Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blessed by Your Kindness

Blessed by You_Feb 2010

First, thank you for all of your lovely comments on my Hop(e) for Haiti post. The blog hop was so much fun and for such a wonderful and worthwhile cause. All of the cards shown that day are now up for auction on eBay with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to aid its Haitian relief effort. The eBay listing for my cards can be found here. The listing for all of the artists’ cards as well as four pre-release sets of Skipping Stones Design stamps can be found here. Additionally, $2.00 from every stamp set sold at Skipping Stones Design between February 16th and 22nd will be donated to the Red Cross.

Tonight’s 10-minute card was inspired by several I’ve seen recently on a number of blogs. It was pretty much made with scraps that were laying on my desk.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Olive cardstock; Veranda Creative Basics; Olive and Bamboo ink pads; Waltzingmouse Blessed by You stamp set; Grosgrain ribbon from Wal-Mart; Basic Craft Buttons; Ecru crochet cotton; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels Eight set; Sponge dauber; Sanding block.

I didn’t make it to my corner yesterday. When I got home from bowling, there were two little boys here to play with until bedtime. I’d been so busy at work, I hadn’t had time to eat with the exception of six peanut M&Ms I found in a desk drawer. By the time I finally got some food in my stomach, I was too tired to do anything more than stare at the television for an hour before clonking out for the night.

Today, I left my crazy job at 12:45 to have lunch with my mother and two of my sisters and then go look at an apartment for my mom in a senior living facility across town. After living on the farm for 58 years, my mother is ready for a new adventure. I am so excited for her and delighted by the prospect of her living in Thief River Falls.

I mentioned scraps on my desk, didn’t I? Lots of ‘em, so I’m going to go clean it up, so I can do some serious stamping tomorrow night, Saturday, and Sunday. Yippee! The weekend is almost here.

I hope you’ve had a good couple of days. Again, thanks for stopping by!


Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Oh Kathi, this is beautiful! The colors are perfect and so soothing. Wonderful sentiment, too. Excellent!

I'm glad you took the time to play with the boys. With all the changes at work and now with your mother moving into town(good though it may be), it's wonderful to have the stability of routine with your sweet boys.

I hope you have a wonderful day today! You sure deserve it!

Lisa said...

Your card is so pretty.. Hope you got some rest.

Laurel said...

Oh this is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Just another gorgeous creation from Kathi again!!!
Love it.
Hope your Mom found a nice place she moving closer to you? That will be awesome.