Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Mind's Eye Challenge

Don't leave!  No really... you've landed at Big Smiles from Kbear.  My friend challenged me to stretch a little bit and create two cards with the new My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing line.  I must admit, I looked at the collection a million times over the last 2 weeks.  The product line is super cute, but not my normal genre so my mind couldn't wrap around it immediately.

Once I really put my mind to it, the first card came together pretty quickly.  I wanted a monotone scheme with a little splash of color.  Simple, clean, straight forward.. "You are the best!  You're #1!" It's a clear message.  Sometimes I think the layers upon layers or tons of embellishments distracts from the true focus. 

I was drawn to the products on the card below because it reminded me of my childhood.  When I was very young I lived in Texas.  My great grandma would write me letters on white lined stationary with old cards cut and pasted to decorate the paper.  The cursive paper also reminded me of her handwriting.  I still have all the letters tucked safely away for those days to remember the love of my grandma.  My great grandparents also had a huge raspberry patch in their enormous garden.  They were the most delicious plump raspberries in the world.  We would go pick fresh raspberries, then bring them into the house.  We would each get a bowl for our berries, sprinkle a little sugar and pour cold milk on them.  Yum.  So many great memories.  So many reasons why I love my grandma.  She would have been so happy to open her mailbox to find this card waiting for her.  Does anyone know how much does a stamp cost to send a card to heaven?

1 comment:

  1. Love your cards. They are both beautiful, but love your story about the second one. I wish I knew how much it was to send a card to Heaven. It's so nice that you have these wonderful memories to pull from.