Sunday, February 26, 2012

you {made} my day

Happy Sunday to you! ;D  Hope you're enjoying your weekend. 

We're having some glorious weather today, complete with beautiful blue skies, although it is {still!} a little windy.  The winds this past week have been horrendous, though I really can't complain since nothing here has been blown away...unlike the late-90s in So Cal when the ginormous and heavy 25' boat tent {we had bolted to the cement!} in our sideyard was lifted up and over a 7' block wall, landing in a twisted heap in our neighbor's driveway --not once, but TWICE!  Well, to be completely honest, the second time, our neighbors were spared the drama since the boat tent ended up flying backward, landing in a big wad in our backyard grass.  The drama didn't escape my poor family though, as both times occurred while my hubby and I went on ski trips {the ONLY times we had ever gone away without our kids!} and my parents were staying with the kids.  {It was so crazy that it's rumored my oldest daughter is still afraid of the wind...but I'll never tell.}

In the last few years I've become acutely aware that blue canvas skies I love so much are becoming more difficult to find, since our skies typically look something like this:

The above picture is what greeted me when I let my dog out Friday morning...if I looked to the west {tic tac toe, anyone?}.  If I looked slightly to the north, the below picture is what I saw.  You might think that all these trails were connected, but alas they were not --these groups of were parallel to each other, a handful of miles apart.  So sad that our beautiful skies are continually marred like this...nevermind the effects on the environment {and those who live in it}.  What's really strange is that I now notice these chemtrails in many of the movies I watch --I've even seen them in movies dating as far back as late 1970s!  Makes me feel like I've been living under a rock to not have noticed them decades ago.  ;(

Well, I suppose you didn't come here for a weather report, so I guess I'll get to the card. ;P

I made this one using this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday {ever get the feeling I really enjoy those sketches? lol}.  I weeded through a LOT of my stash in the hopes of finding a sentiment that read "thank you sew much" but never found one. ;(   And had my faithful old laptop not been having some surgical procedures performed at the computer doctor's office for the last few days, I would've opted to computer-generate my own.  But it was not to be.  So I went with a sentiment I found that included the word "made" in it, since this thank you is for a very special hand-sewn treasure I recently received --aren't handmade gifts the best?!

Oh, after seeing picture in Photoshop, I noticed I'd forgotten to color in the center of the flowers, so I fixed that right up with some Lavender Spica glitter pen.  Much better now. ;)

Well, it's time to get into the kitchen and make some bbq chicken pizza for dinner.  Man, do I sure wish I could have some too.   Oh well, I think my *new* pizza recipe tastes pretty good too...once you get used to not eating the familiar wheat crust.  All I can say is thank goodness for the Internet --sure makes finding recipes for special dietary needs a lot easier!  ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon.  Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies shown some {long-overdue} lovin':

You Made My Day

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Desert Sand (Close To My Heart)
Patterned Paper:  Green at Heart 6x6 collection (BasicGrey)
Stamps:  {} (Unity Stamp Company), Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Vintage Sepia VersaFine (Tsukineko)
Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Tags Trio die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Scallop Diamond border punch (E.K. Success), button (Papertrey Ink), Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart), embroidery floss (DMC), sewing machine, thread, foam adhesive


Miss Davis said...

I love fact you taken the photo of the sky. I so love the blue sky.
Keep up the writing.

Monica Larson said...

cute card mama! I've been BUSY today so this is my few min break - anyway, just wanted to confirm the 'rumor' - your oldest daughter is still afraid of the winds! ;) didn't want people to think you were gossiping! was windy here today too! :( not too bad thou! love & miss you LOTS! xoxo

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Christi. I don't think it's possible for you to create one that isn't full of eye candy.

It sure has been windy lately, and while I can do without the wind, the mild temps sure have been nice.