I just had to share this gorgeous card I received via snail mail from Brandi Wiggins.  Thank you so much Brandi – that was so thoughtful of you.  When I opened my mail box and saw an envelope that was so obviously a card (and not a bill) it brought a smile to my face! As I reflected later on how good it made me feel, I started thinking that I really need to take more time to send cards the traditional way – in the mail – lol!  When you think about it, it’s funny (…in a sad kind of way) that one can be an avid cardmaker or scrapbooker yet be so baaaad at sending out cards.  I have such a hard time getting to the post office!  I’m going to challenge myself to start sending out at least one card a month.  I know, I know, it’s not a lot, but I figure that everyone has to start somewhere – *LOL*!  As an accountability thing, I’ll post and let you guys know once I’ve done it.  That way if you don’t hear about it sometime within the next month please give me an email "kick in the pants"!

One of the things I love so much about this card is how vibrant the colors are.  I especially love the way Brandi incorporated the colors from the Bali Breeze designer paper into the heart image from the Always Stamp set, by using her Stampin’ Write markers to color in the heart.  I also love the way she created the scalloped border for the heart using our punches.  Although I’ve done it for ovals and rectangles, I never thought to do it for other shapes.

Thanks again Brandi! You can check out more of Brandi’s work HERE.