Sunday, 26 June 2011

What a lovely day!

I'm in an AWESOME mood today! the sun is out, not a cloud in the sky, its nice and toasty warm out (my computer say 60 but I think it's in the 70s!)  and it is all around wonderfull!  the only thing that could have made this day better would be Mike (my hubby) being home but he's working his last day of 12 hour shifts today.  then FOUR WEEKS OFF for him!  yay!  so we've been doing alot of planing on what we will be doing!  though I sitll work Wednesday and Friday nights.  

I was very inspired by the sun today and for the first time tried out the  Sunburst technique!  which I can't seem to find a link to now... hum... oh here we go it's HERE!  at the operation write home website!  Here's the two cards I made useing this! 

like them?  I'm really happy with them!  the first one I personally like the first one just a little better but like them both overall!  the only colours I used on them was blue blue and more blue!  

I also wanted to make some kind of encouragement card so I made this one as well (idea is not mine!  it's my take on a card I saw on youtube!):  

one of the blue ones and the hang in there card are going to the church Christmas basket action for this year.  one of the other blue ones is going to OWH I think!  will just tuck it aside for now and see what happenes.  

I've also been working on little 3x3 cards.  Since these little cards don't use much materials and are so quick and easy to make I've decided that i'm gonna make about 30 of these or so to send to my Dad for him to take to his VA classes.  My Dad attends anti-depression classes up there and has been in the hospital several times due to related problems.  my first goal is to send him enough cards for him to give to his class (think it's 20 or 30....will have to ask)  but then I would like to make enough for him to take to to one of the wards as well!  that's closer to 50 I think.  they are not alot.  just little "just a note" and red white and blue and thankyou and so on cards.  I plan on writing in each one something like "thanks for all you have done for our country" or something like that.  

if Mike new I was planing all this he would NOT be happy! XD because of the amount of supplies all these plans will be taking, however I have 6 months to do all of this so I should be ok... gonna try to do one card a week for the big VA project and/or OWH, one a week for the basket, and one a week for Christmas, one a day for the 3x3 cards, plus any I want to use personally.  I think I can do that... that's 3 normal size cards a week and 7 3x3 cards.  doable?  I think so.... am I crazy?  lol need some support in this since I can't really tell my husband about it!

ok that's me off for now.  want to go play around facebook but people are complaining about this lovely weather that it's "too hot" when just last week they were saying how much they hated the rain!  some people are never happy!   so maybe I will go make more cards instead!  



  1. All three of those cards are gorgeous - and I'm not usually attracted to blue at all. You did a great job. I think that's a wonderfully generous idea you have to make cards for the veterans. Bless your heart and good luck.

  2. Love your cards! I make my own cards, usually, too. Love the color array in your sunburst cards, and the clothesline one is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great job! I usually hand my girls (6 & 8) construction paper and markers to make all of our cards. :) We should probably start working on something a little more intricate. This is awesome.


  4. Very cute! I love how dimensional your cards are.

  5. Can't wait to see more of your cards. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. You've made some really cute cards! Very creative-I love how you get inspiration from anything. :)
    Thanks for stopping by & following me. Following you now, too.

  7. Hi Ycats, what an admirable thing for you to do. First of all, your cards are beautiful and then you must be a beautiful person to give so much of yourself to others. I like that. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to be so late in commenting but I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris P.S. I'm originally from Wales.