Monday, March 20, 2023

Making her day a little extra SPECIAL . . .

  Hello my friends  . . .

First Day Of Spring Wallpapers - Wallpaper Cave

Now, if Mother Nature would get the hint and leave all the snow in the mountains where it belongs this time of year, that would be great!  LOL  Although, I must say, the weather people are predicting more spring like weather for the next 10 days so let's hope they are correct.

I have something a little special to share with you today . . .


and, here is the story behind this card . . .

Today I have a card to share that was created for a little old lady that I have befriended at our weekend breakfast out at Bob Evans.  She has a birthday this Thursday and I wanted to surprise her with a special card and asked her son for their address when she wasn't looking.  

I've gotten into the habit of once we are in the door and I have my coffee, I pop over to her & her son's table and chit chat with her until their breakfast arrives ... then when we are both finished eating, I'll pop back over to her table for a few more minutes before we all go our separate ways.  She has told me how much she enjoys our little 'chit chats' and anyone who knows me, knows I'm never short on chit-chat!  LOL

I've used the Altenew 'Vintage Garden' stamp & stencil set for this card, colored with Tombow markers then went to my die collection for the sentiment.  

I had this little bee stamp sitting on top of one of my cases at the standing work table and figured he wanted to be added lol.  As an after thought, I reached into my pearls, rhinestones, etc box and added a few little gems.  She likes things that sparkle!  

With the way  things are in the world today ... I fell we ALL need to take the time to BE KIND and try to make someone's day just a little bit better than it was.  It's amazing how much a SMILE and a friendly HELLO can brighten someone's day!  Like the song say ... 'ALL WE NEED IS LOVE!'

Challenges to share in:

Allsorts Challenge #720 - ATG with Option/Pastels
Inkspiration Challenge #285 - Numbers

Sweet Stampin' Challenge
- Spring
Cut it Up Challenge #274 - This Makes Me Happy (sentiment are dies)
My Time to Craft #503 - Birthday
Creative Knockouts #490 - Add a Sentiment
The Flower Challenge #78 - Die Cuts or Stencils

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope my little card/story has lifted your spirits today too!
As Always ...


  1. What a sweet card for a sweet friend. I love the pretty flower!

  2. Hi Darlene. You made such a wonderful card for the old lady. She will be very pleased with it! I would like to add a little to your today's post. "What the world needs now".... written by Burt Bacharach.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Wilma. 💐

  3. It's such a pretty floral card and what a lovely idea for the lady, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and using the pastel option.

    B x

  4. This is sooo beautiful and special, Darlene! I know her heart will be touched in a big way. Very kind of you. It's so true that the world needs more love. She looks forward to her breakfasts even more now, I'm sure. You've really made my heart smile today. Thank you for that.

  5. Beautiful floral card, Darlene. I'm sure it will be treasured by the lucky lady who receives it. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  6. Awww, sharing a special birthday is a very happy occasion. Altenew flowers are always gorgeous! Thank you for joining our Cut it Up This Makes Me Happy challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  7. What a pretty flower for a special birthday! Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC :)

  8. Beautiful birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K x

  9. What a very pretty card!! Love the gorgeous flower!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  10. Such a beautiful card Darlene, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  11. A very special card for a very special lady. What a fun tradition you have started! Lena xx


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