Monday, November 16, 2009

Barnyard Thank Yous

Hello Everyone~
I hope you are all doing wonderful! Things are pretty good here...I'm counting down the weeks to the semester....I will be so happy when it's Christmas Break....look out craft-time then! Sorry I've been missing the past week! My hubby totally surprised me this week and said that when I am on break of school we can move the bowflex out of our spare room and I can take over the area for my crafts! Woo-Hoo....well I COULDN'T wait for break and talked hubby into moving it this weekend so I have been busy re-organizing my craft space! I am so happy to have more room! I will definitely post pictures once I am done! My FABULOUS Mom came over and helped me yesterday....we had lots of Dad and hubby watched the NASCAR race...and YAY my driver won!

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Today I want to share some special Thank You cards that I have created. My parents' friend's farm burned down this summer. Thank goodness they only lost one cow in the fire, but their barn was a total loss. They are now in the process of rebuilding. My parents' friend asked me if I would make her some thank you cards....she wanted something "handmade" and "special" to sent to people who helped them out....I felt so honored that she asked me to make the cards for her. The only thing is wanted was something with a farm theme. And this is what I came up with:
I hand drew the barn, cut them out, ran them through my Cuttlebug with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder to give them a "barn" look. Then I matted them on cardstock and dp. I wanted to keep the layers simple and keep the whole card flat so that they could be mailed without extra postage. Although keeping them simple was definitely hard for me when I am used to always adding dimension to my cards! lol!
The flowers were punched with my Retro Flower punches, and my EK Success Leaf punch. The medium sized flowers were again run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The cute cows were colored with my Copics and cut out with my Labels 4 nesties.I made 3 different designs, one in blue, one in brown, and one in red. I really like how they turned out. I hope that my parents' friend loves them too!
Stamps: Cow Stamp from my Grandma (I don't even know who makes it)
Inks: Copics; Momento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Nennah Smooth Classic Crest, DCWV dp; cardstock from my stash
Scor-Pal (to fold my cards), Tonic Cutter, Spellbinders Labels 4 Nesties, Retro flower punches, EK Success Leaf punch, Distressed Stripes & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders, SU window punch & label punch,
Thanks so much for stopping by!



Carolyn King said...

Great cards set! love the adorable images!

Yvette said...

Yay! I know your excited about your new space! :)

These barn cards are SO cute! I cant believe you made these barns. They turned out adorable!!!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Sweetie~~ Oh these are are wonderful!! Vicki will love!!
Can't wait to see pics of your new craft room and also Brent's new workout room :-) Hee Hee
Blessings of Love


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