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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New Journey

When I learned the owners of our local scrapbook store were retiring, I wanted to make a card for them using supplies I purchased at their shop. "The Scrapbook Page" was the first store in our area to carry Memory Box dies, so I thought it fitting to include those on their card. They love cats, and as those of us who are owned by cats know, if you want the best seat on the bench, you'll have to move the cat! 

Penny Black's transparent set, "Eloquence," provided a great sentiment for the inside of the card - so perfect for a new adventure into retirement. This set has many other beautiful sentiments and small flowers. The flourish above was included as well.

I added a simple detail to the envelope by embossing the Memory Box Pippi Butterfly. I have found this is a nice way to give a hint of the card inside and add to a rather plain envelope. Since this card is  large at 5 x 7 inches, there was a lot of empty space and this bit of embossing helped fill a corner; plus it is a fun technique to use. 

I will truly miss The Scrapbook Page. It wasn't in my immediate neighborhood, so it was quite a venture out and about across the city to go there and took about 35 minutes each way. But oh, what enjoyment it was! Darling husband (dh) and I would travel over there almost once a month (more often when I was very persuasive or there was a Make & Take I just had to do!) and I would take him to Panera's where he was quite content working on his laptop. I would then head to the shop, and easily be entertained for an hour or more just browsing and dreaming of all the wonderful things to be made. The owners were so friendly, helpful, and kind. They genuinely appreciated their customers and made them feel valued. Saturday Make & Takes were a bit of scrappy goodness fun to be had - always filled with new techniques and products.

I wish them many blessings upon their retirement as they begin this new journey together! My prayer is that everyday, may their hearts sing! 

Blessed be,

Materials: Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection: Patterned Papers: MME Collectable "Memorable"; MME Lost & Found Two "Blush"; MME "Lime Twist"; MME "In Bloom"; Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers"; Heidi Grace Designs "Sunshowers"; Dies: Memory Box Curious Cat, Sitting Cat, Marshmallow Clouds, Summer Border, Madison Park Bench, Pippi Butterfly (for the envelope); Papertrey Ink Medium Scallops; Stamps: Hero Arts CL559 "Greatest Gift," CL646 Happy Birthday; Penny Black "Eloquence"; Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Pear Tart;Versafine Onyx Black; Other: Gemstones: Mark Richards Crystal Stickers, Recollections Stars; Clear Embossing Powder; Glossy Accents; EK Success Punch; Crochet Thread.