Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's a Beautiful Day...

It has been so very pretty in Missouri today! A bit cool, and a tad windy, but the sunshine has been glorious.

I had to go back to work today, but I actually took a lunch hour and met a BFF for lunch today at our local Thai place. The food was good, but the conversation was better than the food by far. I hadn't seen my friend since September, when she moved to another building, and I have missed her SO much. It was a delightful visit, a delightful day, and she brought me a box of 'goodies' to send to Melissa in New York, so she'll make two Gilliam ladies smile today! She makes handmade jewelry, and I have several surprises to send in a care package! I'll take a few pictures, and after Melissa is surprised, I'll post them so you can all see her talent in technicolor!!!

Speaking of pictures, I have a friend who has been a bit sad lately, and I just wanted to put together a card to bring her a smile. I chose some Inkadinkadoo birds and words, and here's what I did to have a card ready for mailing in a hurry:

I used a Bazzill light blue card stock for the card itself, and for the matte on the front. I stamped the birds and the saying on white card stock, and stamped the birds again on a light blue paper that was patterned with clouds. I cut out the bodies of the birds from the cloud paper, and paper pieced them over the birds on the white c.s. I colored the vines with a green & orange Jelly Roll Glaze pens. I used my Stamping up "ticket" punch on the corners, then distressed all edges with my Color Box Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I layered a piece of patterned dotted paper, then the blue, and finally the white, adding a silk flower for an extra little 3-D 'pop'. Voila, another quick and simple card!!!

I hope the day was as good for anyone reading this as it was for me! My dh is on his way to Branson for work, but hopefully, will be back at an early hour tomorrow, and we plan to spend the New Year in front of a crackling fire for a totally relaxed day!

Cya tomorrow!

Patti J.

~There's always a lot to be thankful for if you just take the time to look for it. For example, I'm sitting here now being very thankful that wrinkles don't hurt! ~Anonomys


chatdumpgirl said...

the conversation was BY FAR better than the food... i'm sticking to my old standby sweet and sour chicken from now on! i'm done experimenting! lol. it was great to see you! hope meli likes the goodies.

jbg1443 said...

What, no goodies for me? FOOO!!!


Gilliam Arts said...

I KNOW I'll like my goodies chatdumpgirl. I love the rings you make me, and I get so, so many compliments on them!

Mom, your blog is looking great! Nice work explaining how you made that card. I love Inkadinkadoo's name. Kind of makes me want to start stamping just to get to buy things from their company, lol.

Happy New Year!

chatdumpgirl said...

okay, big guy, you want a sparkly ring too?

Crystal said...

WOW Patti I just love this image and these colors!!! Beautiful card girl!! Thanks sooo much for playing along! I wish you the BEST of luck in winning!!! Hugs!