Happy Sunday Everyone!
It's another rainy day here in NE Ohio but that's okay,
that means I can go to the crafting cave and create!
These past few days have been all about SHARING for me! My friends Lana (Blest With Stamps) and Terri (Terri's Cards 'N More) came to play last Thursday and we had such a fun time and laughed so hard that some of us experienced bladder problem (not saying who ... LOL)! Here is a card I made using a Penny Black image that Lana shared and Pixie Press Easter dp that Terri shared. Please take a moment, stop by their blogs and share a little love ... they are both relatively new bloggers and I'm sure it will make their day!!Crafty Secrets! Isn't she adorable all dressed up for the parade!! You can get your image HERE. Be sure to check out all the new, beautiful products available through Crafty Secrets. They have been really busy designing new products and creating amazing projects to share with you!!
For the past week or so I have been SHARING with you several different Easter Easel cards I have been making for MY Mother to give her sisters/brother for Easter. My mother came from a family of 9 girls & 3 boys. She is next to the youngest and is 80 years old. She is blessed to still have 3 sisters & 1 brother remaining and even though they are all "getting up there", they still get together once a week and play cards. Usually poker I think ... and yes, they play for money!! Only nickles & dimes now ... but it helps keep their minds sharp ... and sharp they are!!!!! This is the last easel card I need to make for her and I kept it simple ... thinking she might want to use it for my Uncle ... not too much foo foo on this one!
of how important FAMILY is! We only have one daughter (Carolyn) who is married to a great guy (Frank) and two grandkids (Morgan -soon to be 18) and Jonathan (13 in Sept.). They live an hour away and with their busy lives we don't get to see them as often as we once did! I decided to go out on a limb and ask them over for dinner last evening and luckily they had the evening open and accepted the invitation. YIPPEE!! I scurried around deciding what was for dinner, and decided on Fresh Fruit, Mozzarella filled Chicken roll ups, Hash Brown Casserole and Cherry Upside-down cake for dessert.
I forgot to take any photos ... I was having such a good time just visiting and talking! Morgan graduates from High School in May so we were discussing her Graduation Party and making the invitation for this event. Before I knew it, it was time for them to leave and after quickly making up a "goodie bag" for them to take home, they were on their way!
Why is it that time goes by so quickly ... especially when you are with the ones you love??? So, on an ending note ... reach out and give a big hug to those around you ... let them know how much you love them ... because time sure is flying by!!!
Please know I am sending a big HUG out to all of you! You have become my cyber family and I truly care about each of you! I have made so many wonderful, loving friends through my blog ... you'll never know how much it mean to me ... knowing you are here if I need you! Enjoy the rest of your weekend ! HUGS to YA!!