Friday, April 5, 2013

The last couple of months have been unbelievably full, with the return of students, the end of basketball season for my son, a business trip to Dallas, and, of course, the "big move!"

Unfortunately, I have had the opportunity to make more sympathy and get well (from a serious illness/surgery) cards already this year than I do most years! Fortunately I've also gotten some birthday and thank you cards out, as well! I already posted the silver lining card I made for my Dean, but here are some of the other cards I've managed to squeeze in:

A dear friend lost her father in January

An administrator at my son's school suffered a massive stroke -- this card is appropriate because he is known for being FUN!
The screenprint background on the butterflies really tie this card together
A quick thank you for our realtor on the day of closing
Happy birthday to my cousin -- I love the versatility of the marvelous marigolds set!
Washi tape madness for a friend far away!
Thanks for letting me share my recent projects -- seeing them again makes me eager to finish unpacking the craft room. I've already found some really great things that I'd forgotten about -- I wonder what else is in those boxes?!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Spotlight: Spring Fling

This month's colors, Bermuda, Lime, Grass, Buttercup, and Mermaid, are such a subtle reminder that Spring is on the way (or possibly already here -- in Texas, anyway).

I have begun to unpack the craft room -- one of the few rooms that is not waiting for the (backordered) carpet to be installed, and am finally able to dig out some of the fun things from the new catalog. One of the new sets I know I will get a lot of use out of is called silver lining -- a great set of rain (and rainbow) related sayings with some fun clouds (although I also snatched up the cloud dies before they retired, and they will get used with this set as well!) Unfortunately the first card I made with it is because someone dear to me had emergency surgery this week. She is now recovering in ICU and although visitors are not yet allowed, cards are always welcome!

All AMuse Studio products, including the silver lining set
This card was quick to come together -- although you probably can't see the shine of the raindrops, a special touch for a special lady. A nice "get well soon" from the essential sentiments set finished off the inside and left plenty of room for a note. 

I have been working on the idea of a "You are my sunshine" page about my son, and the silver lining set has a nice "you make me happy when skies are grey" to complete that, which I am excited about. Yep, this set is going to see use in a variety of projects . . .

I'm glad to be back in my craft room, and hope to have time to try out the other new sets I got, really very soon!

Happy stamping,