Tonight I'm sharing this quick holiday card, which is the first project I've crafted in over a week. I've missed my inky paws!
I decided to try out the new sketch from Retrosketches. I painted a swatch of blue watercolor onto a Colonial White cardstock panel, then splattered it with a darker blue and some grey watercolor paint.
Then I layered on some images from the Base and Bling Jolly Holiday Style sheet. They are meant to be for the make your own jewelry stuff, but I thought the stickers were just so cute for a card too. I added some White Pines snowflake stickers and a sentiment stamped from one of the Artfully Set stamp sets.
This last week has been an interesting one for my little family here in Spokane. Last Tuesday we lost power in a huge windstorm. I had meant to spread out sharing my Album Retreat pages a bit more with other projects, but each night that we had no power and no Internet meant no crafting for me. We were camping in our living room to stay close to the gas fireplace with three little LED lanterns. We were lucky enough to get power back after 39 hours, but it took an extra day for the Internet to come back. There are still 23,000 homes in my town with no power, limited or no heat, and it's supposed to snow tonight. Also, my kiddos, my sweet, adorable boys...they really needed my full attention these last few days. Even with the power back, we will now have no school again until next Monday so at my house we are making a ton of paper snowflakes, playing lots of Tenzi, and trying to get these boys back to some semblance of normal routine. Short story long, there hasn't been a lot of time for crafting this week, so getting back to my craft table tonight was a real treat, and I'm feeling really blessed to have our modern conveniences back. It's been amazing to watch how the community has been working together to help those still struggling with no power or heat in this city wide crisis. I hope all of you are safe and warm, too, Stampin' Friends!