Saturday, January 2, 2016

Flurry of Thanks

Hello 2016!  Tonight I worked on a new blog header, I wanted some thing a bit cleaner.  I played in Photoshop, and then asked hubs his opinion...he made a few suggestions and I incorporated them. I value his opinion, he has a good eye for balance.

After almost a month of no crafting, I needed to make some thank you's. I wasn't sure where to start, so I opened the January Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I haven't purchased on for quite a while, but I fell in love with the colors and images of  this set a few weeks ago.  Tonight...I had no idea where to begin.  I didn't just want to case the samples.   It's a start...(I think I probably just want to color and that's why I had a tough time getting going!)

Here are 4 of the cards I made with the kit. 

Last spring we had to have a few trees removed from the back yard; they were leaning precariously and hubs feared they might fall unexpectedly in a heavy rain.  As one looked to be headed towards my crafty space, I was glad he got it done. 

The wood piece above, was a slice from one of the trees.  Hubs had it leveled, and sealed for me as a Christmas gift.  He knows I was tired of using paper as my photo base on cards.  I got a marble piece this fall, and I am thrilled to have this nice wood piece too.(Thank you hon!)  Now I have two to choose from!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I feel ya, sister. December is such a dry month for cardmaking and I still haven't brushed off all my rust yet. But it looks like you're going to it with alacrity! Gorgeous line-up of cards!

  2. How cute are all these cards? I love them all!! So adorable. Great new look to your blog too, and that wood is beautiful, good choice for your photos. Hope you have a great 2016!

  3. First of all... so happy to see your cute face on your blog! The changes are cool, but that made me happy. Your cards are darling, Cat ... the little grey one makes me smile the biggest! Your husband was very sweet to make that little slice of beauty for you!

  4. OH, Cat, your cards are simply darling.
    Love your new blog header, your sweet photo, and your husband's gift.

  5. Oh, I really love how you played with your kit! The images are so sweet, and you framed them out perfectly, Cat!

    What a sweet hubby you have! Your slice of wood from the tree is beautiful, and your new blog header is fabulous! Love your new photo, too :)

  6. Love the new look of your blog, Cat, & that you included your picture in your profile! These cards are darling--great use of the kit which I love, too, but didn't get. What a sweet hubby to get that wood piece made for you! Hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve & wishing you a great 2016!

  7. ok, i already loved the cards but now that i know the story of the wooden backdrop, they look even better! what a guy!!! ♥ happy 2016, btw, i'm running behind as usual, but i hope you've had a good one so far!


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