Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks Card, Music Thanks, & Goodies!

I'm LOVING my Fiskars threading water punch! I used one of the cardstock pieces that I showed you yesterday to create this card.


I used some gorgeous flower glitter paper that I received in a RAK. I added the blue scallop piece to the bottom, and I add a ribbon border. The felt flower I received from Nicola, I added a flower rhinestone from my Lisa B. QVC kit, and the "thanks" is a $1 Michael's acrylic stamp. It took me just a couple of minutes to make this card, and I think it's really cute!


Next, my daughter Emily created this card last night. She's in the jazz band at school, and during her last performance, a professional group that her teacher performs with performed after the school's jazz bands performed. They were excellent! I totally enjoyed seeing them! Anyway, the teacher suggested that the kids send "thank you" notes to the jazz band. What a great idea. So, she gave them a specific member to make a note for, and this is my daughter's note for a man that plays the saxophone in the group. The background paper, the "you rock" stamp, and the star stamps are all Love, Elsie. The treble clef and the music note are also stamps. The "thank you" is from a Stampin' Up set. I used the threading water punch on the bottom of the music note paper. It's subtle, but it looks good.


Next, can I just show you some goodies that I received from my most wonderful blogging friend Kristy? Kristy is so talented! I admired a flower that she embellished on one of her scrapbooking pages. She told me that she added some pearls to the tips of the flower. She then told me she was sending me some of the pearls from Australia! Who am I to argue? Not only did she send me the GORGEOUS Kaiser pearls, but she sent me other goodies too. Kristy . . . you are the BEST!


Here's a close-up view of the pearls, some FANTASTIC ribbon (the photo doesn't do the ribbon justice -- it's all just amazing!), some die cut felt (love it!), and a beautiful card! Kristy, what can I say, you overwhelm me with your generosity! I am so fortunate to have such wonderful blogging friends! I am very appreciative! Thank you!!

Well, it's supposed to warm up today, and I really need to take Princess for a bath. This will be interesting! Princess has long hair, so I do not bathe her at home in the tub. It would be a MESS! I take her to this fantastic local place where you wash your own dog, and then, you just leave the mess behind. The tubs are waist high, so it's actually really easy to give them a bath, and there's no bending over a tub. So, that's the first thing I need to do this morning. Princess does NOT like the water, and I'm taking her by myself, so I'm thinking I'll be getting a bath in the process! I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

19 comments :

Lauren said...

Great cards! That punch is definitely a find. Nice goodies too.

Flossie's Follies said...

Great cards by mother and daughter and look at all those wonderful goodies, how great is that.

scrapnnMO said...

Beautiful cards and what yummy goodies you received! Have fun!

Alexandra said...

wonderful cards Carol - love that punch and now I NEED one!!!! Great mail for you too!!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my rejection from the dt....you made me smile!!! We ARE in great company *wink*

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ana Baird said...

Your cards are fantastic and your goodies look yummy!

Maria said...

Ooh, looks like it's a fabulous punch! I love your card and scallops.

Your daughter is a future artist in the make! Her card is FABULOUS!

Love all the goodies that you received. How nice of your blogging friend to send you such lovely goodies!!

Maria

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards, I see Emily is hot on your creative heels, she is incredible! What a gorgeous parcel you received from Kristy, isn't she just fab?

~KRISTY~ said...

TOTALLY LOVE THE RESULTS OF YOUR NEW FISKARS PUNCH CAROL!WHAT AN AWESOME EFFECT.
*LOVE YOUR NEW CARD CREATION THE FELT FLOWER IS GORGEOUS.
*EMILY U ROCK!& SO DOES THE CARD YOU MADE!
*IM SOOOOOOOO GLAD YOU LOVE YOUR GOODIES,I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT SENDING THE RUB-ONS ALL FOLDED LIKE THAT..BUT THEY MADE IT OK....LOL

Marlou said...

oh im loving the cards Carol, especially the second one!!! it is excellent!!! loving all the goodies you received, such blessings and you deserve them!! hugzz xx

Marlou said...

ps, hope princess enjoyed her pampering today {lol} xx

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Wowowow great cards and pretty goodiessssss!!!! You are a lucky girl!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards and I love your new goodies, those ribbons are fabulous

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Great cards, Carol! I am loving that new punch! You are such an enabler! Hee hee!
I hope the bath went okay and that Princess was the only one wet. We have one of those dog washing places here too! I think it's such a great idea!

Fe-Fe said...

Beautiful card Carol and I love Emily's card too. You are both very talented.

Those pearls are fab and gorgeous ribbon - what a lucky girl you are!

Hope you didn't get too wet bathing Princess!

Hugs
Fe x

malieta said...

Both cards are very pretty Carol and your goodies are so yummy!
malieta:)

kathleenh said...

Pretty flower card and your daughter's is so cute! That's some awesome goodies you got from Kristy. Those pearls and that ribbon is to die for!

RobinDiane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I did a search and I know EK Success has albums for the 6 x 12 size.
:-)

Cathrine StClair said...

Ohhh - love the thanks card. So pretty. I have that punch too and I LOVE it. THey are so hard to get.

My Paper World said...

Love your pretty card Carol! and Emily's card is gorgeous too! xx