Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Face The Big Hills!Yesterday I went for a bike ride and I faced the biggest hill yet on my exploration into the sport of road biking. It's funny - I had ridden down the hill at the beginning of the ride and it felt so simple :) I had forgotten about it when, about an hour and ten minutes later, there it was, staring me down. I decided I had to face it and up I went. Push by push; pedal by pedal - trying to keep some kind of rhythm. I have to admit that I had a tinge of disappointed when I realized I was in my easiest gear possible and still had hill to climb. But I decided then and there that I wasn't going to give up - I was going to face that big hill - just keep going my own pace - riding my own ride - up, up, up...I stayed seated the whole time - not wanting to expend the extra energy it would take to stomp on those pedals standing up. I sat and...I made it!!!!! What an amazing feeling - to face the big hill and make it up and over! The next hill I came to actually felt like a downhill! I had slayed the dragon and everything else was less frightening :) I hope I can approach my life with this same determination - face the big hills and recognize that once I get over them, everything else will feel like a breeze :)
Today's card was inspired by bits and pieces on the craft table. I spent time this weekend working on submissions for a magazine (I am keeping my hopes up!) and as I was putting things away, off of the craft table, I decided to put these items together to make a card. The Very Vanilla card base is 5: x 5: square. I added a strip of Marina Mist card stock and a piece of Victoria Lace ribbon, tied with a piece of hemp twine. The bee from Nature Walk was stamped with Basic Black ink and cut out and then colored in using stampin' pastels. I attached it to the card with dimensionals. Finally I stamped the greeting from Sincere Salutations using Basic Black ink. I hope you like it! Now go face that big hill!