Good morning! I have a few things to share today…first up is the card I made for me and all my siblings to give to our dad for his 80th birthday party today. His real birthday is in a month, but my sister from Texas is up so we thought it would be a great time to have everyone come to town as well and celebrate during our long weekend. We even have relatives from California here! So I was asked (of course) to make dad’s card a few days ago. I immediately thought it would be fun to do a real vintage photo of all us kids. So during a family dinner last night, I snuck into the spare bedroom where all the family photos are and took this one to scan. It’s my first birthday!! LOL See the cake in front of me with 1 candle? I also stamped happy birthday 6 times to represent us 6 kids :) Inside the card, I printed out this sweet cowboy blessing (my dad’s a cowboy :)
May the rains fall on your pastures and the grass grow belly high.
May your calves get fat and sassy and none of your cows be dry.
May your horses be sure footed and blessed with good cow sense.
May your neighbours lend a hand when it's time to fix the fence.
May the sun shine on your crops when you harvest in the fall.
May your handshake be considered your word by one and all.
When your life is filled with laughter or when it's sad and grey,
may those you love be with you to share each blessed day.
By Anne Slade 1998
Next up is a fun little announcement. This Be@Home blog contacted me and asked if I would like to be featured in their Best of the Web section. I don’t know how they found me, but after asking a few questions agreed to do it…you can check out the feature here :)
And last but not least…today’s is the last day to enter the Verve Diva Dare challenge. There are 2 ways to win some Verve-y goodness…make a card/project for the challenge and link it HERE and/or leave comments on all the Diva posts and a random winner will be chosen. All the deets and some serious eye candy are over on the Verve Blog.
Thanks for stopping by…be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun little announcement :)