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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

avoidance adventure


I mailed my last two sympathy cards today, after mailing one last week, and one the week before. I try to have one or two made ahead, since those can be the most difficult to make as needed, so this evening I made a thank you card:
stamp sets - Send Me Soaring (retired), Another Thank You; ink - Midnight Muse (retired); card stock - Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green (retired); designer series paper - Print Poetry (retired); punch - 3/4"x15/16" oval (retired)

Well, that's not quite the whole story. I was looking through challenge blogs for inspiration for sympathy cards. I did find some ideas, but this Retro Rubber sketch challenge closes Friday, and it really needed kites.  I really needed kites, too, for a custom job of kite-related thank-you notes.  Stampin' Up!® doesn't date their stamp sets any more (I miss that) but I've had Send Me Soaring at least 3 years.  It was a must-have when it was released and will be a must-keep, because we have many kite-flying friends.  More than half of the flyers are men, and Little Red Wagon is looking for masculine cards. The kites are easy to paper piece, too, so Cardz for Guyz played right into my excuse for avoiding sympathy cards.

We took a long weekend to visit our grandson in Dallas (and his parents), then our grandson from Denver brought his mother to visit us here the following weekend.  Meanwhile I finally got the *big* annual report done at work, and there are just a few smaller ones due before the end of March (then I can start the quarterly reports).  I squeezed in a Card Buffet, and now I've finally caught up reading (ok, skimming) blog posts and recording challenges. whew. I'd like to spend some time playing along with some of those challenges, and I really need some sympathy cards, so hopefully you'll be hearing from me again soon. 

9 comments:

Maria A. said...

Hello Kathe: Love your little kites against that blue sky background, what a perfect Spring card, somehow the "lines" give the illusion of movement, so very cool.
Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Sketch challenge this week, I hope to see your cards in the gallery again.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

JanR said...

Cool card! I love those kites. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Katy McGloin said...

My kites were never this fancy! Love the patterned bits that you used and the bright colors. Spring is definitely upon us in the Atlanta area and I am sure kites will be flying this weekend at the parks. And I must agree with the stamp set being a must keep... great image for just anyone! Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you often in our gallery!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Kathe! I laughed out loud at "this challenge needed kites". You were so right! I think this card is gorgeous and I LOVE a clean and simple card - beautifully done! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and for giving us kites!!

Debbie Mageed said...

How fun! You were absolutely right - that sketch definitely cried out for a kite and you made such a cute one! Perfect spring card! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week and hope you will join us again soon.

Donna Idlet said...

Love your kites! I love your choice of papers! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

Neva Cole said...

What a fun use of our sketch at Retro Rubber. Thanks for using it as inspiration for a lovely CAS card.

Cazro said...

Hi, Yes Kites do fit the brief brilliantly. A great idea. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT