A lot has happened since my last blog (when was that?). Family is so important to me, and my husband is probably the most important of all. He is finally done with all of his cancer stuff, and we celebrated his last radiation treatment in mid-April. Now with prayers, we won't worry about it any longer.
I managed to hold my monthly Craftin' Gals Sunday Gatherings despite the uproar...it was a very important thing to maintain my friendship with many wonderful ladies. We met February 24th and did our Spring of our Four Season Cards (idea from Patti Bennett) using the new (then) Painted Seasons bundle. We also did a purple lily card. Here is the group shot we took.
We didn't seem to take pictures of our food for which we are famous for! I believe this is the time we had homemade Vegetable Soup! YUM!
On March 24th we did an Easter Card and decorated Styrofoam Eggs for Easter. Using Fabled Friends for both, my egg idea was inspired by Christi Wroe! She does such darling little things, that I tried very hard to make my sample as cute as hers. The gals had a blast using bits of lace, the bunny stamp and blends, flowers from my stash and sequins and such to make some very sweet eggs. Here are some photos and this time we got some great food pics! (HA!) Nee even got some pictures of my Easter decorations...thanks Nee!
Then, April 21st, we held yet another Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering! Same decorations still up since it was just the week after Easter...shhh, they are STILL up! Ha! This time we had a mini tea with tea sandwiches, salads and a fabulous Greek hors d' oeuvre! It was to die for.
We did a card camp with only 4 cards, but it was all I could manage at the time. My black and white Thank You card was inspired by Kylie Page, the Varied Vases card was CASED from someone but no name on the picture, the Tropical Card was inspired or CASED from Su Mohr and the Blue Hibiscus was made by Marlene Ingram part of Rachel Tessmans group. Here are our pictures..
So, Let's Get To Summer!!! Many great happenings in June! NEW ANNUAL CATALOG! Yippee Skippy! So many beautiful new things in there. If you would like to have one, just email me and I can get one out to you! My team will be getting theirs from the mailing list. In fact, some got them yesterday! One of my gals has already marked all of the things she wants! The new catalog goes live June 4th, so save up some money and Shop, Shop, Shop. If you need suggestions or help with anything, just ask. I will be happy to assist you in placing an order in June for anything.
Well, that is all for today. Please accept my apologies for being MIA for a couple months, but it should be much better for the entire family now. I also want to get back to making videos so I will let you know about that soon! One last note...if you are having trouble seeing the pictures, put it on Full Screen. I still am not sure how to get multiple pictures in a row.
Be kind to one another and don't forget to make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!