggs need to be colored with crayons.

And here they are:
nest, bird, tags and tissue paper. 

Now that I have your attention ...
Vicki creates designer series nests
that are never repeated.
When they're gone, they're gone!

Speaking of designer series,
the Freebird Nests, with a patriotic flair,
will be debuting in June.
These are going to be absolutely gorgeous.
I've already made my contribution
and had so much fun.
Something I've not done before!

Monday, May 13, 2019


… but the "big bash" was this past Saturday.
Something tells me she's still celebrating!
And I'm betting she's wearing some pearls.

You see, I was asked to make her a special birthday card.
Specifications:  must be green
and must have pearls on the card.

Because emerald green is the birthstone for May
and because Dana gifted her with pearls
from her late mother.

Sweet Mama Jean basically raised Adriane
and they were exceptionally close.
And Adriane is like a daughter to Dana
and knew she would be honored to receive Jean's pearls.

I hope your birthday was spectacular, Adriane.
Keep celebrating - and enjoy those pearls.