Hello, friends! I am SO happy I was able to sneak in some crafting time on Friday night to make a card for the current CASology Week #9 Challenge.
I HAD to make a card for my wonderful family after this, my VERY hectic and stressful first week back to work. My husband and kids were SO patient with me as I came home later than usual, brought work home, made not-so-good dinners, and crashed in bed early. Not my best "mom" week, and it makes me realize just how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family. They are all blessings in my life that I will not take for granted!
So, my card is a clean and simple thank you to them, my awesome husband (and best friend ever) and my four beautiful children. I stamped the birds to represent them (hmm...ducks in a row? Maybe a little "Partridge Family" feel without the cool bus? Not sure where my inspiration for this one came from!)
I used three strips of Martha Stewart "Vintage Girl" paper tape, then stamped the sentiment, the little birds and the little heart all from the Hero Arts All Occasion Messages set. The daddy bird is actually a Hero Arts "Holly Bird" Christmas stamp without inking the holly. Here is a close-up of the heart covered with red Stickles; I drew the string and bow with a fine black Sharpie.
I am also submitting this card to the current Simon Says Stamp! Put a Stamp On It Challenge since I did use washi tape and several stamps.
Now that school and work (and fall sports and music lessons and choirs, etc.) have resumed, I fear I will not be blogging as much as I would like. I do appreciate your visits and hope to be by your blogs soon, too.
Until then, take good care!