Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Pause And ObserveBuddy continues to teach me lessons every day...if I pay attention :) Today on our walk he would be trotting along and then suddenly stop - still as a statue - and just observe. Sometimes he would slightly turn his head. You could tell his senses were all on high alert - watching for the slightest movement; sniffing for the slightest odor (of rabbit!!!!). His actions, or non-action, reminded me once again that we all need to pause and observe. To stop what we are doing and take it what surrounds us. By pausing and observing, Buddy and I become aware of the songs of birds, the slightest movement in the brush of a bunny eating grass, the rustle of the leaves. All of these are things I would miss if I did not pause and observe. That Buddy is one wise canine :)
Today's card brings me peace just by looking at it. I love the softness of Pool Party - so gentle. (I was inspired by p. 149 of the Idea Book & Catalog). I embossed the card base with the striped embossing folder. I stamped one of the flowers from Mixed Bunch using Pool Party on Pool Party card stock. The butterfly was created using the Beautiful Wings embosslit. I sponged the edges and added some adhesive pearls. A piece of organza ribbon adds a finishing touch. I hope you like it!