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Sunday, July 22, 2007

A little story....

I have a little (very little) story - so I thought you might like a nice refreshing glass of lemonade first...

Cute stamps huh? The pitcher and glasses are from the new justjohanna release. I love the little ice cubes.

And the sentiment "have a yummy day" could be used with so many things - cake, cupcakes, chocolate, ice cream, strawberries, any kind of food really (well, except brussel sprouts - unless you're trying to be sarcastic. I'm not sure anyone makes a brussel sprout stamp...). I think it will be a great addition to my "collection".


Anyway - that's not the story....

My daughter L (one of the twins - 4 years old, but going on 30) is always asking If I'll make her a card. "Sure honey, as soon as I get a chance" I say. Well, life is busy and it seems I never get the chance. So this weekend she asked again and got my usual sure honey response. Well, about 15 minutes later she comes back in the room with a piece of paper with a multicolor crayon design all over it. "Maybe you can use this in the card you make me so its a little faster"

Ugghhh.... instantly stabbed with "Mommy guilt".

So I stopped what I was doing and made her this little shaker book.

It has about 5 pages accordion folded from cardstock. The cover is made from 4 inch coasters. All of the stamp images are from justjohanna. I always thought the tree would be perfect for a shaker - and I finally got to try it.

L drew birds and hearts (she is thrilled with her new found ability to draw hearts) inside the book and had her Dad write in a story so she can read it at night. Cute huh?

So the Pastor's wife didn't get the Birthday cards she ordered yet - but I think she'll understand.
Whew - sorry for the long post...

6 comments:

Emilia said...

The card is cute is cute for sure, and I love this post, knowing the story behind the shaker card!

Julie said...

So cute, Catherine! Your designs always look so professional!

Godelieve said...

Great yummy card!!
And thanks for the sweet story that goes with the lovely shaker album! The little girl is so lucky!!

Cathy I. said...

great cards - just came across your blog and I'm glad I did!!! Love your work! thanks for sharing...
the shaker card is awesome!!!

Cat said...

Love what you've done with the new images from jj!

twinks said...

This is so cute; a perfect combination - a great tree and treat for the little one!