It has been a strange year so far. I never do mind when things are quiet and dull, always consider the alternative I think. Dom's surgery happened so much faster than we had thought, and an exhausting few days spent up in Portland. We had decided to do a couple of days recuperation at the ocean, high above the surf, an incredible view for whale watching. Not a whale was spied, but we did live through 85 mph winds (110 only 10 miles down the beach), and scrambled to find the one single road back to the valley still open, only to have it close right behind us. Not so very relaxing at all. And we returned to find that my dad had died, sadly my family chose not to pass on that news to me. He was a good and decent man.
So not a happy beginning, but I know things will start looking up. I THINK I may have smelled spring coming home from breakfast this morning. It isn't too far into February before the flowers are popping like mad.
A card today for someone sweet. I chose to use the sketch this week over at City Crafter !
The heart is painted with TH crackle distress paint, and is a TH die. Everything on it is very very old, more than a year, except the DCWV design paper, which I just found last week.
And on to the following challenges this week !
City Crafter - sketch
Oldie But a Goodie - heart
Cupcake Crafts - all you need is love
Cardstock - My Mind's Eye
Design Paper - DCWV, K & Co, Graphic 45
Ribbon - Martha Stewart, Close to My Heart
Sentiment - American Crafts
Brads - Recollections
Flowers - Michaels bridal
Bulldog clip & string - stash