Our first big snowfall all melted away today. Very gloomy outside. Windy. I notice the wind comes up the lake from the south in the winter - its almost always opposite during the summer. Never mind, I am all cuddled up inside and crafting and it can storm out there all it wants, nothings going to pry me out of my little crafting comfort corner.
The other not so fun thing that happened this week was our phone line and internet biting the dust for a day. I thought it was due to a power bump but it was actually due to...
Mmmm hmmm - sure he's eating something nice and innocent here but apparently he and his buddies have an especial appetite for power lines! And so he's been nibbling away at ours to the point we now have to have a loooong line replaced.
It was very funny - the telephone tech was just asking if we had squirrels when we heard this very angry "chi chi CHI!!!" and Shreddie took one look at the tech and scrammed. Why Shreddie you ask? Well thats because his side-dish used to be my patio furniture, the material parts. It sounds like there's not much one can do for these pesky little critters, specially when we have bird feeders out. I have a feeling this costs the telephone and cable companies a pretty penny.
Ok, so on to cards.
Challenge: Make a card of praise using music, stamp, or design paper, or just the word "praise."
Here is my version of this challenge:
Background dp: Dragonfly Duet by Graphic 45
Stamp - Wooden, no branding on it.
I cut the image on my Silhouette SD
Mojo Monday # 216
I turned this design on its side for my card. I had a request come in for me to create a sympathy card. The person who died was involved with diamonds in their business - and this card is going to his widow and family. I decided to create a "giving" card. A "giving" card for me is one when I know it will not be mailed, so I can make it as big and fat and extravagant as I want to. I have people donate their discarded jewellery bits - broken necklaces, earrings etc - and these make fabulous additions to some cards.
I figure the diamond says it all - I included the following poem inside - which you can find HERE along with a beautiful little movie. I thought the diamond glints on snow part was appropriate.
Do YOU have a favourite poem or sentiment or site for these which you can share with me?
Thanks so much for visiting me today!