Time in Madison, Alabama

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Two more for my mother-in-law.

I don't know if I explained it or not, but my mother & father-in-law are basically home bound. He can't drive anymore and she never has. So she sent Terry and my birthday cards late and apologized that they where late, because she couldn't get to the store in a timely manner to get cards. I sent her a birthday card and made one for Laura to send to her, and she just went on and on about they where the most beautiful cards she had ever seen, I do believe she might have been crying on the phone. So the 'ol light came on and I thought--who else better for me to make an assortment of card for the year. We have a new Big Lots opening up in our town and they had a perfect box for A2 card with a snowman on it! I know it's the right thing to do, because as my daughter said many years ago, 'I know it's making God happy--I can feel God smile in my heart!' (She's so sweet--even at 18!!!)

So this beautiful bird card is from the Straight from the Nest cartridge. I really have to use it more. It's the one I had to buy at full price--an HSN exclusive. The sentiment is a stamp I bought. It's a Justrite stamp with changeable sayings and changeable boarders. I bought a 1 3/4" circle punch and made scallops on the Cricut. I tried center point on the Expression, but I couldn't get it to look perfect! I have a 2 in boarder I bought too (I think there are about 6 or 8 of them) so I need a 2 1/4" punch too, but I don't think there's one in this town--so I have to order one--you can use nestabilities (?) to--but I don't have any and I think the punch is easier than dragging out the cuttlebug! Just me!

The other card is from Pagoda cart and I just love the way it turned out. I think the paper choices can make or break the card (and alot of it is just personal preferance) and I think I hit this one! Again, I used the template on the Gypsy and sized everything so I don't waste time or paper.

Well, still have lots to do--and the ideas are spinning in my head!!!

Until next time--Be blessed and stay blessed!


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  1. what a wonderful daughter-in-law you are! Making cards is fun but I always wonder what to do with all of them. You have found the perfect answer

  2. Thanks ladies--my mil and I have never been close, but I think I would do it for anyone who can't get out. Going to do some birthdays, baby, sympathy-just notes--anybody got anymore ideas?