This year I took on a big family project. We are calling it the Pay It Forward monthly event. Each month I come up with a RAK and send all the details to my family. I am miles away from home so it has been a fun way to keep in contact. January was find a pretty bottle and add $5 each month until Christmas. We will then all pool our money together for a needy family. February I sent them all a cookie cutter and cookie mix. They had to bake cookies and give them to a nonrelative. March was green month. Recycle anything. :) I chose to recycle a large plastic jug filled with jelly beans I sent to my daughter. I will show pictures next week. This next month is going to be "for the birds" I have a recipe for Suet or a toilet paper tube covered in bird seed and peanut butter. So I created this birdie post card to send with the instructions.
I stamped the birds on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor markers. Then I stamped the birds again and colored with Copics, cut them out and popped them up.
I stamped a postcard stamp I got from Hobby Lobby. It is made my Penny Black but I was very disappointed in it. No matter how I stamped it would not give me a good impression. So frustrating as it was not a cheap stamp. I attached it to the back of my postcards.
Here is another one I created. Just a hodge podge of background colors. I am not as happy with this one but didn't want all my hard work to go to waste. I can't tell you where either of these stamps came from. I was cleaning out my boxes and came upon the Chickadee one and the Blue Jay one was a gift from my friend. I am hoping they enjoy them. I have 7 families participating so it was a lot of work to color them all. I love the way they turned out. My photography is lacking these days so in real life they are much better.
Speaking of birds. These ugly birds were migrating through NC this last week. There were 20 of them in the trees next to my house. I do not like them at all. I call them turkey vultures. They are so ugly. LOL
Hope you are all having a great week. I will be back with more soon. If you have a chance to do the Teapot Tuesday challenge over on Splitcoaststampers this week it is my friend Linda that is the recipient. She could use a little sunshine in her mailbox.