Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Easter

Easter is getting close, friends, and I thought I'd share a card that I made for all the "little folks" near and dear to me. We are going RVing next week and won't be around to mail the cards, so they are going out a little early. What fun making this card. I must admit that I had to find directions on how to make the part to get the candy out without tearing the card apart, and I didn't have the latest Easter stamp to use, but I thought the "hot air balloon" worked well.

On another note, I'm trying to make some cards appropriate to send to a man and I found this stamp at a local stamp store. Just had to have it. I can't take credit for the layout; I got that from a blog I receive called Mojo Monday. What great ideas!

Hope you all enjoy the cards and have a wonderful Easter.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's been awhile, but here I am on this fine Sunday morning. What a beautiful day in Florida!

We returned from an RV trip on Thursday amid downpours... we didn't venture too far from home due to fuel costs, etc. but had a wonderful time at the Holiday Travel Resort in Leesburg. If I were a snowbird, I believe I'd like that park for the season. There is so much to do, from mini golf, to volleyball, to horseshoes, to tennis. Plus swimming, crafting, cards, etc. Even a restaurant with home cooking on premises.

Anyway, during our walks along the river (yes, there is a marina) we saw alligators, turtles and tropical birds. Looking across the river into the swamps was like seeing the Louisana bayou in the movies. Here's a couple of pictures from our trip.


Our daughter and her husband had visited from Connecticut the week before. We had the most divine weather while they were here. Couldn't have asked for better.

She is an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker, like me, and we had loads of fun touring the local scrapbook/stamp stores. We have three independent stores here in Spring Hill that carry unique products not found in the big chains. Needless to say, making the rounds was so much fun.

We also got time to take them to the pool and beach. A very restful vacation for them before they had to return to the "north country".