Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So very grateful...

Hello Blogger friends.

It's funny how things work sometimes...
Last night, I created this card for the CAS-ual Friday 70 Challenge
The theme this week was to create a black & white card with one color. 

After much brainstorming, I came up with this design using a floral type swirl stamp and my newest Papertrey Ink stamp/die combo.

While browsing through the blogs I follow, I came across another challenge that it may work for too

I'm not 100% sure if the bits of black and green would disqualify it for a white challenge, but it's worth a try right? This is my first time playing over on this blog, but I liked it so much I started following it!

Once I'd finished photographing it and getting it to look halfway presentable, I began wondering who I would send this beauty to...

I immediately decided that I wanted to send it to my former boss/good friend/second mother, Kathy.
There really wasn't anything specific that I was thanking her for, it was just for being who she is in my life...

Then, my doorbell rang.

There was the mailman with an unexpected package...

Who was it from? 

Crazy right?!? It was just a few items that I'd left behind in the move, and a quick catch-up letter, but it was the timing that was so awesome...

It's just like Kathy to send me a little piece of the place I miss so dearly, at the very moment that I needed it. 

Now there's a tangible reason for this thank you card.

I can't wait for her response when she gets it!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day.


  1. So pretty, I love how you stamped on both the card and overlay. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  2. Love this 'pop up' idea - and I LOVE the lime green! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology's white cue card!

  3. Absolutely stunning card...I love the flourish over the die cut letters. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the die cut! I love your story about your card! Perfect timing to show Kathy how much you appreciate her. Awesome! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. beautiful card and perfect for the CASology challenge!! so glad you found CASology... thanks for playing along with us this week!

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the way you layered the stamp and die cut! It's going straight into my CASE file and you should enter it in the Movement Challenge at the Moxie Fab World. :)
    Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

    1. Thanks Jen! I didn't know about that challenge...I'm headed there right now :o)

  7. wow, this is a gorgeous card and I personally adore the black peeking through, such a pretty look. thanks for sharing about the challenge blog, I am a challenge luv the story about your freind too, how sweet...hope you have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*