During my stay in California, I traveled south, making two separate visits to my sister-in-law, who lives in Carmichael. She graciously provides a comfortable place to stay while there, and I must tell you, she is an excellent cook! Because she is always so welcoming, I want to let her know how much I enjoy her company, and I always look forward to seeing her. A little side attraction is that I get to spend time with her grandsons who are often in her company. As I have no grandchildren of my own but worked around young elementary-age children until I retired, I find them delightful and full of fun. Each has their own personality and sense of humor, bringing laughter and smiles to me. I hope she enjoys this card I made for her:
It is fitting that I give my sister, Heidi Gonzales, credit (www.mylilscrapcorner.blogspot.com), as I lifted her idea from a card class she taught back in January 2011. I used the same papers plus an additional pattern, enlarged my card, and made it square. I added sewing stitches to several layers, and also popped on a bright turquoise pearlized button to liven up the flower. I think it turned out very appealing!