My journey into card-making, starting last August, was 100% fueled by my niece; or rather, by a decision I made *about* my niece. When she was born, I committed to 'celebrating' the 3rd of every month for her first year - special email notes, little gifts, whatever came to mind. One year carried into two; two carried into three...The older she became, the more I realized it was time to "amp up" the monthy *something sent* to make them more hers, more personal. And in due time, the 'I'll make her cards' idea sparked! For the last few months, I've sent her a card, addressed exclusively to her; and every month, I also send one to my nephew (yes, he's included in the performance, too!), but I address his "in care of" my niece, as he's still too little to tackle the envelopes by himself. Wait - he can, he's just a wee bit rough with them. Besides, she quite likes *getting mail* and as an Auntie, it's my #1 job to make 100% sure my girl is happy (and spoiled and pampered!!).
My inspiration for this Happy 39 Months Old is this week's FUSION #9
My new PS umbrella die arrived on MONDAY!! Talk about perfect timing!
Here's my card, now trekking its way north to my sweet adorable girl!!
Just in case you're wondering about the 'brown' umbrella - I *had* to use this
patterned paper from American Crafts, called My Girl. Here's a close up of the
pattern; a charming, whimsical splash ofwords that describe my niece to a "t"...
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Have a wonderfully sunny day, filled with love!