Sometimes, it a subtle improvements that make a big difference. Simply adding the brown frame around the word window makes the difference for me. Here is another example of a small amount of effort with a big impact. I stamped the words inside the card and it looked a little plain to me. So I inked up the corn stamp and stamped of the ink once on scrap paper. This 'second generation' stamping, gave me just the right amount of color. Don't you think for the effort, the corn stamp makes a big improvement?
I colored this basket of veggies and leaves (all stamps by Eureka Stamps) yesterday at my appointments. I started assembling the card this morning.
This vertical version to the right is my first draft. I didn't like it a whole lot, so I removed the basket and started over. Actually, once I looked at the picture blown up on the monitor, I liked it a whole lot better. I'll guess I'll have to color another basket and reassemble this card. LOL!
It's my Blogiversary!
I started blogging 2 years ago today on Yahoo 360 with a list of things I was thankful for. So in keeping with that tradition, here is what I'm thankful for today, November 20, 2007. To keep it organized, I'm using the theme from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show... Faith, Family, Friends and Fun.
Family: I'm thankful for family. Because my niece goes to college here in Atlanta, I've gotten to know her better. My grandmother, one of my biggest role models turned 96 this year. I'm grateful that she is still a part of my life. My daughter will be home tonight for Thanksgiving! We haven't seen her since August. My other daughter is home also. There is no school this week, so I get to 'enjoy' my family all week.
I'm meeting people at Michaels. I met Dawn online and met up with her here. I also connected with a couple of other scrappers and stampers here.
God is good. Let's not forget about my Old Friends. (I don't like that term, old friends, but that's all I can come up with right now). I've been very blessed to have crossed paths with some of the most wonderful people on this planet. I've had to call on some of those friends recently. I benefit from their areas of expertise and their warmth and generosity. I also met up with my best friend from high school since I've been here in Atlanta. She moved to ATL over 25 years ago.
Fun: Making cards is still fun for me. I'm determined to keep it that way. This blog is a new thing since last year. I'm thankful that it has not become another chore for me because I've not taken this too seriously. It's something that I get a lot of enjoyment from. I would do it even if no one read it, but I'm thankful for your interest in what I'm doing and saying. I am blessed to have met so many new 'friends' thru it. I'm thankful for your encouraging comments and emails. I genuinely enjoy this blog and the people who I've met thru it. Again, thanks for your encouragement. If you've been hanging out here for a while, please let me know that you're here. I would love to get to know you.
I'll get my random number generator to choose a couple of random numbers on Sunday, November 25, 2007. I'll post the winners first thing Monday morning. The first responder of the two will get to choose which prize they receive.
- Our Christmas CD (my husband and I recorded a CD single a few years ago)
- Choice of ~ Card Kits (blank cards, paper, and embellishments) OR ~finished cards made by me. Because I know of a couple of non-card makers who regularly read here, they may prefer the finished product.
- a brand new pack of Prismacolor pencils in honor of all the work I did comparing color pencils over the last few weeks.
- Our Christmas CD
- Card Kits OR finished cards made by me
- a key chain/zipper pull featuring the baby Jesus stamp made from my drawing by Biblical Impressions.
If you read this far, you deserve a prize, just for your perseverance. (smile) I will send one of our CDs to the first ten people who comment on this post and say" thanks for the free CD".