Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Quick Thank You

So, my mom had asked me to make her a thank you card for her friend. Of course, I do not have a problem with doing that for her. My mom would do anything for me, cuz she's a mom & that's what we do. The problem is that she asked me during one of our Sunday morning, hour long conversations.  "Hey, can you do me a favor and make me a thank you card for my friend that let me borrow her drapes until I get my new window treatments?" Haha. Lending drapes? That's an interesting favor.  "Sure, no problem at all. So, guess what Darien did the other day...blahblahblah"  In one ear and out the other.  Immediately.  Seriously, it was a good couple of days before I even remembered that she asked me for a card.  It's not that she needed it right away (let's not get her started on why she didn't need it right away), but when I remembered that she had asked me, it was like a jolt. Oh, man, my mom needs a card!  So then I had to figure out what I wanted to do.  Colors? Theme? Stamp set?  Golly gee, what should I do?  I think I find it harder for people I don't know.  It's not that my cards are part of some secret society and only "we" understand our cards and really "get it".  But sometimes I see people's reactions to handcrafted (because homemade is for cookies...mmm, cookies) cards and they're like, what the heck is this hokey crap?!  So I finally went for simple, elegant, classic and down to earth all rolled into one.  And then when my mom saw it, she told me that the damask in the card looked just like the pattern in the drapes.  So, this long babbling story is my way of letting you guys know that I'm psychic!  Isn't that the coolest?

Stamps: Damask Designs & Year of Flowers: Violets (PTI), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Paper: PTI white


Tara said...

lol - i do that all the time. if i'm just making a card 'for fun', I'm always thinking in my head "what is the EVENTUAL recipient going to think of this?"

by the way, I love the elegant simplicity of this card; good for lots of occasions!

Anonymous said...

It was really funny to see this card and realize the pattern matched the drapes! Thanks tons for making the perfect card and for being psychic! Now, if I had made it, we could call it hokey. Your cards? Never. Besides, we all know I can't pull off simple, elegant, classic. Bright, colorful, in-your-face dramatic -- that's my style.
Bestest Mom Ever

Rachel said...

p.s. totally matches the window treatment I put in Amanda's french-themed bedroom, too. :)
Classic card, very elegant!

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