There is always that pause between Christmas and New Years and it always seems a long pause to me. Maybe it’s because we are so very busy our minds are a blur for four weeks and then Gilbert takes vacation week and we have nothing to do. There’s not a whole lot to do in the area of the frozen tundra that are close to home. The wind has been wild making outdoor activities for us non-exsistant. Not that there aren’t those die-hard winter lovers that go skiing etc but we have long passed that stage in life. And the week drags on just waiting for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day when we can hike up our boots and start life all over again with a whole fresh year.
Winter is very much upon us and the card kit from Simon this month is all about snowflakes and a cool color palette and I am enjoying this do nothing day we have chosen to be a stamping day combined with listening to good ol’ Chet Atkins and friends picking and playing guitar on Pandora. Does life get better than this???
For these two cards i used the MFT Blueprints 4 and a piece from 5 . It’s interesting how rotating a sketch can make a card look completly different. Thanks for stopping by. Always glad to have you.
Image used is a Stampin Up sweet image. Can you see the acrylic banner that I stamped the senitment on? I wanted to pull that “icy” feel out as this is going to my brother in Texas. The crown strip is from a blue vellum piece that came in the kit. On the pink card I used some Judith stamps to stamp over the subtle background paper with hearts and flowers. The heart is covered with glass bead gel that dried. Thanks to friend Angela Bode for turning me on to that. It is so fun but does take quite a while to dry. Make some pieces ahead and they will be dry and ready to use when the mood strikes. I am entering this into Simon’s Anything goes Wednesday challenge and the pink one in MFT sketch challene 313.