Friday, February 14, 2014

Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #32

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: When My Mind Relaxes, My Body Relaxes
I have a history of migraine headaches.  They usually begin with a visual aura and then progress from there.  Sometimes I get lucky (if you can call it that) and I just get the aura and then just feel "off" for the rest of the day.  Sometimes I am incapacitated for the day (and night).  I was happily migraine-free for a month, but a visual aura hit me yesterday afternoon so the rest of the day did not go as planned.  But here I am today - feeling better - hoping to not anger the migraine gods again!  Of course I have spent a lot of time trying to decode my migraines - trying to figure out if something triggers them.  The only thing that seems to be a constant with respect to when they appear is stress.  Yet another reminder for me that I need to do those things that will relax my mind and relax my body.  I need to make the time for that which relaxes my mind - art, yoga nidra, time in nature.  I begin the count again today - Day 1 headache free...and hoping!  Wishing you a relaxing weekend for both your mind and body and a very wonderful and love-filled Valentine's Day!!!!!
Today's card was created for the Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #32 over at Craft Project Central!  I couldn't quite capture the colors with my camera - the background is Crisp Cantaloupe.  The card base is Crushed Curry.  I was inspired to put these colors all together based on a piece of paper that I saw.  I never would have thought to combine them without the inspiration!  Hopefully the color combo will inspire you too!  Head on over to Craft Project Central to participate in the Sketch Challenge.  You may end up winning a free one-month subscription!  Good luck!!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Retro Fresh Magnetic Memo Board Set by Julie Beltramo

This month Julie Beltramo designed this wonderful Retro Fresh Magnetic Memo Board Set for Craft Project Central.  It’s always nice to have a fresh new way to post some quick notes or reminders. This Magnetic Memo Board is really simple to make, and the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper gives it a super fun vibe!! The coordinating note cards, pen and super-hip magnets are all stored neatly into the Sweet and Simple Storage Case. When it’s all packed up, it makes a great  little ‘anytime’ gift!  Find all the instructions over at Craft Project Central where you can register for the month of February.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Note Card Set & Box by Breelin Renwick

Welcome Breelin Renwick to the Craft Project Central team this month!  She created this beautiful Sweet Sorbet Note Card Set & Box.  This cute note card set would make a great gift idea for a friend or perhaps a teacher or co-worker.  This project showcases some of the fun Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and accessories that are available now as part of Sale-A-Bration!!!!  Get all the instructions make your own Sweet Sorbet set by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of February!