Friday, January 29, 2016

#30 ~ I’m Already Thinking Valentine’s Day

“If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.”
~Linda Henley

Each year my son, Gene, Patti, and Eloise come here for my birthday on the 7th of February. Then we go out to Douthat State Park for fun, games, eating, and hiking. We have gone for so many years that this year we decided just stay here at the they are not coming until the next weekend...the one of Valentine’s Day. That’s when Eloise has a 3-day weekend. That’s a GOOD thing for Baga. The “tragedy" of this is I (Baga) will not get to help her make her Valentine’s Day cards for her classmates. We have done this together ever since she started school, so since she won’t be here I have had to make my own for her. 

This picture is linked with Weekend in Black and White.

Eloise’s Valentine is linked with Dezinaworld15 Cheeky Challenge for week 3 and Lunagirl Creative Challenge for January which is “babies or children”.. The Cheeky Challenge was for us to come up with a piece that represented something “romantic”,  and since I love children so much I decided to make a Valentine with a little boy and girl in it. The background frame and the hearts are from Goggle stock images, the texture is Cottoncandy which I think is Kim Klaassen’s but am not sure, and the little heart banner at the top is one I made for my dear friend, Weezie a while back. Even if Eloise was not going to be here to make her Valentine’s, I decided to make one of my own for the Cheeky Challenge and to send to her. 


  1. wonderful! P.
    who rests only on

  2. Hi Genie,
    the image black / white I like very much, the joy of the visit to your next birthday is sure great. But this Valentine card with cute kids is fantastic. After I love children this is my absolute favorite.
    Nice weekend for you.

  3. What a sweet tradition. I'm sure your granddaughter will also be missing it this year.

  4. Hello Genise, your Valentine Card is pretty. Well done. Wishing you an early Happy Birthday! I love the photo of you and Eloise, so cute! Have a happy weekend.

  5. There is no better feeling than to be loved. Many poor souls have pasted through life without ever feeling.

  6. Aww so precious and a beautiful photo too. True love indeed. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge my friend xxx

  7. Very lovely indeed. Baga, you are a wonderful grandma and Eloise is such a lucky grandaughter. lol

  8. I love, love, that first...and like the second, too.

  9. Being loved is the best feeling in this world. Its a wonderful Valentines card with the childrens images as well.

  10. What a precious photo.

    Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.

  11. That photo is perfect for you and Eloise. I know how special she is to you. You will have fun on Valentine's weekend. Happy birthday my friend.

  12. This is so lovely!What a treasure!You asked me if I used Wacum pad but honestly, I don't know what it is.In general, I use drawing/painting software to draw digitally.
    Have a great week ahead, my friend!

  13. You are so talented. Eloise will love the Valentine and it will be great to have the three days with her (and her parents of course).

  14. Awww, this is great, genie! I am leaving my comment on this post, but I read the barns post and the blogger loss post. Great photos! As for blogger, I'm just not gonna get ticked about it. Cost of doing biz, and we don't pay for these accounts. I really don't see why people can't just open a gmail acct. It's free. Ya can't change google's mind. Oh well, have a great day and thanks again for your visit! xoxo