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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR MARCH 19, 2014

Hey All!

Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Evening Post.  I'm happy to remind you that today is the LAST DAY OF WINTER!!!!!!  I've actually seen signs of Spring, so I know it's coming and it has been a very long wait.

I hope this post finds you well and happy.  Tonight's post (BTW, I've used a larger font-what do you think?) contains more thank you cards.  Seems like I have been thanking people left and right lately.  That makes me a lucky guy to have so many out there doing stuff that deserves thanks. 

As most of you know by now, I have a brand new set of choppers.  The dental staff has been wonderful, and I wanted them to know how much I appreciated them.  Here are the cards I made for them:

FOR MY DENTIST
FOR THE HYGIENIST
FOR THE FRONT OFFICE 
The first two are of course House Mouse images and the last one is Gruffies.  That is one of the many reasons I love these stamps, because they have an image for just about anything you would want.  On the second one, I created the "crocodile skin by running it through the CB with an embossing folder, then covering it with Versamark and embossing it with clear embossing powder (twice).  It gives it a leather look.  On the last card, I created the background paper using clip art.

I also needed a "manly" thank you card for someone else who helped me recently.  Here is another "guy" thank you card:


I actually got the inspiration from a card from one of my old House Mouse buddies Patricia Rose HERE.  I liked her two-toned oval.  So I changed it up a bit by running it through a wood grained look embossing folder, then using distress ink to make it look a little more like wood.  I added the copper square brads and then a banner greeting all on some DSP for background.  You are going to see a lot more square cards from me.  I've never really liked the A2 size card.  The square just gives more room to do stuff and is more impressive in size.

Pic of the Week:


I think these Canada Geese are tired of this crappy winter too.  I love how they were standing on just one leg while trying to keep the other one warm.

Well another post is complete.  The next post will be written (wait for it. . .wait for it. . .) IN THE SPRING!!!!  LOL  I've still got just a few more people to visit then I will be all caught up.  So hang in there those of you who haven't seen me yet. . .I'm coming!

Hope you all are doing great. . .

Hugs,

Curt

PS. . .there were a couple of you who asked for the instructions for the gift card holder I made last week.  Your blog is not set up so that I could reply with it so here is a link in case you were interested:  GIFT CARD HOLDER


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cards for your dental staff are awesome - LOVE the frog and alligator!!
You know I am especially glad for the last day of winter. Oh yes.
I sense Easter cards should be appearing pretty soon.....
Ken

Alli said...

Curt these are FANTASTIC!!!
Love them!
How cute is that gator?!
Yay Spring! Bring it on!
I look forward to continued inspiration from you!
I know your recipients will so appreciate their cards!
Hope you are feeling very well!

Sue said...

HA, I made my dentist a set of cards with those two stamps as well, and he loved them! Love how you made the alligator looking accent, so cool. The Gruffie is so cute too, and especially cute for those that handle the paper work! We just heard on the news tonight that the polar vortex is going to be active again and we are going to get some really cold temps and some snow again.....ugh! You're sounding so much better in your posts, good to hear your old self in your writings. Always thinking of you..........

Hugs
Sue

Sue from Oregon said...

I am sure you will be the talk of the dental office with these cards(if you are not already LOL) What thoughtful creations! LOVE the alligator skin-even gave me a shiver hehe. Mr Gruffie looks a little overwhelmed-super cute! Love the muted down manly card and those square copper brads were the perfect touch! Awesome job on all these Mr Curt!

Janice Wilson said...

Thanks Curt for stopping by my blog earlier. I love all your cards. I can hardly wait to see what the spring brings us. Happy Spring,

Mary Ann said...

Awesome cards,love them all,so nice to see you are back,hope I get up running soon,Have a Blessed week!!!

Margaret D said...

Wow Curt, you always come up with such cool cards! It may be the last day of winter, but here in Ohio we had another dusting of snow overnight. The turkey vultures, robins,redwing blackbirds and bluebirds are back,so I see a light at the end of the cold tunnel. The juncos are still feeding at my feeders, so to me, that means winter is still hanging around.

Becky said...

Hi curt;
Well first, love the bigger font easier on the old eyes :).

Love your house mouse cards, the images are just perfect for the dental office and I love that last one with the two tone ovals, that looks stunning.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Well you certainly have your groove back again ... cute, cute, CUTE cards!

Jackie Parkins said...

The cards for the dental staff are perfect! I love the masculine one, too. I'm so glad you are back to creating! Spring is showing small signs here, too, but we also have a 30% chance of snow next week!! What? It won't be long now, I'm sure, and we will all be complaining about the pollen everywhere. There's a small window of time here, before the pollen starts up, when I can open the windows and blow some of this winter mustiness out of the house. I am looking forward to it.

Sonja said...

