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Saturday, January 18, 2014

SSSHHHHH....heading to a surprise 85th Birthday Party tomorrow!

I get to go to the Seattle area for a surprise 85th party, and then lucky me gets to stay over until Wednesday with my BFF, Lin...and can you guess what we might do???  I will take the train home on Wednesday.  DH isn't happy about the length of time, but he will survive and maybe appreciate all I do a little more??  Sadly, my dad is not going to go with us...he is 92 and has not been feeling that great lately and just doesn't think it would be easy for him to make that 3 hour drive and he really doesn't want to stay that turns it into a 6 hour drive!!  He will be missed by all because everyone in the family loves him so...

Here is my card for Hank...don't you love that name?  So old is really Henry and that name is coming around again...

I oversized the's okay because I had a BIG envelope...a spare one from something...and I wanted to use those BIG numbers, so I made a BIG card for this birthday celebration.  My brothers bought 2 bottles of I made a bag to put them into:
Well, that is it until Sunday when I can craft with my BFF...I need to take my granddaughter to her basketball game tonight as her parents are in New Orleans until Monday.
Have a super weekend!
Heart Hugs,


  1. Seems like a lot of fun and your hubby will survive ;) My fathers name was Henk, overhere you don't hear that name not often anymore. The card, envelope and tag you made for Hank is great! Love that design! Great colors, festive and fresh and I'm sure he will appreciate this so much!

  2. Love those little stars on that big card. The bag is so very cute. What a happy set to give. Enjoy your trip and sounds like you will be shopping. Sometimes husbands should fend for themselves a few days so they remember how valuable you are! Have a good time at granddaughter's game. We have grandson's ball game today but can't go because of snow. It may be cancelled. It's early yet to know for sure.

  3. Hi Colleen,

    I came to comment on the Seize post but this caught my eye too...

    Wonderful - such a great idea with the card AND bag!

    I won't tell... promise. Hope the party goes well.


  4. Great card and bag. Everyone will rave about it. Can hardly wait to pick you up. See you soon my friend....

  5. What a fun bday card! A wonderful bag that you decorated, too! Hope you have a wonderful trip!:-)


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