Darling daughter #3 and I happen to enjoy bird-watching together and can't wait to go out again in the Spring. Now I will admit that in all of our hours spent traipsing the fields and brush, there have been several occasions when we saw nothing more interesting than a sparrow. Yet the time spent together was - and is - gold.
I remember one of the first times we spent on an outing, when we came up relatively empty-handed (empty-binoculared?). Yet DD#3 put her hand into mine as we walked, smiled up at me and told me that it was the best day ever - and she'd rather spend that time with me and see nothing, than not have our time together.
Do you know, even when I am working on the computer and she is reading, she usually comes and settles herself beside me (and I mean *right* beside me!) - because being "together doing nothing" is better than being apart.
So this card - just a simple card with some birds and branches and my own little Sweetie Pie - says it all. And being able to pull the silver thread out of the Silver Baker's Twine and wrap it around the card means I could add just enough sparkle to match the sparkle in DD#3's eyes and smile!
Just so you know, despite the fact that the Sweetie Pie images are all girls, I actually have a Sweetie Pie card for my son! And my darling hubby too! You'll have to check back tomorrow to see installments #4 and #5 in my Love-My-Family Sweetie Pie series!!
|Sweetie Pie stamp set #136849|
In the meantime, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. I certainly have.
God Bless you all, ~Cynthia <><
Stamp : Serene Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp Set  , From My Heart , Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Ink : Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad  , Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad  , Versamark Pad  , Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad 
Card Stock : Island Indigo 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock  , Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
Tools & Adhesive : Stamping Sponges 
Punch : 1-3/4 Inch Scallop Circle Punch  , 1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch  , Extra-Large Oval Punch  , Decorative Label Punch 
Accessory : Black Stampin' Emboss Powder  , Silver Baker's Twine 
Big Shot : Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die