Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lovely RAK Cards to Share…

Happy Thursday to you! Well, the girls have completed the school year and are happily playing with their friends outside (barring any thunderstorms that appear to be looming). I wasn’t with the girls when they gave the teachers their gifts and haven’t heard anything other than the girls saying they liked them. I hope they did. I enjoyed making the gifts for them and there is great satisfaction in that.

I thought about working on a card or two on my last “kids-free” afternoon, but ultimately decided to work on a little surprise for the girls. When I was searching for the musical gift ideas, I came across a cute microphone pattern. The girls don’t know anything about it and I’ve decided to work on it while they are in bed, or otherwise not around. I just started the first one this afternoon while they were at school. I’ll share when I get them done.

Since I didn’t get a card made, I thought this would be a good time to share some wonderful cards I’ve received over the past few weeks. I sure do love my friends, and the artwork they create and share just warms my heart.

First up, I received this beautiful Mother’s Day card from my lovely friend, Barb, of The Buzz and Barb’s Project 365. Barb is truly inspirational in how she lives her life. She takes such joy in the every day moments and captures them so well in her Photo a Day project. You’ve got to take a peek the weekly round up layouts she shares! Her artwork is top-notch and well worth the time it might take to look at and soak in. Thank you so much, Barb for thinking of me!

This next card is from my buddy, Erin of Inky Smiles. Erin and I have been getting to know each other so well through our frequent chats on Google Talk. We laugh, we support and encourage and even challenge each other. Oh and she’s so good to my Amy, who wants to chat with her every time she sees that Erin is online. I so appreciate her love for life, crafting and enthusiasm for well, everything! And I got to meet her in person, which was fantastic! If I remember correctly, she used either Liquid Glass or Clear Embossing Powder on the flower. It’s so pretty in real life. Thank you, my friend.


Then there is this gorgeous card from Christi of Blessings on Paper. Oh my heavens, Christi blows me away with the absolutely detailed and beautiful cards she creates. She is a self-professed “slow” stamper/creator and may not get as much time as she desires to create, but oh boy, when she is able to, she’ll knock your socks off! Her posts are full of humorous  chit-chat (often at her own expense) and so much charm. I really enjoy reading what she has to say and seeing what she has to share. I was so fortunate to meet her in person last year. She’s a home-schooling mom (I bow to her because I know I would have the patience for this) who planned a field trip to our local Butterfly Pavilion and she graciously invited Jessica and I to join them on their excursion. She’s just as beautiful in person as she is on her blog! I remember seeing this card on her blog and commenting on it…not knowing she made it for little old me. Thanks, Christi!!!


Hopefully this gorgeous artwork will suffice for now. Thank you ladies, I so appreciate you! 

Thank you, as well, to those who read my ramblings and look at my artwork. Your comments are heart-warming and encouraging and I truly appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to see what I am up to in my little corner of the blogosphere.



Kathi Carlson said...

Pretty cards! It's so fun to see and appreciate the different stampers' styles - each unique and special it its own way. It's hard to believe that the school year is over already. Wasn't Christmas just last week? LOL. I know that you'll enjoy the summer with the girls. Can't wait to see the your latest surprise crochet project!!

Sarah said...

Awww Jeanne..these are SO sweet! I Love Barb's card, I have started following her blog and emailed back and forth ...she is an amazing person!
I just started visiting Erin's such cool stuff and I LOVE her card.
I haven't been to Christi's blog but I sure will now...what a gorgeous card!
Can't wait to see your new surprise!
I have just about mastered single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, and chaining LOL. I am getting there.

mE said...

Wowwww!! I'm digging those other two cards! I love having eye candy to think about casing! LOL! I'm so bad lately at making cards!

Barb - beautiful and simple and elegant!

Christi - lots of loverly fru fru and gorgeous butterflies!

Love them both :)