Friday, June 19, 2009

Bloom

Well, it is official. After a bit of a snag yesterday (which was our original closing date) as of now, we are no longer home owners. Thanks so much to those of you who offered thoughts and prayers to get us through this past 2 days...we couldn't have done it without you.

Now on to the fun stuff.

I wanted to put together a little something small for neighbor gifts and as a last goodbye to our visiting teaching sisters. When I saw this card over at Thinking Inking, I knew it was something I could duplicate. In essence, that it. Every card Debbie creates is a little work of art so don't judge my simple inspired card too harshly. My goal was to only use supplies on hand and I was really pleased with the way they turned out. Now, when you open the card, the ribbon across the left hand side of the card is just big enough to hold a little seed packet of forget-me-nots...one of my favorite flowers because they're fairly hard to kill (and we all know how black MY thumb is) and they are the Alaska state flower.

And I don't want to be forgotten.

Man, it sucks to move.

14 comments:

Tonia said...

you will not be forgotten! Glad to hear everthing was finalized...good luck with the new phase in you life!

Heather said...

You are NOT going to be forgotten!! Sniff.

Debbie Olson said...

You did a beautiful job, Amber! I just bought some pretty seed packets last week to incorporate into cards, but they're still sitting on the kitchen counter. . . ;-D

Amy said...

You, my dear, are unforgettable. :-)

Jeni said...

Now who could forget you?!? Those are the sweetest cards. Now when those movers come don't let them loose that craft box again!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Glad everything went well with your home - you never know!

Workman Spot said...

Good luck with your move! I have been following since I found out we
are related through Roger's mom Joan!
Love Connie McIllece Workman

The three M's... said...

Good luck with your move!! Those cards are adorable -- great idea!

Walkers said...

Very cute idea, but what else is new;-)

Sonja said...

I think you are one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. I bet your neighbors are so sad to loose you!

What an adorable card. I especially love the forget-me-nots. :)

Best wishes with the move. I will be thinking about you!

Camie said...

What a perfect little gift. We are so sad to be sending you guys off. I am so glad for the time we had to spend with such an awesome family. The people of WA are super lucky to be getting you guys.

Shanna said...

That is such a great idea. I wish I was more creative like that

Rosanne said...

You are so creative and thoughtful. Have I mentioned that I REALLY miss you as my visiting teacher!? (Only a couple hundred times, huh?) :) Wherever you move, who ever you VT, whoever your neighbors are...they are all lucky to get to know you, to have known you and to remember you. How can anyone forget you? :) Good luck with everything.

shawna b. said...

What a perfect gift! The cards turned out beautiful. Amber, never in a million years will they forget you.

Moving is the worst! Thinking of you and yours.