Thursday, May 29, 2008

One more day of school and other random tidbits...

Featuring the DesignBlock Thank You Stamp. Staying in step with the Cards of the Week over at Hero Arts, I made two more thank you cards last night using the DesignBlock Thank You. Other stamps used are Whimsical Messages and Borders and From the Heart Greetings. The border stamp and a note of thanks were stamped on a strip of vellum with Cotton White StazOn. The little blossoms were colored in from the back of the vellum. The A Note of Thanks was stamped again in red dye ink. I use a new Martha Stewart border punch on a second piece of vellum. Adhesive was applied to the back of a red strip of cardstock and both pieces of vellum were attached to it.

For the 'manly' version, I used Heidi Grace paper and buttons.

~Tomorrow is the last day of school. Yippee!!! ...wait, I think??? Seriously, don't we look forward to school ending for the year and within a week we'll be counting down the days until school starts again. LOL Starting next week, the kids and I are going to do a "day camp" of sorts. I have plans for them everyday except Monday. (I'll let them sleep in, watch movies and play video games) Our neighborhood has a pool, so we'll be doing our daily reading by the pool each morning. I've never done anything like this and stuck to it, but I'll take a week at a time and I'll let you know how it goes. Say a prayer for me ok?

~Speaking of prayer, If you have requests you'd like me to add to the prayer list on June 1st, please email them to me now.

~If you read this blog thru a reader, you haven't noticed that I've made some changes to the Card Castle. I'm not a person who can commit to something permanent like wall paper, because I get tired of looking at the same thing and I like to change things up every once in a while. The same feeling goes for the blog. Beth designed the banner for me and I decided to go with a white background as my summer look. What do you think? I love it! Thanks again Beth for sharing your talent with me!

~Bill Pay through your bank is an enormous time saver! If you can get it for free, that's even better. I mentioned this to one of my daughters, who knows absolutely everything, and she said "Duh?? Didn't you see the commercial??"

That's all for today. I have more tidbits to share, but I won't drop them all on you in one day. I'm off to run errands before school get's out.


Amy said...

I LOOOOOVE your new look girl, it looks great on you:)!!!!


Cindy H. said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I love the M.S. punch - I have one too:) Reminds me of hankies that were beautifully hemmed and had the decorative holes in them. I know it has a name but all I can think of is picot and I'm pretty sure that's not right.

Laurie in MN said...

Hi, I am visiting for the first time. I never eaten or seen peach cobbler although I have heard of it. After seeing your peach cobbler, I will have to try the recipe.

Kimberly said...

love your new look Jacki!!!! And your dd is very very pretty :)
Please say a prayer for a friend of mine who just lost a dear friend to brain cancer. She was just 39 and leaves behind 3 small children. Blessings!

loni.sue said...

First, your card is wonderful! I love the white on red and I lust after that punch. Beautifully done.

Second, your new look rocks! Clean and oh so pretty.

Third, I've been paying my bills through my bank for a couple of years now and love it. I think I've saved over $60 in postage (spending that on postage for all the cards I'm mailing). But DH is EVP with the bank so I had an inside track, so no worries. xox

KardKrazy said...

Jacki, I really, really, really like the new look! It's dazzling!

Anonymous said...

Love the Martha punch on the vellum! Beautiful!! Tricia