Hi, guys! Hope everyone is doing well. I have been very busy these past few days "making merry" to celebrate my birthday. I have been away a few days visiting my parents in the Catskills for the weekend. We had a great time, and I got to spend quality time with my parents. I even was able to have my mom teach me to make her fabulous spaghetti gravy and meatballs. This is something I have been waiting to learn from her for many years. Mom has cooked for our large family for many years but is a "by feel" kind of cook so she could never give me "the recipe," so with pad and pen in hand, I watched her and took detailed notes. Can't wait to give it a try. I will share the recipe sometime. I first have to measure out the ingredients as she doesn't measure.
Before my trip upstate, I went to dinner with my two sisters and had a great time with them and a girlfriend. After dinner my nephew Christopher (age 12) presented me the greatest gift. He wrote a poem for school that I LOVED about his art. It really spoke to me when I read it, and so he framed it and decorated it for my new stamp room. I think everyone should feel free with their art and create for the joy of it. This is something I will treasure always!
Last, but not least, I thought I would share a card my hubby made for me! He is not a crafter, or a stamper, so it is extra special to me. He worked on it on the sly when I was not around. You see that the age is crossed out and then written in? Well, it is because I was thinking I was turning 45 for most of the year; I just realized I was turning 46 a couple of months ago. I can't believe I forgot a year! My husband thought that was hysterical and so he had to incorporate that in the card.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets
Paper: Stampin' Up
I look forward to finding some crafty time this week and I will be sharing some cards with you soon!
Have a great night!