Why I love winter
Sneak Peek: Peaceful Foil Petals for Retrosketches

Peaceful Petals meets Sweet Sorbet for Freshly Made Sketches

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.  I hope you have all had a great weekend!

I got to spend a little time in my crafting space yesterday and played along with a few challenges.  It really felt wonderful to get my hands inky and do some creating! :-)

I saw this great sketch across at Freshly Made Sketches

It really did feel CAS and provided me with a great excuse to use some of my new DSP.  I combined Sweet Sorbet with some Watercolor Wonder as the colors blended so well together.  I also used the "thank you" sentiment from Peaceful Petals.  It also provided me with an opportunity to do something that I have never done on a card before - sewing!  Now, that sounds easy, except it has been so long since I used my sewing machine (like, 8 years!) - that it took me ages to remember how to thread the spool!  I must admit, it was fun, though... sewing on the card that is, not trying to work out how to thread the spool!

Here's my card:

  Peaceful Petals


I'm sorry about the muddy looking photo....I'm trying new settings on my camera, and I don't think they are working!  You also can't really the see gold of the sequins from the new catalog either!   However, I do love the crispness of the white background with the sorbet and watercolor DSPs.  It really does remind me of spring, which is interesting considering its about -20 outside and I'm looking at over a foot of snow! 

I also like the sketch, I think it has a lot of possibilities and think that this will become a fall to layout.  If you feel inclined, the Freshly Made Sketch challenge is open for another week or so, and I know the team would love you to play along!

On a personal note:

Lou and I had a new visitor to our woodland this week.  It looked somewhat like a black squirrel, but with a totally different head shape and tail.  I immediately recognized what it was based on my knowledge of these poor animals being sewn onto coat collars back in they day.  I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a live one.  What was it?  A mink!  He was a gorgeous little thing and was obviously out looking for food in this cold weather.  Of course, I had to go and check him out on the internet and found that they are pretty common in wetland areas in our part of the world!  It was pretty cool to see him and once again reinforced the great thing about living here.  The wildlife right on our doorstep.  We are so blessed and are grateful every day.  I just wish I that I managed to get a photograph of him.

Thanks to Colleen, Cheryl, Cindy, Marge, Diane (welcome!), Rach, Ruth Ann, Doris, Marina, Terri and Linda for their comments on my snow photos!  I loved reading them and appreciated you taking the time to give me your feelings on snow! :-)

I'll be back on Tuesday with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Have a wonderful Monday.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!

  • DSP:  Sweet Sorbet, Watercolor Wonder
  • Stamps:  Peaceful Petals
  • Inks:  StazOn
  • Accessories:  Gold Sequin Trim