It’s certainly more fun to send happy cards than sad ones, but this card was for a very sad reason. I’ve told you before about my dear college friend, Sharon, who helped me with ebay a couple weeks ago. Well, her very sweet 12 year old pup, Eddie, passed away recently.
This is Sharon holding Eddie, with his tongue sticking out in front,and my two pups. Don’t the three dogs look like they could all be siblings?
Sharon loved Eddie so much and was so sad to lose him. She really appreciated receiving a pup sympathy card from me.
Soon after, one of Sharon’s good friends lost their pup. I made this card for Sharon to send to her. I think I’ll make several of these to have on hand.
Hug your furry friends!
Sharon watched my pups during our ski trip. They love her so much. Sharon was good about texting me pictures of my very happy girls.
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First for my happy stamping news…I was recently chosen to be on the design team for Use Your Stuff Chalenge blog. Every crafter needs to be challenged to Use Your Stuff! There’s a new challenge each Monday. Please check it out and play along. This is my first ever design team assignment and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll be hosting my first challenge in April.
I was chosen this week as a Top Cup at the Sunday Stamps challenge. Thanks Sunday Stamps! Here’s my card that was chosen.
Two weeks ago I was also chosen as a Top Cup. This was my very first recognition by a challenge blog. My family laughs at me when I get exciting stamping news and proceed to do the Happy Dance! I know lots of craft bloggers win challenges and get chosen for design teams, but this is all new and exciting for me! This card was my first Top Cup.
We left for our Spring Break family vacation last Saturday after Abby finished her State Individual Speech contest. Abby got a 2 on her Lit. program and a 1 on her Public Address. She was not chosen to go to All State. Abby spent ten years in speech therapy and we never thought she would ever make it to state in a speech contest. This was a great experience for Abby and she can’t wait to do it again next year. We are very proud of you Abby!
We’ve learned several things since leaving on vacation. The first lesson we learned was we should have rented a bigger vehicle. A Ford Flex is not big enough for the six of us and all our stuff. Here’s Superman attaching duffel bags to the roof.
Somehow Keegan ended up in the far back. Keegan is 6’3 and the second lesson we learned is, if you are 6’3 you probably won’t be comfortable in the back of a Ford Flex.
We drove from 1:30pm until midnight and when we woke up this was our view.
Can you tell where we are? We woke up near the Denver airport. Sean flew in from Seattle and we picked him up Sunday morning.
We took off for another six hour drive to Telluride, CO to go skiing.
Here’s Superman at the top of the mountain. Steve is by far the best skier in our family. I actually taught him how to ski, but that was 40 years ago when we were in junior high. He passed me by a long time ago. It didn’t help that I took 20 years off while I was busy with all my kids.
This is Sean, our oldest son who lives and works in Seattle. I taught him how to ski when he was three and four years old. Because he was so young, we skied all the greens and blues at Keystone with his skis in between mine and he was behind me holding on to my legs. Good thing I don’t fall down often. Sean then didn’t ski much except twice in junior high, twice in high school and twice in college. Last year we came to Telluride and I was still the second best skier in the family. Sean has been skiing in Seattle this winter and I have now officially lost my second place. Sean and I skied together all day on Monday and he was shocked that he is now a better and faster skier than me. I tried to tell him a 51 year old Mom is generally more cautious than a 25 year old man. The next lesson I learned this week is I will soon be at the bottom of the family ski totem pole.
Telluride, CO is so beautiful! There’s a ton of ski runs, the slopes are never crowded except for the chair lift near the Ski School. We’ve been having a great week so far.
I love playing cards with my family. Tonight Keegan ran the hand in hearts to win the game! Unfortunately none of us even saw it coming.
I love listening to my kids banter back and forth. It makes my heart happy!
My last lesson so far is four kids ages 15-25 eat a lot of food! I brought a big refrigerator bag, freezer bag, groceries, then stopped an hour from Telluride to get milk, eggs, etc. and we are going to run out of food before the end of the week.
I was so happy when I saw these photos from Lindsay’s wedding. First I need to tell you the back story. Lindsay is my friend and my family’s hair stylist. She is awesome in so many ways! My hair is wavy in all the wrong directions. Most everyday was a bad hair day for me until I met Lindsay. Now I get compliments on my hair and several of my friends have started going to Lindsay too. So when Lindsay told me about her destination wedding and how she wanted to hand write a note to each of her guests on a handmade card she was hoping I would make…I was all in. When I saw the photos with the cards and how pretty they looked with the beautiful flowers and I could see her handwriting peeking out…well it just made my heart happy and I was so glad I made her the cards.
I printed the guests names on the computer. These also served as place cards on the table.
This one says, “Steve,” but it wasn’t my Steve. We didn’t go to the Florida wedding.
Here’s all the cards I made for Lindsay. I believe it was around 30.
Deanna is Lindsay’s Mom, so I put her card in front when I delivered the cards.
One of the reasons I’ve been making homemade cards since 2003 is because it makes me happy to make them and it makes my recipient happy when they receive them. I think homemade cards are one way God shines His light into the world.
Congratulations Lindsay and Matt! They are a beautiful couple inside and out!
Paper- Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Stamp Sets- Your Perfect Day (retired)
Ink- Wild Wasabi, Black ink-I printed the names on the computer