Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Tending To Your Garden Tends To Your Soul
It was only about 10 minutes. I walked out the front door to look at the new number sign that had been drilled into the brick of the house and I noticed the tall grass growing in between the emerging lilies. I was only going to look at the sign and come back inside the house, but the grass had caught my attention and I started to pull as the grass tugged. It was only about 10 minutes of pulling up the errant grasses, but after those 10 minutes I felt refreshed, calmed - I could breathe again. Tending to your garden tends to your soul - whether it's planting a seed, pulling up grass or trimming whatever is growing around you.
Today's card is tiny! Just 2"x2"! I figure it will make a nice pillow message for Michael one day :) I began with a Naturals Ivory card base and added a strip of Gumball Green dsp. Next I punched a designer label and cut it in half and adhered it to the card. I then used the mini curly label punch on some Gumball Green card stock, stamped it with a word from Lovely Little Labels and added that with a dimensional. Then I stamped the frame and sentiments from Lovely Little Labels with Gumball Green ink and punched it out with the coordinating punch. A few hearts were stamped as well. I then folded a small piece of Natural Trim in half and added a Vintage Trinket safety pin. This was then adhered to the card with glue dots.
For those of you following my blog this week, here is the current condition of one of my canvases. I keep wondering if any of these stages will be recognizable by the time I am done....I guess we'll find out together :)