Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Made with Love in April

Several special days in April ... opportunities to show love with a handmade card. I've been taking time in recent years to try to make more cards instead of purchasing them. Partly possible because of the supply of scrapbooking paper & embellishments that I have collected over the years. And partly because it is hard for me to pay $3. or more to purchase a card. And I like to feel like I have given some time and love into the giving of a card, putting a little of my heart into it. (I do love all cards, though, store bought or handmade ... I treasure all the cards I have received, and usually save them!)

As life is full and my time is limited, though, I do not get as fancy as some do with their card-making ... thankful for ribbon and embellishments that you can use to make something special in very little time. Here are some that I made this past month:

Such an exciting event ... the arrival and adoption of a sweet baby boy for good friends of ours!

And what fun to celebrate our two little grandsons, twins, turning 2 years old!

And our oldest granddaughter, turning 15!  Where have the years gone?  She is the sweetest ...

A big day ... my father turned 90 this month!  A bigger celebration coming in July when all my brothers and their families will be here.  We took him out to eat on his actual birthday and gave him this card.

Linking up to A Bowl Full of Lemons, sharing creative projects.


  1. Your creations are very lovely! Hand made cards are a gift in themselves.

  2. What beautiful cards these are! I keep telling myself I should try to be more crafty but sadly I tend to put it off until too late then I have to purchase one. I agree, I feel the pinch everytime I fork over that much money on a card:(
    I also would like to let you know that I have given you an award on my blog. I hope you like it :)