After several days of 'hectic', all in very good ways - and a few in fantastic ways (birthday party on the weekend for my darling niece and nephew, plus a weekend with Mom) - I finally got my act somewhat together and created a card for the following challenges: Just Us Girls #333~Flowers,
Less Is More Colour Week~Citrus and CAS(E) this Sketch #162
Several new polychromos pencils have joined my initial collection of 36 (*palm smack on forehead* should have purchased the entire kit 'n kaboodle of 120 from the outset...but I wasn't sure I'd love them. Turns out I do. Big Love), so a few had an opportunity to play....as did my 'texture' MB stencil. Wonderful Michele's sweet Happy Birds card, using the speech bubble, was especially inspiring...(and, my friend, should you be reading this, I'll be catching up on your gallery of *awwww* and AWE, very soon!)
Simple card; heart-warming message.
Before I go, here's a photo of the birthday cakes my sister-in-law designed for my niece and nephew, who turn 6 and 4, respectively, this month. She carved out the center of the white-icing cake and when she cut in...an explosion of M&Ms! The kiddos were thrilled, as were the big kiddos, standing by! Can you say: SUGAR RUSH!
My niece and I had our first 'just us two' shopping date...way tooooo much fun! When I asked her earlier in the week what she'd like for a birthday gift, her first response was "Surprise me." Eventually, we narrowed things down: I could buy her any kind of dress I wanted, as long as it had flowers all over it (so much for 'any kind I wanted' *grin*), books and jewelry. So...that's what we shopped for, with her net birthday package containing, three dresses, one of which has flowers all over, three books and one little sparkly guitar charm. Happy niece = Happy Aunty c! Bonus: everything was on super sale! SCORE!! A shopping trip with Mr. C is still on the radar for later this month...I'd best get well-rested before that happens. He's energy personified!
Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!