Well, we are almost halfway through the month of January already. Before you know it we will be showing off our Easter cards, then slip right into Spring. I hope this post finds you all well and happy.
I have two favors to ask of all of you in this post. Those two favors are listed at the end of this post. So could you read those two favors when you are done looking? I'd sure appreciate it. I'll appreciate it even more if you consider granting me those 2 favors. Consider yourselves as "Blogging Genies"! Thank you! OK, on with the post. . .
My first card actually has something to do with one of the favors below. Take a look:
I so love this bunny. This is a Happy Hoppers stamp called "Bunny Bath". I colored it with my colored pencils and oms. The paper is by The Paper Studio. I generated the sentiment on my computer. This is a card I'm sending to someone named Katie. Many of you already know about her, but some of you may not. Read on. . .
My next two cards are for Valentine's Day. This "holiday" is the least of my favorites. It was always stressful for me as a grade school student in Catholic grade school. I was always forced to give Valentines to kids I didn't like, and was always stressed out worrying if I was going to get one from kids that were really popular. Uhg! Scars you say???? LOL Here is my first:
This is a simple card using Deadbeat Designs small "Tree for All Reasons". The little heart I used is from a Hero Arts set and I used the same sentiment as the card above. The hearts are embossed with red ep so they are really shiny.
So, there you go. The 3 cards for this post. Hope you like them, and I'd love to know what you think about them. I value your comments. OK, on to the 2 favors. . .
It would be so wonderful if I had a database of addresses and birthdays of everyone who comes to visit me. I had many, but I inadvertently deleted the document, and it is lost forever. I've saved many of the envelopes of cards that many of you have sent me, but I know that some might not be current. So, if you would, could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your current address and birthday? I would love to be able to rebuild my addresses and be able to drop cards to you guys every once in awhile. If you don't feel comfortable, I totally understand.
I know from time to time that we are all asked to donate our talents to a cause. I AM NOT ASKING THAT. What I am asking for is for you to make a visit to the blog of a very sweet fellow card maker who's world has been pulled out from under her. Her name is Katie and right before Christmas, she was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. She has 5 year old twins and a 10 year old son. She also has an incredible husband (Kevin) who is standing strong by her side. Do you want to be inspired???? Go read some of Katie's posts since her diagnosis. I have laughed, cried, and have been so inspired by her strength and courage when facing this unimaginable enemy. If you want to be totally inspired, go back and read previous posts. All I'm asking is that you visit Katie's blog "My Paper Haven" and leave her your thoughts and well wishes. Can you also keep her in your prayers? This is such a scary thing for a young woman and her young family. I know that she would certainly appreciate it, and I certainly would. Thank you my friends!
OK, so here is the "Pic of the Week":
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me to be the person my dogs think I am."