Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ron's Birthday Card

So my sister, Barbara, visited me for a few days this week. We had fun working on cards together. She even surprised me with a beautiful thank-you card, which she made right in front of me! And I was so focused on Ron's birthday card that I didn't even notice. Yeah, I'm not oblivious or anything. Much.

Anyway, we got quite a bit accomplished--I have a Christmas card design in mind and so does Barbara; I got Ron's card done and so did Barbara. But she also made a very cute card for our grand-nephew, Tristan, and I haven't yet. And she made the card for me. So, in terms of being productive, she has me beaten by a long shot!

While Barbara was here we had a couple of really good meals. That's because we went out to eat. I had basically nothing in my pantry or frig; just a few frozen entrees, (which we also gagged down for a meal). But we did enjoy eating at Kitchen 56 the day she came out. And we had a wonderful dinner at the Deli on Tuesday. Thursday we had a delicious meal at the Dhaba. However, I forgot to take my ranitidine before that dinner, silly me, and then I ate some super spicy chutneys. I promptly got a massive case of indigestion. Oh, mama, was I in pain that night. Not the fault of the restaurant, mind you. The fault of the diner, namely me. Geesh! Will I never learn? The next day Barbara and I ate at the Deli for lunch with our sister, Merrilyn. Another really good meal! Of course, if you sprinkle in the toast, bananas, and a veggie burger from Burger King that we consumed, you could make a case for some pretty crappy eating, too. Sorry, Barbara! I also need to thank my sweet sister for allowing me to show her my photos from the Maui trip Gary and I took in September.  :^)

Below is the birthday card I made for my brother-in-law, Ron. I am entering it into two challenges:

I used the following to make this card:

Sarah Kay's Jean-Luc playing ball with Claude stamp
Stampin' Up Full of Life stamp
My Mind's Eye Paris & Co DSP 
Bazzill CS
Crate Paper Static Collection Die Cut
Spellbinders Labels 23 and Nestabilities Rectangles
Tim Holtz Spinner, Mini Clip, and Token
Stampin' Up Trinket
Ink by Memento and Ranger
Copic markers: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, C00, C0, C1, BG0000, BG000, B0000, B000

Here's hoping everyone everywhere is having a wonderful weekend!


  1. I loved every minute staying with you and even the freezer meal! Now I need you to push ME, where are you? Oh, that's right I have Jimmy here now, that's where my time goes. Anyway, your card is so beautiful and I know Ron will appreciate it. You do nice work, baby sister!

  2. Yes, I heard that Jim is here when I called to wish Ron a Happy Birthday. He really got here early this time, huh? So, I am sure that you are busy running from stem to stern with him now. Hey, if you get the chance, when you are in Mexico, would you get me some more acyclovir cream, please? Four tubes would be great. Thank you so much!!!

    And thank you for the compliment on this card. I am so glad that you are now able to comment! That's really cool! You should become a follower, too! :^)

    Have a great trip! Love you!

  3. I'm glad you had so much fun making the cards, and the one for Ron is darling. I'm sure he loved it! The colors are so great together here with the browns and blues. And the stamped image is so cute!

  4. Thank you, Angela! Glad you liked it! :^)


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