Wow, what a beautiful weekend here in Michigan. The sun is shining, the temps are WONDERFUL, and we were able to get out and do some much needed garden and yard tending. I hope your weekend is going well, too!
Today, I am sharing Ms. Lillian's 88th birthday card. Nana, as she is known by the family, is the lady I call mother-in-law, even though the law isn't quite ready to comply with that assessment. She just turned 88 (!), and is feisty as ever! She still drives, though mostly during daylight hours. She lives in an Independent Living community, which means she has her own apartment, but gets fed twice a day, and has somebody around 24 hours a day, just in case. Oh, and somebody comes to clean the apartment, too. I need to move into one of these places, asap.
I made her this--
Who doesn't love a little va-voom? Or a lot, as the case may be....
So, I went a little overboard. So, shoot me.
The papers, cardstock, and embossing folder are all new stuff from Stampin' Up, as is the happy birthday banner with matching die. The glitter paper is from Michael's. The edge punches are EK Tools, and the other stamps and the pull tab die and number die are from Papertrey Ink. Oh, the coral medallion stamp and punch are also SU, and the letters on the envelope are PTI. Man, I used a BUNCH of stuff on this thing!
When you pull the tab, (which she did NOT want to do) it finishes the sentiment, and says, "it's a matter of making your years count." Awwwww...
Well, she loved it.
Nana keeps ALL of the cards, calendars, banners, EVERYTHING that I make for her, and every once in a while we pull them out and I am reminded of where my card making journey has led me. THAT is a cool thing to do, for sure.
What would you see if you went back to your early crafting days? What would you love, and what would you cringe at? I have my share of cringe-worthy moments, let me tell you! But you do things, you learn things, you make more things, and you get better. And you create, you relax, and along the way you get to meet some remarkable people like you. And you have fun.
Go have some fun, will ya? Get OUTTA here!
Thanks so much for stopping by. That makes me so happy!