Yep. Snowflakes today. I could literally crawl under the covers and weep. Cosmic joke, is what it is. Sigh. I keep telling myself soon as I obsessively check the 10 day forecast online. It's got to change at some point, right?
In lieu of a warm front moving through, how about a birthday card with daffodils? There was a question from Audrey on the last Papertrey Radio about working with all the stamp sets, including those that aren't your personal style. The whole Year of Flowers Series fell into that category for me. Extremely challenging (although very beautiful) and I was racking my brain every month to come up with something creative using them. It's a good exercise. Glad I broke out the daffodils last night when I made this card for my MIL. She always says the daffodils remind her of her birthday. I hope when she sees the card tomorrow, that she'll have a spark of recognition. Definitely made just for her.
Also used a quote from All Booked Up inside one of the new Label Basics stamps and dies. I love my labels with Background Basics: Gingham inside. Will be a signature of mine.This size in particular. Seems to fit a lot of those quotes I have. Inside has the sentiment from Calendar Basics. Edgers #1 and Copics finish it off without any effort. Felt relaxed and refreshed when I was done. Needed that.
On the topic of Audrey's question again--I was a loyal PTI customer for 3 years before I got the design team gig. Had purchased 90+ sets myself. I think of those, I might have only had 1 or 2 of Heather's. On the computer, they never much appealed to me. What I have come to appreciate the last 14 months where I have all of her new releases to work with, is how very workable they are. Her stamps make projects come together so easily for me. And now I'm hooked. A bit of a sleeper hit for me. Might be the same for you. Love those things.
And that is that. Off to watch a movie. And curse the fact I still have to wear my flannels.