Saturday, January 27, 2018

January Thaw

We're having our usual January thaw here in Wisconsin. We haven't had that much s-n-o-w to begin with, and now most of it has melted away. The skies are a wonderful blue, and the temps are lovely and warm for this time of year. It won't last. We still have several months of Winter to go, and I don't expect the weather to stay like this for long. The deep-freeze will return with gusto, I'm sure.

I may be headed up north next week to help my sister take our dad to the doctor, so I wanted to get a quick little post in before I go. I've got one card for a couple of challenges.

I'm playing along at the SSS Wednesday Challenge, where we're to "layer it up," and Laurel's Inspired By...Challenge.  Some of my favorite colors together!



Couldn't resist using this color palette for my card:


I found this diecut in my cupboard, but I can't tell you who made it. Sweet, though..! That's some Doodlebug polka dotted paper for my AE frame, some scraps for the PTI flags, and the perch. N&T tiny blue sequins, red ones from Miss Amy T., SSS sentiment, and A Muse music notes. The houndstooth and the perch are black, but they show up here as gray...Go figure... Have a great weekend, and as always...


14 comments:

Andie Miller said...

Great take on both challenges. I'm so glad to have found you through the SSS challenge.

Laurel said...

What a wonderful card! I love that bird. Thank you for playing at Inspired By.

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card, Bev! Loving the colors!
Enjoy your weekend and be sure to stay warm, though enjoy those blue skies for the time being. ;)

Darnell said...

What a great bird die cut, perfect for the Inspired challenge! I love how you have framed her perch in polka dots, Bevie, and given her a musical notes and houndstooth banner! Be safe on the road if you head up North next week and, either way, I hope your Dad's appointment goes well and is informative!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Bev you 'had me' at houndstooth and gray... then you had to go and say it was black? Okay, I guess I still love it. Thanks, also, for giving us the bird...
=] =]

Brenda said...

What a cute card Bev!!! I am so loving that bird and really love the polka dot scalloped mat. The banners are so sweet and I love them up in the corner like that. Your birdie sings sweetly! Safe travels my friend and I hope all goes well with your dad. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

What a great find, Bev ... you've showcased him beautifully here with the sweet little banners and that wonderful scalloped polka dot background! Safe travelling, my lovely friend ... you know you're all in my prayers. Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Your little bird singing a happy birthday tune uses the challenge colors in a most endearing way, Bev. Here's hoping the roads stay clear for your travel and that Dad does well at his appointment.

lostinpaper said...

So very sweet and such a great take on the inspiration Bev!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the design, and I had to join you!!!! The sweet notes and cute sequins, tho I LOVE the red and white polka dot the most (my kitchen is red with white polka dot, well the decor is...)

Kim S said...

Such a happy find with that sweet little bird!! I love the soft aqua on that cheerful polka dot frame! Good luck with your dad.

Loll said...

Adorable card Bev. Your layered bird is so sweet. And I love the red polka-dot frame. Have a safe trip and hope all goes well with your Dad. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Pretty, little bird and nicely framed!
Hope all went well with your trip and the doctor's visit!

Tracy Freeman said...

Such a sweet bird and I love the colours you have used, the poke dot frame is just perfect.

Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x