Friday, January 30, 2009

Today's Lesson from the Craft Room: Take a moment to notice the small and simple things and be grateful for them.

Today's challenge began with the following instructions: "for those of us who don't do techniques that require anything like "talent" or "skill," who don't layer our cards into inch-thick confections of pure gorgeousness, who don't have all the latest nesties or copics, who don't have coloring skills above kindergarten level, and who do love to make clean and simple and, most of all, EASY cards...please post your favorites from your own gallery, the ones that make you happy"

Seemed that using the "simple" stamp for my first card was the simple thing to do :) I did run the card through a cb embossing folder and ran some pink felt through the Sizzix with a sizzlit - (both required the ability to turn a crank - something that seemed simple). And yet, turning the crank on the Sizzix machine is one of those small and simple things to take notice of and be grateful for - the ability to turn the crank on the Sizzix machine. The ability to have a warm and cozy space to create. The opportunity to share creativity with a community such as SCS. All so simple and yet so meaningful!

And then I simply got more creative and decided to make two more cards - one for love and one for luck. I hope you enjoy them and I hope that today and always we notice the small and simple things and take a moment to be grateful for them!

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