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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thank you

This year I want to be more conscious of what I have. We all have much to be thankful for ... and yet often, especially in this crazy design business I am in, we focus on what we don't have. Or what we wish we had. 

To experience real joy, I believe, begins with gratitude. Gratitude is what motivates my "thank-you" cards this year. 

I purchased some Kate Spade notecards when I was buying my gold dotted paper for Christmas. I didn't have a plan for them ... but I decided they would make perfect thank you cards - the dots would go with my Christmas "dotted" theme.

I began to write the first note and I messed it up. I started to throw the ruined card away but then decided to save the top of it (with the dots) - it was too nice to throw away and so I cut the card in half. And it gave me an idea ...

What if I made a tag with the top half and wrote my notes on the bottom half - as two separate pieces.

I glued the dotted side of the card to the back of the quote. 

The "thank-you" tags were a free printable I found here.

My Christmas "thank-you" cards are done but I have one more "thank-you" to write ...
Thank YOU for coming along on this journey with me ... for reading my thoughts, looking at my work, and encouraging me with your comments, your emails and your Facebook messages. I am grateful for each one of you! Here's to a joy-filled year with a focus on gratitude! Happy 2014! xo Sherri


Unknown said...


Thank you for all of the time you put into your posts. I always enjoy reading them, especially your Sunday posts. Those are very inspiring and have been exactly what I needed to hear many times during this past year. I wish you and your family the happiest of New Years!--Julia

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Happy New Year, Sherri! Thank YOU, for sharing, and like the first comment mentioned, for your fabulous Sunday posts -- I have loved them from the beginning!

StagerLinda said...

Happy, Happy, Happy New Year to you dear Sherri. THANK YOU for always inspiring me with your design and making me smile with your words. You are a jewel!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are so darn creative! Who wouldn't love to get one of those in the mail. Thank YOU for the entertainment you brought to me in 2013 and looking forward to 2014 with you.

therelishedroost said...

Love those cards!!! Happy 2014!!

pve design said...

Blessings to have you in my world and serve as an important reminder to give thanks for all we have. I too am focusing on "good intentions" in order to live more thankfully~pve

designchic said...

Thank you so much for all the inspiration this year. Wishing you all the best in 2014!

Town and Country Gals said...

your thank you cards are so adorable and clever! What a fun note to receive in the mail! Have so enjoyed visiting with you through your posts and comments, looking forward to seeing what the New Year brings!
Happy New Year!
PS. am so sad, I just got on the computer today for the first time since I left and am just seeing your comment! I'm sending you and e-mail!

Stephanie said...

Look at you getting all creative and crafty! I knew you had it in you! Happy New year my friend. We must put on our "to do" list to get together soon. I wish I would of sent you a card or something so I could of gotten one of those beautiful thank-yous :)