April 16, 2009

Pile of Socks

There usually is a huge basket piled with socks at our house. Nobody likes to fold socks....folding socks just stinks. It's the one chore I will not do at our house. I torture the girls with this chore when they are being naughty... :)


However...I can handle the pile of socks below. I love Karen Lockhart's Warm Socks stamp along with the "well, that stinks" sentiment. These days, it seems like more and more of my friends are being affected by the economy, illnesses, family stuff, etc. Life is hectic for everyone. It's the perfect time to send out lots of cards to let those we care about know that we're thinking about them. These cards are perfect!
I used up some more of my stash of Making Memories Garden Party papers that I had sitting out, along with some tied Papertrey Vintage Buttons. The base for the cards is Papertrey Kraft cardstock.
I paper pieced the socks onto some of the striped patterned paper and Josey colored in a few parts with a pink Copic marker for me. Then I just stamped the image again onto the green gingham paper and adhered my cut out socks. All the little scallops on the patterned paper pieces were just little snippets that I cut off here and there from the papers in my kit.

Easy peasy cards that came together really quickly. I must get these out in the mail....my friends need me!!

19 comments:

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Excellent post, Mish - and what adorable cards!

lucille said...

Ya know... your blog is one of the things I look forward to everyday.. you make me laugh, reflect, and you definitely inspire me!
You are so real, simple and talented. Keep up the good work, Love your blog and Ideas, You are my "BFFL" on the net and you don't even know it, LOL!
Keep up the good work.

Dianne K said...

Just love your work. I too have several friends who have been effected by the economy. Oh by the way I have a link to your blog on my blog as one of my Inspirational Blogs. Hope you don't mind, if you do I will remove.

createdbywendy said...

Super cute stinky cards. I'm always amazed at how you get all of those layers and scraps together so perfectly. You make it look so easy!

resmith said...

Great cards!! I look at your blog daily and enjoy all that you do.

Wendi said...

Great work as always. I especially love that you don't fold socks. That is the one chore I refuse to do and so I too have a sock basket! So glad someone else shares that with me.
Happy Day!

Dottie K. said...

Such adorable cards and I just bought that sentiment to use with my socks stamps. I guess i need to ink it up after seeing the cute cards you made. TFS :)

DeeDee said...

What a wonderful pile of socks my friend! These turned out adorable! Love them! HUGS!

Karen said...

These are so cute. I love the green gingham. I love giving cards for non-traditional and just because times. The personalization means so much. I love that you don't fold socks, I don't vacumn.

Jenny Gropp said...

These are so stinkin' CUTE!

Judi Merryman said...

Mish, I just have to second what lucille said. . . I look forward to seeing what amazing, cute and fun things you come up with everyday. I am truly inspired by you and your creativity. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Phyllis said...

That's funny - I hate folding socks too!

I hope you don't mind but I've just passed along the Kreative Blogger award to you - you deserve it with all your beautiful cards that you make!

Ann said...

OMGosh! That sentiment is TOO cute!

jen said...

Love the cards! It's great to see you putting all the cute 'scraps' to use too!

Ginny said...

So cute! Sock piles are the bane of my existence. Hubby got so sick of my pile, he spent 3 hours last weekend matching them up.

Yep 3 hours, my pile was in a big Rubbermaid container overflowing, lol.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow that is funny... I truley do not like doing socks either but love the card!!!
Jen

Anonymous said...

I love how you've been using a lot of Kraft paper on your cards lately....it looks so good with the pattern papers you've been using. Just like others have said, your blog is one of my most favorite things to visit every day! :) Thanks for all your tips, etc.

Lisa Beeman

Cindy H. said...

These cards are so darling!! I have that image but not the sentiment. Time for some shopping! Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

darling cards! I LOVE your banner!

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