Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Wells Fargo Wagon AKA the UPS TRUCK!!

Love, love, LOVE UPS!! That brown truck is just one of my favorite sites, especially when there's somein' special inside just for ME!! (Now I sound like Winthrop from "The Music Man" singing "Wells Fargo Wagon!!"). Monday I received my SU catalog perorder. WaHOOOOO!! Smiley from millan.netI am totally LOVING all the new cardstock colors. They are just, well, YUMMY!! They all look so purdiful together ... AND I swear that Early Espresso goes with EVERYTHING!! ('cept maybe Chocolate Chip!) I am gonna be needing me more of EVERY color soon!! (I only ordered the packages of assorted colors, which only has four sheets of each new color, so I KNOW I'm gonna have to place another order really soon!)

I made these cards for "my" girls ... at church my "job" is being in charge of the teenage girls - age 12-18. I love them. They are the most wonderful, terrific bunch of young ladies .... a true blessing in my life. Each year as June approaches I start to get a bit sad as I realize that many of my group will be graduating and moving on to greener pastures. I wonder HOW we are going to survive with the huge hole that they leave when they go ... somehow we always manage, but I never stop feeling like the girls are still "mine" ... it's so fun to see them on occasion. It is as if no time has passed at all. Smiles, hugs, laughter, more hugs ... it's fun going to their weddings and hearing of their successes ...

This year I will be losing FIVE of my girls ... sigh ... and knowing how I feel about butterflies, you shouldn't be surprised that I made grad cards for them with butterflies on 'em (that "Beautiful Wings" embosslits die is pretty much my fave!). I bought them each a little sterling silver butterfly charm necklace and made these cards to go with. Don't all these colors look, well, YUMMY together??? I watch these girls grow from little caterpillars and emerge as beautiful butterflies by the time they graduate, so .... you get the idea.

Have a wonderful day!!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Happy Grad
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina, Mist, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Photo Corners Punch

10 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Beautiful cards, as a butterfly lover, love the little butterflies as well, so soft and pretty.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Wendy- your girls will love them!
Oh and I just finished my trip through your parade of unwinning entries... What a wonderful job you did! They are all beautiful and highly CASEable!!! Sorry about the recipe book- lets hope that Shelli at least keeps it in her kitchen to use!!!
Diane
diane7@rogers.com

Connie said...

Beautiful cards! The signature butterfly is done so well but the photo corner embossing makes the card stand out. They are really special for special girls.

Lauren Y. said...

GREAT cards! I love the colors, so pretty!

Kimberly S. said...
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Kimberly S. said...

These cards are just BEAUTIFUL! And I KNOW the girls will love them and their butterfly necklaces!! I, also, am obsessed with butterflies, so I ALWAYS enjoy seeing what fun things you do with them! :o) I never heard of the Friends Never Fade stamp set...is that one new?? LOVE it!!

Peggie said...

Fabulous card. Love the butterfly

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy~

They are beautiful cards. I could have guessed there would be butterfulies somewhere in there!

You have a HUGE heart, my friend.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Pam said...

I love the cards and the colors just have fabulosity!!! I have been SOOOO
mad at SU for taking away so many of my fav colors, but these are amazing!
Sure hope they look as nice for real rather in pic form. You're Wenderful!!!!