I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to Stampin' Up for the fabulous Founder's Circle retreat last week, and you know, not just any card will do when you are sending it to the home office of the best papercrafting company in the world! I made this pretty peekabo one from Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette, with the Designer Frames embossing folder and the Everything Eleanor stamp set, with lots of shimmer and spritz. Sorry I can't show you the inside, as I didn't take a pic before I wrote in it.
The flower is my favorite part. It is two of the mid-sized Paper Daisies, with their petals slit and ruffled up. The center was sponged with pink, and then I added a Jumbo Pearl and ringed it with Basic Rhinestones. When I had the rhinestones where I wanted them, I put a drop of Crystal Effects on the pearl, which dries clear and hard. Those rhinestones aren't going anywhere!
Now, as my Dad says, I'm going to quit preachin' and get to meddlin'... when is the last time you sent a thank you card? I bet you can think of three people without hardly even trying, that you owe a thank you note. Plan to do it this weekend. I know you're busy, but so are they, and they took the time out of their lives to do something nice for you.
We can't pass an attitude of gratitude along to our kids if we are not modeling it ourselves. I want to be a person who notices and appreciates not only the big things like an all-expenses-paid retreat, but the little things like a laugh when I was down or a blog comment that brightened my day. Who should you thank today?