Friday, January 09, 2009

Thank You Cards

Something look different?? Yup, I changed my scheme again! Let's just say it reflects the stark nature of my surroundings and my attitude until Spring arrives! Temperatures are dipping lower and lower and my feet and hands keep getting colder and colder!
After another week of potty training 2 toddlers, I am ready for the weekend again!

You may have noticed the new item in my sidebar. After pondering the idea, I did go ahead and open an Etsy Shop! If you click on the box to the left, it will bring you to the shop. There are only 2 items right now, but I have more ready to go up. I just need to take the time to do it. The variety of what will be in my shop will vary, honestly, depending on my creative mood. The cost of posting the items is so little, that it isn't going to hurt if items sit there. As is says on the store's page, if there is something specific that you want, or even if you have seen something that I have done on here that you would be interested in, feel free to contact me. I will be adding more paper crafts, and some painted items in the future!
This is the thank you note I made right after Christmas, for Cody to send to everyone who gave him gifts over the Holidays. I try to always make a point to have him write them out and thank each person. Good thing to learn while they are young!
For this card, I used pre-made, textured, pre-folded cards from Joann's SE line. I cut them shorter to make them square. They come in packs of 10, with the envelopes. They match the Lavender Lace color from SU! perfectly!
I stamped the base of the card with SU! Print Pattern BG stamp, and Lavender Lace Ink.
I used my new Nesties and cut out some scalloped and regular circles using K&Co cream colored metallic paper for the large scalloped one, then Mellow Moss, then Very Vanilla for the smallest circle.
For the stamps, I used Blossoms Abound, a retired set from SU!.
I stamped the blossoms with Lavender Lace Ink, Mellow Moss Ink, and Always Artichoke Ink. (I stamped off with the LL Ink)
The sentiment is from a SU! hostess set, Best Yet.
Very simple, easy to make several of (I made 10!) and lovely. Especially when you are stuck in the dead of winter, and flowers seem SO FAR AWAY!!
Thanks for visiting!
Let me know what you think of the new scheme!
Have a great weekend,


Colleen Wold said...

Very simple and pretty.

Loretta Rodger said...

What a beautiful card, love the large scalloped circle!

Anonymous said...

OOOhhh cute card! I will have to try that now! I may tweak the colors though - I think it would be adorable in reds and pinks for Valentine's Day. I love the new banner - it's a fabulous photo. Did you take it?

Now I'm off to the new Etsy shop!

Anonymous said...

love your web page and I really love your card. thanks for sharing.
pat from the capital city of South Dakota.

Sue McGettigan said...

Congrats on getting Etsy launched K, and on raising a good citizen! Happy New Year!

glitzen said...

What a gorgeous picture! I still plan on making a blog header someday...honest! Good for you with your Etsy store. Looks neat!
And thanks for the reminder. My children need to do their thank you cards too. :)

Babsarella said...

Beautiful card!! Congrats on the Etsy store. I wish you lots of luck. Mark keeps telling me I need to open one...maybe this year.

Holly said...

What a beautiful card! Best of luck to you in your Etsy store!