I had fun on this 96 degree heat advisory day (in our AC) playing with a new digi by Janet Klein of #veralanestudio. The digi made me think of the old proverb, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."*
Here's my fun little card:
Images: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
Old World Mat Stack
I always am curious about where words and expressions originated so I had to Google this one. It probably started with the sport of falconry back in Medieval times. That's my trivia tidbit for the day.
I often give thanks for this card making passion that "found" me and keeps me busy with creativity and purpose even when times are hard. And I give thanks for the many wonderful people I may not have actually met but feel close to thanks to our shared interests. One of those people was Ronni Grayberg Unger, who I first got to know when we were volunteer card makers for Operation Write Home. When OWH closed down, many of us stayed "together" in a Facebook group so we would not lose touch with people who had come to mean so much to us. Ronni was a steady presence in the group, always courageous in spite of the many health issues that life threw at her. She always bounced back (or so she told us on Facebook), so her passing this week came as a shock. I just wanted to post a tribute here in case anyone from OWH might happen to see it. Rest in peace, Ronni; you are greatly missed.
"Stripes" is the theme of the new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy, where your card can be any size as long as it's flat and fits into a regular envelope.
Stripes truly are a fun symbol of summer--from the red, white and blue to beach chairs and umbrellas and more! I have always liked this Raggedy Ann digi from MelonHeadz Illustrating! Have fun with this challenge and be sure to post your card at Cards In Envy!