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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mail Call


Post update: Got my laundry done and found time for a "do-over." I think this works better as a smaller card -- what do you think? One of my blogging friends also reminded me how important mail call is for our servicemen and women she says "...mail call doesn't mean more to anyone than them." I think this would be a great "hello" to someone like that! (additional stamps by Stampendous).

Original posted card:
Another Penny Black challenge that kept me from doing my laundry today. LOL -- But as some of you may know, my studio is in the laundry room so I can occasionally load the washer (when the top of the washer and dryer aren't covered with stamp supplies and layouts). This Penny Black cat has a special message for you -- "share" (from a PSX collection .) So that is what I am doing though I am not totally convinced that this card works --maybe I need to do more laundry and less inking and thinking. The flowers are stamped twice and layered with foam mount for dimension and dotted lightly with Art Glitter (my fav). Cuttlebug embossing panel, flower stamp (Posh Impressions - All Night Media). Guess that's all I can say about this one -- except: share yourself with others by sending mail to friends and family. My Aunt Dora used to say that it was a sad day when there was no mail in the mailbox. Older folks especially look forward to those cards and letters -- despite e-mail, good old fashion "mail call" is still very important.
Here's the Penny Black sketch challenge and I encourage you to go visit here to see the awesome talents of the Design Team. Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Hiya,
Great card and your colouring is cool lovely colour scheme good luck with the challenge

thanks for popping by
Suzie Q
xxx

Pauline C said...

Fab card fort he challenge - love yourcute kitty and fab embossing. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week - why not pop over to my blog and enter my belated PBSC birthday candy?
Pauline x

Sue said...

Aw, love that kitty with the mail bag, new one to me. Great card for servicemen and women too, mail calls doesn't mean more to anyone than them. Loved your line about the washer and drying being loaded with stamp stuff.....to funny.

Kath said...

gorgeous cards and I love both of them.....love the cute kitty and your embossing,....and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....Hugs Kath xxxxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, love the colours and fab image.
luv
Debby

Saskia said...

Lovely work... and yes, the second card just looks better...! Great idea to make some changes!

Saskia :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Yes, I do think I like the 2nd card better. Funny how when you walk away and come back to something, a new perspective is available! I have to do that A LOT!

chelemom said...

What a cute card!!!!

Sue said...

I like them both! The smaller card is equally as nice as your first one. Like the Dear....and hello in the corner of the second one. Your too much......a do over!!! And hardly a story to go with it...yuck yuck.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards I am sure anyone would love to receive these !!
Love the images and the papers and colours you used are fab ! :-)

Lorraine x x