Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Niece Apology

Good Morning Friends! Chilly and damp here expecting 3-6" of snowy mix later today and overnight. So, good to stay indoors and craft....well, clean and do laundry first!

Back in January I was spending the week in Wisconsin (mentioned in a previous post) taking my sister-in-law's 3 of 4 children to their schools. They live in a rural community and SIL and BIL decided that their public school just weren't meeting the kids needs. So, they decided to send the two little ones to a Charter school and the older one to a different HS. It was a great decision because the kids are just learning by leaps and bounds!! But, it is a 50 mile round trip from their house to the schools and back home!

So, with kids in tow we had some pleasant chatty mornings! But, one of those mornings I got carried away with making up silly names. The middle girl got very upset.....which I learned later.....over the name I gave her. In fact, she made a big deal of it in front of other family members when she decided to reveal it. I just smiled and said "no problem, from now on I will only call you Courtney" (her real name). But, I did not apologize to her. She's 9 and I think having issues with self-esteem so maybe that is wrapped up in all of this as well. So, this went to her along with a Valentine's care package (Valentine theme Magic Pillowcases, cookies, candy, art supplies, etc.) to the whole family. Probably in 10 years she won't remember a least I hope so!!

I dug out this set which is so whimsical and child friendly. I used a bunch of older things that just need using up. Like those felt flowers and that green paper lacy trim. Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting!
  • Stamps - SU All in the Family, Family Accessories, Fundamental Phrases
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Black Ink, SU Basic Gray
  • Paper - SU Whisper White, Pink Passion, Gable Green CS and Colorbok DP
  • Accessories - SU Felt Flowers (retired), SU Rhinestone Brads, SU Orchid Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Unknown Paper Trim, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil and Blending Stumps


  1. Oh, I'm sorry for that to have happened, for you and for her. But this card is great, and I am sure she will appreciate it. That age is HARD! (My son's!)

  2. Such a cute, sweet card! I am sure your niece will appreciate it. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I hope to meet you soon as I am interested in joining in with the SCS St. Louis group.