Happy Friday, everyone! It's time for a new (delicious) As You See It
challenge...check this one out!
I am not a fan of macarons (I think they mostly are coconut, right?) but I AM a fan of those gorgeous colors! Yummilicious! Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card for some family friends...this is their third loss of an elderly loved one in probably as many months! I made a clean and simple card to send to them:
and used the Pierced Blooms dies for my florals and the Nature's Thoughts dies for the diagonals pieces (here's a tip: use spray adhesive like LocTite on the back of those thin diecuts!) :
I used a Thick White cardstock base, as I embossed it with the Subtles EF and I find it holds up better with the embossing. The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set, diecut with a Tasteful Labels die, and the sentiment I used on the inside is an older Our Daily Bread Designs set; I added few extra flowers I had diecut:
Hoping it brings them peace and comfort. And I hope you'll play along with our pretty color challenge too! Find all the details at the As You See It
I haven't shared any bird pictures for a while, because I haven't seen any interesting birds! But I saw one yesterday that I did not recognize, so I took several pictures with my cell phone (which is really poor for photos); it was just a brown bird, but I knew I had never seen it before:
As I was texting the photo to my sisters, who are both avid birders, I realized in one of the other photos I took that there was a rose breasted grosbeak on another rung of the feeder!! And I didn't even see it because I was so engrossed in the other bird!!!
It turns out that the brown one is the female! I had a male show up at my feeder last year (they are only migrating through) but that was the first time I saw a female! Here's are some better pictures I took with my camera, as they came back several times:
At this angle, the female is much more attractive than I first thought! Doesn't she look funny with that seed hanging out of her beak?
It was a thrill to see them both! Now, I am waiting for my Baltimore orioles to return, and maybe a scarlet tanager! Thanks for indulging my bird-brained-ness! And thanks for visiting today; enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
||CL342 Sentiments (Hero Arts), Scripture Collection 1 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
|Card stock & Papers
||Thick Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
||Big Shot, Subtles EF, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Tasteful Label Dies