Saturday, February 21, 2009

Encouragement Card / Get Well Card

Here are two cards I made today. The first is for a friend who has had a tough time lately. I just wanted her to know she is in my prayers. It looks simple because that is what I am capable of right now. I had awesome visions of doing some embossing on the flap but I broke my tool for doing that. - Bummer... It was my first time using it too. :(

I made my own rub on for the "Just checking in on you". I typed it in word and printed a mirror image on a transparency sheet. As soon as it printed (quickly before it dried) I carefully placed the image on the card and rubbed it gently so the image would transfer on the card. I was kind of impressed! I just wiped the transparency with a paper towel and it can be used again. I will try this trick again soon.
The inside sentiment was just printed in Word with a little trick my friend Cheryl taught me.

I have another friend that has a sick puppy and they are very worried about him. I understand their concern and wanted to make him a little Get Well Soon card. It was fun to make. I used a piece of ribbon for his comforter on the front. I got a little spot of glue on it that of course I am obsessing over. I might put little dog bone over it or let it pass for doggie drool.

Thanks for going along with me in my learning adventure in the land of card making. It's fun! Come over and hang out in my Girl Cave and we can be creative together!
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I got this from sweet Polly. Are you really 25 now, Polly? I just can't believe it.

Here are the rules: If you want to play, leave a comment on this post letting me know and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it on your blog. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain will continue.
Try it! It is fun!
Polly assigned me the letter “B.”

1. BABIES - I love babies, human or animal it doesn't matter. I loved having babies of my own but am thankful they are mostly grown. I am looking forward to being a grandma someday in the future (not too soon) but for now I am enjoying children of friends and co-workers. There is a bit of a baby boom going on at work and I am loving every minute of it. Watch out Nicole, I will be stalking you throughout this pregnancy!

2. BIRTHDAYS - I don't care how old you are, everyone should be treated special on their birthday.

3. BIRTHDAY CAKE - No chocolate please. Preferably, white cake possibly with a custard filling and white frosting. It wouldn't be complete unless it is topped with "Happy Birthday ____" and some colorful flowers.

4. BLING - Nothing too gaudy. But every girl young and old, thin or not, needs a little bit of bling to feel like a girly girl.

5. BIBLE- My Bible brings me up close and personal with God. It tells me how it is. It tells me I am flawed and unworthy but God loves me anyhow and His story can be told through me if I listen, learn and follow His plan for my life.

6. BROWN- Brown is my black. I love brown. I am also my mother's only brown eyed baby.

7. BLUE EYES - Blue is not one of my favorite colors unless it is on your eyeball. My husband and children all have beautiful blue eyes.

8. BEACHES - I love the mountains but enjoy a trip to the beach every now and again. Preferably beaches with white, powdery sand. I have enjoyed beaches in the Caribbean, Texas, California and Florida. Caribbean & Florida beaches being my favorites.

9. BLOGS - I love reading blogs!! All of you are so interesting. Some of your posts get me laughing so hard- I just love that! I especially love your pictures. It is a great way to catch up with friends. I have found gazillion Scrapbook Blogs. I stalk them all frequently and get great ideas. My blog seems quite dull compared to most that I read but I really enjoy it!

10. BAUER (as in Jack Bauer) - CTU field agent on 24.... I am 2 seasons behind so let's not discuss him other than the obvious......He is an incredible hottie and when he is passed out, surrounded by terrorists and nerve gas, and handcuffed to a table leg, Jack Bauer laughs to himself and says, "I have them right where I want them."