Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Card

Only a few days left to "Turkey Day" and a lot of things to do.  I always feel that Thanksgiving is the forgotten holiday overshadowed by Xmas which creeps in earlier every year!  I have so many fond memories of Thanksgiving spend with my relatives in Maryland, which is why I probably try to carry on some family traditions.  I did manage to make some cards - only one design this year.  I saw this card on Pinterest and decided to make some.

It came together pretty quick which was good as my crafting time has been limited.  I made a base sized A2 card in Whisper White with a layer embossed with the Woodland Folder.  This is a great embossing folder which I will be able to use for many occasions.  I used Early Espresso  and Calypso Coral ink with SU's Among the Branches stamp set and some tri-colored twine.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jennifer's Birthday Card

Well, we're back after having a great time checking out our favorite spots in New England.  Just in time to get ready for Thanksgiving!!  Am I the only one that thinks time is flying by way too fast!!  Uploading my pictures, I realized that I did not post Jennifer's birthday card.  She loves ladybugs which is what she was for Halloween, so I decided to make a card with some ladybugs on it wishing her Happy Birthday!

I made an A2 size card in Whisper White and punched out their little bodies with some scraps of SU DSP.  Using matching CS, I punched out their heads and popped them up with some dimensionals and gave them some wiggle eyes.  I used my Black SU marker and made some legs.  I put this on another layer of Whisper White which I adhered to my base card.

Since Jennifer's birthday is on Halloween, I try to combine both her birthday wishes and Halloween.  On the inside of her card,  I stamped a birthday cake and colored it in and placed a Halloween sticker I had on the opposite side of the card.  When she opened it up she was so excited with the little ladybugs!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Happy 50th Anniversary!!!

Well, it's hard to believe, but November 6th will be our 50th Wedding Anniversary!!  Where has all the time gone!  It was 1965 and a much different world that existed then.  We were just these young kids that fell in love and thought we would conquer the world as we lived on love!!

We got married in our local church with friends and family joining in our celebration.  Joe worked as an automobile mechanic and I at a local Pharmaceutical Co.  We rented this TINY apartment and thought it was a castle - because it was all ours!  I remember the rent was $125 a month and we were so nervous that we would not be able to meet that commitment.  The Vietnam War was raging on and many of our friends were affected by this.  I also remember the big "Black Out" of the East Coast happened a few days after our wedding and the Beetles were making their way into the US.  Life was so different back then.  No cell phones or internet.  TV was the big entertainment then along with the movies!

Our oldest daughter Margaret was our first miracle born to us in 1966.  Our second daughter Jeannie was our next miracle who came along in 1968.  That would complete our family.  Who would have thought all those years ago that we would become Grandparents of three wonderful Granddaughters!
Rachel Morgan was born April 30, 2000, Sarah Mae was born March 25, 2002 and then on October 31, 2013 Jennifer Faith was born to complete our family.  We feel so blessed to be able to enjoy these girls!!

We didn't have a honeymoon 50 years ago as money was short, so we are on our way out the door to enjoy the mountains and foliage and some down time.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing our memories!
Nancy and Joe