I have a super quick post today.
I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink on their September Blog Hop Challenge.
I've been meaning to try the chalkboard technique for ages and finally got around to it, thanks to their inspiration photo and the challenge. It's acutally the PERFECT challenge photo to match the story behind this card! :)
A friend and co-worker of mine recently had to move her mother into an assisted living apartment that's actually not far from where I live. Her mom has been struggling with this transition in her life, and is struggling to adjust. She had to leave the home she's been in for quite some time and move to a different town, which is never easy for someone to do in these situations.
I thought I'd send her a little "housewarming" card to hopefully boost her spirits. The town I live in is truly lovely and has the "hometown" spirit of a much smaller town than what it actually is. It's a wonderful, safe community and I hope that she will come to love it here. I grew up not far from the home she recently left, and I've only been here for 5 years. My family has truly blossomed here and feel that we have found "home". (Although, I still hate Illinois weather!)
I added a cute little bumble bee on the inside and stamped him again on the envelope, which I forgot to photograph. BTW - these photos are not as good quality as I usually post because I took them with my Hubby's cell phone. My camera battery was dead. O-well!
The majority of the products I used are from Papertrey Ink. The inside sentiment is from a set called Find Joy from Hero Arts, and the curly trail behind the bee is from a set by The Craft's Meow called Beautiful Spring. Everything else I used is PTI. And I found that ADORABLE owl mug at Cracker Barrel a few months ago. They have the best stuff in their Country Store! ;)
TTFN! And be sure to give your parents a call, just to say hi and let them know you love and appreciate them. BYE!