Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dancing with Flowers

Dancing with Flowers_2_Mar 2011When I look at this image, I imagine a carpet of soft green grass beneath my bare feet and the fresh smell of spring wafting through the air. What a happy thought, and even though its only 20 degrees in the frozen tundra, the power of the sun is evident. I just stepped outside for a breath of fresh air and noticed water from the melted snow falling steadily from the roof. Yes, spring and then summer will come.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; DCWV Linen Closet patterned paper; Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake ink pad; Hero Arts Dancing with Flowers stamp; KaiserKraft pearl accents; Ivory ribbon from; Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch; Sponge Texture Tool; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: Happy Thursday to those of you who are nearing the end of your workweek or, for that matter, anyone who is looking forward to the weekend. Most of us get to spring ahead this weekend, too, with daylight savings time starting at 2 am on Sunday morning. Usually, it takes a while for me to adjust to that lost hour. With my new schedule, I don’t think DST will have the same effect.

I got quite a workout at my job last night, taking photographs for 10 of the 12 hours I was there. As the process involves a lot of up and down – including standing on a rather wobbly stool – I could hardly move by 7 am this morning. I had my first-ever cardboard paper cut, too. On the palm of my hand, it was deep, wide, and about an inch long. Once I got the bleeding under control, I put a bandage on and forgot about it until today when the bandage fell off. Evidently, it was a clean cut, as it was completely healed except for the scar. Tonight, I anticipate spending most of the night editing all those photos I took last night. After sitting in one spot for hours on end, I will probably be stiff and sore tomorrow morning, too. That’s OK. After a few hours in bed, I’m always good to go again.

With that, I am off to the shower. Husband doesn’t know it yet, but he’s taking me out to dinner tonight before I go to work. I hope you are having a wonderful week. “See” you again soon!


Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Jeanne said...

Sweet, sweet card, Kathi. I really like that you didn't use black and kept it soft. The pearls add a lovely touch, too.

Oh man, taking pictures for that long sounds daunting to me, but you took it in stride. You certainly must enjoy the new job. Sorry about the paper cut, and am glad it's healing well.

Hugs to you!

Sylvia said...

What an enchanting card. I can almost feel the soft green grass.

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi,
What a beautiful card - I LOVE it! I enjoyed your slice of life, too - you really heal quickly - what a blessing!