Saturday, October 3, 2015
World Card Making Day...
Hello. Did you know today is World Card Making Day? I didn't until my emails sent me this... http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com/?utm_source=World+Card+Making+Day+2015+10%2F03+-+FINAL&utm_campaign=World+Card+Making+Day+2015+10%2F03+-+FINAL&utm_medium=email
Now I make a lot of cards for my weekly mailings of Random Acts of Mail Kindness however my cards are not at all fancy or fabulous. I keep them simple but sincere.
My friend Theresa (no blog) makes the most amazing and beautiful cards and I am so happy to be the recipient of many she makes. Thank you Theresa Dear.
The top photo is the front of this card. When you open it up it has a pop-out rose. I love butterflies and this one is gorgeous. When you open an envelope and see such a special handmade card how could you not feel extra special knowing it was created with love and care just for you?!!
This is another recent card I received from Theresa. The depth of colors just doesn't show in the photo as beautifully as they are in person. Theresa recently made it onto a design team and they are so fortunate to have her creative style. Here is a link to Laura Denison Designs. Theresa and I have never met in person. We found one another through a swap of ATC's if I remember correctly and we have continued our swapping and friendship.
This is an ICAD that Theresa created and also sent to me. ICAD is a challenge of creating an Index Card A Day (ICAD). This has such great texture and layers and of course my favorite beautiful butterfly is included. I feel truly blessed to share Theresa and her fabulous art she creates and shares with me. Thank you so very much Theresa Dear. You are a real gem in this creative world.
On the weather front I wish to thank you all for your rain dancing. We did get a little rain that watered our plants. Nothing measurable for us but up the hill they had almost an inch at Donner Lake. I was at my local Chamber of Commerce yesterday and I got the usual annual phone call with the question of the century..."We are thinking of coming to Nevada City next weekend and want to know if the Fall colors are showing?" Every year hundreds of people call and ask that or a similar question regarding the Fall Colors. I try to stay calm and polite which is not easy to do after 17 years of this same question. No matter how I try to explain anything about the Fall Colors people just want the exact time that the colors will be the best to see. Between you and I, I am not Mother Nature and I honestly have NO idea when the colors will be at their best. Usually we need a good cold snap of weather to have the colors happen. Some trees have already displayed their colors while other trees are completely green still. And when the colors really begin to be at their very best we usually have a good wind and rain storm that knocks all the leaves to the ground where they are not very pretty to view. And so it begins again...Ring, ring...Hello...We are thinking of coming...
I just have to smile and do my best. After all we need and love tourists to come and visit our small historic town. http://www.nevadacitychamber.com/nevada-city-photos-and-videos/photo-gallery/
So today lets take a break and make a card to mail to someone we want to honor.
Creative Card Bliss my friends. Thank you for visiting. I always love your reading your comments and I do try to respond if I have your email. Lovely Autumn (Spring) Days...