The last couple days we have been enjoying some really nice weather that gave us a taste for summer…..at least it gave me a taste for those warm summer days. This morning our territory was once again sent back to a rainy, gray day. I have to admit it really wasn’t so bad once my husband got the woodstove going…….in fact it was downright cozy sitting in my living room today.
It seemed like the perfect type of day to do a little more card making. I think I was rather inspired by the day I spent card making with my sister last week. This time around I only made one type.
After sorting through my stash of stuff I discovered a bag of cards and envelopes I had purchased at a second hand store. One grouping of ten looked promising to be re-purposed into Thank You cards. The only thing I needed to cover was a small square on the front that originally had featured a pair of wine glasses .
I made some small blue squares for that space and stamped the Thank You stamp from the set, Lotus Blossom. I then used Stampin Up sets; Gorgeous Grunge, Four Feathers, and the Feather Framelits Die Set to cut the feathers out. I used a brad to attach them to the card stock……and I was good to go.
I was pretty pleased how they turned out……especially using repurposed note cards. Now I need to spend some time writing in them. I have people I need to thank for the graciousness I have been shown in the last couple weeks. My husband and I are amazed at the visits, food, and well wishes sent our way since my surgery.
All those actions have filled my heart. It seemed fitting to make these cards on a rainy day that is sustaining the earth with moisture. Just as the rain waters the ground….. so many of you have watered my soul with your caring and love.
Life truly is about relationship and I have witnessed true relationship so often these last weeks while I have been recuperating and it is beautiful. I am so grateful for all of you. You truly set the standard for caring. It has challenged me to pass that caring on to the next person in need of it. You have paved the way and have been an inspiration……I am blessed and I thank you.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…”