We’re a Thankful Family

I know, back before Christmas I made some thank you cards, just to be prepared. And they were cute and I was happy with them. Until Christmas came, and I decided we really should put a photo on our cards, the ones going to relatives, anyway.

family-thanksWe went for a walk along the Lake Michigan shore the day after Christmas. It was blustery, cold, and virtually deserted. We had a most excellent time. Even Princess Thundercloud who wouldn’t smile for love or money in any of the photos we took. This was good of everyone else, so too bad for her.

I did a little color editing in Photoshop Elements, giving it a retro cast. After adding some text, I printed them (at home ‘cause I was too lazy to drive to town), matted them on Riding Hood Red cardstock, then put some fancy little kraft photo corners on 2 corners. They covered up the text on the other corners, so I made a design decision. I stuck the whole shebang on a Crumb Cake card base (that’s kraft for non-Stampin’ Up people), and stuck a fork in it.

The ones I actually mailed were much more centered than this…I forgot to take a photo until I only had one left, and it was kind of a reject, that’s why I had it left!

I really like the 1960’s feel this photo has now, and don’t you love Princess Thundercloud’s conehead hat? She had her hair in a high ponytail that day…her skull is really not that large!

My afternoon holds the challenge of drilling a hole in a penny to make my GI Joe an anniversary gift…18 years on Sunday…my how time flies! And we dated for 8 years before that! You can bet we never thought we’d still have 3 young kids almost 20 years into our marriage, but they should still be earning money in time to support us in our old age. And now that I’ve shared that retirement plan tip with you, I’m off to drill!

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  1. Very cool photo and clever sentiment. I haven’t been commenting much lately, but I have been reading all your posts and loving them. Frankly it’s been a lifeline lately. Your optimism, talent and humor have been just what this gal’s needed. Thank you friend, thank you.

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