April 15, 2016

Enjoying my Parents

Happy Friday!

Well finally after what has seemed like forever, it is warm and sunny and the forecast for the next 15 days is more of the same. I think, touch wood, that we may have seen the last of winter. There is something about nice weather that just makes everything better.

This week my parents came up to spend a few days with me. I really cherish my time spent with them and feel so lucky to have both of them healthy and still in my life and making homemade soup in my kitchen! 



My mom and I spent yesterday afternoon and evening hanging out in my craft room making cards and sharing a bottle of wine.  My mom put me to shame creating not one, but three birthday cards using MFT Stamps Recipe for Happiness. She was inspired by THIS card made by Julia Stainton, isn't her trio cute?


As for me I am not doing much this weekend. This week was a series of unfortunate events--starting with a sneeze that caused me to pull a muscle in my upper back so now every sneeze aggravates it again. Then on Wednesday I tripped heading into the garage and went down on my knee and one arm into the tall recycle bin! Let's just say scrapes and bruises! 
There was no wine involved in this incident--lol!

A new challenge started today over at Tag You're It!
Lynn Mangan is our Guest Designer this challenge, so please pop over and see what the design team has made to inspire you and hope to see you play along!




I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and that the weather is nice and warm wherever you are.

23 comments :

LauraJane:) said...

Your parents look to be a Jolly couple! Glad you all had a good visit:))

Cat Craig said...

How wonderful to have your parents visit. I wish I could see my Dad more often, my Mom has passed on. Definitely enjoy your time together and I hope those bumps and bruises heal quickly.

Your Mom's cards are adorable! I love the tag colors, so warm and comforting.

Lynn said...

How wonderful to have your parents there! Love the pictures...and your mom's cards are incredible!!

Rahmat said...

I bet it was great to see your parents Tracey, I get this chance only once a year. Your mom's cards are great with the checkered pp.
You take care, sometimes we get hurt while being alert! Though it would be nice to blame it on the wine 😉

Lisa said...

What a cute picture of your parents!! Love your mom's trio of cards, so cute!! Stay safe this weekend, you're on a boo-boo roll my friend! Do we need to bubble wrap you for a bit LOL!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Well they do look like wonderful parents, I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! :) Love your fun cards with the perfect red and white gingham paper!

Donna said...

I LOVE homemade soup... definitely jealous!
it's so nice to see that your parents are happy to stop and let you take a photo of them together. You must be very close.
Hope you are healing up ok...
Donna. X

Inkyfingers said...

How great that your Mum enjoys crafting too Tracey, and her trio of cards are gorgeous. So sorry to hear about your tumble and who knew that sneezing could be so dangerous? Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs
Carol x

~amy~ said...

Tracey, how fun that you're spending time with your folks...they're such a cute couple. I'm super green with envy that your Momma is a crafter too...her style is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

oh my goodness...you take care of yourself♡

Diane Jaquay said...

Tracey, your parents are so cute :) Happy for you to be able to spend time with them! Your moms cards are wonderful, wish my mom would craft with me!

Maria said...

Wonderful photo of your parents! Sounds like you're having a great time with them visiting! Your Mom's cards are super CUTE with the chef and gingham paper! Sorry to hear of your falling and that your scrapes and bruises heal soon!

Kim Heggins said...

hmmmmmm, no wine???? Seriously looks like you had a fabulous time with your parents, such a sweet photo of them. What kind of soup??? Your mom's cards are simply adorable, I love that sweet little chef!
Take care of all your boo boo's

Darnell J Knauss said...

I loved seeing your folks on FB, Tracey! They look as warm and sweet as you are! And, wow, way to go Mom! Her trio of cards is fantastic!! I'm sorry to hear that your drinking has gotten out of control again. (You know denial is part of the problem!) Okay, in all seriousness, I am sorry! I know you have to be extra careful how you step, but that sneezed-pulled muscle, man, that's just not fair!! Rest, rest, rest so it can unpull itself and relieve your pain. Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

Teresa Doyle said...

A beautiful looking couple Tracey so happy for you to have some qualtiy time with them!
Your Mom's cards are great, I have been wanting that set!
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

cm said...

How wonderful to spend time with your parents; precious moments, every one! Your mom's card: WOW x three! How fabulous that she enjoys crafting with you; how doubly fabulous that the two of you are so incredibly talented! Sending hugs for your *owies*...scrapes and bruises are no fun! Hope you're being spoiled and pampered as you heal...
hugs~c

Lindsey said...

I see the cardmaking talent is inherited! ;) Your mom's cards are terrific. How nice that they came, spent a few days, AND cooked! :D

Susi K. said...

Your Mom did an amazing job with this stamp set, Tracey! And what a sweet post! There is NOTHING as enjoyable as quality time spent with family :-)

I Card Everyone said...

This post brings a smile to my face, and tears to my heart - I'd give anything to share a day with my parents again, Tracey. LOve that you cherish these times with yours. Darling cards, sweet little sweets in your kitchen!
=]

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Tracey, your parents are so 'Cute'! They look really happy to be spending time with you, too...and, I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ~ Your mom's cards are FABULOUS! I think the red gingham papers are perfect with the chef!

I hope you're feeling better by now, and that your weather stays warm and lovely! You have very long winters, and you deserve a break :)

Thanks for the link to the TYIC! Off to check out all the inspiration from the DT!

Nora N. said...

Your parents are adorable. I LOVE that you and your mother craft together!! I so wish my mom were alive so that I could do this with her. Her cards are fabulous!! I love the gingham papers with that chef!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a sweet pic of your parents! So glad to hear you had a wonderful visit, and I totally see where you get your creativity. Mom's cards rock! Hope you're feeling better today. Hugs!

Bobby said...

Continue to cherish them and the time you have together, Tracey.

Anita in France said...

How lovely to have such precious time with your parents, Tracey ... thank you for sharing their wonderful, happy photo with us! Your Mom's cards are fabulous ... so crisp and CAS ... and so completely cute! Do hope you've recovered well and are now feeling much better! Hugs, Anita :)