Hey, y’all! How’s the week going? Mine’s going – we’re getting things started at work. Slowly. But it’s going!
I made today’s card using the new Floral Statements stamp set and some watercoloring. And then I added a couple of birds from the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits. Take a look-see:
Now – my color palette came from the Color Throwdown challenge this week – but I missed the deadline to enter. Which doesn’t change the fact that it drove my color choices! Continue reading
Mornin’, y’all! Happy Friday! Although it wasn’t a 4-day work week for me, it sort of felt like it – Monday was a government holiday and all the government folks had it off – so it was quiet!!
Before we get going – I wanted to say a little something about the videos I’ve promised – just to manage expectations a bit. So…I am going to be doing them, but…it’s going to be a little bit before you see the first one. Mostly cuz I’m going to be out of town for most of next week! I promise I’m going to do them – I’ll try to commit to doing my first one the week after next.
But, you guys have to promise me something! Promise you’ll cut me a little slack for a few videos, okay? I know it’s going to take me a minute to get comfy doing them, so if I sound like a total dork on the first….let’s call it 5 videos..no make it 10! …just smile to yourself and shake your head.
Okay – so for today, I needed a sympathy card to send to Igor, my Russian son. His Russian grandmother passed away last week. 🙁 So I needed a sympathy card. I got a little inspiration from a couple of challenges, so I pulled out my Best Birds bundle and the Better Together sentiment stamp set. Take a look-see:
Well, as Tuesday dawns – so does the need for a sympathy card. I hate that it’s so, but… this one happens to be for the loss of a pet – an older dog who’d “had a good life” with his parents and “knew he was loved”. But those are the platitudes offered by folk who don’t understand the hole that’s left in our lives when they leave – after all, he was “just a dog”.
But – those of us who know – and I suspect the folks that read this blog are those very people – we understand. It’s a time to grieve. And a time to offer unqualified sympathy.
So, I made a card. I didn’t emphasize the “pet” loss. Just the need to send my thoughts and sympathy. I employed the new Best Birds bundle – with the stamp set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. Take a look-see:
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