Thursday, July 31, 2008

Birthday Card

I gave my friend her birthday card today, so I can now post it! Last year I posted her card on my blog the morning of her birthday, and she called me to say that she loved her card before I could even give it to her!

This is the same gal that I made a thank you card for a few months back. She is a sweetheart and a gift from God. I tell her and my other wonderful friend, Melissa, that they are my sisters. I moved here 20 years ago without any family, and they have truly become my family. I am blessed!
The inside of the card says "that you're getting old!" Of course I could have put "that you're having a birthday," but that wouldn't have been nearly as fun!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Time With Our Gal

I made this layout for our oldest daughter because she gets so few dedicated to her, since she is the mother of our wonderful granddaughter. We got to spend some time with her last fall at the fair, and these pictures were taken then. Sorry for the glare!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happily Ever After

I haven't done a layout for eBay in quite some time. This one took me two weeks to finish! Wish me luck with it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Big Fat Birthday Kiss!

My brother-in-law made the comment last year to my sister that the only reason I make cards for them is that I'm too cheap to buy them. Needless to say, he didn't get a birthday card at all last year! So, this year, I decided to make him this card. The inside says, "Instead of buying you a birthday present, you're getting a big, fat birthday kiss!" Hopefully, he'll see the humor in it!


Bottoms Up!

A layout of my granddaughter with her pajama pants on her head. She thought this was just so cool! I don't like the layout, but it's one of those that you're glad to just say, "it's done." I'm not sure what I don't like about it -- too plain? colors? Can't put my finger on it, but, "it's done!"


Friday, July 11, 2008

Faith Sympathy Card for Mickey

This is a sympathy card I made for my friend Mickey whose husband passed away last week at age 58. This sweet lady has been through so much for the past several years. She's lost at least 3 jobs, her husband stopped working and went on disability, she's raising her grandson, and the list goes on. I've never heard her complain one time, and she always has a bright, positive attitude. The sentiment on the inside of the card talks about how her faith has gotten her through and how it will continue to strenghten her.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Let the Planning Begin!

Yep, we're having a wedding. My youngest daughter, Whitney, got an engagement ring on Wednesday night. Although Mom will be lost without her, I know this is what's supposed to happen, and I'll be okay. I want her to be happy, and that is much more important than my sadness over her leaving home. The empty nest sounds like a bad word to me right now! We've known the proposal was coming for about 6 weeks, when her boyfriend called and then came over and asked us for permission to propose to her. The good ole' southern tradition is alive and well! Our oldest daughter's husband did that as well before he proposed. This time, we just didn't know when it would be. He told us he would have to close on his house that he was building before he could get a ring. He closed on the house a couple of weeks ago, and he called me on Tuesday evening to let me know that he was going to pop the question on Wednesday. They went out to a nice restaurant to celebrate her passing her Dental Hygiene State Board Examination, and then they went back to his house. He had 2 dozen roses sitting on the hearth. When she went to pick up the card, the ring was in a rose shaped box (with the lid open) behind the card. When she turned around, he was on one knee and told her that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and that he didn't want the house to be his house, he wanted it to be their house. How sweet! He was even teary eyed. He's an awesome guy and a perfect match for her. God has blessed us with one great son-in-law already, and now we'll have two. Thank you Lord for your blessings. Our oldest daughter and her family spent the night with us. I went to bed at midnight, and at 2:00 a.m. I woke up and noticed that the porch light was on. I got up to turn it off, thinking that the girls had forgotten it. They were still sitting at the kitchen table just chatting away. It gave me much joy to see the two of them having so much fun.

Here are a few pictures that we took on Wednesday night at Jordan's house.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Two Sympathy Cards

I made these sympathy cards for my son-in-law, and his Dad and Mom. His grandfather had a stroke about 10 days ago and passed away this week. The Bible verse was his grandfather's favorite verse:

"Therefore if any man
be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are
passed away; behold,
all things are become new."
- II Corinthians 5:17