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Archive for the month “April, 2015”

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #26

Colorful birthday

Have a colorful birthday!

I found more inspiration on Pinterest and decided to interpret this card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create it:

Fold the dark blue cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″. Cut HAPPY from the Tiny Treasures cartridge at 1″ and cut three of each letter. Adhere the HAPPY letters together. Cut BIRTHDAY from the white cardstock using the Quickutz alphabet die.  Cut strips of cardstock to coordinate with HAPPY.  Adhere the letters and strips to the cardstock.

I separated the letters from the strips for more definition and readability.  I also changed the color way because I wanted a more contemporary feel.  I was really happy with the result and the recipient was impressed too.


Vintage Roses

So lovely!

So lovely!

My garden amazes me.  With the unseasonably warm weather this winter, we have been hit hard with a riot of weeds.  No joke!  Weeds everywhere you can see – front yard, side yard, driveway and back yard.  Amongst the weed meadow in the back yard, I could faintly see these roses blooming.  It brought a smile to my face.  And of course, they needed to be displayed in the old mason jar that was unearthed from our back yard during our home renovation.  Such a beautiful sight!  Thank you, garden.

One may live without bread, not without roses. – Jean Richepin


Fruit Delivery


Sharing the bounty

Sharing the bounty

My father was sharing the love last week.  My parents were preparing to leave town on vacation and he needed to survey the orchard to pick any fruit before the squirrels got to them.  He brought over a large grocery bag stuffed with lemons and avocados.  I separated our share and took the rest to work to divide amongst my colleagues.  They were overjoyed and thought it was Christmas in April!  The joy on their faces is unmistakable.  My father’s hard work and care of his trees is brought forth tenfold in the fruit they produce.  The lemons and avocados are unbelievably large and so tasty.  Yum!  Thanks to my father for sharing his bounty and bringing a smile to our faces.

I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. – Frank Bruni


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