Unfortunately, sometimes I need a sympathy card. I made this one with the new stamp set called Thoughtful Bird. It went together quite easily.
For the bird I used the instruction on page 76 of the Annual Inspirations, stacking with Glacier, Juniper, Goldrush (because you do the feet and beak before the final bird), and Heather. For the branches, I used Nutmeg (I REALLY like this new color) and fern. The lighter leaves are just second generation stamping with the fern. The background papers are from my scrap stash - a retired yellow and blue and fern (I think).
I used the stamp set, Nutmeg and Heather for the first time. My challenge to you is to make something today, or this week, using something new that you've bought but haven't used yet. Then tell me what it is!