Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Change Your Routine
I have gotten into what I consider to be a bad habit. Every morning I begin my day by feeding Willow and then sitting down at my computer and checking a few websites. I've decided that not only is sitting in front of the computer a "downer" way to start my day, the other issue is the sites that I check - in particular cnn.com. I'm not sure what news I think I'm going to miss. What I do know is that seeing all of those stories about who has died and who has killed and who has gone missing does not set me up for a positive and creative day. If anything, it drains my energy and makes me depressed. So today I decided to change my routine. After feeding Willow I went outside in the snow to fill up the bird feeders and then I sat down on the porch, with Buddy by my side, and watched the magpies swoop and land in the yard to eat the fresh peanuts and seed. I have to say, this was a much better way to start the day :) Now it is almost noon and I find that I had the energy to go into the craft room and create this frame - the idea came to me while walking Buddy this morning. I am now in front of the computer...and am still following through with not checking on the news :) Hopefully I can hold out for the entire day :)
This frame was so easy to make! I am experimenting with additional gift-giving ideas for my upcoming gift-giving workshop. I have a feeling this might make it into the finals :) I used craft foil and the SU! exclusive Butterfly die in my Big Shot. I also used SU!'s embossing folders to emboss the foil. I love how this turned out - I've already hung it in the house! I hope you like it!!!