Friday, August 24, 2012

Just a note ...

It's another sunny day here and I'm feeling a lot better ... Thanks so much for your well wishes ... 
I've been working on some up coming DT projects and took a little time out to make a simple card from some of my scraps ....


and lovely stamp from Kaisercraft ... You know how much I love all things postal ... I so love the internet ... but I really miss receiving real letters ... handwritten thoughts in ink ... Letters that you can just refold, tuck back into the envelope and save to read again and again ...


I have a little note written to me by my Dad ... when I was about 8 or 9 ... it was hastily written on a 'paying in' slip from the post office ... but I will never part with it ... or the envelope it came in ...
It's his handwriting ... a small part of the man that I miss so much ...


Just a note can mean so much ... don't you think?

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~





26 comments:

Lynnda said...

This card is so my fave card of yours Ros... I love the stamping and I love the colors... hugs...xoxo

cnelson said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! Love this GORGEOUS card!!

Sylvia said...

Your note is beautiful Ros, I too cherish the things both my mom and dad wrote to me. My dad always sent me postcards from his travels, I have one he sent before I was born, I guess he knew I would be a Sylvia. Have a wonderful day and so glad you are feeling better!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh yes, there's nothing like handwritten notes, even when they're scribbled on scraps of paper, when they're from people we love or have loved deeply then we will cherish these notes for the rest of our lives... I have entire boxes filled with notes my mom used to write to me and they're so so very dear to me... Glad to hear you're doing much better Ros and I love your use of this gorgeous stamp, a very fine note this is indeed!
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Jinny Newlin said...

I think WOW! This is pure elegance and beauty all wrapped up in one. LOVE all those postage marks and your stitching! And I'm with you on the hand-penned notes! I have a big box full of precious notes that people took the time to write to me, that I'll never part with. Now, all I seem to get are purchased cards with a signature under the printed sentiment :(. We're just too busy, Ros!

kerenbaker said...

Love the different size- a real sense of calm to it. I agree about the letters. Emails just ain't the same. Love the story about your Dads letter- good having things to treasure although I'm sure you'd rather have your Dad than a lovely note. Have a good weekend and hope you're still taking it easy xx

Linda B said...

Such a lovely post, Ros and ditto on your card!
I completely agree.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

Tracy said...

I agree Ros. I have tons of hand written treasure squirreled away. :-) This one will be one for some lucky person. Beautiful! So glad to hear you're feeling better. :-) Hugs!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card! I lost the postmark and the beautiful lavender...on of my fav colors :-) Glad your feeling better!!

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous. Love the purple!
I know what you mean about letters.. a dying art I think.

Chris Powell said...

Glad your better .The colouring is just perfect.

Deb Hickman said...

Glad you are feeling better. Gorgeous card, love the layered postmark, I too love to receive handwritten notes,I can't remember the last time I received one. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Deb xxx

Diane said...

Beautiful...love the gorgeous mix of colors...so soft and pretty! I saw on Pinterest where they are printing a handwritten recipe from a family member and then framing them, and also printing handwritten postcards on fabric and making pillows...I thought it was such a nice idea for a memory keepsake, I have a postcard of when my Dad was in the army and on a train to his next post that he sent to his mother (my grandmother) before he ever met my Mom, what I love is he says "the girls get prettier at every stop"...we tease my Mom about it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sending you get well wishes Ros! This card is gorgeous! Love the collage of postage images and the beautiful bloom!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is so Pretty! Love the soft feel to it.

Heidi said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling better!
Your card is absolutely stunning:)
Beautiful colours and details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. LOVE all those stamped postal images and the pretty flower. So glad to hear you have sunshine and that you are feeling better.

Hugs~

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful card and memory, Ros. I have my Mother's cookbook with her writing in the margins ... I treasure it and will never keep it anywhere but in my kitchen. I smile every time I look up one of her recipes and see those familiar words.

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Sasha said...

Hi Ros,
Sorry I missed this. Your note card is soooo pretty. I love the postal stamp you used and your pretty floral embellishment.
Just like you, I treasure hand written messages and cards from family members who are no longer with us. It's lovely to take them out occasionally and read them xx

Michelle said...

Lovely, Ros! The different postal elements you stamped are beautiful, so are the soft colors of lilac and green!
I too have all the cards from birthdays and valentines day from my father...love to look back every now and then!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww.... what a piece of sweet memory.
Lovely work Ros!

Jak said...

Glad youre feeling better x

Your card is simply beautiful, love the colours and that stamp.

Such a lovely story about your letter. I used to have loads of penpals (remember them?!) when I was in my teens...loved recieving letters too x

Cherry's Jubilee said...

lovely and perfectly shabby , I too love postal details.

Jacqueline said...

Ros, this is an absolute BEAUTY!

June Houck said...

Hi Ros,

"Just a note" can mean so much. I am glad you saved the little note from your dad. Your card is so pretty; I would never think to stamp postage on polka dot paper...I love this! I have a drawer FULL of postage-theme rubber stamps that have not seen ink in a long while....perfect inspiration! Such a lovely card...beautiful stitching, pretty flower, and the gem for the dot of the "j"...perfect!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Absolutely stunning! I agree, the only thing that comes in the mail is bills now.

Deanne :)

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