Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HOPPY EASTER - Celebrate With Flourish

Hi Everyone!!  I know many of you have read a lot about my Daddy and how he LOVED to be out in the yard working and loved to garden.  Before he got sick, he took a Knockout Rose bush and rooted numerous new bushes from it.  He gave one of those to me not long before he passed away.  I planted it last year and over the course of a long, dry, hot summer I was afraid that it had died.  Well, guess what!!  I got my first rose off of it TODAY!!!!  It's like it just popped out over night and there it was smiling at me this evening when I came home!!  I was so excited and I know my Daddy was excited too!!  Mom and I have always said that we figure God put Daddy in charge of all the gardens when he got to Heaven because of his passion for gardening!!  Guess I'm going to have to get my bud vases down so that I can have a little bit of Daddy in the house this summer!

Well, I've rambled long enough, now on to the card that I made for Jacob's teacher for Easter.  I always try to send her a little something each holiday to show my appreciation for all she does for my son.  I feel like teachers work really hard and don't get paid near enough for what they do. 

For this card, I used the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge and cut the litte "Peep" at 2" and the Hoppy Easter at 2".  I popped the peep on the front for dimension.  I tied coordinating ribbon on the card and on the stem of the bloom flower.  This is just a simple card made very easily with the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge.  Sad to say, but this was the first time that I've used this cartridge but I think I'll be using it a lot in the future.

Thanks for visiting and for allowing me to ramble on about my Daddy!  I wish everyone could be blessed with such good parents like I have and I'm thankful that I can say that my Mom is also my best friend!!  Please come back and visit tomorrow and I promise not to be so long winded!!  Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna


  1. Donna, I thank God for you and Brian. You are truly the best children a Mom could ask for. When I got home from your house, my roses were in full bloom. My Gentle Ben's presence is everywhere. I love you.


  2. Donna,
    What a very sweet story about the roses, that is so nice.
    I also really like the card you made for Jacob's teacher. You are correct, they work very hard for very little


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