Wednesday, December 15, 2010

And a Red Bird in a Pear Tree …

I love this simple image, which colored up quickly with markers. As there are fine speckles in the patterned paper, I speckled my image, too, and distressed Partridge Tree_Dec_ 2010the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink from Ranger. As for a sentiment, I guess it is going on the inside. I didn’t even miss it until know.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and New England Ivy cardstock; Mistletoe Level 2 paper packet; Black and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink stamp pads; Holiday Red, Garden Green, and Buttercup markers; Stampendous Partridge Tree and CTMH Speckled Background (retired) stamps; Red spiral clip; Foam distressing tool.

A Slice of Life: I need to be careful with regard to the titles I give my posts. Yesterday’s post attracted a comment from some weirdo who preached about the sins of eating meat. Delete. While I understand passion – I’m passionate about a lot of things – I don’t understand how single causes become missions that seem to consume people.

My day was busy and productive, and – best of all – I didn’t have to eat at 10:30. One of the gals in our department wasn’t in today and had left her invitation with a co-worker who passed it on to me. The food was scrumptious. Had they authorized us to take 90 minute naps afterwards, it would have been a perfect day. LOL.

It’s Thursday already tomorrow. I need to make a trip to Grand Forks within the next couple of days but haven’t made definite plans or even mentioned it to Husband, as I’m trying to figure out what the weather is going to do. It warmed up a bit here (into the teens and 20s, which makes the weather much more unpredictable. Miranda and Dustin had a doctor’s appointment today but obviously, there isn’t anything to report, because he hasn’t called. I am impressed that he has not missed a single appointment throughout this entire pregnancy.

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Mine remains a little off kilter, which, under the circumstances is probably understandable. As I stamped up a storm on Sunday evening, however, I should be back tomorrow evening with a card. I’ll “see” you again then. In the meantime, take care and thanks for stopping by!


Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Jeanne said...

Sweet card! I don't think I miss the sentiment on the front either. Great job.

Amy's choir performance came off without a hitch. The predicted storm ended up further south than they had thought, so the skies were clear, and the only issue was the temperature. They sang next to "Santa's House" and he and an elf came out to listen to them. Very sweet.

I'm impressed that Dustin has gone to each appointment. My hubby didn't go to any (but I didn't expect him too, either)! LOL

I'm also glad you got to enjoy the feast at a more reasonable time. *Ü*

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi - I love the card - it doesn't need a sentiment! I love that the pot matches the background, that just makes me happy.

I like an early lunch but 10:30? That sounds more like a late breakfast to me! LOL I'm glad it worked out for you!

I am happily awaiting news on baby girl Carlson! You're right - it's wonderful that he's been to the appointments. If only all Dads were so involved and interested. You must have raised him right.


Sylvia said...

What an adorable card. I just love it. It is so bright and happy.

That is neat that Dustin goes with Miranda. PJ went with Leola also. And when Kambrie was born PJ got to cut the cord.

Carolyn said...

Cute card!!
Yeah, I would have deleted him too. The world wide web.... ya never know who's visiting/stalking. Yikes

Have a great day my friend!

Alanna said...

Super cute card. I love how the pot matches the rest of the background paper. What a darling image.

I'm so glad to hear that the food was delicious from the meal and most importantly, that you didn't have to eat at 10:30. I still can't get over that. The only way a 10:30 lunch would be appropriate is if they were to let you leave by 3.