I have been doing some lobbying to prevent outsourcing of pilot jobs. Yes, even pilot jobs are at risk, if you can believe it!! The details of this are for another post but if you want to know more about the bill I am working for, it is H.R.4788 “Aviation Jobs Outsourcing Prevention Act”. In any case, I have been heading to Capitol Hill about once a week and helping with scheduling (this explains the lack of cards!). Tomorrow I am going to the office of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from FL. Back in my March posts, I told the story of my Aunt Frances and her Congressional Gold Medal. Well, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen was one of the people instrumental in getting the legislation passed to honor the WASP. While I will be in her office on other business for a while, I asked the staff if it was okay to share my thank-yous with all those who worked on the WASP ceremony. I’m not a very political person usually so this may be my one opportunity to give my appreciation. As I step outside my pilot role and into my family role, it seems appropriate to bring a few pictures with me. And of course, what is a thank you without a card??!! So, off to work I went today trying to make something appropriate. I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and decided to give it a go.
I loved the idea of the vertical piece with different papers. In my continuing effort to clean out my retiring colors, I pulled out some retired Bella Birds DSP. I mixed up the sets a bit, too. The swirl comes from the new Elements of Style (Summer Mini), the flower comes from Vintage Vogue (still available…yea!!) and the word from Baroque Motifs. I added some Chocolate corduroy buttons and the Chocolate satin ribbon as the finishing touches!
I love how the swirl turns into a stem for the Vogue flower!! This was another fun sketch and I recommend you give it a try this week. Thanks for taking a look and I look foward to your thoughts!
Stamps: Elements of Style, Vintage Vogue, Baroque Motifs; Paper: Bella Birds DSP (ret), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, So Saffron; Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon, Chocolate corduroy buttons, dimensionals
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Wow! What a pretty card! Those colors and that design would be perfect for a sypmathy card too!