Good morning! I had fun checking out all the creations from last week’s TESC87 sketch challenge and now you can check out the Top Crops below! Just click on any of the crops and you’ll be taken to see the full card and all the details on the creator’s blog. And there’s still time to participate in TESC88 and maybe you’ll see your card on next week’s Top Crops!

I have some cards I could share today, but I’d rather share a few family things from our busy weekend. Our nephew, Tyson, turns two this week so we celebrated his birthday on Saturday. I’d say this little Cars couch was among his favorite gifts although about anything that made a noise or was train themed got his attention! And the day couldn’t have ended better than it did with a win for the Hawkeyes! Go Hawks!

On a more solemn note, our family cat Muffin was laid to rest today. I’m such a softy and just typing those words brings more tears to my eyes. We picked Muffin out at the Humane Society when she was about 2 years old and she’s been with our family for the last 18 years. When we were kids we used to drag Muffin everywhere we went! It’s a miracle she endured “swimming lessons” and rides through the neighborhood in the baby buggy. She made the trip out to California with the family and back to Iowa when we all moved again this summer. Now she’s old and tired and her body is failing her. Yesterday was Muffin’s farewell party and I snapped one last picture of her. My heart is heavy today…we’ll miss you, Muffin!