I went to Target tonight-I have no clue why. Trolled up and down the aisles looking at the clearance items. I did see a set of sheets and a quilt I liked but even at 30% off, the quilt was still $70 and the sheets $65. Since I have two problems-a chewing dog who likes my bed and me falling asleep with markers in my hands-I can't justify it until at least 50% off. I try to buy either white sheets so I can bleach them or so dark that my inky pens won't show. I do like flannel in the summertime too but most of the sale ones were prints. I like plain sheets.
I came home and cleaned out some boxess of junk and somehow lost the envy with my Clancy dog's paw print and fur clippings-I made these after he died. I wanted to put it away with the sympathy cards I got, and set it aside but now can't find it. I feel so addle-brained lately. Hubby has worked late every day this week-late as in gets home at 11Pm and goes to bed to get up at 4AM. You see why I consider myself a widow with a living husband? As much as he drives me bonkers when he is here, I do need to talk to a human sometimes. I just don't want it to be Herb the Geezer Lothario at the gym.
This card is an apricot base with a printed plaid layer. I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade. I made several layers of serendipity squares in various sizes and all of them are inked in the same color. Then I placed pop dots between the apricot layer and the bluish metallic ones when layering. The top is plain white with a sticker on top of three of them. I stamped in the space where the fourth square would have been and just lifted the finished layered square up a bit.
Since I can't tie bows worth a crap, I used a Trio tape runner to attach a piece of ribbon near the top leaving an untaped spot in the middle. I then cut a smaller piece of ribbon and glued the ends together after running it under the spot in the middle. It looks like a knot but I faked it. Better than cussing at not getting a knot to lay flat.