Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fun thank you

I have to say this right away: I totally CASE'd this card from someone on Splitcoast stampers called Eured99. I don't usually show cards that I totally copy since it is not my idea, but this card is so stinkin' cute I felt the need to show it to a new audience. I made about 18 of these cards as thank you's for my son's birthday. I wrote out the notes but my son (who just turned 4) wrote his name in each one. I am so proud of him for that - he usually doesn't like to do 'schoolwork' but he sat down (in 2 sessions) and wrote his name with no complaints. Gotta start those kids early on the thank you notes!! My children are VERY fortunate and I am working hard to let them know that from an early age. It's very easy to just give in to them and not listen to the whining and crying but, just as my parents did with me, I make a conscious effort to sometimes just say no. And not just say no, but tell them WHY they can't have every toy in the store or candy in the checkout aisle. I'm hoping that eventually my message will sink in. Although, at 4 and 5 years old, we are not there . . . yet. But at least they write thank you notes. It's a good start, right???

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: I dig you, Teeny tiny wishes
Cardstock: Gumball green, Midnight muse, Pumpkin pie, Whisper white
Ink: Gumball green, Midnight muse, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil delight, Basic black
Other Stuff: 3/4" circle punch, Word window punch, Gumball green, midnight muse and pumpkin pie ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig