Monday, April 11, 2011

Retreat Treats



I haven't posted as much lately, and here's the reason why. Okay, these cards didn't really slow me down, but the event that they were for sure did! Like many churches, mine holds an annual retreat for the women, three days when we can get away and just be girlfriends and have fun. Well, I've been having a little trouble getting back in the swing of posting since I got back--I think I need three more days away! ;-D

I started a tradition last year of making cards for my closest friends who would also be attending the retreat--a chance to tell them what their friendship has meant to me during the last year, and how they've contributed to my spiritual journey. Last year I did all unique cards, but this year I changed to matching ones in the interest of time. :-) I chose an outside image called Tiers of Treats because I wanted to use the inside sentiment, "Friends--God's Sweetest Gift." That's PTI's It's Official order pad image too so I could emphasize that their friendship is exactly what I'd order! :-D You can't see it in the pictures, but the front of the card is impressed with PTI's Picnic Plaid impression plate. It's a nice deep impression too, so I'm sorry it doesn't show up. :-)

Supplies
Stamps: Stampendous--Tiers of Treats; Inkadinkado (inside); PTI--Simple Alphabet & It's Official
Paper: PTI--S.S. White, Scarlet Jewel, Berry Sorbet, Bitty Dots
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black, Ranger--Aged Mahogany & Tattered Rose Distress Inks; Embossing Powder--Filigree Clear
Copics: YG23, YG25, YG95, E57, E59, RV83, RV85, RV89, R20, R22, R24, C1, W1
Misc.: Pens--atyou Spica--Silver; Dies--Spellbinders Classic Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle, Ribbon Tags Trio; Ribbon--American Crafts, Michaels; Impression Plate--PTI Picnic Plaid

10 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Jill, these cards are fabulous! Great care and thought went into designing them. And if you click on the photos, you can see the impression on the background.

I'm Renee said...

These are just too adorable...
love the colors you choose...
and a lot of time and heart went into these!
Absolutely adorable! :)

Kristin said...

I *love* these... completely and totally. You have very lucky friends!! Of course, now I am thinking I need to do this for my girlfriends.

Lorraine said...

Jill, these are so cute! Love the colors and that stamp! I'm sure all of your retreat friends loved it!

Karen C. said...

There's so many details that I like about your cards, but I think the personalized name plate for each friend is just priceless. It really shows how much thought and attention went into designing these for your friends. I'm sure they all felt very loved.

Linda said...

So "sweet". I'm sure the effort and love put in was well appreciated!

Dana said...

You HAVE been a busy girl JIll!!!!

Nadine said...

Sweet! What a great way to show all your friends how much they've meant to you throughout the year!

Anne B said...

Gorgeous cards and I'm sure your friends were so thrilled to get them. Love the image and sentiment you chose and that picnic plaid IP does add a great texture too :)

Michelle Philippi said...

Oh my....these are fantastic....and what a lovely gesture...and all that coloring..that's awesome, Jillieboo!