elegant thinking of you card

This is an elegant thinking of you card that we received this week from Arlene – a member of my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group. Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the die cut leaves (from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits) and the musical background – the Sheet Music stamp in wood mount or clear mount – on my wish list still… The three metallic tones (gold, silver, copper) and placement of the leaves is so artistic! Arlene is very good about getting cards in the mail – I am still working on that habit!

This past week our family has received a number of cards due to the passing of my grandmother, who passed away just before her 99th birthday this past weekend. We have so many happy memories of a woman who lived a very full, very extraordinary life with a lot of verve while she could. That definitely eases our sadness, as has the expressions of support and sympathy we’ve received. Lovely cards like this have also reminded me how nice it is to receive cards in the mail. I’m going to renew my efforts to get more cards in the mail – especially the “just because” kind – because I think an unexpected piece of art in the mail is the best way to brighten a day and remind someone what they mean to you – besides getting to see them in person.

I plan on spending some time with friends and family this weekend, and also getting some more cards created and actually mailed. I’m pretty good about sharing them “virtually” – online – but I’m going to make more of an effort to share them in real life. Join me?


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