Sunday, March 26, 2017

Back Home and on to the Birthdays

I am back in Maryland after visiting my Dad in California. I was happy to spend time with my Dad...we shopped, ate, saw movies and played with the cats.  There are three now, my Dad took in a little stray girl kitten who had been hanging out in the back yard.  She is wild, but has warmed to my Dad. She even let me get a couple of pets in.

As hubs was hunkering down waiting for the ice storm, I had my toes in the sand at Newport Beach. 

My Dad and I attended the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells while I visited.  It is a spectacular tennis venue with two stadiums and several side courts. That temp shot was at night, during the day it was 90+ degrees; so glad it wasn't me on those courts.

And no trip to California is complete without a stop at In-n-Out Burgers, its a classic.

Now that I am home and unpacked; I took a look at my April birthday list...7 cards need making and I haven't started the Easter cards either.  Time to get busy.

First up, for my BIL.  I love this embossing folder from Anna is perfect to give an little extra punch and drama to a masculine card.  No bling, but some vellum under the sentiment strip, and a few white Nuvo drops for added texture. I was inspired by Michele's last posting.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a pretty card, Cat, love the textured background, and those leaves are classic -love them in dp! Glad you're back home and thanks for the share of CA pics!

  2. I've never seen that EF before Cat . . . love it too (now I've seen it). Great idea putting the vellum behind the sentiment strip to add just a little something extra! Have a lovely Sunday! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a great time in California--fun seeing your pictures! You've made me add that embossing folder to my wishlist--LOVE it! Perfect guy card, my friend--love the white Nuvo drops on the white background!

  4. it's always so good to be home again isn't it!! and glad you are home for your birthday! love that background on your card (have never seen it before) and perfect for those pretty leaves.

  5. Great photo collage, Cat ... looks as though you had a wonderful (and warm!) time! Your card is fabulous ... the texture is so cool, such a delicious background for the leafy sprig! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Welcome home - sounds like a great time with your Dad. This card is wonderful!

  7. Sounds like you had a delightful visit with your dad! Love that embossing folder too, such a pretty card!

  8. Welcome home, Cat! I think it's really great that you enjoy spending time with your dad, and it sounds like this was a fun visit :)
    Very pretty card! I love the texture on your background, and the pattern on the leaves is so pretty!
    I hope you had a very Happy certainly deserve it, my friend!!!


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