Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Couple of Thank You Cards

My darling husband celebrated his 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago. We had a few of the out-of-town kids come to surprise him, and a family party to commend the day. Daughter Cathy pulled photos from family members and created a sweet slide show, which our granddaughter Jessica was able to mirror from her laptop to our smart TV. What a wonderful journey to watch! Lots of laughter, and 'awwwwsss...,' and 'go back, go backs' filled the family room. My plan is to see if I can mirror it from my computer so he can see it whenever he wants. He received tons of gifts, and needed some thank you cards, so naturally, I made some. I've got two of them to share today.

This first one will head off to JUGS, where Darnell is this month's GD. Had to play along.


I found this stamp and die set in my stash, and thought these colors would work well.


The stamps and dies are from PTI, and I used a bunch of scraps to make this. I didn't want to use this photo, and was waiting for better light this morning to reshoot it, however, it's overcast and gray, so I'm pretty sure this will be as good as it gets. Sorry about that.

The next thank you card, which will go to granddaughter Jess, cooperated much better with the light. I used the colors over at Color Throwdown as my inspiration. Such a pretty color combination!



That's a large scrap of yellow behind the ME scalloped die. The leafy heart and its companion inside are both from EH. And the sentiment is a NBUS SSS colored with Zigs. The gray is my favorite gray ink, and is from ME. I think this is just sweet, if you don't mind me saying. And since I have to run and check on my octogenarian, I will see you later and as always...


17 comments:

Marilyn said...

Hi Bev,
So fun to hear about your hubs birthday and the celebration, and not so fun to hear that you had the crud. Glad to see your posts. Love your thank you cards. The red, yellow, blue card really caught my eye ...perfect for a male recipient. Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! The impromptu family party sounds wonderful. Two fabulous CAS thank you cards today! Slipping in quickly to say hello and just to let you know I am still around. Just way too much on my plate right now.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love the way you used the colors from our challenge on this awesome CAS card! Great choice of stamps and dies. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS! And a happy belated birthday to your hubby!

Lori said...

What great designs! I love the delicate, pretty wreath framing the heart image on your thank you design. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

lostinpaper said...

These gorgeous thank you cards are going to be cherished!

Darnell said...

Well, land's sake, Bevie, I knew you were having company, but I just thought it was a summertime family time thing. Happy Belated Birthday to John!! That's a big milestone, mister! I love your card for JUGS and thank you for playing! It's very manly for John to use as his thank yous. And, oh my, your card for Jess is BEYOND sweet! It's a winner to me! If I was Hallmark, I'd put you on the payroll!! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Happy birthday to the big guy, Bev!!! and congrats to you for two very cool cards! LOve Jessica's card most of all!
M.E. has a gray?
xx

Macimbalo said...

Really pretty thank you cards! Thanks so much for linking up at JUGS!

Becca Cruger said...

Sounds like a fun day filled with lots of love and family. <3 Happiest of birthdays to your hubster.
You sure know how to work those primary colors - that inlaid die card is oh-so-chic! And then your second card just took my breath away. It's the perfect wisp of CAS!

Marybeth said...

Then Navy and yellow card is just amazing and looks so professional! Love the softness of the second card with the pretty blooms , Bev! Congratulations to your husband on tuning 80!

Loll said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your dear hubby, Bev! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. Two fun and colourful thank you cards. Especially love the sweet little heart on the second card ... adorable! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

How wonderful the celebration of your husband's birthday sounds! Your thank you cards will bring joy to the recipients! The first one looks modern and masculine and the second one so feminine and pretty!

Anita in France said...

That sounds as though it was the most wonderful celebration, Bev ... many belated birthday greetings to John! That first card is so cool and graphic ... and handsome (if I may say so!) ... and Jessica's heart stopper ... so sweet and delicious! Thinking of you, mon amie ... and missing you (and I owe you an email ... maybe tomorrow when I'm not on a roof!). Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Broni said...

They both turned out great, and I really love how you used the pale colors for the second card! Thank you for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Bobby said...

Happy belated birthday to John. How wonderful that family could be present to celebrate the milestone. And slideshows are the best. Your first card is so colorful and perfect for our JUGS challenge. The second one is a polar opposite, so soft and sweet. Both will be cherished by the recipient.

Geri said...

Wow girl! You sure can switch gears in a blink...from bold and graphic to soft and pretty! Love 'em both!

A very belated Happy Birthday to John! Gotta love technology...and Jessica's tchno knowledge!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. And each one who receives one your special thank you cards is a lucky duck indeed!