Hello, my friends,
What a lovely weekend. We didn't have a lot on our "To Do" list since Mike knew he had to work on a project at work for part of the weekend. It went by so quickly though. Yesterday was my beautiful Mama's 71st birthday. She is honestly my best friend and the most caring, thoughtful and strong woman I've ever known. I'm beyond blessed that God picked me to be the daughter of such an incredible woman.
Since she and my Dad had a full and fun schedule yesterday on her actual birthday, we planned to have a family dinner tonight at her favorite restaurant....Olive Garden. Go figure! Her name just happens to be "Olive". LOL Ironic, right?
This afternoon I was in my stamp room and Linz came in a plopped down to just visit. I asked her if she'd like to make a birthday card for Nannie (expecting her to say "nah" since she's never wanted to stamp with me before). I was shocked when she said, "Sure!". I let her pick out the colors and stamps etc and just guided her a little. It was incredibly sharing that with her and it meant so much to me. Here are a few photos of our time together.... I just had to share....
|Stamping the cupcake she chose....|
|She chose the Large Scallop Punch to punch it out...|
|Then she carefully colored it with Stampin' Markers...|
|She cut out a Top Note with the Big Shot and then embossed it using the Polka Dot Folder|
|She punched out another scalloped circle...this one in Pool Party|
|She added a little "bling" to her cupcake....|
|She punched out 3 hearts to go on the inside....|
|TA DAAAAA! Gorgeous!|
|She found her pink pen and signed it just for Nannie!|
|Nannie at dinner....She LOVED Lindsay's creation!|
What a treasure! She did an amazing job and I'm really proud of her. I think Nannie liked it too. :-)
I think she did a fabulous job and I'll always treasure the time we spent making it together. Sometimes life seems so rushed and it would've been easier to just pick up a card at the store. I'm so glad we didn't and I'm especially glad that we had that short half hour together. We shared laughs and creativity and so much more. What a blessing.
So...I hope you take a little time out to make a few memories of your own. ...Times to treasure....
Stamped Blessings to you and yours,