I made a really stupid pledge on Splitcoast the other day -- I promised that I wouldn't buy any more paper until I've used up 1/2 my stash and I won't buy any more stamps until I've used all the ones I have. I hate when I say stuff like that! How I made this card: Stamps: Rice Paper Background by Cornish Heritage Farms and Asian Art by Stampin Up. Recollections Paper, Naturals Ivory and Cranberry Crisp paper by SU. Stamped the flowers in Chestnut Memories ink and used Cranberry Crisp and Mellow Moss ink pads with an aquapainter to color in the little flowers and leaves. The "Thank You" is stamped in Chesnut ink and then outlined with the aquapainter with Cranberry Crisp. The layout and construction is obvious -- if you look closely, you'll see that I stamped the base of the card with Cranberry ink and the Rice Paper background on the Naturals Ivory cardstock and gently did the same on the background of the main image. I really like this basic layout -- simple, straightforward, easy to mail (nothing bulky) AND it is using up lots of paper!! LOL Speaking of promises.... Almost 17 years ago I promised THIS guy that I'd do the till death do us part thing. He's a keeper -- so far!! How I made this guy: I met Mike when we were both lawyers at the Department of Justice handling environmental cases -- suing polluters. Oh, the good old days when we were knee deep in bad guys and bad chemicals! Then, I bamboozled him into walking down the aisle, fed him brownie cheesecake, and kept him totally under my control!! The layout and construction of this guy is obvious -- cute red hair (well, it used to be red; well, it used to be hair!!!) and orange eyes (oohh) and a smile that will melt your heart. You know what this sweetie said to me yesterday as I quickly grabbed the latest (pre pledge) package of stamping goodies to arrive at our house?? . . . "Go ahead, order something, you NEED to buy some more stuff. It's a good stress reliever!" Nope, you can't have him! He's all mine!