Last week was rough. I got some bad news about a co-worker and it just sort of threw me for a loop because there's nothing I can do to "fix" the situation (I don't like not being in control). I also realized that the next few weeks are going to a be a bit rough at work so that means I need to really relax during my down time to keep my sanity. But Saturday I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away so I curled up in a chair with a kitty and watch crafty videos most of the day. I know I don't feel well when I don't want to run into my craft room after a few videos. Fortunately, Sunday I felt a whole lot better (the weather change had completed) and all I wanted to do was play in my craft room. That means I managed to get a few cards made.
I've been playing with some Lawn Fawn stamps I recently got my hands on, including the oh so cute Year Four set. I've had this idea for a card using the phrase hippo birdie two ewe, which I often use for birthday greetings when I'm just dropping a quick line to the birthday boy or girl. I colored the die cut the hippo and bird from the Year Four set and two sheep from the Critters on the Farm set (for which I just finally got the dies - yay! no more fussy cutting).
I also broke out my Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies. I've seen so many crafters using these and I love the cute little stitched elements. I drug some DCWV polka dotted paper from my scraps bin and sheet of blue graph paper from the Snap Life 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories for the background. I found a scrap of yellow paper, stamped it in Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon ink using the Technique Tuesday Grid stamp for a little added interest then cut it out with the die from the Hello Sunshine set from Lawn Fawn. I used the Jessie's ABCs set from Lawn Fawn to spell out my sentiment.