I brought home some of My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline, the Howdy Doody collection, from CHA a couple of months ago. I have been dying to play with the line, but have been distracted by other projects that, once completed, served another purpose…like the Technicolor Deviled Eggs (for the boy’s Risk party), Jello Cookies (for a fireside) and the Cake Batter Krispie Treats (for a school bake sale). I can always use cards, but I’ve gotten quite a stash right now, so I was putting it off. Cards are about the only thing that I have room to make right now. But when I realized that I had found one of the fonts that My Mind’s Eye used on the packaging and for the embellishments, I couldn’t resist playing any longer! Don’t worry…I’ll share! Again, I am revisiting the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper pad…my favorite for making cards! I really loved the Howdy Doody line, partly because of the warm color, but mostly because of this… I do believe that this was my favorite patterned paper at the whole show! Please, don’t anyone take offense – there were dozens of collections that I will be more than happy to play with. But this one was especially appealing. Who can explain what makes you love a design? I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s the flowers, maybe it’s the colors…whatever it is, this is so
A little project...bring it on! Or maybe it would be better to say "just do it!"
A little time and a few sheets of paper can help one be prepared to send one's warmest regards.
I think I'll call it Mini Mania since Mini Monday doesn't seem to be working for me!
Late, but keeping on track seems to get harder all the time!
Are you grateful for someone? Put it in writing!
Yesterday, Scott handed me a folded up piece of notebook paper to read. It was a note from one of the Boy Scouts in his troop…a thank-you note from a 13 year-old young man that was unexpected and really sweet. It spoke of his appreciation for all that my husband had done: the camp-outs, the activities, their tradition of stopping at In-and-Out on their way home from overnighters. My husband is not a man of many words, but I could tell that this burst of appreciation was very well received. In my never-ending job of cleaning my workspace, I came across a note that a friend had written me, shortly before she passed away. It wasn’t long…just a quick thank you for something small I had done. But this note serves as a tangible reminder of our relationship. We hadn’t known each other long, but I am reminded of her sweet personality and the spirit around her by that small card. I don’t think she had any idea of the impact that card would make. It got me to thinking about the importance of showing gratitude. I am blessed to be surrounded by very kind, thoughtful people. I don’t THINK I need praise for a job well done, but it does make you feel good when someone shares their gratitude, when YOU know that THEY notice what you’ve done. I’m not saying