Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Angel Kisses

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown

Good morning
Today is the birthday of a unlikely friend.
Our husbands worked together for several years as firefighters, but our contact with each was minimal until mutual friends were married and the two us of spent lots of time together ... ummm .... drinking and ... well drinking LOL
The Husbands were in the bridal party and as it happened, the wedding coordinator (who was very unapologetic) did not make any arrangements for a place that the grooms party could meet and get ready, so I was banished from our hotel room the day of the wedding so they had a place to gather and bump chests.
That left me with nowhere to go but the hotel bar ... lucky for me Sabrina was kind enough to let me come hang out with her and get ready for the wedding ...
     And so begins an interesting friendship ....
As we talked, we learned our birthdays are within days of each other and we share many of same beliefs and interests.

Although we live on opposites sides of town and don't see each other as often as we used to since my blindness in one eye has restricted my driving, we do keep in touch and get together when possible.
So here is to my friend Sabrina
I hope your birthday is as lively as you are!

Card stock from The Paper Studios
DP from my scrap pile
Embossing folder "Swiss Dots" from Cuttlebug
Image from "Time to Party" by Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!
India Ink from Memories
Lace and Ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Value of Doing Nothing!

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

~Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Good morning!
Made this card and matching envelope for my Step-Mother-in-Law, who is retiring this month from a career in Nursing.

Card stock from The Paper Studio & Stampin Up!
DP "Attic Boutique" from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from "All Year Cheer I" by Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Birthday Boy

 Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
~Gail Lumet Buckley

Good morning!
Here I have a birthday card that I made for one of my nephews.
I can't tell you the last time I saw him as he lives in California and since his father (my oldest brother) passed away, contact has been limited ... not by my choice.

Anyway - I always send him and his older brother birthday cards, if for no other reason that to let them know they have other family out in the in the big wide world and we love them.

The card is 4.25 x 5.50

Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
DP from my scrap bin
Embossing Folder" Charles" from Cuttlebug
Sentiment from Inkahootz!
Tag punch from Stampin Up!
Border punch from Martha Stewart

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