The colors & Inspiration for my design came from the photos at The Heart Desires (do you see the subtle snowflake paper behind the sentiment). I also thought some of the stitches from Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover Plate looked like snowflakes as well. I love how the gold pops with the blues.
This week I am grateful that our heat pump has finally been delivered and will hopefully be connected and operating this week. Due to a long, complicated series of events (specialty order required, wrong unit ordered, hurricane hitting manufacturing plant, etc.), we haven't had working heat or air conditioning since June, so we are thrilled that we're close to controlling the temperature in our home again. I am also grateful for how mild our Autumn has been so far, so it hasn't been much of an issue for the last month.
I layered paper flowers and also fished out some vintage buttons from my stash inspired by the Curtain Call Photo. Somehow the only Taylored Expression Thank You stamp I have is Graphic Greetings Thankful, so I trimmed one of the sentiments from that collage to complete my design.
I'm also joining the Crafty Calendar Challenge which is Autumn Colors.
Sympathy Cards are the one type of card I always like to have on hand ... because when you need one you seldom feel like making one. Unfortunately, my need has outpaced my stash, so I had to make one tonight. I was really struggling with an idea until I saw the inspiration photo at The Challenge.
Then I added a black sentiment & black card base to pull in the contrast of the vase. Very clean & simple ... and mailable. So sorry that I need it, but hopefully it will send comfort across the miles.
I also took my inspiration from the Howdy Partner Challenge at Shopping Our Stash. I picked-up these Spellbinder Cowboy Boots dies on my trip to Chicago and this is their first time out of the package.
I die cut my boots from red cardstock and then aged the leather with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink to bring out the embossed pattern.