Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's Great Being Home, Happy Birthday Abby!

After spending much of the winter in a Florida hospital with my daughter, I am very happy to report she is back home next door to me and doing very well. 

I didn't realize just how much I missed my stamps and inks until I went to an SU workshop the Saturday after I got back.  All my stamping buddies were there and we chatted and stamped and chatted and made cards and chatted and had snacks and chatted - YEAH!!!  After I got home, out came the stamps, inks, papers, etc and I stamped and colored until bedtime!  What a great feeling that was.  Even though I took some stamped images and Copics with me to FL, it just wasn't the same.  Know what I mean?!?!!

My husband's bus rider turned thirteen on April 14!  Happy Birthday, Abby! I finally was able to meet Abby - such a cute girl!  She helped us name our new kitty last summer.  We now have to specify if we are talking about Abby girl or Abby cat.  For this very special occasion, I naturally had to make a card.  Here it is -

I used Tilda with Balloon and the Balloon Background from the new You Are So Special collection.  The paper was from JoAnn's.  The flowers are individual stems from a flower bush from Walmart.  Ribbon was Walmart too.
Twice in the last week about dinner time we had a very colorful visitor to our front yard.  A ring-necked pheasant drake was helping himself to the spilled birdseed under our feeder.

I took 6 or 7 pics, but this one turned out to be the best and most colorful.  Two days after I took this pic, he was back for seconds.  I didn't see him today, but then it was raining.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Abby's birthday card and our pheasant visitor with me!


1 comment:

Card Crazy said...

Sweet card for a sweet little girl. After all, she did get a "Best Rider" award, didn't she?
Sue S.