Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No Alarm Clock Needed

It's Never Too Late

to listen to the birds

They link us with nature.
Take the time to observe them.
They manage to survive in our world.
And they do it joyfully.
They provide a gentle soundtrack for our lives.
Listen to their songs.

Many of my friends think I am crazy because I am such a morning person. I get up as soon as I hear the birds outside my window singing. It's almost as if they are saying, "Wake up! It's morning! Time to greet the day!" Today was no different and as we move closer to spring and summer, they will be up by 4:30. Today it was 5:00 -- I know -- TOO early to get up! But I do -- and I actually enjoy the calmness and quiet (well, except for the bird songs!). I can sit and sip my tea, or go to my stamp room and for a couple of hours, have the world to myself. Of course, then, by 9 PM, I am pretty much done for the day!

I made this card for today's Sketch Challenge. I love this designer paper by The Paper Studio. It made such a great garden background for my bird! It's an easy sketch; try it! I flipped the oval to fit my image better. The bird is stamped on Whisper White in Real Red and then stamped again on Glossy White, cut out and raised on dimensionals.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Glossy White, Black and White Floral DP by The Paper Studio
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Marvy Scallop punches, Prima, flower brad by Creative Imaginations, black organdy and red grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love the red/white/black! So classy! Great card.

  2. I love red & black. Love the bird!! This really makes me wish I had this set!! Great card!! I love your color counter-had to put it on my blog!

  3. Gorgeous design, and one of my favorite color combos. Always stylish!

  4. This card is stunning!! Classic colors are so fresh...and you put it all together and made beauty. WOW!

  5. A beautiful card. You are definitely on my BLOG list! I love your work. Thanks for sharing it with us. BLOG groupies!!!!

  6. This is beautiful! Love the color combo too!

  7. Oooh...I love a bold graphic card now and then - this is gorgeous!

  8. This is my favorite bird stamp of this kind. I like his belly decorations...

    Great card- I love black and white cards. You always have such a professional touch on your cards- all those little details...

  9. How did I miss this card before? It is great! So bold and vibrant! Great job!

  10. Wow, Judy! So dramatic and lovely! Great job on this card!


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