There you are. . . It's really nice to have you back! Is that a new hair cut? New outfit? Whatever it is, you look incredible! So glad you are here because I have stuff to show you!
Wow, based on the response to last week's post, you all will probably find this one a tad boring. I had the largest response EVER in the history of my blog last week. I had over 1,000 page views, 67 comments, and 18 new subscribers! I'm amazed and so grateful. Thanks so much for all the great comments from you all!
I have added SOMETHING DIFFERENT to tonight's post. At the bottom of the post I have posted a special video that I made just for you all. . .so be sure to check it out if you are so inclined. On with the projects!
First, I'd like to share a card I made for a special day in Texas. My blogging friend Mark of Deadbeat Designs informed me on his blog that today is "Texas Independence Day". So in honor of this, I created a card for Mark:
There is not a lick of stamping on this card. The top border, the covered wagons, and the cacti are all cut out of some fun paper I found at Mike's (Michael's). Even the sentiment is computer generated. OK, I know it is considered cheating in the stamping world, but I don't have any southwestern themed stamps so a crafter has to do what a crafter has to do. Hope your day was great Mark! This card is on its way to you!
My next card was made as a thank you. I know you all must think that I live in the most idealistic neighborhood, but we do have lots of nice people here. I helped a neighbor who had fallen on the ice. I took her to the emergency room, went back to take care of her dog, went back to sit with her at the hospital, took her to get her prescriptions filled and then brought her home. When she was feeling better, she took me to dinner and gave me a local grocery store gift card to thank me. So to thank her for thanking me (getting kind of sickening isn't it?) I made her this card:
It is a combo card and little gift. Here is the inside:
The front image and the scrolly stuff was embossed on white card stock with gold ep. Then I used distress inks to rub over it all and to edge it. I just added a pocket to hold a couple of individual packets of flavored tea. No special card size, just a regular A2 card. It closes fairly flat and still fits nicely into a regular envelope. The inside flap is where I wrote my thank you note.
The last card I have to show you is yet sadly, another sympathy card. There is a little sweet elderly couple that lives a few houses down. I just learned that her husband died yesterday. I don't know them well, but I wanted her to know I was sorry for her loss. Here is the card:
I know you have all done this before. . .See where I placed the bow??? Can you guess why I selected this placement???? A BIG FAT SMUDGE!!! LOL Sometimes you just gotta get creative when you weren't planning on it.
OK, that's it for the cards. . .As promised, I created a short video with all of you in mind. So many of you have grown fond of my "Boys", and always include them with your hugs sent to us. So, I thought it would be fun to make a short video of us taking a walk and invite you along. So, won't you join us on a leg of our walk? If you'd like to, just click on the video below, and come along with us. I think you'll laugh at the end. It is about 7 minutes long, and we'd love to have you walk with us.
Thanks for joining us! We're glad you walked with us and hope you enjoyed it! LOL
BEFORE I LET YOU GO, CAN I ASK YOU FOR ANOTHER SMALL FAVOR??? A very sweet blogging friend of mine had to say good-bye to her beautiful fur baby yesterday. I have cried off and on all day over this. Cheryl has a very short, sweet tribute to her sweet Ollie and a picture of her on her blog HERE. Won't you please go and give her some encouragement and a hug? They went through so much with Ollie at the end. My heart is just broken. Thank you for going to see her. I appreciate it and I know she will.
OK my very sweet friends. Thanks for stopping by. I love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."