This is the time of year when the gray skies and dirty snow begin to wear me down. Today, though, I'm getting new lights in my studio and I cannot wait. The room faces north and although there are two windows, there's not a lot of light even on a sunny day. During the winter, there are few of those. So after consultation from the electrician, we're (he's) installing three ceiling-flush light fixtures and a long flourescent strip in the closet where I keep a lot of my supplies. I'm going to need the dimmer switch I think until I get used to having real light in here.
In the meantime, I've been gravitating toward bright colors when I'm crafting to make up for the lack of color in the natural world.
This birthday card for my brother-in-law was made with supplies from the January Studio Calico card kit. I tried it for a couple of months, but decided I much prefer the Simon Says kit.
I cased this card from Joy's post here. Our friend in Istanbul has just gotten a job there, and I thought some real mail might be appreciated. Cardstock is Summer Sunrise and Vintage Cream (PTI) and a scrap of Bazzill textured paper from the scrap files. The patterned paper is A Muse. I opened the package that I bought at least three years ago to make this card! (Totally forgot I had it.) The die and stamp are from Simon Says.
This card was for my niece's birthday last month. All the supplies came from the February Simon Says card kit, and it's very similar to one by Kristina Werner who sends a sheet of design ideas with each kit.