Saturday, February 23, 2008

#32: Great Minds

Boy, I'd say "Great minds think alike," but that would be an insult to Susan of Gingerwood.

A little while ago.... OK, OK! Four months ago! Susan did me an enormous favor when she sold me a wonderful set of punches (see this post), making certain that I received them quickly and with the cheapest possible shipping. She went to a great deal of trouble for me and just could not have been sweeter about the whole thing. I sent her a card to say thank you: Susan modestly told me it was no big deal (although it was!) and then further compounded her kindness by telling me that my card inspired her. Holy smokes... talk about the ultimate compliment! She sent me a photo of the card she made:
Is that not gorgeous??? I asked Susan if she would mind having me share this kind of circuitous route of how crafters inspire each other and she graciously said to go ahead.

So, I had meant to share this and completely forgot until I received my package of new Cuttlebug embossing folders from All That Scraps a few days ago. All this new embossing reminded me of some of my old embossing and there you go. As I said... four months ago. Sheesh.

Thanks for the re-inspiration, Susan!

Susan's Card
Paper: Basic Grey
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: "Stylized Flowers"
My Card
Daffodil stamp from Stampin' Up! "Perfect Petals"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Spots and Dots"

Sunday, February 17, 2008

#31: Best Wishes

There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity around here, but not a lot to show for it! I'm in the process of making a stack of baby shower invitations for the dear niece and her husband previously mentioned. I made way more samples than I probably needed, but for someone so special, you want everything perfect, you know?

Then there was this project... a wonderful friend and co-worker who is leaving her position. She's such a great person, and she deserved the best card we could come up with. However, there are enough of us who wanted to write something meaningful, and a regular-sized card just wouldn't do. I came up with a three page, 12" x 18" card (booklet) that allowed everyone to put down their thoughts, and not just be limited to a scribbled name. It was nearly impossible to come up with any stamping on that scale, so the use of laser-cut and metallic papers filled the void.

The "envelope" was a sheet of gold mat-board (for framing)-- I cut it to a size slightly larger than the card. The card was placed on top of the gold board and the whole thing tied together like a present with wide grosgrain ribbon.