Saturday, 23 June 2012
Thanks Ever so Much
This is a thankful time of year. It's time to say thank you to all those teachers and leaders that have spent so much time with our kids since last September. It's hard to believe that yet another school year is drawing to a close and summer and its fun activities are just around the corner.
I started this card as a Retrosketch #16 card. As you know, my card for that challenge ended up like this. I started with two stamps from Paper Smooches Reflections set (the swirl and the blossom), and my trusty Kaleidecolor Spectrum inkpad. I kept adding dots until I got to this point, where it just felt finished. I just didn't know where to put the next dot, so I stopped. Sometimes cards tell you very clearly when you're finished.
I knew that this wouldn't do for Retrosketch #16, where the design needed to go right across the card. I also knew that I didn't want to cut it for my usual 4.25x4.25 card because I felt that the brightly coloured pattern really needed lots of white to let it breathe. So I grabbed this loopy Paper Smooches sentiment and am quite happy with the result.
Now I'm down to the wire for my son's 13th birthday, which is Monday. No card. No idea. Very little time due to his paintball (apparently it hurst - why would anyone want to do that?!) birthday party on Saturday and a church children's choir bbq on Sunday. Well, sometimes when we're under pressure we do our best work. Please, please, please let this be one of those times!