Monday, December 22, 2014

Take Care with Love

Just popping in with a quick post to join in at
with an optional twist of love
to celebrate DT member, Marina's upcoming wedding.

I like to do calendars for some special people
and DH likes that I keep one on my desk.

This was February's picture from last year.

Since this is a snippet from last year's calendar, I'm going to go play at

I hope you are enjoying holiday festivities.

We had our annual "Cookie Day" yesterday.
It's a day for all three of our daughters and our grandchildren
to spend the day with a sugar rush and,
as our oldest daughter says,
"making cousin memories".

This year the 2 youngest, Jack and Emmy,
were interested in doing some crafts.
We had so much fun!
I wish I had gotten some photos, but when the kids are here,
the camera is hidden.

I did get a photo of some of the ornaments they made.

Needless to say, I will be finding glitter well into the new year!

I may change my name to Sparkle!

The older boys found Pop's record player and old records.
I'm talking vinyl here.
They also discovered the speed button and thought it was great fun
to play the 33 1/3 speed records at 45 and 78.
It kept them entertained for hours!

Who needs new toys?

Thanks for the visit.


All supplies are Stampin' Up!  Most are retired and I did this so long ago, I'm not even going to try to guess all the supplies.  If  there's something you really want to know, email me.


Cathy said...

Sounds like lots of fun at your place Bonnie! Love the calendar idea. Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, Cathy x

Sue said...

Just catching up on your fab posts Bonnie seems ages since I had some free time to comment..hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

MaryH said...

What a perfectly cute snippet card. I recycle calendar pictures too, but this one is just adorable. Love the extra details you've added to make it all your own. Also loved your pretty Grandchild ornaments. What a clever group of crafts you're bringing up. A little Sparkle will be worth the fun you had. I can just picture them with the vinyl & changing the playing speed. I'm surprised they knew what a phonograph was! It's hard to find turntables now-a-days. We have a neighbor who searches them out, and restores them for collectors. He's been eyeing ours, that is about 30 yrs old (still works though!) One day I'm going to take the vinyl and transfer to the computer & then put on cds, and get the dust collectors out of the house!!! Merry Christmas, Miss Sparkle. TFS & Hugs too (and thanks for the prayers.)

Loll said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love kraft with red and white ... awesome colour combo. And love the bird on the branch with the heart "leaves".

Bet you had so much fun making wonderful memories with your family. Loll xx

JoAnn said...

Adorable card. Love the details.
It sounds like you had a wonderful day making cookies and ornaments. Good luck with the glitter. :)

Sarn said...

Cute card with a great theme Bonnie (I mean Sparkle!). Love the look of the glittery stars - but loose glitter is a big no-no for me!!!!

Happy Christmas to you and yours xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So lovely, I really like the red and Kraft together.

How wonderful to have such joy in your home with your Grandchildren.

Di said...

Wonderful makes there Bonnie! And I did laugh about the record player. Waaay back in my teens I had to spend school half terms with guardians as my parents were back in the UK and I was still at school in Germany. I remember my 'Uncle Frank' playing his 33's at 45 to entertain me - we still talk about those days!


Di xx

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! Love the color combo and love those hearts! How fun your day sounded!!! The sparkly stars are fab and I love that the boys entertained themselves with the record player. Yep, my kids have no clue what a record player is, or records for that matter. lol I bet they have tons of fun playing those records at different speeds. I know we did as a kid. Gosh remember when the Beetles on song came out and it was rumored that if you played it at a slow speed you would hear a hidden message?!! lol Gosh those were the days! Have a very Merry Christmas Bonnie!!! Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

It sounds like you had a really great time with your grandchildren! Cute ornaments, fun music and a sugar rush...Life just doesn't get better than that :)
Love your charming card in honor of Marina! The bird is so sweet and the hearts are perfect hanging from the branch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week...we always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

Susan said...

I must remember to use kraft cs more often - it is so effective. I love your card - the image panel is perfect with that sweet bird and the blue spritz.

I have a young friend who likes to do crafts with me and glitter is her favourite thing - she goes home covered in it and then people comment when I go out that I have glitter on my face or in my hair!

I remember playing 33 1/3 records at 45 and 78 when I was a kid!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those dangling hearts are so sweet, Bonnie! And those glittered stars...future heirlooms to be sure. :)

Merry Christmas! And thank you for your beautiful card. :) I love it. You are so sweet!

Mrs A. said...

A bit of nostalgia going on here. We used to play the 78 and 45 at the slow speed too. We used to find our own amusements. Those were the days! Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Hugs Mrs A.

Bobby said...

I had to smile at the memories you conjured up, Bonnie. So many great things happen over the holidays when families get together. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Kylie said...

What a great use of snippets, Bonnie! Gorgeous card with the scoring at the bottom really giving it that extra texture. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

laurie said...

This is so sweet, I love the hearts hanging from the branch!

Sure sounds like you had a wonderful time,and all the glitter you find will be a fun reminder of what a great day it was!

Merry Christmas Bonnie!

Deepti said...

Kraft red and white can never go wrong, ur card is awesome !

Greta said...

Love your card, Bonnie! What a wonderful, fun family day!