I was going to have my card up and ready to go when the hop started, but - being married to a geologist for the last 21 years - we have been watching this morning's earthquake and tsunami with utter fascination. It is an interesting experience to watch these things with a geologist. I got a clue over 20 years ago when the earthquake hit California. We are in Colorado but we had the World Series on TV. There was a quiver on the screen and everything went dark. While I was thinking my TV crashed - my husband is up dancing around the living room singing "shake, rattle and roll"! He knew right away what was happening. He is an interesting enigma because he has a very kind heart - he feels the pain of victims and he is the first to help when possible - but he is utterly and completely fascinated by the workings of our earth.
On to my spring card - - -
This is an absolutely darling digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy called One of a Kind. It comes with two darling sentiments - "You are one of a kind" and "God made you for a special purpose & no one can take your place!". I didn't add a sentiment simply because our church card racks really need some blank cards. You could also get this set in an actual clear stamp set, or another option is a pre-colored digi. I used the plain digi and I did flip the branch around to fit the sketch.
Check out the bow. I am almost through with a "Friday Focus" post on various ways to tie bows and "toys" to help tie them - so check back later today (or tomorrow morning if my husband and I don't manage to break away from today's news).
And, I used a sketch from a new iPod App. (Click on the Label: iPod Apps in the left column for other recommended apps). This app is called "Sketches 4 Cards" and I would highly recommend it. It includes around 125 card sketches with a VERY nice sample for each. It took me awhile to figure out where the samples are - when you are looking at the sketch, you simply tap on it and a nice sample with a full recipe pops up.
As compared to other iPod Apps, it is quite pricey at $4.99. But that is less than an average magazine and you get 125 sketches and samples! There is a free version with 12 sketches that you can try out.
The company also has scrapbook apps called "Sketches 2 Scrapbook". There is a basic version and a winter version - also both pricey but with smaller free versions. I do have them in an app that I have that watches the price for me. If the price dips - I want the scrapbook apps also! And I promise to let all of you know if there is ever a deal!
- Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy One of a Kind digi
- Ink: copics
- Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Daffodil, Baja, Soft Sky
- Accessories: Stampin' Up embossing folder, scallop border punch and Crumb Cake seam binding
- Challenges: color throwdown color challenge
And here are the other participants in the spring blog hop! (This will update as others add their cards to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog)