I grew up in time without video games and 200 TV channels. When you got together with other kids, it was probably outside so that the grown ups could visit in peace. Remember? Most of my pre-teen memories include my cousin’s Sherri, Lee-Ann and Brian. We lived pretty near each other, visited often and always had lot’s of fun.
Every one lives in different cities now so when we can visit together, it’s extra special. When I heard sweet, sweet Sherri was coming to town I jumped for joy. Sherri is super witty. I think she should be a comedian because her Facebook page makes me laugh so hard.
Our dad’s were brothers and we will forever be linked by their strong bond. Her dad, John (Johnny) was a gem, a family man and a hard worker. My dad’s nickname for his little brother, in Ukrainian was “yutzko” (sounds like yachts-go). I guess it’s some term of endearment, loosely translating to “little-slow-one”. They were both great kidder’s and laughed easily. A couple of really good guys. We miss them everyday.
I wanted to make Sherri something from the heart, to welcome her home (her other home). I decided a shadow box would be fun. Here’s the custom paper I started with, purchased at Treasured Memories.
I used a couple of my favorite Die Cut’s with the Big Shot. It’s fun making these little quilled roses and this Doily Die is brand new.
I loved making it for her and got a big hug. I love hugs, they mean everything, yet you don’t have to say anything.