Another design I'd been wanting to try for awhile(for any theme really, this is just the first) was to stamp letters on my balloons from Just So Hoppy (or Hippy) to spell out my greeting, how's that for festive?? The letters are done using a clear Inkadinkadoo alpha set I got in one of their value packs from Jo-ann's. Very whimsical font, perfect size to fit on the balloons.
This started out as a single layer card on PT white CS, but I didn't like how I centered it, so I did a little trimming, matted it on top of a DCVW glitter mat(thanks, Donna!) and added the stork from "How Sweet It Is!" , popped up on dimensionals. Gina K donates $7 of every "How Sweet It Is" purchase to diabetes research, and they are such adorable, versatile stamps! And don't these images look like they came from the same set?? How's that for "coordinating!"
I used prismas and OMS to color everything. Last I threaded a ribbon through the punched slit and tied on a little pastel colored safety pin from a pack I found at Big Lots (you'll be seeing lots more of these on my cards!! and maybe getting some in the mail! ;)
The first delivery of cards from the shower should probably be "dropping in" tomorrow! :D Some of you have written and asked when to send or if there is date they have to be mailed by: NOPE! I don't think it is ever to early or too late to send card! I will be doing a special post to share more about this effort, some of your responses, and announce the winner of the candy (which I will pst a pic of soon!) by the end of the week, though, but if you want to send cards and letters/prayers AFTER that, by all means, do, I will keep sending out the addy as long as people keep requesting it! They are ALL greatly appreciated(by everyone but the mail carrier! LOL!)
Love & Blessings,