Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Papaya Collage Pursuit of Happiness Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  There Is So Much To Consider...Or At Least That's What I'm Telling Myself
I apologize for having disappeared for a few days.  My brain has been hurting with thinking so much.  Yes, we are still contemplating the idea of purchasing a home and moving to a more rural area.  And yes, it makes my head hurt.  Who knew so much could be connected to the thought of moving.  I won't bore you with all the details, but somehow this potential move has made me consider my hopes and dreams.  The feeling that if you don't do something at a certain point in your life, the time will pass and you will never do it.  And yet not doing it may create a path of its own - a path that might be satisfying in its own right.  The thoughts have ranged from mortgages to fire danger to snow removal to bears in the backyard!  Not to mention altitude, amazing views, new adventures and sad goodbyes.  I wonder too if I am making it all too hard for myself.  Maybe so.  Or maybe I'm just being thorough in my decision making process and trying to align my head and my heart.  Yes, there is so much to consider...or at least that's what I'm telling myself.
Today's card highlights a message that I need to remember daily - especially with my head so full of thought :)  I stamped the sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness using Crumb Cake ink on Naturals Ivory card stock.  I used the Framelits Labels collection to cut it out and then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The bird from Papaya Collage was stamped with Sahara Sand on Naturals Ivory card stock and cut out too :)  Are you wondering how I made the panel that sits as the first layer on the card base?  I may put together a video before the week is out to show you how! :)  Next came a layer of Pink Pirouette card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then adhered to the layer beneath it with dimensionals.  A piece of Crochet trim was tied around these 2 layers.  The bird was added with dimensionals and the sentiment just adhered with glue.  For a final touch I added a Crumb Cake button with some linen thread tied through the holes.  I hope you like it :) (ps  Hi Doris!  I've missed having coffee with you these past few days :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I'm loving this color combo. You have a very special way of combining all those elements that just make me smile.