Thursday, August 26, 2010

Clean and Simple Thank You Cards

There was a need posted on SCS the other night for Thank You cards. The poster has a similar situation to what my family went through earlier this year. A loved one was going in to hospice with the knowledge that they would be leaving their earthly body soon. When my (step) mom passed away on Easter Sunday of this year, my family and I had a lot of people to send thank you cards to. It's hard to send cards to people that aren't handmade now that I make cards. I had a wonderful giver on SCS send me a pack of thank you cards and will never forget the loving generosity of that one act. So, when I saw this post the other night I knew that this was a way for me to "pay it forward". Losing a loved one is unbelievably painful, and it's amazing how small things, like sending people who made a difference a handmade thank you card, can help make you feel a little better. I don't mean for this to be a heavy post, but it's a good reminder to try to do things for others and cherish the ones you love.

These are both One Layer Cards (OLC) that would definitely qualify as Clean and simple (CAS). I wanted them to be cards that expressed peace and calm. Sorry the pictures aren't the best, my cameras was about to die, so I was hurrying. I also had a drop of water fall on the text on the floral card right before I was photographing it... ugh.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Beachy Thank You
Stamp Set: Seaside (retired) and Simply Said
Paper: Crumb Cake (aka Kraft)
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen

Floral Thank You
Stamp Set: Elements of Style and Simply Said
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Martha Stewart Ribbon

Have a great day.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Here we go again with the Craft Fair stuff!

I have already started to plan for this years SnowFest Arts and Crafts Fair in Simi Valley. Beth (kaitysmom on SCS) has made these really cute sleeves with M&M's in them for a while and I have admired them. I finally ordered some of the bags (they are 1x8) and put a few together yesterday with the M&M's that I had on hand. I plan on selling these at the craft fair for $1.50 each. What do you think?


Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm back...

Wow, I have been so remiss in posting. Sorry about that, for those of you who actually "follow" me. I was able to do some crafting while I was in Mississippi, I simply didn't have to time to post stuff to my blog.

This is a card that I made for no particular occasion in mind. It came in handy when I needed a card for friends who graciously hosted us in Albuquerque on our way back to California. I am happy I photographed it just after making it, I plan on making more like it. I will add the supplies I used shortly.

Have a great day!