Hope you are all having a lovely day. I woke in the wee hours of the morning to the unmistakable scent of a skunk. Have you ever noticed how a scent can bring on vivid memories? That scent took me back to the first time I ever smelled a skunk.
I was on field training as part of Basic Training in the Women’s Army Corps . Although I am proud of my service, I was a WAC and nothing remotely like the amazing women soldiers serving today.
Our field training was more of a camping trip and all rather silly. Part of our training was to follow a course thru the woods using only a compass to guide us. I was born directionally challenged and in spite of the Army’s best efforts I never learned how to use that compass and still get lost regularly.
I’d failed every written test regarding that compass so my sergeant fully expected me to get hopelessly lost. Imagine her shocked surprise when I emerged from the woods at the proper spot and in record time. It wasn’t until the day after graduation that I finally confessed how I‘d managed it. As I stood in front of that first marker having no idea how to read that compass and no clue what to do next I noticed a path. I took the chance and it did lead me to the next marker. Hundreds of women had been on that course before me, it was a simple matter of following their well worn path. :) Thankfully I did not run into that skunk but I did smell it.
For my card today I tired the emboss resist technique for the first time. I stamped the Seaside C Minor stamp with VersaMark on white cardstock then heat embossed with clear EP. I’ve sponged over it with Wild Honey DI and a no name green ink by Rubber Stampede and the edges with Vintage Photo DI. The sentiment is another thrift shop find made by D.O.Ts. A band of grosgrain ribbon and some recollection pearls to finish.
I’m off to share in the playground at Di’s Pixes Crafty Snippets Challenge 22
Check out my candy here.
Have an Amazing Day!