Sunday, May 3, 2009

May's Here...





and finally I remembered to photog some cards before mailing them off.

My best friend and maid of honor, Susan, will be 46 on Monday. I wish her hugs and love and many more happy birthdays!!!!
Here's the card she's getting - it's pretty, bright and kinda fun (just like her)...if I knew how to make a smart, kind and generous card I'd have done that too.

I also made a Thank You for my neighbor who brought a May Day tradition on the 1st. The card is a challenge for Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom - there's always fun stuff and techniques to learn there. My neighbor, Jean, gave me a Lily of the Valley plant in an earth-friendly organic bamboo planter. In time if the planter is put into the ground, it will decompose and add nutrients back into the earth. It's way cool and I would never have known if it weren't for the sticker! Anyway, this is the little thank you that I did for her - she had a nice letter telling me how she was introduced to the French May Day tradition when they lived in France a couple years ago. We have the best neighbors!! :)

Have a great week everyone, I'm off to go buy a new washing machine...it figures something would go wrong when Bruce left town! GRrrrr!!!
I'd also love to hear comments on whether you've got a front loader (with steam cycle?) and/or do you have an HE top loaded (No more agitators)...I can't decide which one to get!

Tomorrow I take my friend out for her birthday and another friend who went to my high school that has the same birthday as Sue - small world, huh?

7 comments:

~amy~ said...

FUN cards Elaine...sorry you have to buy a new washer...I have a front load HE...love it!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Elaine both cards are beautiful! Love how bright and cheerful they are.

I have a front load washing machine and love love LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Hi-

New appliances are fun! I have a top load HE and don't like it so much :( Doesn't do well with small loads and not having an agitator means sometimes things that are caked on dont seem to get clean: i.e kitchen towels, etc There was a recent review in Good Housekeeping, or maybe it was Ladies Home Journal? I think they liked LG models.... PS LOVE the cards! Hope to see you soon for more yummy thai and shopping.

shelly said...

sweet cards :) good luck with the EH classroom sketch challenge :)

i have a frontload HE washer.. love it! ill never buy one with an agitator again, my clothes dont get all stuck together or wrapped around each other...and i think theyre cleaner too. be sure tho to use a new product for cleaning the inside ( from tide, you just put the cleaning detergent in the detergent compartment and run thru a regular hot water cycle.) .. the washers get a musty odor when not cleaned each month. have a great rest of day :)

Steph said...

Stunning cards Elaine - your friends will be delighted with them :)

Don't know much about washing machines but good luck getting a new one lol

Love Steph xxx

nitestamper said...

These cards are just tooo sweet!!!!!!and what lovely colors you used !!!!!tfs:)
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Dee Dee said...

HOw sweet your words for your friend, and an adorable card! :) Sorry about the washer!