Here in the Portland area we're all craving signs of better weather, since this is the rainy season. I'm excited because I saw my preview of Spring yesterday morning!
HERE'S THE PICTALE
I spotted a happy sight when I let the cat out and walked past the porch railing. Through the branches of a naked shrub, there it was--a single crocus sprouting out of the soil! It's the first flower I've seen in my yard, and at this time, it's the only one--I circled the house to check!
I had to see it up close. It wasn't in bloom yet, but would be soon! This was a flower after my own heart! An impatient, impulsive sort; a rebel with plans of its own! It wasn't going to be part of the crowd, but a groundbreaker! And to me, it was announcing the approach of Spring. For the past two days we've had some beautiful sunshine, so I'm encouraged!
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PRESERVE A MOOD?
Since I was so excited that I noticed this flower, I chose to preserve the thrill in a Heritage Makers family fold. That's a multi-paneled card that can show several pictures, and stand on its own because it's folded accordion style. With pictures AND a little story, I'll have a permanent record of this moment that I can display for a daily reminder of the scents and lush landscapes, warmer temps and sunshine to come.
Although I have to wait to receive my family fold in the mail, I made a mock-up of one so you can see how it will look--I don't want to have to wait 10 days to show it to you! (Don't be distracted by the red fold lines--those don't appear on the actual printed card.)
The yellow text says, "The first crocus of 2010!" I decided I'd better highlight that with an outline before I published the actual card, because it doesn't show up well in the sample.
Do you know if other companies make multi-paneled cards? I'd love to know if any do. Please email me if you know of any, OK?
You can make 3-, 5-, or 7-paneled Family Folds at www.sharefamilystories.com. Set up your free account today, and I'll send you a free tutorial that shows you how to make a family fold from a template. I'll also give you this original template that you can make about any memorable event. There's so much artwork in your Heritage Makers account that you can change the digital paper, the text, the photo borders; there's even a quote library, so you can change the quote!
P + S is best for preserving a mood! ~Donna