Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thank You

I needed to make two very special Thank You cards for two very special friends.  I was lucky enough to be the big winner when Denise January from Sassy Stampin' celebrated several things on her blog including being published in CARDS, receiving recognition from Cosmo Cricket for a card, being a Favorite Find at MFT, and revealing a completely redesigned blog.  You can read all about her accolades here.  I received a FABULOUS box of goodies and a gift certificate to PTI!  SO generous! 

I've wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit and try some new things on my cards.  I figured this was the perfect opportunity to use some of the beautiful Basic Grey patterned paper she gave me and the MFT rosette die that I HAD to have after I received her gorgeous card.  This is what I came up with:

I trimmed down the paper for the rosette so the butterfly would take center stage.  I really like how it turned out.  I've never used so many layers.

My second card went to my very first PTI friend, Cathy Weber from The Empty Nest Crafter.  When I first started with PTI, I joined in my very first exchange on the message board.  I was lucky enough for Cathy to send me a fabulous Halloween Card and a few other goodies.  She has been so sweet ever since and she made me feel welcome in a place that can be a bit overwhelming at times.   I hope she doesn't mind me sharing how special she made me feel when I opened this amazing treasure in the mail, out of the blue.  I just keep staring at the card.  I love it. 

So I knew I need another special thank you card.  Here is what I sent to her:

The smallest butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking!


Sue Ann said...

I love both those girls ........ they are just the best, just like you Amy :) The cards are beautiful and I know they will treasure them!! xoxox

Danielle said...

So beautiful! I love the cards, especially the stitching, adds the perfect detail!

Jen Carter said...

Love the rosettes!! I have that on my list to do! Super cute!

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