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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mothers N Others Day


30 Mothers N Others Day cards....all done!!
My husband puts on a Mothers Day Event for the Alzheimer Patients at the nursing home.  It is for the Mothers and "Others" (Care-givers).  It is a big event...everyone dresses up in their best...there is a wonderful meal, lots of memories and tears.  It started out with me volunteering to make the invitations several years ago and now has turned into a yearly event.  Many look forward to the hand-made invites that are sent.  


It is the only time I make so many cards alike and not something I enjoy doing but it sure feels good to know that they are going to those who really appreciate them!

This Beautiful Alzheimer poem was added inside the invite

When I was lost, you showed the way.
When I was frightened, you calmed fear away.
You made me laugh, when I wanted to cry.
I fail so often and you tell me; “Just try.”
You are my friend, and I forgot your name.
I called for help and it was you; who came…
by Tim Brennan


thank you for stopping by!
Manetta

Sesame Street is coming to the Party

In June one of my granddaughters will be 2.  For her birthday, she is having a Sesame Street Birthday.  I made these characters as part of the decorations.  I made patterns out of cardboard and cut out all the pieces with scrap paper to try to match the characters as much as possible.  If you click on each picture, it will open up larger.




Here is some of the mess that was on my desk from the pieces of paper!


Every thing was cut from a piece of paper from eyes, noses, arms, stripes, shoelace etc!  After all the pieces were put together, I backed them all with black cardstock, cut the edge leaving a trim.   It was time consuming but I had a lot of fun.  I am sure even granddaughter at only 2 will enjoy them!

Manetta

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Digital Birthdays



My brother-in-law had a birthday last week so I made him a couple of cards!  Both are digital downloads from Bugaboo Digi Stamps colored by Twin Touch Markers.

Thank you for stopping by!
Manetta

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stamping Up Class



I had not been to a stamping class in many months so I decided to set time aside and join  Lisa Reber-Gulfcoast Stamper once again.  These are two of the cards we made that night.  I have fallen in love with the flower stamps and punch on the birthday card.  I can't wait for my order to come in so that I can start using it!!

~hugs~
Manetta