Happy Monday to you! Gratitude is a wonderful way to start off a Monday, don't you think? Being grateful is one thing I am constantly having to remind myself to do. I don't know why it is, but it seems that I can always come up with a hundred things that are wrong or I would like to change and sadly, often do. When in reality there are far more things for me to be grateful for, but I have to really stop and make myself think about them. I have a sign in my kitchen that reads, "Less Attitude, More Gratitude". Originally I thought it would be a great reminder for our children, but it has turned out to be more for me I think!
On the note of gratitude, here is a thank you card I created...
This is a card I created a while ago when I had some time to just stamp whatever I wanted! I love those times when I have no plan...but just start creating and go with the flow! :-) So, I started with no idea of what the end product would look like and this card is what resulted!
Here's how I stumbled upon the fun ribbon look on my card above! While making my card I tied a piece of twill around my card and was almost finished with my bow when I noticed a small string handing off one end. Not thinking it would completely unravel, I pulled on it (smart, I know :-). Well, it DID unravel...and quickly! I was so fascinated with how quickly it was unraveling, I untied my bow and kept pulling on the string! I LOVED the wavy took to it!
I decided that the wavy look was more fitting for my card, so I went with that! :-) One hint though...when I tried to duplicate my "mistake" for the photo above, it took a couple of tries to find the right string to pull! LOL!
Well, my older two are off to camp this week, so I better go and help them finish packing! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your day is FILLED with things to add to your gratitude list! :-) ~Laurie
Stamps: Thankful Accents (Verve)
Paper: Ivory, Vellum, English Moss patterned paper (Colorbök)
Ink: London Fog Versafine
Accessories: Fancy Tags 2 (Spellbinders), Buttons, Plaid embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Flower, Punch (Stampin' Up!), Oval die (Spellbinders), Rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, Clear Detail e.p.