Monday, April 28, 2008

Box Card #1--Count Your Blessings!

Last night I mounted a new set of stamps that I earned for reaching a specific sales plateau set by Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration. The reward was my choice of any set that was $31.95 or below. What a choice! I decided to get a set that has been in the main catalog for several seasons, but which I've never wanted to spend the money on (remember--I'm a tightwad). It is a set of 8 sayings that cover a variety of occasions, and as soon as I read one of them last night, the idea for the card came to mind.

I grew up in church singing the chorus, "Count Your Blessings", so when I read "Blessings brighten when we count them!", I thought immediately of a number line. This morning, I took out my Headline Numbers and got to work. The color scheme was easy, and played off the striped dp. The numbers continue inside and set up the message: "Thank you for blessing my life in such a wonderful way!" Who wouldn't LOVE getting a card with these encouraging words?

Now I'm off to work. Today we have another staff informational/re-education meeting. This time it's about the proper making of frapuccinos. It DOES make a difference if the scoop of ice is level or not, and if the liquid is measured to the proper lines. It's only an hour, and then I get to do some cleaning while on the clock. An easy day...so I hope to have another card to share later.

BTW, if you haven't taken the time to clean your windows, do! Bob did them--inside and out and cleaned the pollen off the screens--while I was at work Saturday, and it makes SUCH a difference! I LOVE clean windows. They give the appearance that EVERYTHING in your house is that clean--HA! My inlaws arrive in a little over a week. Hope they're still spotless then...

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Well now I'm counting MY blessings for YOU, friend - because I totally forgot to order my Sale-A-Bration reward set until I read this!!

I ordered Pretty Peony - I'm still a sucker for those two step sets and I suppose I'll never get over my flower addiction.

Love the theme and the look of your card. That color scheme - well you know how I feel about that!!!!