Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thinking of You!

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope you are having as good a weekend as I am!!

I do have a quick card to share with you today and I will put it here at the top of my post before telling you all about my fun day yesterday!  I noticed a couple of challenge right at the top of the 'Saturday List' on Paper Playful and that was my inspiration.  First is the 'Cool in Blue' challenge at the A Gem of a Challenge Blog and next is the OMBRE challenge at the Addicted to CAS Blog.

To create my OMBRE watercolor background panel, I used Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean & Faded Jeans).  I simply swiped the colors across my watercolor paper, spritzed with water then blotted with a paper towel.  Next I die cut the Memory Box 'Starlight Snowflake Collage' from my ombre panel and added a touch of 'Waterfall Stickles' to the snowflake points & center for a touch of sparkle.  Lastly I added my Simon Says 'Thoughtful Messages' sentiment.  VIOLA!

For those of you not interested in my personal life, feel free to stop here ... it's okay! LOL 
Others,  please feel free to move on and share in my happy personal moments with family! 

Yesterday afternoon began with a 'Sip & Paint' class with my daughter & granddaughter!  What fun we had!  So much so that daughter Carolyn & I are getting together again for another class this coming Thursday evening.  This time it will be a 'Winter Welcome' canvas we will be painting ... oh yes, I will share my 'masterpiece' when it's done!  LOL
I must admit ... Crafty I am ... Artistic I am NOT!!  

 Granddaughter Morgan 

 Daughter Carolyn

(back row - left is Dawn ... one of Carolyn's running friends ... they've done several 5k, 10k and half marathons together)
None of us are going to quit our day job and become art instructors ...
But, we sure had a great time!

The fun didn't stop there!
As I shared yesterday, it was my mother's 88th birthday, so after our painting class fun we linked up over in PA at Mom's for pie & coffee to celebrate.  Carolyn picked up an Apple Crumb and a Lemon Meringue pie (Mom's favorite) at a Mennonite Restaurant called Der Daus Haus and I stopped by the florist to pick up a sweet smelling floral arrangement to surprise her with.  She was thrilled to see us come and had the coffee ready (that was her part in this get together).  LOL   It wasn't long when we heard another vehicle pull in and my grandson & his girlfriend popped in to surprise Great Grandma (or as she likes to be know ... Grandma Great).  

It was a fun filled day for Mom since my other siblings linked up with her earlier in the day.  They took her out for lunch and had a few laughs over some of her 'non traditional' birthday presents.  
What a blessed day all around!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and for those of you who made it to the bottom of this long post ... BLESS YOU!  LOL

As always . . .

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