Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Visit with Sandie

While I was in England, I was super excited to also get to spend time with cousins/aunts/uncles.  My dear cousin, Sandie, and I have reconnected over the last several months.  She is a fellow blogger!  We chat regularly via email and it was fabulous to spend a couple of days with her and her dear hubby, Callum.  It is so nice to also meet a couple of her friends.  We talk so much that I feel like I'm connected to her day to day life even though we're 1,000s of miles away!  At the top right, we're posing outside her community park. On the left, they have created a neighborhood allotment.  It is absolutely wonderful to hear how it is bringing their community together.  Of course, Sandie and I also enjoyed chatting about crafting, got in a shop in London and may or may not have enjoyed a few glasses of wine together! Here's hoping we're together again very soon Sandie!

Before I headed to Sandie's, I had a really quick visit with her mum and dad...my Auntie Pat and Uncle Danny...we had a quick cup of tea before I got on the train to Sandie and Callum's.  And of course, Uncle Danny took care of my train ticket :)  Always looking out for me!

Earlier in the week, my mum and I went to my Auntie Anne's house.  On Sunday, we saw my cousins, Andy and Keith, and had a wonderful meal with their families.  One thing is always true about my family, we're never far from a laugh!  Andy's wife, Paula, made us a wonderful, wonderful meal...and we enjoyed some more wine! Oh how I wish I could see my mum's side of the family more often!  Thank goodness for blogging and facebook keeping us connected!

I have another card to share too...this time for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  I loved the bold colors in the inspiration photo and had fun with the background stamp...I was inspired by the pattern on the waffle cones.
 

And...as I mentioned earlier in the week, I made a card basket for a show choir fundraiser.  I thought I'd share the finished product below!
 

23 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have so much family to visit with Lynn. Your SPARKS card is lovely - love your interpretation of the waffle pattern. And your card basket is fabulous - what a great idea :)

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  2. Glad you had a great time with your family...priceless memories to cherish. :) Love the card basket, brilliant idea. :)

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  3. Wow! Love all you pictures! That card basket looks amazing!

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  4. Your trip looks like it was full of fun and treasured memories Lynn! What a pretty card today,love the way you mimiced the waffle cones. Fabulous gift basket too~WOW!

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  5. Wow, you certainly had a wonderful trip, Lynn! Love all the happy photos! Your card is beautiful, and your basket looks amazing all filled up with your talent! :)

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful trip, Lynn!! Your card is super fabulous. :)

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  7. Looks like you had so much fun over there, Lynn! So glad for you. :)

    I really love the way you interpreted this picture. I've had a really hard tie with it but you broke it down to it's basic elements so perfectly with this card! And your card basket rocks!

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  8. what another set of fabulous photos! You sure did a lot in one week :) I love the smile on your mom's face too :) I'm sure she was so happy to share part of her trip with you :) LOVE the basket! Can I bid on it? ;) love the way you displayed the cards so they are easy to see. Your last card is so bright and cheery and that inspiration photo is the coolest! I am so making those fruit cones!

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  9. seems you had a lot of fun. Love the basket idea.

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  10. Thanks for sharing more photos! It looks like you had an amazing trip. I love how you re-created the waffle on your card and the basket is a fantastic idea!

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  11. What wonderful family photos, love hearing about your trip!

    Your card is stunning-love the layers of stamped color!

    The card basket is amazing and such a great idea for a fundraiser!

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  12. What fabulous pics, Lynn! You sure managed to squeeze in a lot of family visits during your stay!
    Wowzers - that's one amazing take on the inpsiration pic - you've rocked it with those bold flowers/leaves contrasting against the neutrals!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  13. Fabulous pictures and I bet your basket of cards will be a hit!

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  14. A card basket??? What was it? It looks so awesome! If that was some type of prize, the winner must have been sooo happy :) The pictures of your family are great...I love the one of you sandwiched between the two big men :) And that card for the PSS challenge is really great! I love the bouquet of flowers you created.

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  15. You look like you had such a great trip, Lynn! I love the basket but I love your card even more! Amazing!

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  16. So I think this might be my new favorite card of yours. Love all the stamping, and it doesn't get muddled, which is so perfectly admirable. And what great pictures of you and your family. I still think how great it is that you got to go see them! And wow, what a card basket, I'm sure it will go super fast at the fundraiser.

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  17. Love your layered stamping--so colorful and gorgeous! Your time in London was special and precious! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Fabulous pics from your vacation...a fellow blogger...that's is sooo fun!!!!!

    Your card is wonderful...great take from the challenge.

    Card basket...what a FAB idea...looks sooo pretty!

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  19. Love the way you put your card basket together. I have made them for fundraisers before, but they never looked this pretty.

    Julie H in MN

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  20. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip reconnecting, Lynn! I'm so glad you got to go!

    Your card is an absolutely perfect take on the inspiration photograph! Way to pull out those colors! And your basket is WOW! I just LOVE it to pieces and hope it brings lots and lots and lots of dough to the show choir! Hugs!

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  21. I love your little grouping for the SPARKS challenge.

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  22. Great photos Lynn, looks like you had a great time meeting up with your family here :0)

    The way you interpreted the colours on the photo is brilliant Lynn even down to the harlequin bkgd too...genius thinking :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. super duper cute! love your card.

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