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Friday, August 12, 2011

My dear Sister, Bev

I have been delaying telling you about my sister.  My oldest sister, Beverly, passed away on July 18, 2011 from a rare cancer called Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.  Bev had been diagnosed many years ago with leukemia but not until recently did they discover it was Waldenstrom's.  She was a strong woman in every sense of the word and I greatly admired her.  Along with her husband of 54 years, Ray, she raised six beautiful children.  Can you imagine, 54 years of marriage.  I am so in awe of that statistic.  For as long as I can remember, Bev and Ray lived up by the Canadian border.  Within the last 6 years they had moved to Thief River Falls, MN to be closer to health care facilities.  Because she lived "up north" I didn't have the opportunity to see her much but we took our mother on a couple of trips that were probably more fun for us than for mom but oh well.  I last seen her on May 28 of this year when Dave and I went "up north" for great neice, Ashley's, graduation.  Bev's entire family was there, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  This testiment of her love for family is her legacy.  I can only hope that my family pays tribute to me as her family has to her.  The times together, though few, I will cherish forever.  I miss her so much and my one regret is that we did not spend more time together.  Goodbye my sweet and loving sister, rest in peace and know that your legace of family will live on forever.  I love you.

Top photo: My sister Beverly and husband, Raymond
Bottom photo: Lori and Randy Masloski with mom and dad

Friday

Well I just don't know where the time goes.  It is already Friday and next week we are on vacation.  It is a time when our family goes to the Wisconsic Dells.  I am excited because all our kids and their kids will be there.  Lots of pix the following week.  It also means no stamping allowed.  I will be deprived for an entire week.  Oh well with that many people around there just wouldn't be time to concentrate anyway.  I had a funeral this week. Our neighbors, Rev Duane Juve.  I made a card for this as well as several birthday cards.  We are celebrating a friends birthday this Sunday he will be 90.  I forgot to snap a pix of the card.  Darn it! I also have a couple of neices that are celebrating birthday's and one card fits in with the MOJO Monday challenge.

MOJO Monday 203




 I am using a previously made card for my grandson's 11th birthday which is coming up on Thursday August 18.  Happy Birthday Blake, I just wish I knew what to get an 11 year old.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Busy Sunday

Wow it has been a whole week of busy for me.  I took a technique class and we made nine mini cards using a variety of techniques.  The techniques included, quilling, stamping, punching, using copics, and paint to name a few.  Oh what fun.  In addition to that, Gina K Designs had a stamp release party at StampTV.  I can never resist buying something. 



With all that fun stuff going on I created a simple card for the CR84FN35 color challenge using  lavender, grey and green.


I have created a few other cards for StampTV challenges too.  So I will add them to my slideshow for you to view.  

Not to worry, I have been playing too. Playing some golf and hooked up with a friend from high school. Haven't seen her for 40 years and another friend and I spent 3 hours with her talking.