Sunday, February 3, 2008

Quick Thank Yous

My son Mark, who is a junior in high school, was involved in a Valentines for Veterans card making event last week. He helped organize and run it as a part of student council. One of the administrators asked if he could write thank you notes to the parent volunteers. So he asked me to make some for him. I wanted something simple, but classy looking. I choose the cherry blossom from SU's Artfully Asian. I watercolored the image with Twinkling H2Os using Playful Peony for the blossoms and Moss Green for the leaves. I like using the Twinkling H2O's because you get a little bit of bling without any additional steps. I tried to get a close up of the blossoms so you could see the "twinkle", but my camera was not cooperating. I used Fabriano Mediovalis Notes and matching envelopes, which I also stamped and watercolored. I like to watercolor and find it relaxing, and these were especially easy; I did all 20 of them while watching a movie last night with my DH and one of my sons.
Well, I'm off to bed early again tonight as I have to be at work at 6:00 and we have another snow advisory overnight with 3-5 inches predicted. So I'm preparing to get up extra early to allow for a longer commute. Hoping you are staying warm and dry!


Wanda. said...

I just LOVE this. I had to case it to send to a friend of mine. I'm going to put it on my blog with a link back to your blog. TFS

Anonymous said...

this is simply beautiful!

Jody said...

These are beautiful! They'll definitely be appreciated!