I have so much I wanted to share in this post. Some cards..and some photo from Friday. Lots to take in .. so hang on. ( you know me.. I have to share everything:) so... lots of photos today. First I have to show you this BEAUTIFUL card that Marlene Bender made for my mom for her 90th birthday. Isn't it so pretty? She used Crafty Secrets images and stamps..and worked them beautifully. Mom is just amazed that people "make" such beautiful cards. And that people whom you never met can be so kind! Thankyou friend!
I have another card to share... for a couple of reasons.... One because it's a awesome card my friend Gayle Slagle sent me for my birthday... and two.. because I scrap lifted the design for the card I'm about to share. lolThankyou for being so thoughtful Gayle..and for the inspiration!
I created the card below, for the "Pink" challenge over at SplitCoast. Papers and stamps both from Crafty Secrets. Stamps: Art Blooms and Mini Frames Papers: from Creating with Vintage Patterns CD
I love how the frame from the "Mini Frames"set, works as such a great backdrop for a button.
Okay.. on to the photos from Friday that I wanted to share. Friday was my birthday. I had plans to go to First Fridays Art walk in Lincoln. My friend Julie and I were going to meet up with my sis Jan and bil Keith, for a bit to eat and then on to meet up with Weston as his studio where he was showing his Cafe style motorcycle as part of the display. (I'll show you photos of that in my next post). Anyway, Julie and I headed for Lincoln to Jans house...and "surprise" look what she had up her little sleeve. She is an amazing sister for sure.
Look at this beautiful table setting. She just has a way with decorating!
It's always so special when she puts something together ...she just puts so much love in everything she does.
Amazing yummy food! Way better then going to dinner out!
everything was decorated so cute.
right down to the little details!
Not sure why it is ..but with my friends..there always seems to be alot of gift giving going on. ( lol .. but really true) . Usually for no specific reason. I think ..just because we are so happy to see each other and get to spend some time together.
Julies showing off her gift from Jan.
See our matching bracelets from Janny?
And I have to show you this cool gift Julie gave me ( and my mom) She had it made using a photo I had on my blog of mom and I, on her during her birthday celebration a couple of weeks ago. She got one for me and one for mom. Mom is using hers..as I type. We both love them!
As if all this fun wasnt enough.... I hear a knock on the kitchen window.. I look out, and who do I see but Neely! I knew she was back in NE over the weekend but had not gotten my hopes up about seeing her, because this trip back was for work purposes with the band. You can only imagine how surprised I was to see her in Lincoln , when I thought she was in Omaha. Her showing up was the icing on my birthday cake!!!!! I had felt so lucky to have gotten to spend time with her when she was back for grandmas party, and once before a few weeks before that. There she was ... all smiley... with flowers and giant cupcake in hand. I am blessed!
I saved that cupcake for the next day, because I still had my other one to eat :)
( it's okay to have a cupcake for breakfast right?)
I have to admit I was feeling a bit frumpy about the big 5... 0
but it's all okay now.
Chocolate, family and good friends fix everything :)