I seem to have gone straight from Halloween cards to Christmas cards this weekend. The card I'm sharing today is one that meets SC144 (Sketch Challenge 144) on SCS and also meets LSC136 (Limited Supply Challenge 136). The limited supply challenge stated you could only use a sentiment stamp (no backgrounds, no images).
Combining the two...this is what I came up with...
The saying is an older wood mounted one from Close To My Heart. It was perfect for this sketch. Most of my greetings are smaller - but this one worked well for the sketch. Everything else is just paper - and three mini brads from Queen & Co.
This morning I woke up to the sound of a helicopter. Not that unusual around here (there is a airbase just a bit away from us so sometimes they fly over) but then in my muddled brain I realized that the sound wasn't going away. Opened my eyes and saw red lights flashing through our blinds. Got up and looked out at the medical helicopter which was landed in our cul-de-sac. Two things happened...first off I wondered who it was for and secondly I flashed back 10+ years ago when they were all there to get my husband who'd been bleeding internally and lost 7 units of blood. I got dressed and went outside to see what I could find out. There is an older couple that lives in our cul-de-sac. They've lived here since slightly before us. So we've been neighbors for about 11 years. They took the male away to the nearest hospital - but told us he had no heartbeat and wasn't breathing on his own. His wife will be lost without him. Typical older couple - he always dominated, she always waited on him. I think she's stronger than we give her credit for. At least I hope so because it wasn't looking good when they took him away this morning.
On a more cheerful note, I applied for another Design Team on Friday. It's for an online company called Prickley Pear Stamps. I've bought a few of their unmounted stamps in the past. I was able to submit one item using their stamps and a couple other items. So wish me luck.
I was hoping that more places would have sales yesterday (National Card Making Day) but didn't find any. I did break down and went to Gina K's site and ordered this, and this, and this, and this. I LOVE her crab designs...they are so personable. I guess you can see why my fantasy includes going on her cruise next year...anyone win the lottery lately and want to pay my way??? ;-)