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Crane Season

Crane Season

As a new team member back in March, we were sent a package chosen for us. It's fun how many of the team said their packages seemed picked just for them. And it's true! I live in Central Nebraska, and each year during the month of March we are have our annual "Crane Season." My town is dubbed the Crane Capital of the World, because over a period of several weeks, over 600,000 Sandhill Cranes come through the area on their migratory paths north to Siberia and Canada. It's a sight to see - and hear! Just google "Sandhill Crane Migration Nebraska" and you will see an abundance of amazing videos and photos like these:

So - in my package was the stamp set called PAPER CRANES and I couldn't have been happier! Such a perfect set that I can use over and over for all sorts of occasions. I decided to make a CAS (Clean and Simple), monochrome design for my crane birthday greeting:

I chose a soft golden yellow for my main color. The images are stamped with RAVEN INK, and colored in with alcohol markers. I fussy cut one of the single larger cranes and popped him up. The sentiment is from SPECIAL DAY. I chose a dark gray for the card base. One of my favorite color combinations! The enamel dots added a brighter bit of embellishment for added interest. 


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Farley - June 8, 2020

I’m so glad I found you, your fabulous card and your photos. I live in Sacramento CA which in winter is where 1000s of Sandhills come with their recently fledged “colts”. But nothing like 600,000! Once a month I have the privilege of conducting a Sandhill Crane roosting survey starting each time well before sunrise out in non-public land and ponds of Cosumnes River Preserve. Your photos just gave me goosebumps. Maybe someday I will travel to see them in your neighborhood.

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