My friend Margie, at work, asked me to make her some cards that she could send to an organization similar to "Operation Write Home." I quickly put some cards together, as I have done in the past for such organizations, using photos. I keep a box of my photos on hand for this purpose and I thought you might be inspired to do the same. Not only is it easy, it's a great way to make a card that brings enjoyment to the worthy recipient, no matter the gender.
In putting the cards together, I realized that this first card might be eligible to play in the always delectious challenge at CASology. This week the cue card is "Up."
It is a photo of a vintage light fixture. If you are ever in the town of Columbia, California (an old mining town and California State Park in the foothills of the Sierras), you will want to make a stop at the saloon on Main Street, where I took this picture, to quench your thirst with a beer or a sarsaparilla. Refreshed, right down the street you can pan for real gold! The twins love going there, and so did DS before them.
Where was I? Oh, yes. The card's focus pocus is the ceiling light, which is UP, and nothing can be simpler than a photo card, but there's not a lot of white space, so it might be illegible. It's beautiful though, isn't it? We get pretty excited about "old-timey" things over here in the States, where our "old-timey" is pretty young compared to our worldwide friends!
Here are a few other cards I made for Margie from photos I've taken:
This squirrel was loving our visit to our friends' cabin after we filled the BIRD house with peanuts!
Did you notice my use of fun peanut patterned paper on that one!
And to start your weekend off with a giggle if you personally represent "old-timey," or think you might ever live long enough to have that privilege, here's a funny. I hope you can click on it and read it. If I use the "larger" feature, it runs over the margin. Not surprisingly, my resident head hamster gets all twitchy at the thought of that.
Enjoy your day! No, seriously,
One day your elbows are perfectly taut,
the next day, they're not.
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