Friday, May 24, 2013

Family Visits

Although my daughters weren't able to be with us for Mother's Day, my youngest daughter and her family were able to visit last weekend instead.  They brought my oldest grandson with them, 16 month old Parker, and I remember much more vividly the energy it takes to look after a busy little guy like he is.  We had some delightful times, however, including dancing together to the demo track on our electronic piano.  Parker seemed to love that and he would just snuggle up close and enjoy being twirled and whirled to the music.  When the demo track was winding down, he would signal "More!" and away we would go again.

We paid a visit to Kangaroo Creek Farm as well and enjoyed learning about kangaroos and being close to them and petting them.  Parker, however, was way more enamoured with the many gates at the farm - not quite what we had in mind!

Jaimie, my youngest, brought me a Mother's Day card she had made and I wanted to share it with you.

The stamp image is a retired set from the 2011/12 Catalogue called Oval All, but I love Jaimie's layout and colour choices, inspired by the flag of Patio Party DSP which will no longer be available after June 3. (So better stock up now!)  Her card base is Crumb Cake topped with a layer of Summer Starfruit card stock and the hand cut flags, the other from Primrose Petals card stock.

The Pool Party layered behind the Whisper White sentiment panel is the perfect colour choice and is echoed in the DSP as well. 

Parker brought me a really cute card as well, but I suspect he had a little help with his!  He did write in it, though! 

He knows his Grandma loves cats!  This beauty is from the stamp set Storybook Friends and it was watercoloured.  The DSP is an old friend from the Fall Holiday catalogue.  It was good to see it again.

Thanks for dropping by today, and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps:  Oval All (retired); Storybook Friends (w126735; c126737)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Summer Starfruit (126839), Primrose Petals (126841), Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730) and Pool Party (122924) card stock; Patio Party DSP (126916)*; Orchard Harvest DSP (retired)
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Midnight Muse (126860) and Early Espresso (126974)
Accessories:  Linen Thread (104199)

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