Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Who is "handmade" card worthy? A card and some thoughts....

Hello!  WOW! Two posts today!  I couldn't resist the yummy color challenge over on SCS-gray, concord, and marina mist.  I don't own the new SU colors, but I knew that Basic Grey's Wisteria would perfect for this challenge.  It was a good excuse to use some of my new PTI goodies that have sat unloved on my desk until today!  I am loving the new Signature Series.  The mini stamp sets and matching dies are perfect for quick, easy, elegant cards!  LOVE that!

I REALLY need to get my Christmas cards in the mail. They are stacked and ready to go, but addressing them and putting the stamps on them is the tedious part.  So....did anyone read the Dear Abby yesterday, about the lady who used to make handmade cards with her niece?  And how someone sent her a check the next year so she could "afford" to go buy "real" cards????  OMG!  How awful is that?  What a snotty witch!!!  If people only knew how much MORE it cost to make handmade cards.  I definitely have parred down my Christmas card list, because some people are just not "handmade" card worthy. KWIM?  I am guessing this lady is one of "those". LOL!  If anyone wants to read the actual letter and what Abby had to say about it go HERE.  It is the second letter so you have to scroll down.

That's all I have for you today!  Off to work on those cards.  YIKES!  I will definitely be thinking and re-thinking about who I send them to!

Emily

5 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful Emily!

Emily Leiphart said...

I was going to write the same comment as StampinCathy! :) Your card is super lovely, Emily! That story is crazy. I agree, some people are just not handmade worthy, or even store bought worthy for that matter. LOL

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous card gf... and omg.... wow... some ppl... ppl just don't seem to appreciate handmade cards anymore.. it's so sad.

Emily Keaton said...

Ouch!! That Dear Abby hurt. Glad you brought it to my attention, though. I was in the middle of assigning recipients to my stack of handmade cards and definitely did some re-thinking!!! I hope the thought that giving handmade cards is "cheap" isn't widespread--how very sad. It takes so much more time and effort and is so much more personal to give/receive handmade!!! Anyway, your card is gorgeous, Emily!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card hun!! :) :) :) :) :) :)