Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Post Easter Catching Up

My Easter weekend was beyond wonderful. Far, far above and beyond wonderful. Two of my sons were here beginning Thursday, and our in-town daughter and family came for brunch on Saturday as well. Ten grandchildren in the house. Oh I could go on and on, telling you story after story, but I won't keep you that long. Okay... you know me... maybe just one story... Little Avie, at three, is precocious. And funny, especially when she's trying to be serious. We were talking with the neighbors, Stacey and Michael, on Saturday before supper. All the kids were running around in their yard. Avie runs up and just starts chatting up Stacey. Stacey asked Avie how old she was... "Welllll..." she says, "I'm 23 when I stand on my tippy toes, and 10 when I stand on my feet." I about lost it laughing at this child. So who wants to come to the next gathering?!

I do have a card. Only one for today, as I need to finish vacuuming up the beach that somehow managed to find its way into my whole house. (I don't mind really....) Loll and the DT over at the CAS Watercolor Challenge have a color combination that I've been in love with forever. I made my card a week or so before company came, knowing the deadline would allow me to post this after the holiday weekend.


I tried to keep this as CAS as I could.


I watercolored the Altenew peony images with my Zigs. The sentiment is from Avery Elle. The creamy panel has some grayish stylized printing on it. I used a green base. And that's all. I'm going to run. But I will leave you with one more photo. It's of the hallway by the backdoor.


There are more shoes under that little bench, and still more in the kitchen. We had a few people over that day! I'll show you a photo of those little ones next time I post (unless I get a bad case of doo-doo brains). As always,


19 comments:

Loll said...

Sounds like the most perfect Easter weekend, Bev. Always so special when the family gets together. I imagine your place was hopping with 10 grands there. :) Little Avie is precious!

Your card is gorgeous. Love the subtle script in the background and your beautiful watercoloured blossom. Great skills, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Marybeth said...

I do, I do! Oh... I am so happy you enjoyed your large family too! Sounds like one big blessing and you know that I can so relate to how much you enjoying being with the kids and grandkids.... I will be honest though...Im still tired and cleaning up again :)
Oh what a beautiful card, Bev! Such a pretty pink bloom! Love the age story, lol!

Shelly said...

Oh, I would be more than happy to come! Sounds like you had a very wonderful Easter indeed! :)
Your card is beautiful, Bev! Love it!
Have a great week! Hugs

~amy~ said...

Yay for an Awesome Easter Weekend!
Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Lynn said...

Oh the picture of the shoes makes me smile from ear to ear. Lots of pictures like that with our family throughout the weekend. Nothing better. And I'm 3, or 23 or 10. I love it!

And of course, your card is gorgeous!!

lostinpaper said...

Sounds like you had a blast! So glad you could share with us and a card too, I don't know where you find the time! ps its absolutely beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

TFS all the family shoes and....your beautiful watercoloured peonies. So pleased you were able to join us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Darnell said...

Great story of that impish Avie, great photo of all the shoes (I'm so jelly!) and even greaterer card for the CMU challenge! It's lovely, Bevie! I'm so glad your Easter was several days of family togetherness with lots of memories being made for everyone!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

I Card Everyone said...

ME, me, me!!! I want to come! and this card is made by one happy little grammy's heart!
=]

Bonnie said...

Your card is CAS perfection, Bev! Love that soft shade of pink! Easter sounds like fun at your house! Having our family together makes for special times! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Bobby said...

It's so much fun to have all that family around, Bev, and I'd be glad to join you. You did a beautiful job coloring that peony and I love it on that background paper.

Susanne Vargas said...

So happy that you enjoyed your Easter festivities! Avie's creative response made me laugh! And your card is really pretty and makes the day definitely happy!

Jennifer Earley said...

Happy Easter! Looks and sounds as though the time spent with family was perfect....even with lots of sand! Beautiful card, such happy, pretty colors.

Patti said...

Oh Happy Day is right : ) What a wonderful blessing for a house full of the peoples who wore all those shoes! heehee

Your card is spectacular Bev!! Love your perfect coloring!!

Happy (((Hugs)))
Patti

sandie said...

Sounds like an Easter full of love and fun! Gorgeous water colouring and love the CAS design x

Geri said...

YOUR CARD IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! My goodness girl, you rocked the zig coloring on this beauty! So in awe of your flawless blending from dark to light pink!

Sounds like you had an absolutely marvelous Easter! All the shoes by the door filled my heart with joy. You are truly blessed with an incredible family! Looking forward to seeing more pics of the crew!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your Easter weekend must really have been fun with all the children around, Bev!!! Love the sweet story of little Avie!!!!! And all those shoes - had to smile at those, my friend!!!!! Can't wait for the other photo's!!!!
And as always your card is beautiful, Bev!!!! That is such a stunning peonie and the soft colouring is fabulous!!!! The design of your card with the flower in the upper corner is lovely!!!! The soft printing on the creamy panel is perfect to go with the soft flower!!! Such a lovely feminine card, my friend!!!!
Hugz

Anita in France said...

Me, me, meeee! What a lovely Easter you all had, Bev ... fun, laughter and so much fabulous family time ... all that sand was so worth it! Me thinks little Avie might just have a touch of Grandma about her ... hmmm?? Your card is beautiful ... elegant, soft and so beautifully watercoloured ... oh happy day indeed! Hugs & bisous, mon amie, Anita :)

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a lovely Easter you must have had Bev!!!! So happy to hear that so many where there. I love little Avie's answer about her age! Yes, that must have been quite the Easter with all the little ones there, I love it! I also love your card! I would have never thought to watercolor this flower! I love how it came out, but don't think it would look like that if I did it. lol Great job Bev! I also love all the shoes! Looks like my house used to look! lol I know you enjoy ever minute of those kiddo's and the big kiddo's! Hugs, Brenda