Hello friends and Happy Thursday to you all! As usual I'm in a mass panic to finish off my to-do list before I hop on the road tomorrow morning to drive to Michigan! Lots to get done--gotta stamp images, pack and finish laundry while managing kids schedules and house duties, lol! Aye yi yi--it never ends does it? LOL! But I'm super excited to get there and teach and meet everyone but I wish I could blink my eyes and be there already, hee hee!
My post today features 2 small words "thank you"--both words are simply special when put together don't you think? Sometimes I wonder if we all use these words enough for the people in our lives or that touch our lives in some? And how do you say "thank you" when words don't seem enough? How many people have passed through our lives helping us in some manner along the way? Even if it that moment only lasts 5 seconds, it still matters. I ask myself that almost every day and I think generically we've gotten used to handing out phrases quickly because it's easy, or we don't know another way but I think it's good if we really can think about what we're thanking for!? Words mean a lot but to me actions speak more and one of my resolutions is to really SHOW someone my gratitude, my thank-you's and my love. That's something I will continually work on, some days I struggle and some days I'm happy with how I've expressed myself but I think it's all something we can ponder on. As I always say "We only get so many days on this earth, make them special, make them count and have no regrets along the way"! So my card today is for EVERYONE who has blessed my life, helped me, befriended me and loved me---thank you so very much for having had a positive impact on my life!
I will have a fun post for you on Saturday and then another on Monday so please stop back by on those days to visit--I might have something sweet for ya! Ok now, I'll keep my chitter chatter short for ya!
-Blog Candy Winner of the "Shop Til You Drop" is Chris Hawley of Cutie Patootie Creations who said "My most recent "ouch" purchase was my copic ciao markers. I bought the set A from JoAnns. I did feel a little guilty, although I did use my own money from my sold projects!!!! And am so glad I did now!!!!" Congrats Chris---email me for details!!
Isn't she just a cutie? This is a new fairy stamp from a set by Pergamano called "Flower Girls"--I got my set while I was at CHA because I just fell in love with them. But SCACD is now carrying them all HERE and you will want them I know--fun to color and squeezably cute! My card is for this week's TIOT for SCACD--our challenge was to create a card that wasn't square! Well I semi-obeyed the rules, lol by making an easel card with the main part of the easel round (that counts right?lol)! You can see all the DT's challenge projects at the store blog HERE!
I used some stunningly beautiful Prima papers here for the bottom of my card--I love the dreamy, watercolor effect they have.
She's colored with Copics (R05,R02,R00/G02,G00,G0000/YR24,YR21,YR20/hair E35,E31,YR20) and I added a few stickles to some of the flowers, her shoes and the large die cut leaves. The leaf die cut is from another Marianne Designs die here that I just got (omg how I lovee these)--if you have problems getting these delicate die cuts out of the die use WAX PAPER between the die and the paper so they pop out easily! I used some flowers from Wild Orchid as well. The large round die cut is by Marianne Designs as well and then I ran it thru my Cuttlebug Folder. I love this new folder and everyone has asked me what it is but I have NO CLUE, lol! It is a larger folder by Cuttlebug but I can't find it on the web anywhere--so if you know what it is, please clue me in so I can tell everyone 'kay?!!
The sentiment is from a beautiful PTI set called "Inside & Out-Thank You" and I just stamped half in my yellow ink and the other half in my dk orange ink to make the dual colors. I love the mix of pastels, watercolors and fallish colors on this card and I hope you like it too!
BLOG CANDY: "If you had to go back and thank only 1 person in your life who would it be and why?" Tell me your answer on this post and someone will win a Pergamano set of your choice from SCACD AND a pad of this Prima paper! You have until Monday to answer!!