Monday, May 21, 2012

Paper Doily Sizzlit Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Just Go Sit
Yesterday I reached a point during the day when I felt like I had so much I could do and I just wasn't motivated to do it.  It's funny - when I am away I am not looking directly at all of the projects that I could be doing around the house.  Then, when I get home, projects are staring at me from every corner!  Clean the craft room.  Pick up in the office.  Do some laundry.  Weed the garden.  It's as if there is no direction to turn where a project isn't there to greet me!  When I get to a place where I begin to feel overwhelmed one strategy that seems to work well for me is to just go and sit.  Not in front of the tv.  Just sit.  Yesterday I chose to sit outside and just stare out into the backyard.  I listened to the birds chirping and the squirrels chattering.  At some point I did actually start to pull some grass from the vegetable bed and I do so in a calm and soothing kind of way.  It was really peaceful.  Then it began to drizzle lightly - as if the weather came to gently rinse my cares away.  Just going somewhere to sit can cure those overwhelm blues :)
Today's card was inspired by the desire to layer, layer, layer using the Paper Doily sizzlit.  I chose Crumb Cake and Regal Rose card stock.  A few punched flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch with a button made a perfect flower center.  I added the greeting from Apothecary Art and split the words into two pieces to embellish the doily flower.  I hope you like it!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Great color combo!