Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Order MattersToday's lesson actually came from outside of the craft room. I had the pleasure of getting a massage today! It felt great! I know some people don't like massages, but I happen to be one that does :) After the massage I was incredibly relaxed and very noodle-like - that's how I describe that loose and limber feeling you get when you are totally relaxed :) Going home would have been the best idea, but I had committed to doing our Costco shopping after the massage...why I did that I don't know...probably because the massage location and Costco are quite close to one another so I figured I would get both done at once. The reverse order wouldn't have worked since I was going to be buying some perishables. Well, to say that order matters is an understatement. Do not...let me repeat those important words...do not go to Costco after a massage! That's my big lesson for today! I went from totally relaxed to lifting boxes of cans and bottles that my body did not want to lift! I am grateful I didn't injure myself. What I did do, though, was take myself out of my blissful noodle-like state and crash myself right back into reality. Yes, order matters.
Today's card combines a sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set with the framelits Labels Collection dies. I used the framelits in two ways here - to die cut the middle label and to create the decorative edge on the Crumb Cake piece of card stock. Somehow this color combination - the Crumb Cake with the Daffodil Delight - puts me right back into that place of peace :) I added some crochet trim, First Edition specialty designer series paper, and a vintage trinket brad for some detail. There are a few other details as well - the linen thread, the scallop edge punched card stock and a bit of spritz added to the En Francais stamping on the label. I hope you like it!
p.s. I sent in photos for 2 different submissions to PaperCrafts magazine last night. It always makes me equal parts excited and nervous whenever I submit anything to anyone! I should know by Friday whether either project made it - I'll keep you posted! On another front, I submitted a project to last month's Stampin' Up! contest. They say you will hear within 10 days from the close of the contest...and I haven't heard anything :( I'm keeping my hopes up though...maybe they meant business days and not actual days?! :) If I don't hear anything in another day or 2 I will share the project with you :)