Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Go Barefoot!It wasn't my intention. I purchased a new pair of shoes and was bold enough to try to wear them on my morning walk with Buddy. They felt comfortable enough so I thought I would be safe. But about 3/4 of the way into our walk, I started to develop a little blister on the edge of my pinkie toe and I decided it was time to take the shoes off and walk the rest of the way home barefoot. I can't remember the last time I walked any distance barefoot. I think I took my shoes off in the backyard one day - just to feel the grass in my toes - probably after watching Pretty Woman for the umpteenth time (I can still see Richard Gere gingerly stepping through the grass in his bare toes). Now I'm wondering why I don't go barefoot more often! It was a wonderful experience on a number of levels. Are you aware of the different sensations caused by walking on different surfaces? It was like a tactile explosion on my feet! First there were the cement sidewalks. Then the asphalt of the road. The grass on a few yards we walked by. The field of weeds in the park. And it wasn't only the different textures - there were also different temperatures. The coolness of the cement; the heat of the blacktop; the cold wetness of the watered grass. And yes, there were the occasional "ouchies!" The little pebbles that found their way under my foot - to that exact spot on your heel that makes you want to yelp! The one little pine needle that tried to come home in my toe (now I know why Buddy stops immediately when one of those pine needles gets into his paw). But the "ouchies" were far less than the wowies!!!!! Yes, going barefoot was a highlight of my day. Why not give it a try? :)
Today's card was made using some Rose Red glitter that I colored on my own (yesterday's video will show you how!). I stamped the floral image from Just Believe with Versamark and then covered it with heat & stick powder, heated it with the heat tool and covered it with the Rose Red dazzling diamonds glitter. I then tore the edges of the piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Next I stamped the word "happiness" from Fabulous Phrases in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White card stock that I cut into a banner. The banner was added to the Crumb Cake card stock with dimensionals. I then crimped a strip of Baja Breeze card stock with the paper crimper and sewed this piece to the Crumb Cake piece with a sewing machine. The whole panel was then adhered to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals. I hope you like it!