Monday, May 26, 2014

Simple Thank You Cards

Hello crafty friends, I hope you have been having a fabulous Memorial Day!! I want to thank my son and all the other soldiers out there for protecting our freedom and for our Vets and fallen soldiers. Our soldiers are awesome, past and present and it saddens me to think of the fallen soldiers who gave all. They will have a special place in my heart. 

I didn't get to do my BBTB2 challenge because I sat from Thursday to Sunday morning with heat on my back. I bent over and out went my back. Then when it was feeling better, I did it again!! So the rest of the time I behaved myself and put heat on the area. That helped loosen the tight knot in my back, but only if I kept doing it and rest my back. So it was no crafting for me. I did however behave myself long enough to be able to go to my son's birthday part on Sunday. Just sat there outside and behaved myself too! lol So today I was able to get a little bit crafty. I made thank you cards for people who sent/gave me gifts for my birthday. I kept them simple because I didn't want to over do it on my back. I like how they turned out even if they are very simple. They are all the same, so I only took one picture. I stamped my chevrons with Hero Arts Shadow inks. I only have the 1x1 inch cubes, but boy do I love them. One day I will get the whole pads. lol But these little ones really work nice especially on sentiments. I also love how vivid they are, but then dry to such a soft pretty ink and really smooth out. Just beautiful inks in my own opinion! My chevy's are from MCT and you can find them here. I also used MCT speech bubble dies and you can find them here. Before I stamped my sentiment, which is from an Avery stamp set that I got on line from Staples, I can't remember the name, but it is a wreath set with some Christmas sayings, I think. lol  I cut my speech bubble out of watercolor paper. Then I used some of the Hero Shadow inks that I stamped my chevrons with and squished some on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then dipped my speech bubble in it. I loved the way it turned out. I hope you do too! I'm dipping my toes here and there with the water coloring. Nothing hard because I haven't any clue how to do much. lol But am pleased with the outcome.

As always thanks for stopping by today and sittin' a spell with me. I hope you enjoyed your visit because I always enjoy having you. Enjoy your day and your families, there is nothing better than family. Crafty hugs, Brenda


Anonymous said...

I agree with you, these "thank yous" are just perfect. They say what needs to be said and I love the design.
So glad your back is better. Keep being a "good girl" so it will recover all the way. lol

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute cards :) So sorry to hear of your back, it's really rough when that happens and over the holiday weekend I hope you stayed cool atleast, hugs and feel better soon my friend

~ Jo ~ said...

Really cute cards here.... very nice... and I love the touch of watercolor... I'm so sorry that you hurt your back.. I hope you are feeling much better.... Hugs!!!

Sue said...

Ohhh I can so sympathise with your back I had a op on mine years ago and it always 'pops' if I bend over too quick ..fab card and great tribute too lots of huggles Sue xxx

Lisa said...

It's beautiful!! I love the watercolor look for the sentiment!! Ugh, sorry to hear about your back - I hope it is feeling much better. Thank you to your son for his service to our country!! Have a great day :)

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cm said...

Your poor back, Brenda! I'm wincing just thinking about how sore it must be, but good to hear that you're behaving yourself (sort of *grin*). Your thank you cards are delightful with the dual coloured chevrons and charming water-coloured speech bubbles! I don't have either of the sets you've used (Emma-sale on Friday, so may have to do a a wee spree - I saw stitched circles in her sneaky peeks yesterday!! Woo hoooo!) but I do have the mini cubes. I agree: they're sweet little inkers and I had no idea they'd work for water-colouring! As I mentioned before: you're becoming a pro with the dabbling! See - another visit at your charming blog and I come away with 'new learning'! Your cards are gifts in and of themselves! Have a wonderful, 'behave yourself' day, dear friend! Hugs~c

jimlynn said...

CAS perfection! Love the chevrons and the sponging on the speech bubbles is fantastic!!! LOVE!!!
I'll have to look for those little Shadow ink pads now! Thanks for the tip!


DIANA L. said...

Beautiful Brenda I love the watercolor technique. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

Brenda in IN said...

Somehow I missed your birthday and I'm so sorry. Belated birthday wishes to you. I like your thank you cards. It doesn't look that simple at all. I'm also sending you get well wishes for your back. Behave yourself and take it easy until it's better.

Migdalia said...

They are just Beautiful!!!
Feel better. :)
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Karen said...

They are fabulous! I used to have the Hero Arts shadow inks when I first started to stamp and I used them all up - would love to get some again as I loved the soft smooth colours Karen xx

D- said...

Oh I love how they turned out. Your water coloring is perfect.
Hope your back is feeling better. I have one of those testy things, too. Sometimes they find the worst times to act up.
Crafty hugs,

Sheila H said...

Cute thank you cards! I'm sorry about your back. Glad your son's party went well :)

Anita in France said...

These cards are just fabulous, Brenda ... crisp and fresh with that perfect amount of pzazz! The watercoloured speech bubbles look fantastic having been smooshed! I too only have the little HA ink cubes (a whole four of them!) ... more are on the list! Do hope your back is loads better ... and stays that way! Anita :)

Carol L said...

I'm sorry, I somehow missed this post, but better late than never! I just love the chevrons and colorful speech bubble sentiment! Very effective and simple way to say "thanks!" I hope your Memorial day was a good one! Please extend my thanks to your son for serving too!

Mayras Designs said...

This is CAS !!! Great design !!!

MaryH said...

It's gorgeous! The colors are soft, but still very vibrant, and loved the watercolor speech bubble. So much texture & want 'to touch it'. Great job, and hope the back is all better by now! Hugs & TFS