Monday, December 28, 2009

A Series of Thanks!

Hello Friends! Good Monday morning to you! Hope your week starts well!

It's that time when we start to make resolutions for the New Year! I only make one resolution each year...that is to make no resolutions! Past experience has proven to me I always end up disappointed when I try to resolve something for the coming year. I do, however, set goals for myself. It's such a good feeling when you meet that goal and even exceed it sometimes. One of my goals recently is to try and use up as much of my "stash" as I can (without touching the treasured pieces, of course...lol). I have numerous sets of My Mind's Eye card kits. I thought the thank you cards I need to make would be a perfect use for these kits. So, today I would like to start a series of thank you cards that I have made using these products.

This card uses the card base from the kit. I love this color combo! I then used my Labels Four Nesties to to cut the mattes. The sentiment layer is also edged with Colorbox chalk ink Icy Blue. A very simple card but with some interest. I think it would be perfect for a masculine thank you card or one for a family. What do you think?

In future posts I will share some of the other kits and embellishments I have used, so, stay tuned! It has been fun even though I sometimes feel like I am "cheating" using these kits. You know how it is...if you don't agonize over it, how can it be original?!?! How can you say it is hand made?!?! Well, I am overcoming that in an effort to reach my goal! What are your feelings about card kits?

So glad you could visit today! I hope you will come back often! I look forward to your comments and opinions so let me hear from you if you have the time!

Blessings to you,
Vicki
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25 comments:

  1. I love the colors; blue and brown together. Hope you keep your resolution for no resolutions...I do the same thing.

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  2. This is so pretty. I am very partial to blue and brown. Love the edging on the card.

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  3. What are my feelings about card kits? Do what ya' gotta do! LOL I love what you have done here. It's very simple yet very pretty. Good luck.

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  4. I am trying to consume what I already have too! Feels good! Love the colors and diagonal stripes on your card. The nestie shapes are so easy to use and such a great way to jazz up any card. Love it! :)

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  5. I agree with you about the resolutions - but I LOVE the challenge you are giving yourself! I might need to do that too. I have SOOOOOO much paper - it's ridiculous! I'm going to try to use some up each week :)

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  6. Vicki -- these blues are just beautiful. It is a perfect masculine thank you card. I totally understand needing to use up a stash. It amazes me what I have in my collection that hasn't been used. Great idea!

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  7. Great card Vicki.. Happy New Year to you too!

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  8. Great card and I read a blog today where she stated her resolution was to pick up one piece of garbage daily and throw it away- what a small act that would make such a huge impact! I resolve to seeing you around in the Glitterbee's!

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  9. What a wonderful color combo. And love your idea to use up your stash. I've been doing that too for a while and it feels great to use up what I have.

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  10. Great card! I love the edges!!

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  11. Very pretty Vicki! Good luck with using up your stash!!! I keep trying, but always find something else I want! Hehe

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  12. Great goal, Vicki. I might have to join you with that goal, too! Love the card those colors are terrific, so elegant and manly. Great card.

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  13. I love your color combo....very nice! Good luck on using what you have :) I've got so much stuff and stamps I've never used but I will get to them someday!

    Renee

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  14. oh I've missed you!!! and now we are going to be in TWO blog groups together!!! I'm in the Glitterbees toooo! love your new header picture!!! Have a wonderful blessed New Year!! trying to do some blogging this evening (very very behind on stampin) oh well! I need my "day" job more LOL
    hugs to you!!!
    Linda

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  15. that's a beautiful picture at the top of your blog! Great goal, I have been trying to do the same thing. Nice thank you card!

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  16. love the colour combo you have used on this fab card :)

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  17. This pretty card will convey your thanks at first glance!
    No NY resolutions for me either, haven't kept a one yet.

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  18. Love the colors & the Nestie design is perfect! No new resolutions are good resolutions I say! Hee! Hee! Happy New Year to ya & Big hugs your way :)

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  19. I LOVE these Nesties! Great shadowing and layering!

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