Sunday, June 30, 2024

Thinking of you friend!

 Hello Friends ... Happy Sunday!

I wanted to join in the challenge over on the CAS on Friday blog where their current challenge theme is NATURE.  I have so many things that would fit this theme but then I spotted  a card laying on the shelf on my work table and I immediately knew what to use.


My dear friend Doni High passed away unexpectedly on Mother's Day and I miss her as much as I would any family member.  We became friends when she spotted me online and reached out letting me know she lived in the area ... or as she put it "I think we are neighbors!" LOL    It was was probably 5, 6 - 7 years ago when  we agreed to link up at a local restaurant and we became good friends from there.  We would get together for lunch or I'd go to her house and help her with adding her cards to her computer.  Recently she had begun having difficulty remember the steps to take to do so ... 

Anyways I received this card on May 1st and she passed on May 10th. 
She loved fiddling around with those dies that had all the little pieces and she knew I didn't have the patience for that LOL.

Such a sweet gesture from a sweet lady!  And she even made the card purple (my favorite color).  It's those little details that make the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

I wanted to share this quote with you as it is so fitting . . .

I'm always here with you.
If a cardinal should appear,
A loved one came to bring you cheer.

A visitor from heaven is near.

Hope you have a wonderful day today and for my USA friends, a fabulous 4th of July week/weekend ahead!  Be safe out there with those fireworks ... they are fun but dangerous!

Challenges to share in:
Addicted to CAS Challenge #261 - Critter

TicTacToe Challenge #250 - Friendship/DieCuts/Ink Blend

Cut It Up Challenge #307 - Critters (Real or Fantasy)

As always ... I appreciate you stopping by!

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Sketch #754

 Hello Friends!
Happy Saturday!

 It's time for a new sketch over on the SKETCH SATURDAY Challenge Blog
and, once again we have an added option which is:


Here's today's sketch . . . I've chosen #546 from the 2019 archive ...