Wowzers...the HOP was super fun yesterday...wasn't it? I am still working my way through it and it is always so much fun to see...to learn...to be a sponge...and to be inspired! I just love this fun hobby we have...it is the best!
On Tuesday I talked with my wonderful Dad and asked him if he needed cards for the holidays....immediately he said NO...and then he called back and said, "maybe I could use a couple"...and then 15 minutes later he added to the request!"
Today is the Pals Weekly challenge and this was sooooooo darn easy to whip up this card! I hope that I have inspired you to THINK SIMPLE as SIMPLE WORKS and you will smile! Here is the color palette that we are working with this week!
My wonderful Dad is a very classic man. It is hard for him to do things like sending cards out after my Moms passing but I will say, I think that this is a great card for a man to send out - so simple ~ so elegant ~ so perfect for the season!
I chose to keep the front completely plain (with no sentiment) and then in the inside I used a sentiment from the retiring Versatile Christmas. We all know that Christmas comes every year,,,and I will say "HANDS DOWN" this stamp set will stay at my home!
This is the time of the year that "time is oh so precious" - and I invite you to take a DEEP breath and then find some "me time" and then have fun!
Every year it is my goal to use up my DSP (as we all know that there will always be more AMAZING papers) so I looked at what I had and went for it! I knew that I did not want it to be to fussy and I think that I accomplished that!
Do you remember over the weekend I made some tags and 3 X 3 cards with this Christmas Tree? Well...this is a 2 for 1 as I planned to use the negative space for another post....today and I have another one next week for you! We sure do love our scraps!
You can clearly see that making a simple card works...please try it - there is nothing wrong with minimizing your time ...remember - it is the thought ~ the gesture....so don't stress!
I have had several emails about Eddie and the "critters" - all is good As always, (well, as of now) Eddie is still the main man on my radar screen...and he is doing well - still having bouts of eating and not eating but he is hanging in there. Yesterday he spent the day with me upstairs in my work area. Here is a picture him last night.
He fools me...he continues to teach me...
There are no words to convey how special he is (well....we all know that Caleb sees it) - but truly he is an old soul.He truly has a way to melt your heart, be the best friend one could have.
My brother that lives in Europe will not make it back to for Christmas, but will be home on the 30th and he is a HUGE fan of Eddie.....so between all of us...let's keep cheering Eddie on!
Well...thoughts about the card - can you see yourself whipping this up? A clean and simple card works....(well at least for me) and I hope that this post inspired you!
Make it a GREAT day and I hope to see you tomorrow!