There was always Saturday. Except on Saturday I set off to run some errands, with coupons and sales flyers in hand. I was on a mission to find new prescription sunglasses. The optical shop I headed for was about to close in 5 minutes when I arrived. Darn! I took a quick look at the sunglass display, to see if anything peaked my interest enought to come back next week. I found 3 pair of glasses I really liked right away, so I had the salesgal take a picture of me wearing them, with my phone so I could remember them later. Forgetting that optical shops tend to close early on Saturdays, I headed to the mall to check out the chain stores for glasses. The first store (with a newly changed name) had glasses that looked like they came from the dollar store. I don't think I even put more than 2 on for a try. Next store had 6 or 8 that were possibilities, so things were looking up. However, none of them could compare to the first 3 at the store that closed early. The last store I checked was also quite a disappointment. So, all I came home with was photos on my cell phone of me wearing 10 pair of glasses that all look about the same on the tiny phone screen.
I ran around for a few more hours shopping, which is something I have not done probably since Christmas. So, when I came home I was tired and hungry, and did not feel like crafting. So, I did the next best thing, I started blog hopping and checking out cards online, until I found something that inspired me.
With renewed creative energy, I hit the craft table about 11:00 pm and made cards for a couple hours. I pulled out one stamp set, Bright Blossoms, and one pack of designer paper, Summer Smooches. and I got to work. Here is what I came up with that night.
|For my daughter, Laura|
|For my daughter-in-law, Melissa|
These were made for my girls for mother's day. My own mother has been gone for many years, and now that I am a grandmother to such beautiful children, I want them to know that I think these mothers are very special, too. I also made up these cards in a birthday version for our card buffet, which is coming up.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you liked these summery little cards.