Good morning, friends. Today's the last day of Mr. Carter's Longest Winter Break Ever (he's been out of school for exactly a month, now, due to the semester break and a series of illnesses). Moral of that story: we will never miss another flu shot again! Today, the entire school district has a day off due to a teacher work day/MLK, Jr. Day, but tomorrow, Carter will be in class for hopefully the whole day, and Mom will get a couple of blessed hours of solitude. Woo-hoo!
In sadder news, there have been a couple of recent deaths for which I've needed to raid my stash of sympathy cards, which is never very deep. I don't know about you, but I don't tend to make many of those, even though (circle of life) there is a fairly steady need for them. One of these days I hope to stumble into a combination of layout, colors, and images that I like well enough to make about 10 of, which will keep me in supply for a while. I don't think this one is it, though:
Individually, the elements are fine, but I think the turquoise for a sympathy card throws the whole thing a little off. At first, I was going to use Kraft, Soft Sky, and Subtle Sage, but then I stumbled across that Strano grosgrain ribbon and decided to match it. The result leaves me feeling a bit "Meh." Maybe next time...
In the meantime, perhaps you'll come across just that right balance using this week's brand new MOJO MONDAY sketch, and you'll be inspired to make a whole set of cards for your own stash. It could happen! Here's MojoSketch #381:
Be sure to visit the Mojo Monday blog to learn how to play along with this week's sketch, and go see these lovely ladies interpretations for more inspiration:
- Debbie Carriere
- Julee Tilman (Owner)
- Marisa Ritzen
- Mary Fish
- Sarah Bigelow
- Teresa Kline
- Wanda Cullen
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful rest of your week! :)
Stamps: Hang In There Baby by The Cat's Pajamas; Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Blooms, and Labels, Taylored Expressions' Circles Cutting Plate; Paper: Kraft, Tempting Turquoise (SU!), Suede Brown Dark (Prism); Ink: Adirondack Darks - Espresso; Accessories: Strano Ribbon, Jody Boosters; Sketch: MojoMonday 381