Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
It's the fabulously talented Claire's turn to host our Paper Player challenge this week and she has such a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for us:
On a personal note:
It might not have been very warm today..... around 40.... but the sun was shining and it was a glorious...and I mean... GLORIOUS... spring day! We even managed to roll down the moon roof for a little while and have the sun beam down into the car - and onto our heads! it was.... did I say this before? GLORIOUS. Now... all we need is some COLOR. :-)
The great thing about this time of the year is Spring Cleaning! Now... I tend to do several "spring cleans" during the year, but none feel as good as the real Spring Clean done at this time of the year. This week I noticed that I wasn't the only one doing some spring cleaning........
Georgina was out and about and madly cleaning out her burrow. She spent hours going backwards and forwards cleaning out the old nesting material and bringing in brand new bedding. She was so neat and tidy and industrious and I felt a strange connection with her knowing that we were both so happy that winter was finally on his way out of town..... and the sun would soon be warm and the cycle of life continued for another year. It was amazing watching her.
Once she had done some spring cleaning, she did exactly what I wanted to do..... found a nice sunny spot and just enjoyed it!
Soon, the ground will no longer look brown and she will have lots of yummy grasses and seeds to eat. All we need is a little rain :-)
The days have been filled with the sound of these guys as they begin the hunt for their nesting place getting ready for their females:
However.... the next morning.... Mr Winter decided it was time to show us that he wasn't quite done for the year and we woke up to this!!!!
Now... if this had been November, I would have been happy! But... seriously.... the end of March... NOOOOOOO..... Luckily, it was almost all gone by the end of the day :-)
I must admit, it is wonderful to be back in the world of the connected :-) My Mac seems to be behaving itself and I haven't had an unwanted reboot since she came back from MacHospital! So, I am hoping that I can get into my craft room tomorrow and will have some cards to post :-) In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Neenah Solar White #110
- Stamp: Artful Flowers - Simon Says Stamp
- Inks: Ranger Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Broken China - used for the background. StazOn black used for the flower outline and sentiment. Copic Markers used to color flowers
- DSP: from old stash
- Tools: Designer Flower dies - Simon Says Stamp. Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle
- Fun Foam as dimensional element under the focal layer. I love this stuff!!!