Thursday, March 20, 2008

Target quickie!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but there is a direct correlation between lack of posts and lack of stamping time. My life has turned upside down in the last week, hopefully in a good way! I got a new job and I'm moving 120 miles across Southern California. My last day of work is in two weeks and my move is about three weeks away. Of course, I don't have a new place to live or movers lined up yet, and so far all I've managed to pack are three boxes of books! :eek:
What little stamp/craft time I've had has been devoted to getting ready for Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast. It just happens to be occurring the weekend before I move! Aaack!
I've been at my current job for 7.5 years, so leaving is going to be difficult. I wanted to make a few thank you cards for some of the special people I've gotten to know in the last few years. Time is limited, so I knew they'd need to be simple. Fortunately, the Target clearance endcaps came to my rescue. I picked up a package of 10 red 4-bar notecards (3 1/2 by 4 7/8ths) and some pale blue envelopes to match. The cards were 48 cents and the envies 58 cents, which will make each pair about 11 cents!
Of course, I came home and had to design a card to go with them. I used some bashful blue paper and stamped the flower image from my new Embrace Life stamp set, then colored in parts of the flowers with my white gel pen. A few snaps and voila! A simple thank you!
Stamps: Embrace Life, Artfully Asian
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: notecards from Target, bashful blue, basic black
Accessories: black snaps, gel pen


Kim Muhl said...

Oh my gosh...congrats on your new job and move!! There has got to be a direct corelation between becoming VSN CO and having your life turned upside down. I'm so happy and excited for you. What a wonderful card you made for your friends, I'm sure they'll love it!

Katherine said...

Hope you are maintaining your sanity with all that's going on, Michelle. I've tagged you on my blog, here: I hope it is a fun distraction for you!