These are the cards I made for my Customer Appreciation Day. I used CTMH paper called "Lets Get Together" I love it! I think it is such fun, summer paper! I used it in the layout I did in my last post also, the one about Shantelle. Speaking of that layout, I never intended to let anyone else make it. It was just for show, I really went all out on it and tried some new techniques, it was A LOT of work. So, of course my mom and sister saw it and REALLY wanted to make it in our club. I knew how much work it would be for me to get everything cut and ready for them and I knew how much work it would be for them to put it together, but, I caved in and told them they could make it. So, the night before the club, I pulled an all nighter, I was up 'till 6 a.m. cutting paper, and getting all the ribbons, sassy strands, waxy flax, and accessories all ready in their own little envelopes. Last night was the club night and I gave them their little envelopes and their paper and let them get started. Now, you have to know that any time me, my mom and my sister get together, craziness ensues! We have so much fun together and we always make each other laugh hysterically! (did I spell that right?) Anyway, they both open their carefully put together envelopes and immediately, there are ribbons all over the table, mixed together, on the floor, everywhere! I swear it was like they just threw it in the air and let it fall where it may! But I know they didn't, they just get talking (or cackling as Adrian calls it!) and they are sharing stamps and inks and stuff gets shifted around! So my mom couldn't find half her stuff and my sister couldn't find some of hers. Meanwhile all three of us are talking a mile a minute and they are asking me one question after another as fast as they can! My mom, who HAD to make this page, was complaining the whole time about how hard it was! HELLO! I knew this! Anyway, it was so much fun! We were laughing about which "F words" my mom should use from the Alphabet Solo F stamp set for her layout! Usually, the club lasts 2 hours, last night it lasted for 3! When it's all said and done, the chaos with the supplies, the talking, the questions, all of it, made some really good memories and it was so worth all the work to have that time with my mom and sister. I love them so much and they are such a blessing in my life. My mom wrote a poem about her mom and sister, and me, my sister and her. The last line says,
"Me, Jenny and Heather We are great together just us three, A mother and two daughters How much greater could life be?"
I think it is so true! It is so fun to have 2 women in your life who understand you and your past, who love the same things you do, who have the same taste in clothes and food and home decor, who are there for you when you are going through hard times and who can make you laugh until you cry! Love you guys!