Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday
It's our first challenge of 2018 across at Addicted to CAS this week and Stephanie has a great code word for us:
I used a rectangle stitch die to frame the sentiment. (I don't think I am ever going to get tired of using the stitch dies :-))
If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than our fabulous design team, who really do have some wonderfully creative takes on the code word this week. I hope you will check out their cards.
On a personal note:
OK.... we are now deep into many days of below zero temps and we are looking forward to the warm up, which we are assured is coming soon. Once the temps get to the 20s, I swear I will be out there shouting for joy! Even the cats have avoided asking to go out on most days, except Charlie. He's the cat who has the least amount of coat and he's the one that nags the most to go out. he might only manage a couple of minutes out there - but he loves it anyway!
Mind you, the thing that I do appreciate about winter here in Minnesota is that the days have been incredibly sunny and bright. It is wonderful to look out over the wetland and see the snow shimmering in the sunlight. However, as it is cold again tomorrow, I will be off to my craft room for some crafting therapy. I'm also going to be finishing out my monthly coloring class from Kit and Clowder. the very talented Alyce has a couple of really useful coloring charts available for free and I wanted to make you aware of them. Whether you color with pencils or with markers, she has some charts that are really helpful.
Some of you may be aware of a blog post I did last year about how Alyce's classes had really helped me with my coloring. One of the things I often battle with is what color combos I should use and was really happy when Alyce sent out an email saying that she had created just the thing to help us with that. You can find the color charts on Alyce's blog at this link. You can also see the post that I did last year about coloring - at this link.
I'll be back with my Paper Players card tomorrow and, if I can brave the cold, I might be able to get outside and take some nature shots for you. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: Recollections Vanilla
- Dies: Altenew Big Bold Alphabet and Sizzix Heart