My sweet friend, Kay, celebrated her birthday last week.
EIGHTY YEARS OLD!!!!!!
You'd never in a gazillion years even guess it though.
These cards are from her daughter and her husband.
This card went to West Virginia.
Happy birthday (yesterday) to Maria.
Today, Peggy celebrates a birthday.
Enjoy your day!
She loves all things patriotic so this works perfect.
Peggy's other favorite is a dragonfly.
She'll receive this on Mother's Day.
Today my friend, Shawna, is celebrating a birthday.
Enjoy the festivities.
One more birthday card.
This one was fun to create - lots and lots of layers.
Somebody is having a baby boy
and this is for the baby shower.
Deborah and I met for dinner the other night.
And then I handed over 43 white satin roses I rolled
for her daughter's wedding bouquet.
I can't wait to see the magic Deborah creates as she puts it all together.
And the big news?
Yesterday, The Runner competed in the NTAPT
(North Texas Association for Pupil Transport)
Regional Bus Road-eo competition.
He drove a bus for the Special Needs children.
And TOOK FIRST PLACE!
Guess who's going to State Competition?
Now THAT is a happy person.
And last, but certainly not least ...
If you've not been to my other blog recently, you might want to.
You can read all about a contest going on at Whitworth Ranch Retreat,
the upcoming scrapbook convention
and get to meet a new friend.
Shannon Martinson is the latest Featured Guest.
Susan Hahaj is in the wings - you won't want to miss meeting her either.
I promise not to stay away so long.
I will promise to TRY to not to stay away for so long.
but one day I swore I saw her walk through the door
at Joann's here in Texas.
Girl, you have a look alike!
This image reminded me of her decorating style so much.
Go ahead and check it out - I think you'll like what you see.
The reason for a thank you card?
She sent me some sweet felt hand warmers
(photo from her blog.)
You know when you say to somebody "let's get together?"
The intentions are there and you really do want to get together.
But you know - life gets in the way.
When I met Donna for the first time in February at the retreat,
she told me that her son lives not far from me.
(Donna lives in Stephenville, which is about a 90 minute drive from here.)
I immediately told her to call me when she next visits him.
Well, what a pleasant surprise when she called me!!!
She's in town and did I want to go to lunch?
What a nice day I had yesterday.
Thank you, Donna for calling me.
Now, are you sure you don't want to move here?
Thursday evenings have me at the fire stations.
I just love love love being a part of each new class
that's going through the academy.
It doesn't matter how many times I sit through each session.
I. keep. learning.
Thank you, Euless Fire Department
for allowing and encouraging alumni to sit in on the classes.
Tomorrow I'll be at the local wrecker company
watching the new students demolish a car.
THAT was my favorite class.
My daughter's friend recently married
and this card went to the happy couple.
A friend asked me to make a card for her friend that's battling breast cancer.
She wanted something pink and cheery.
The outside of the card isn't pink, but those pink flowers should cheer her up.
One more card for that same friend.
I think it would be perfect to send as a thank you note
to somebody that invited her to dinner!
My sweet friend, Marie, lost her father a couple of weeks ago.
This card went to her.
Yesterday, my 'little' Pen Pal turned sweet 16.
(She's been taller than me for about the past six years!)
I suppose now she wants to trade the bicycle in for a car.
This card was created for a friend
and she will send it to her aunt that's battling cancer.
I haven't been loafing. I'm cranking out cards left and right.
I've done wedding anniversary cards.
And baby shower cards.
And thank you cards.
And birthday cards.
And high school graduation cards.
And Mother's Day cards.
The Mother's Day cards have really been keeping me busy.
I still have many to share, but won't be able to until May 10.
One of the recipients won't be visiting this blog,
so it's safe to post this one now.
The image on this card is perfect.
It's going to be given to Lucy Scott!
I can't forget the tags.
The birds will be tied around the tissue paper
that'll be wrapped around the Beachcomber Nests.
The square tags will be tied directly onto the nests.
If you haven't done so already,
you might want to pop on over to Vicki's blog
and take a peek at all the beautiful nests
and vacation pictures.
Oh - and I've been checking with the freight company every few days.
Everything is still on schedule
and is expected to arrive in Mombasa on April 29.
Of course, more time for ground delivery has to be factored in
before they are delivered.
I keep in touch with Josephine on a regular basis
and she tells me the children are giddy with excitement.
You know those smiling faces will greet you right here
as soon as the boxes arrive.
That about wraps it up for now.
Thanks so much for your patience
and for following along with all of my creative endeavors.