Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How Can Things Be the Same but Different?

I don't get it...these are the same colors I used in my last card, but they aren't speaking to me at all in this combination! Is it as strange to you as it is to me that the same colors look so different used in different proportions? I liked this layout that was part of a huge download of card layouts given away by Papertrey Ink. This is a 5"x7" card by Becky Oehlers.

The one on top has no Riding Hood Red except for the ink on the flowers (from Inspired by Nature) and the ribbon. After I photographed it, I took it apart and added a layer of RHR card stock to see if that would make me like it more. It didn't. Oh well. It was still a fun sketch to try. What do you think this needs? More Baja Breeze? A different stamped image? The words are from the Loop to Loop rub-ons. I'm really interested in your thoughts on these.

On a completely different topic, we return tomorrow to the Ronald McDonald House with 50 rooms to deliver our second batch of cupcakes. I think it has been very gratifying to our customers to find out that we not only met but doubled our goal. I've been making more cards to take, since what I left was not even close to being enough for the current slate of guests. I still won't have enough for everyone to have one, but there will be more than there were last time. We may get a tour of the place, and if so, I may take pictures. Check back.

Have you found somewhere to volunteer in your community, either as part of a one-time event or in an ongoing capacity? Please share...

1 comment:

Chris said...

I did help. I helped by leading the crafts area of our Church's Winterfest for Women.I demonstated cardmaking and we created 85 cards as part of our Valentines for the Veterans Project at our local VA Hospital.We also created more cards at the craft circle and I made even more at home . In total, we prepared over 200 cards. Each resident received at least 1 cards signed by congregation members, and one unsigned to allow them to have a card to sign and give to someone special or to a caregiver at the hospital.The Veteran's have given so much to their country, and it is our way of saying thanks.