So be sure to comment here and at Simplicity all week, we have 2 great prizes up for grabs:
- a $25 gift certificate for Shady Tree Studios stamps
- a copy of Paper Crafts Card Style and 2 Hero Arts shadow inks (soft sand and soft leaf)
More and more, Thanksgiving gets lost between Halloween and Christmas, so much so that Susan has started a new tradition each year. She sends out thank you and thankful for you cards to friends and family. I love this idea so much, because Thanksgiving is so much more than a feast and a football game.
I'll be honest, I sat and stared yesterday, I couldn't make one thing that wasn't ugly or wonky or smudged...I nearly gave up. A friend suggested I might be trying too hard, and perhaps she was right. I couldn't get anything to come together. And I thought today was going to be another day like that--Cait gave me fits this morning (more than usual), Collin would not stop talking, my coffee couldn't brew fast enough. But nobody missed the bus and nobody died of hunger (Collin!) and I thought all was well. But as soon as I heard the "WHOOSH" of the bus I realized that I'd forgotten to give Caitlin her medicine and that's a key piece to her puzzle. We had to rush to school and get it to her before Little Miss Hyde showed her face to her teacher. I enter the school office and tell the attendance officer that I need to see Cait and why--and not only does she call her classroom (without having to ask which teacher) she asks me if I need a cup. This is the same woman who asked if Caitlin had had lunch yet one day last week when we'd brought her back after an appointment with the doctor. Her thoughtfulness overwhelmed me, we didn't get that kind of treatment at her last school--I had to show my ID there. It's such a relief that this school is so different. And I'm so grateful for Miss Wanda today, so this card is for her. It just poured out of me this morning, which was also a relief.
stamps: school basics by mint motif
card stock: pti
patterned paper: pti
ink: pti, hero hues chalk, recollections pigment
tools: ek success edge punch, corner chomper
accessories: diamond stickles, pti vintage buttons, american crafts and prima paper flowers, wright's crochet cotton
adhesive: scotch atg, glue dots