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Flowers and Fun with Family and Friends!


Hello,  Flowers is the topping we have starting today over at Seize the Birthday! The card I have for you above was one I had made a while ago and never got around to posting.

Card Details: Oxide Inks and stenciling, MFT- flowers and wonky rectangles, Vase is Gina K on puffy paper, Circle- SU, the fancy tag is probably Spellbinders, the sentiment is computer generated. Lots of pop dots for dimension.

Before I go I would like to quickly share where I have been the last week or so. Hubby and I took a trip to Chicago and we spent three days exploring the fabulous city.  Then Fellow STB-DT member and my Birthday sister Barb and her husband Tom picked us up at the train station. We then got to spend a few more days in Kenosha, Wisconsin at their lovely home. We had a great time and they were such gracious hosts.  We also took a drive up to Gina K’s store and lucky for us she was there.  It was nice to meet the person that helped start this crazy and wonderful hobby of mine.  If it wasn’t for Gina K and other stamping companies, I would never have met so many wonderful card makers, and for that, I will always be grateful.  Some photos from our trip:

View from our Hotel room.

Our room is at the top of that narrow peak.  If you are ever looking for a nice hotel in downtown Chicago…I recommend The River Hotel.

Fountain Park

Having lunch on the River.

Moonet! I love it!

Lunch with Dave’s cousins. Lynne on the far left works in downtown Chicago. Gary and Jean came up from Michigan.

Love the reflection of the city on the bean in Millennium Park.

Lunch with my cousin Peggy who works in downtown Chicago.

We loved hanging out down by the river. We walked 30 miles in less than three days.

Me in front of Calder sculpture in the middle of downtown.

Gina’s store is about 45 minutes from Barb’s house in Greendale Wisconsin.

Gina K, Barb, and the Jolly Green Giant.

Birthday sisters- Having lunch by the river in downtown Milwaukee.

Me, Dave, Barbara, and Tom. We decided we are all siblings from another mother. The guys are alike and we already knew we were so much alike.

Barbara and I in her Craft room the day we left!

Thanks for sticking with me on this post! Now it’s back to reality! I go back to work on Monday…boohooo!

Take care, Nanc



11 thoughts on “Flowers and Fun with Family and Friends!

  1. Your little bouquet is adorable and I love the colors. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Can’t believe it’s time for school to start already. Happy that you were able to get away for a little while.

  2. Love the background and your cute little vase of lovely flowers. Enjoyed seeing all the wonderful photos of your trip. Looks like you and Barb had a great visit also, and you got to meet Gina K. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks like one amazing trip! (I think it would be dangerous to live so close to Gina’s store, though…)
    Your vase of flowers is beautiful! The solid circle and the stencilling set it off perfectly. Pretty card!

  4. I truly love your card, but I have to say that I love the post just a little more So kind of you to share and we do look very happy. Good times!

  5. Love this bouquet of fun flowers! Very cheery card.

    • HA! Missed the vaca photos [popped back to look]– your room view was AMAZING! Sounds like a perfect trip.

  6. Looks like you had a fabulous time on your holiday! Love your pretty bouquet 🙂

  7. Such a pretty bouquet, love the textured purple vase. Looks like you had an amazing holiday!! Wonderful pics, Cathy x

  8. That bouquet is just so pretty and cute! Love the textures that you’ve made on the vase and on the background. And the pics too – wonderful to take a look at them! 🙂

  9. Love the purple background and vase with the pop of yellow-orange flowers! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!!! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

  10. Oh I just loved seeing your flower card, but then all those wonderful pictures from your trip were just fabulous! I am so glad you shared them. And I didn’t like reading that last sentence…you are back in school? WHAT? Already? I will send you an email and fill you in on things…mostly good. Dina is feeling great…thank you so much for always asking about her and keeping her in your prayers!

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