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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Freshly Made Sketch # 25

It has been quite a while since I have had a chance to play along with this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Since I try to send a card to each of my three aunts every month, this card is for St. Patrick's Day...and then I type a nice letter to go inside to give the aunts chit chat about what my family is up to...notes on all the grandchildren and I also keep them posted on their brother, my dad who will be 91 this fall.  His sisters are going to be 93, 89 and a SIL will be 90 this year...isn't that amazing??  And they so love getting my cards and especially the letter filled with wonderful family stories...it is a way to keep connected.  They all live in the Seattle, Washington area and I am down here in the Portland, Oregon area so we don't get to see each other very often, but I send them cards often...So here is the card for the sketch:
The stamps are from Verve called "Lucky You" it has four sizes of shamrocks and 5 sentiments and there are four dies to go with each shamrock.  Inside the card it reads:  "May your BLESSINGS outnumber the Shamrocks that grow"...and I think at their age, they are indeed a blessing to our family!

6 comments:

  1. I love your St Patrick's Day card - your aunts will be pleased to receive such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. Narelle

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  2. What a lovely gift you give with your monthly cards! These will be appreciated for sure. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  3. I LOVE green. This is just great. Very strong design with just a few means. Great card Colleen!
    Thanks for the comment on Erik. Yes, he is a real lady killer I can tell you!

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  4. Love this card! How nice of you to keep in touch each month. I bet your cards and letters are so appreciated!

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  5. What a great card! Love the green hues. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  6. Fun take on the sketch! What a great way to keep in touch with family each month. I should work on doing that myself. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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