Hello! Today I have a Penny Black card to show you that I made for the Penny Black All Sorts Challenge 'Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder'. They wanted us to create a card that showed what beauty meant to us. Well, that was an easy answer for me: SPRING! I LOVE SPRING! There is nothing more beautiful in the world for me than the fresh, newness of Spring and everything it offers: Gorgeous blooming bulbs and trees, little birds coming home to build their nests, the air filled with the fragrance of lilacs, the grass turning green again, and the longer, and WARMER days. We've had a really rough week here in Wisconsin. We had a blizzard that dropped 24 inch's of snow on us on Saturday, and then on Sunday came the 'FREEZE'. The temperatures dropped many, many degrees below zero. When I came home from work yesterday, my house was only 48 degrees and my pipes were frozen. Why you ask, because my husband turned off the heat since we both work so much and no one is home anyway. Uh duh! you do not turn off the heat when its BELOW ZERO!!!!! I don't think I slept all night. I was so cold. It took FOREVER for the house to heat up with just a wood stove and in-floor heating. I think I've just now thawed out.
Anyway, that's why I love SPRING and find it so beautiful. Onto the details of my card. I used a sketch from Splitcoaststampers (SC 302), the paper is Cosmo Cricket, the bird button is by Heidi Grace, and my Penny Black image is from a spring stamp set I bought last year. I mounted it up on dimensionals and put Stickles on the flowers. The sentiment is chipboard. I thought after hearing my miserable story you'd like to see a picture of 'WHY I HATE WINTER'. This is me standing in my sun room. That is a snow drift outside my window. I'm 5'7. Nice, eh? Spring can't come soon enough for me.