Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons . . . quality time with family and friends, extra-long weekend, the start to the next month of holiday festivities.  It is also a special time to reflect on the long list of blessings we have in our lives.  Let's make more time to give thanks for those blessings (little or small) every day of the year!

I created these correspondence cards for this Thanksgiving holiday.  I sent a few in the mail to friends with a note about how thankful I am for their friendship, and also sent a batch to my extended family's celebration (I celebrated with Mr. B's family this year).  Everyone wrote their blessing and my cousin read them aloud before Thanksgiving dinner.  So sweet!

I printed card stock with the message "I am thankful for . . . ", stamped a turkey rubber stamp from Paper Source, and decorated with my new obsession, Stickles glitter glue!

Among many other blessings in my life, I am thankful when I find time to craft and express my creativity!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bridal Shower Favor Tags

Mary's mom commissioned me to design tags to adorn the party favors she distributed at a bridal shower for her friend.  When I learned the bride's wedding colors were royal blue and gold, I instantly thought of a favorite gold paper from Paper Source, Lokta Golden Baroque.  I layered royal blue card stock, this beautiful gold paper, and a message I printed on ivory (off-white) card stock.  A heart stamped and embossed in gold and an off-white eyelet finished the job!

Congratulations to the bride, and thank you to Mary and her family for giving me excuses to craft and create! (and reasons to make blog posts :-)