Saturday, July 15, 2017

Holly (Jolly)

For the last 3 years, we've rented a 1 room cabin at Holly River State Park for 3 nights. Deer, trails, beautiful scenery right outside your door. No electronics with the sound of a rolling creek outside your window. Fully stocked kitchen (take your own food) though we walk to Kathy's restaurant most nights to buy her handmade dessert. A nice pool on site too. Only 2 1/2 hours from home. What fun!

I journaled notes from each of the 3 days we spent at the park.  It is totally relaxing.  For crafts, I made 15 Christmas cards!


Monday, July 3, 2017

June Cards

My nephew Brian was 36 this month.  The picture on the card is Brian at a young age.  He is such a sweet young man with a lovely wife and baby who just turned 1.

"T is for terrific
H is for hunny
I is for irresistable
R is for ravishing
T is for tantalizing
Y is for you.

S is for super
I is for icon
X is for xtra special"

This birthday card is for April, a lovely single Mom who has done well by her daughters.

My nephew Steve was 41 this month.  He's a great Dad and very young at heart.

This Fathers Day card is for my brother Jim.  He is a patriot.  The picture is of him with his adult children.

"It's the day to have a rest
And do what you like best!"

My Fathers Day card for Bob.  I also made a display with a few pages featuring him and a place for his other cards.

"Hard work, loyalty, generosity too.
Are just some of the traits that I see in you.

It may not seem so, but I'd bet it holds true
That our boys were watching and seeing them too.

As your wife and their mother thought I'd take this cue
To say I'm so glad they've grown learning from you!"

A birthday card for John, one of my nature loving friends.
"Here's wishing you a wonderful day
With lots of best wishes
On this your special day."