Good Morning Everyone. Here in Burlington the sun is shining but it is still quite cold. We are expecting more spring like weather by mid week. I decided to really dive into challenge mod and I did a card for this week's Friday Sketchers. I loved the sketch and I'm still struggling with flower placement so it was a great one for me. I used a Stampavie image that I just added to my collection. I might use this image for some Mother's Day cards. I think it is quite versatile. I coloured it with my copics and decided not to add any glitter to her wings (in my opinion there is very little that can not be improved with a little bling). I have given myself a personal challenge. We had a terrible flood in the basement and of course in my craft room so I took this as an opportunity to reorganize, and clean out. Thanks goodness for the Memory Keeper's garage sale which is coming up soon because I didn't want to throw anything out but could rationalize giving it a new home and me a credit at the store to spend on more stamps. But back to my personal challenge. I organized all my scrap paper and could not believe how much I had and how great some of the patterns were. So now whenever I make a new card I am only using my scrap paper. Some of the beautiful new paper from the winter CHA is calling out to me and for the most part I ignore it, but I am excited to dig through my containers, sorted by colour, to find papers that coordinate together. For my challenge card I used three different patterned paper and four colours of card stock. I am determined to reduce that paper stash before my DH sees it and asks "Why are you buying more paper?". As I have said before there is a big part of me that is just a collector. Well off to do chores before my new stamps hear me typing this or I will be drawn into a long crafting session and the laundry, and ironing will have to wait for another day. Hope you'll stop by tomorrow when I post a fairy card from Lili of the Valley.