Hey All! Happy Hump Day to each and every one of you! I hope this post finds you all, well , warm, safe, and happy! I have another Gunther update at the end of the post for those who want to know what's going on with him!
I have a ton to share with you in this post, so I'm getting right to it!
I've been working on Valentine Day cards for Pat Adam's kids at Michigan's Children's Hospital. I participated last year, and I'm very honored to be able to do it again this year. I bought a set of stamps by Recollections called "Don't Bug Me". When I saw this set and bought it months ago, I did so with Pat's kids in mind. So here are the cards I made for them. I made two of each:
Making cards for the kids is a blast and it makes me feel good that I'm doing something to put a smile on their faces. If you want to do the same, again, the info is here at Pat's blog.
This next card is related to the above. My good blogging buddy Chris at Mud Maven Designs is offering an array of wonderful things as blog candy if you help Pat out as well. She challenges us to do 5-10 cards for Pat's project and to follow a sketch for another Valentine card. Here is the sketch and my card:
I just don't feel I'm good at sketches and that's why I don't do many. I always feel like I have to follow them to the "T", and I get really frustrated if I can't do it just right. Anyway, I wanted to play along with this one.
I also wanted to take some time to share with you some of the very sweet things that several of you have done for me. I've kinda waited and wanted to put them all together. So here are things I've received from some very sweet, thoughtful people:
Lorraine from "Lorraine's Loft" was so nice to send me the above after winning my last blog candy. Lorraine did one of the most thoughtful things ever. . .she actually went through my entire blog to look at all the cards I did with House Mouse images so that she wouldn't duplicate any that I already had when she stamped out a bunch for me. Lorraine, that was amazingly thoughtful and was so appreciated - Thank You!
This wonderful HM stamp was sent to me by the very sweet Margie at "Oh Bumbles Me". She had emailed me and said she had this stamp and it needed a home. She sent it along wit this amazing card! Thanks so much Margie! It was so nice of you to do!
Gina Wrona (Gina's blog here) sent this wonderful gift for Gunther! Is this not cute?? The card is so adorable and the decorated Altoids tin contained a wonderful bone for Gunther. Gina, you are so very sweet and you have been a wonderful blogging friend. Your constant concern has been amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope your sweet Zorro is doing well.
And this was sent to me from a fellow Hoosier blogging buddy, Julia at "Indiana Julia and Her Temple of Crafting" (love that blog name!). She emailed me out of the blue and wanted to know if I would like some House Mouse images. This is what arrived in the mail. That card just melts my heart, and the images she sent are wonderful. The extras she sent were such a wonderful surprise. Thank you so much, Julia. It was very kind of you!
This funny, sweet card came from one of my very sweet neighbors, Pat. It came complete with a bag from a local dog bakery with some wonderful dog treats for Gunther & Shotsy. I know she reads my blog, so Pat, thank you again for your thoughtfulness and kindness. Gunther and Shotsy LOVED the treats! I LOVE the way you "wrinkled" the background paper on this card. How did you do that? And the eyes on that frog made me laugh out loud they are so cute!
And this adorably sweet card was sent to Gunther from Jan McConnell at "Serendipity Stamping by the Gulf".
She sent this adorable easel card to Gunther. I love this image, and the sentiment is adorable. Thank you Jan and I hope your little sweet Dulcie is doing OK too! Again, thanks so much for your thoughtfulness.
I am so blessed and my life is so much more enriched by all of you. Whether you have sent things, or emailed me, or left comments on my blog, you have all meant so much to me. I honestly feel that I have so many friends out there and you have most definitely helped me through this episode with Gunther. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. You have ALL made a difference in my life!
Quick update on Gunther. He still has quite a dramatic limp going on, but he is definitely starting to do "Gunther" things that he hasn't done since the injury. His leg does not seem to be as sensitive to pressure, and he is way more mobile than he has been in almost 2 weeks. So, I think he is on the mend, but Daddy is not letting him get away with anything. Keep sending your good thoughts and prayers his way. I know they have been working!
Well, that's it for this post. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm going to start visiting your blogs in the morning over my coffee. So I can't wait to see what you've been up to. Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below!
Take care my friends! GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!