Good Morning ~ Happy Spring ~ yes I am ready for sunshine and warm weather ... I love that double oval in wood grain, I need to see if I have a stamp to coordinate with that... those brads were perfect... I have a lot of those to use up lol

You know I said I was not a house mouse gal but dang you are making me look at them in a new light, now if I could only color like you !

thanks for that link~ I thought I had that email thing fixed... hmmm there I go trying to think...lol

Have a great day ! Love it all

Gina Wrona said...

What an awesome post and creative thank you cards on such a great day, my birthday! You shouldn't have, lol. Glad to see you back and just as great as ever my friend.

Hugs,
Gina
xoxoxo

mudmaven said...

Hi Curt! Totally love all of these cards. Pinned them so I can find them and be inspired by them. Your coloring is just so amazing! I am hopeful that spring is coming too - I'm so tired of winter! All the best to Jay and Gunther! ~chris

Beth Norman said...

Man, you must have a lot of stamps for all the occasions you need them for. Lovn' your stuff. The alligator skin is pretty darn cool. I made a wallet out of it once.

Mary said...

Those are cute cards and like how the stamps go with each person you wanted to thank too!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - love all of the house/mouse cards for your dental office - won't they be thrilled to get them. You always color your house mouse so life like. The masculine card is very nice too. So happy to see you posting again.

Peggy in Mentone said...

Your dental office will be in awe of your amazing talent. I love how specificaly targeted they are to each person. Your square thank you card with the pelican on it absolutley ROCKS!! I love what you did with the frame.... so cool!

I read a quote this last week and I thought of you...

"Pets are the seatbelts on the rollercoaster of life"! (From a book I read and loved that a vet wrote.

I hope you are doing well!

Hugs,
Peggy

Mary Marsh said...

Love all 3 cards Curt-the images are so awesome-absolutely perfect for the intended recipients-love the guy card you created as well-

Krissy said...

Hi Curt! I am SOOOOO ready for Spring! Enough is enough already!

As always, I love your cards! House-Mouse really does have really great designs to choose from! I love the way you did the crocodile "skin". What a great look!

Hope all is well with you!
Happy Spring!
~Krissy

lisa808 said...

Perfect and thoughtful thank you cards. The flossing image is too fun and cute. Glad you make in the crafting swing of things. Enjoy your week.

tilly said...

oh my............ I bet the dental staff loved their cards, all as pretty as each other, I hope we all get the spring sunshine soon, lovely to see you back
Tilly

Diane said...

Onc again, the staff will be so appreciate receiving these "thank you" cards, I imagine it doesn't happen often that someone is a thoughtful as you!! Wonderful cards....always inspiring and creative!!

Myrna said...

Your cards are absolutely THE BEST.
Feeling for those poor Canadian Geese. :) that was the way we have been looking the last few days. Our first day of spring was a HUGE storm.
Myrna

Leigh said...

All you cards are fabulous Curt. I love the Pelican one.....he's cute. I like the wood grain oval too. Yep, you're right, House Mouse stamps do seem to have an image suitable for every occasion. Keep well.

Lee said...

Hi Curt.Your wonderful talent never ceases to amaze me,if only I had some of it lol.Sending you all HUGE huggles,xx

Kathlene said...

How totally perfect are your dental thank you's...and that "guy card"....amazing! I think we all struggle with masculine cards, but you nailed it. Just love your creativity and lovely cards. Hugs, Kathy

Shirley said...

Curt, your cards for the dental group are perfect! They are pretty and cute at the same time. I can see the smiles! The male card is wonderful too! You are really getting into gear. Don't overdo!! But don't quit making cards either!! I want the best of both worlds! ;-) Hugs to you and yours!

Lorraine said...

Super thank you cards Curt for your dental staff, they will love them. Take care and keep smiling Hugs from Jersey Channel Islands UK

Patti J said...

It does my heart good to see your blog popping up in my reader again! And you KNOW how I love it when you drag out these cute critters to color! I know that your dental staff, from office to doc, loved their wonderful cards! What fun! Thanks for inspiring me to be nice to my dentist! Your pic of the week is great too! We woke up on Monday morning to a beautiful bald eagle in our field. I took a pic, but we don't have any special lenses, so you can 'just barely' make out that it's an eagle. What a majestic sight! Have a great day - sorry it took me so long to get here! Just think, it's already Weds. again!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Curt, these HM cards are so cute! I love those sweet images! I really like the guy card too...what a great image and I love all of the textures on it!
We were supposed to get some snow last night into this morning, but the track was east enough for it to miss us completely! Yeah, bring on spring!

Anonymous said...

Cool croc hide! LOVE your wood grain ovals! I am probably using that idea one day soon. Sure enjoy seeing you creating again. You have such a fresh and clever take on things. Still not feeling any spring around here, but I have hope! nise