Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Don't you just love to get a card in the mail from someone?  I am always so grateful to receive them.  It doesn't have to be a handmade card that excites me.  Just any old card will do.  Now that we have email, there is so much less snail mail.    Don't think that I am against sending email.  I'm all about it and I love Facebook.  But, I just think we are losing a  part of ourselves by depending on technology for all of our communication.  We are losing our penmanship, and most rules of English grammar and spelling.  But most of all we are losing our manners and a lasting artifact.

I have cards and letters saved from many people through the years.  To read something in someone's handwriting is so special.  I have saved recipes that my grandmother and great grandmother gave me.  I have letters my mom and wrote to me while I traveled and went to college.

But the most treasured letter I have is one my grandmother wrote to her US Senator and the US Marine Corp.  She was inquiring about my dad and his condition after he had been critically injured in the Pacific during WWII.  I even have the response she received.  These are true treasures and worth more than gold to me.

Saying all of that, I like to make cards and  send them to those who have sent me something from challenges or blog hops.  So here is a recent Thank You card I made for that purpose.

The handbag is cut from the FOREVER YOUNG cartridge and the scalloped label is from the  PRESERVES cartridge.  I cannot remember which cartridge I used to cut the word "thanks".  If I remember, I'll add it.  The paper is from DCWV and a Tim Holtz ink pad was used to distress the paper. The flower, from Michaels is attached with a gold glitter brad from Oriental Trading.  

Crafty Catz   Thank You

1 comment:

  1. Your card is gorgeous! I love your papers - and that little handbag with flower is a wonderful embellishment. I'm pretty sure the "thanks" is from Mini-Monograms.
    Thanks also for a lovely post. I really enjoyed reading it. I was recently part of a discussion about the benefits of technology (of which there are certainly many) and yet I pointed out how the advances also include losses. Continue to treasure those letters - and send them as well!