Saturday, June 28, 2008

That Bird Again

If there is one thing I've learned over the course of the past couple of years, it's the value of friendship. I saw a saying somewhere once (maybe it was a stamp) that read something like, "A friend is someone who knows you and loves you anyway." I am so blessed to have people in my life with whom I can share my joys and sorrows - people who listen and really hear me. And yes indeed, one of the best things in life is a good friend.

My card is a simple one with another paper-pieced bird and the rest of the design colored with markers.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Sweet Leaf cardstock; Memory Box 6x6 Homespun Collection; Black ink pad; Topiary, Buttercup, and Pink Carnation markers; Hero Arts Bird, Tree & Messages stamp set; Acrylic discs from Michael's; 3M foam mounting tape.

My day started early, which was OK, because there is no better time with children than first thing in the morning. Bjorn and Mathias woke up with "art projects" on their minds, so we spent a couple of hours drawing with markers and cutting pictures out of catalogs. It was fun. As for the rest of the day, I can see by looking around that I've got more to do than is possible in a day's time, so I guess I'll start at the top of the "gotta do" priority list and see if I can't chip my way down. I'm sure I'll be sneaking into my corner once in a while, too, for a little rest, relaxation, and creativity! Have a good day! Later . . .


Jeanne said...

Lovely card! I'm really liking the bird in this set and I'm glad you are giving me such wonderful inspiration so when I ink it up, I don't have to struggle with what to create!

I really liked that sentiment as well and like you am blessed with some very good friends-and I consider you one of those very good friends!!

Jeanne said...

Yikes, I think I should have proof-read my comment a little more carefully before posting. Oh well, I think you know what I am trying to say! LOL