Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quick Yet Elegant Stamped Thank You Cards

Hello everybody!  Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks, but I was in Chicago on the weekends for several weeks for a class, and running around like crazy at work during the week.  It was soooooo busy, wheeeew, glad I am finished with those projects.  I have also been working like a wild woman on my classes for The Art Studio, can't WAIT to tell you more about them.  Until then, I have a few pics of some simple stamped cards I made this week.  Hope you like them! I have been trying to build my stash of handmade cards back up, but for some reason it seems like as soon as I make a batch they are gone.  Hopefully I will have a chance to actually add some to my stash soon.  :)

I have been working on our garden too.  Here is a pic that is a few weeks old, you should see the plants now!  Oh my, they are growing like crazy.  I have split and repotted so many tomatoes, jalepenos, sweet peppers, some basil, cilantro and more, just waiting til we can plant things outside.  Hopefully we will have a great yield this year so we can share and can boatloads of pickles, pickled peppers, and salsa.  I just planted the cucs and pickling cucs in little cups, and some of the pickling cucs are already shooting up, YAY!  

I watched two of the grand kids last Friday before I drove to Chicago, and took some fun pics.  I can't believe how big they are getting.  

Kaya of course is usually running ~

Cooper usually has that mischievous little smirk going ~

But they are loads of fun and usually play pretty well together.

Well, I am off to work on my classes now.  I will share more deets as I am able to.  In the meantime, I hope you have a joyful and creative week ~ Pam


Jen said...

I love the cards and gift bag, and your grandkids are adorable!

Sue said...

love the simplicity of your cards! great photos :)

Nichole Koch said...

Love the cards! I talk about starting a garden every year, so far that's as far as I've gotten!

Melissa said...

Love the cards and that gift bag is divine! Our garden exploded over the weekend, I hope to get some pictures of it as soon as the rain stops. Nice to "see" you!

Izzy Anderson said...

Your cards look great!

Cheryl said...

Pretty cards! I love the gift bag.

Cute pictures. It hasn't been warm enough here to start my garden yet.

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!