Sir Chester

Sir Chester
Sir Chester

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love is in the Air - Layout Blog Hop

The First Sew Many Cards Layout Blog Hop is beginning!!!

You should have come from Gwen

You are now at Mary S (Purrfect Sentiments) and the guest of our CEO Sir Chester Katt.

Then on to Nicole
You may have to copy & paste this link or use Nicole's link on the right hand column under Design Team members.

  • Hoppers, please leave a comment on all the hop spots and at the last hop spot letting us know they have done so.
  • 1 winner from each blog will be chosen to receive a free Valentine's digi image
  • 1 grand prize winner will receive a set of digis from SMC
  • Here is the special customer challenge if you would like 3 additional entries to win:
  • Create any papercraft that is Valentine's themed and follow this recipe: 3 hearts, 1 bow, 2 patterned papers
  • Winners will be posted on Monday
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead
Walk beside me, be my friend and my partner

I took some liberties with the ending line of the verse but it is one that my mother likedl. She had it hanging on her bedroom wall. She and Dad were partners and very much in love.

Morty Moose (Sew Many Cards digi) was my choice for this layout. When Mike and I met in college (Eastern Illinois University) it wasn't long before we were a couple. We didn't have much money but would go for walks in the nearby state park, play cards with friends and sang and played guitar together for Saturday night Mass at the Newman Center. When Mike graduated with his degree in Environmental Biology he applied for park ranger positions. We fully expected to live at a state park in Illinois. It didn't work out, but he has spent the last 32 years in pollution control, waste cleanup (as in Hazardous Waste Consulting) We have been married 31 1/2 years.


Gwen said...

Mary this is a great way to celebrate your years together. for Morty...great minds think alike...hehehe.


~Jeri~ said...

Awww I love your personal story really brings a story the LO and makes it special!! It looks awesome!!!

Tink said...


Sew Many Cards said...

I love this layout and how it shows the person you have become- The details are perfect Mary!


Stamper Girl said...

This is a great layout!

Lori said...

Oh what a fun layout!!!! I love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that special moment with your parents-how sweet! This is such a well organized LO Mary-excellent job!

Sew Many Layouts DTC

Mary said...

Great layout Mary!!


margie c said...

What a lovely layout, Mary!
Thank you for sharing your story with us :)

hugs, margie

Tracey said...

awww...this is so sweet. I am loving Morty, need to go shop and get him.

Crafty Chris said...

Great layout far nicer than putting into an album, lovely to look back on,
And Chester is just gorgeous and I bet he knows it.
Chris x

craft_princess said...

Great layout!! Sounds like you are a very happy couple!

Cheri said...

Nice Layout and nice story about you and DH in college (who has money when they are in college? at least you put that time to good use)

michele hileman said...

Totally awesome. dont you just love those memories? great LO

marsha said...

Great layout and love the story about you and DH.

Avril Ann said...

Mary just loving Morty, and your layout is superb, thanks for a chance to win. Hugs Avril xxx

Sharon said...

Your lay-out of your life is a perfect memeory for your family. said...

Great LO! Morty looks purrfect - sorry couldn't resist!!!