Saturday, July 21, 2012

I Wood Like to Thank...

I know - My puns are the worst.  I get it honest... my family has 'pun-wars' over Thanksgiving dinner... Don't judge, please!  Today's pun was inspired by this card:
Here's the back story - About a month ago, a strong storm knocked over a rather large tree in our back yard.  Temperatures that week were averaging 90-100 degrees... it was HOT!  I posted pictures on Facebook of our fallen tree, and within an hour, a friend from church commented and offered to bring his chainsaw over and  help us remove it.  We were so grateful for him (and his son, who also came along to help in the incredible heat), so I want to send him a thank you card.  I absolutely COULD NOT pass up the opportunity to use my wood grain embossing folder (The Paper Studio).  I knew that bugger would come in handy some day :)  While I'll be sending him this card tomorrow, I hope I also have the opportunity to pay it forward.  Being on the receiving end of such a random act of kindness is a feeling like no other, and I hope to pass it along to someone soon!

Oh, and I just got the 'perfectly penned' sentiment stamp set from Stampin' Up, and I love it (Thank you, Kathy) in case you were wondering where the stamp came from.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

About this card:
Kraft/Brown Cardstock - Papertrey Ink/Stash
Hemp cord
Sentiment - Perfectly Penned - Stampin' Up (Stamped in Stazon Timber Brown)
Embossing Folder - Wood Grain - The Paper Studio
Distressing - Vintage Photo - Ranger
Metal Pearls - Making Memories Stash


  1. Great card and the story behind it! He should get a kick out of it. Great embossing folder--sure looks authentic!--Pat N.

  2. Hello, just discovered your blog! :) Wow, your distressing is excellent. I have three TH distressing pads and no real clue how to effectively use them. I've tried and failed a couple of times. I love the distressed embossing and the inking on the sentiment square. Any pointers??