Thursday, March 30, 2017


I created these last year!!!

Didn't want to post when I made them
because they weren't going to be
mailed just yet.
So that's why there is a delay.

Safe to post now.

Just wondering.
Do you see something each card
has in common?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Celebrations in Chicagoland

Pat and her friends, no doubt,
celebrated the other day!

I know it was a happy day, Pat.
Happy belated birthday.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

30 years!

In this day and age,
30 years of marriage is almost unheard of!

Congratulations to Lidia and Vincent.
How about another 30+ years?

Keep on honeymooning!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

A quarter of a century

Wow - when you say it like that,
it seems like she's really old.
But in reality, 25 is extremely young!
It's all relative, isn't it?

Teryn's grandmother sent me pictures
and a poem and asked me to create
a maxi-card/mini album.
Her only prerequisite was that I include "25."

What better place than on the front cover?

I have been saving
these two organza flowers for years.
Because of their beauty,
I wanted to use them on something very special.

Then I started looking at the pictures.
There are blues in several of the pictures.
But there was a lot of purples, too.
So that's when I decided
to marry the two colors on this piece. 

If my memory serves me correctly,
Teryn was a year old here.

Proud mamma as Teryn holds a trophy
for winning a beauty contest.

Nothing like digging your hands
into your first birthday cake!

Riding competition.

High school graduation. 

College graduation. 

Guess you don't dig your hands
into your birthday cake when you turn 21!

Great poem.

Engagement party
with Alex.

Celebrating this epic celebration
with her mom and dad.

And her grandparents.

Happy 25th birthday, Teryn!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Triple birthday

David celebrates today.
I can't believe he's 60!
I remember him when he was just eight years old.

Even though the man in this picture
has nothing to do with David,
I had to use it
because it's somebody from my dad's
side of the family.

I'd love to know old this man was in this picture.
Something tells me he was about 60.
The same age as David!
Amazing, isn't it?
"Back in the day" people looked much older
that they would in 2017,
don't you agree?

Patti is David's friend.
And she celebrates today also.

And last but not least,
today would be Maria's birthday, too.
Even though you would think it's
pronounced Maria,
it isn't.
It's pronounced Mariah.

The day we got married,
I told her I already have a mother,
therefore, I won't be calling her "Mom."
I also told her I wasn't comfortable
calling her Maria - just seemed disrespectful.
I told her I'd be calling her M&M,
for Mamma Maria.
She got the biggest kick out of that
and it started the whole candy M&M thing
between the two of us.

Happy birthday in Heaven, M&M.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two birthdays, same day

My friend, Bobbie, celebrates

and my friend's dad celebrates.

Enjoy your celebrations.
Happy birthday!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cards and frames

From her husband,
from her son
and from her friend.

Happy birthday, Andrea.

Monday, March 20, 2017

... and then he was born

On the first day of Spring,
Donald joined the family.
It wasn't the name we chose.
But somehow (thanks, Daddy!) that became his name.

He went from playing with Hot Wheels
to riding even hotter wheels.

Have a great ride, my son.
Just be careful!

Happy birthday.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Can it be that long ago?

Yes - it has been.
It's 47 years ago today.
The eve of my second child's birth.

I didn't look very happy here.
But I was extremely happy.
Just not very comfortable!
This child needed to be born!

Happy birth day eve, Donald!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Already one year old

Time flies, doesn't it?
Can't believe EJ is a year old today.

I'm not sure if he'll have a "1" on his shirt
or a "Children's" party.
But I'm guessing he'll have a cake!
Wonder if Humpty Dumpty will visit him!?!

Happy birthday, Elijah.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Almost a St. Patrick's Day Baby

Mary Jane celebrates today.
Please help me wish her a "happy birthday."

Somebody told me that she loves flowers.
Therefore, this is the image I chose.
And then I proceeded to embellish it
with these scrumptious flowers and leaves.
Enjoy, MJ!

Friday, March 10, 2017

She's like my imaginary friend.

Or maybe a pretend friend.
Doesn't matter what I call her,
she's still my friend.
My blog friend.
There.  That's better.

I've never met her
but I swear I saw her.
A couple of years ago,
as I was standing at the register at JoAnn's,
I looked up at the door and in she walked.
Well, in my mind, it was her.

The woman that entered the store
was a spittin' image of Sandi.
Even though I'd never seen her in person,
and only saw pictures of her on her blog,
that woman could have passed as Sandi's twin.

I couldn't resist sending her a birthday card.
She received it the other day.
Just a couple of days early.
Just the way I like for my cards to arrive.

Happy birthday
to my imaginary, pretend blog friend.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

It's almost time ...

The weather is warming up.
Know what that means?

It's almost carnival/fair time.
And all the delicious food!

I'm more of a walk the grounds
and wear silly balloons on my head
kinda gal.

Although, I would be game to ride a horse
on the merry-go-round.

But never in a gazillion years
for a gazillion amount of money
would you ever catch me on a ferris wheel.
Nope - never.

Yes - it's almost time!