Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: There Are Moments When It Is Important To Stop What You Are Doing
I went for a run this morning. It felt great - it was hot - it was one of those runs where everything just seems to be working in harmony. I had planned to continue running my full run - all the way back to the house. However, as I approached the park not far from my house, I saw my friend and his dog in the park. The thought went through my mind to just wave and continue running. Instead I stopped. My friend has been dealing with an illness for quite some time and I hadn't seen him in awhile. Connecting with him and hearing how he was doing - even talking about running shoes and the weather - was more important than continuing my run at that moment. Sometimes we can be so focused on what we are doing - or so dead set on getting something done, that we miss those moments when it is important to stop what we are doing and connect with someone else.
Today's card is for a friend - she and her husband are celebrating their wedding anniversary :) I sprayed some pieces of Very Vanilla card stock with a mixture of shimmer paint and alcohol. Our new Smooch Spritz is another alternative - it comes ready to use in a mister! I ran the Very Vanilla through the big shot with the flower burst sizzlit and punched a bunch of flowers using my flower trio punch (this is retiring...don't miss your chance to get one while they last!). I also punched the bird and branches using the two-step bird punch. The Crumb Cake card stock (formerly known as Kraft) was stamped using Early Espresso ink with the Bella Toile background stamp and the Very Vintage wheel. I also spritzed a little using the spritzer tool. The Soft Suede card stock panel was run through a textured impressions embossing folder. Next, stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with my modern label punch. Finally, I added a little bit of diamond stickles for a little added sparkle. I hope you like it!