I started making my own cards, about 5 or 6 years ago. It was just an idea I had one Valentine's Day. I wanted to make cards for all my kids and for my honey.
It's been building ever since. I haven't bought a card in all that time. Although, to be honest, I have spent a little on card making supplies.
It turns out, that my wonderful Aunt Sandy, who lives in Austin...also makes her own cards. I've decided in must be genetic or something. My grandmother (Sandy's and my dad's mom) was quite a crafter, in addition to being a marvelous baker.
As I have reached a certain age, of which we won't discuss...I feel a connection to my dad's side of the family that cannot be explained. Just felt, lived and breathed.
Here is the beautiful card that Sandy sent for Thanksgiving.
She inspires me, she's part of me. She is family.