This is a birthday card for my grandmother's birthday tomorrow - 97 years old!! I probably should have gone more sedate and elegant but I wanted cheerful patterns and colors.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Freshly Made Sketches: For You
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Linda.
It doesn't show well in this photo, but the edge of the long strip on the left is ruffled ribbon. I think the card would be better with a bow on that strip but I'm a little paranoid about mailing birthday cards. I've only ever had one card returned by the post office because it was too thick or irregular or the carrier was having a bad day. But it was for a great aunt's 100th birthday and I didn't get it back for weeks to find out too late she did not hear from me on her birthday. I'm very careful now when it's truly important - so...no bow!!
My new career is going well. The mandatory 55 hours/week is extremely tiring (reminder to self: never, ever start in public accounting during the extremely busy tax season). I also have a two hour commute every day - but I actually like that. About an hour and a half of it is on the train and guess what I do? Read everybody's blogs!! As expected, I don't have time to comment - but you are all a daily inspiration to me. The last few days have been hard though - so many of you are Downton Abbey fans and have remarked on the final show but I have it taped and haven't watched yet. I can't tell you how many blogs I have had to quickly close my eyes and flip to the next blog. A big thank you to whoever started their blog with a picture of Lady Mary - I knew right away to skip you for now!
I hope to see you playing along. Notice that Linda has said "any shape" on those two little squares - have fun with it!!
The ribbon is retired Calypso Coral from Stampin' Up.