Can you guess who? (I gave you a pretty good hint there!) Nope, it's not me -- even though it's been over seven years since we were last there for a visit and I wish we could go back. (I have a brother who lives there with his family.) It's...Some Bunny!...and she'll be making two appearances there this week, hopefully bringing smiles to two very special little ladies. ;)
You see, I've got a niece who'll be turning seven on Friday (and if you do the math, you'll figure out that neither she nor her younger sister were even born when we were there last, but we have seen them a few times since then thanks to my brother's ability to travel). Time sure does fly! This is the card I made for her (she loves pink -- and I really hope she likes polka dots - lol!):
And this next, very similar, card is for Janessa: If you want to know more about little Janessa, and especially if you'd like to pray for her and her family, please click on the link above. Her aunt, Korin (whom I got to know through one of my online stamping groups before she started Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), posts updates fairly regularly on her blog. It just breaks my heart when I hear of situations like this, but I know that prayer does help and they could use all the prayers we can offer up on their behalf.
There is another family I'd love to send a card to as well (maybe you read about them on Cammie's blog a little bit ago), but I just haven't found the time to get to it yet. It seems there's never a shortage of those needing encouragement, so one of these days I'll figure out a way to get a stash made up so I don't always have to be so late with everything. I know, good intentions and all that.... But one day....
Boy, that kinda seemed like a downer post...such trying times for these two families. Sorry about that. Hearing of things like this really cause me to be thankful for how very blessed my family has been. I think I'll go give my two youngest kiddos a hug -- I'd hug them all, but the oldest ones are too far away. If you can reach 'em, I'm sure it would do your heart good to give your kids a hug too!
I used Jen del Muro's current Sketch For You To Try on these cards (Did I ever mention how much I love her sketches?): It was a fun sketch, but you can see I didn't challenge myself to vary my two cards too much. ;)
And before I go, I also wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who left me such sweet comments regarding my daughter's coaster album. I always appreciate your comments, but this was such a special project for me and I was really touched by your kind and complimentary words. You ladies are just so sweet. (Oh, and did you see that my daughter actually left me a comment there today -- her only comment on my blog?! Yes, the tears were flowing as I read that one.)
Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):
Some Bunny Polka Dots
Cardstock: White Daisy, Desert Sand, Blush (CTMH); Stamps: Some Bunny, Birthday Surprise (Verve), Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink); Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Blush, Desert Sand (CTMH); Other: classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Loew Cornell), stipple brush, organdy ribbon (CTMH), sandpaper, foam mounting tape
Some Bunny Gingham
Cardstock: White Daisy, Baby Pink (CTMH); Patterned Paper: (ret.) Baby Pink Gingham (CTMH); Stamps: Some Bunny, Birthday Surprise (Verve), Classic Numbers (CTMH); Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Chocolate (CTMH); Other: classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), checkerboard border punch (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Loew Cornell), stipple brush, glue dot, grosgrain ribbon (CTMH), foam mounting tape