Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birthdays in February...

February is a big birthday month for me. Some of the most important people in my world have birthdays between January 1st and the end of March. It means I have to clean up the remaining holiday scraps and head into valentines and birthday cards quickly. Then in a heartbeat, February slips away, too.

This card is for my dearest sister in so many ways. We found each other (a bit by default) in our last year of Olivet. She and Randy were far better acquainted. I had know idea that time would grow our friendship into one of great girlfriend relationships of my life. For 26 years we have shared so much. This is one of her birthday cards (she usually gets several every year). It is so true. I hope she knows that she is loved and treasured beyond measure.

That pink and orange combo has been resurrected. It is just too fun to pass up. More birthday cards to come....I have a Leap Year Birthday to celebrate.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Owl Be Happy...

Owl be happy if I get a new post twice a month. My goal of weekly creative sharing seems easily derailed by life. is the camera to blog time that slows me down. How often do most paper crafters create?

For spend a little time in my Scrapcave is soul restoration. Color, ribbon, texture and sharing a little heart are all part of the obsession for me.

I had fun with this very simple owl card. The curious little birds have returned to popularity. I remember a huge necklace my Mom had with moving circles that made an owl. Knowing my mother....she probably still has it. It is a fun childhood memory.

What bird has a sweet spot in your heart? Is it a sign of aging when birds have a new appeal...well beyond the droppings on the windshield. I think of the scripture that reminds us that "His eye is on the sparrow" and how little they worry as they diligently accomplish their daily tasks of gathering enough to eat and caring for their young. They never forget to check out the curious things in their world, but are quick to respond and flee danger. I guess I could learn quite a bit from watching them.

As we enjoy unseasonable temperatures...look for the signs that winter is coming to an end. Owl be doing that, too.

Have a great weekend.