Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Encourage RestIt's been getting hot, hot, hot here in Denver! We have had quite a few days where the temperature has exceeded 100 degrees! For us, that's hot! Even this squirrel would agree!
Great Pyrenees - a large breed with lots of fur. He looked at us and commented that our resting area looked great. I told him it was tough in the heat for Buddy with all that black fur. He said that one of his dogs is getting older and has trouble with her hips and that he had never really thought about stopping along the way on their walks. As he walked away he said, "You have encouraged me to rest." It struck me as odd that resting had not been on his mind prior to seeing us sitting there. Then I remembered the society in which we live (and my post about productivity yesterday). It seems we are encouraged to keep going, keep striving, keep moving. What if we looked at our rest as being as important as our continuing to push forward? I have a feeling the man will enjoy the rest as much as his dogs :)
I am loving the Comfort Cafe designer series paper and the combination of Cajun Craze and Soft Suede is not a usual one for me. I love that this paper forces me outside of my usual color palette (even if I did sneak in some Crumb Cake :) I adhered the paper to the Crumb Cake card base with glue and then did a little machine stitching on the edges. The Soft Suede card stock was die cut with a labels framelit and then embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Next I stamped the image and greeting from Apothecary Art using a combination of Soft Suede and Cajun Craze ink. I die cut the image with another framelit and hand cut the greeting into a banner. I hand cut an additional banner in Cajun Craze and then layered everything together with glue and dimensionals. Some Victoria crochet trim and some adhesive pearls finish off the card. I hope you like it!