Friday, August 22, 2014
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Some Days Make My Brain Hurt!
Looking for new health insurance coverage options. Fixing websites. Conducting webinars. Some days my head starts to hurt! I didn't spend time in the craft room today since most of my time was spent taking care of insurance, websites and webinars. I'm thinking it's going to be a good afternoon for some stretching and relaxation :) Maybe that should be my lesson for today...when your brain hurts, focus on stretching other parts of your body :)
Today I am sharing a bright card that I made using the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the Flashback Designer Series Paper! I used my Envelope Punch Board to create a fun matching envelope. Coloring your adhesive rhinestones with Stampin' Blendabilities markers is also a wonderful way to create quick and cute embellishments for your cards! I hope you like it!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Laurie Zoellmer! This fun mini album is made out of envelopes! These mini albums are easy to put together and a perfect way to show off your photos! Or you could pair it up with the coordinating greeting card and give away as a great gift! Get the full step-by-step instructions to create this mini album by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of August!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I have been swimming quite a bit lately and I am quite aware that I have not been taking the time to stretch out the muscles that are serving me so well when I swim. So I finally followed through on my desire to spend an hour stretching. I have to say that by the time I was done with the hour I was ready to fall asleep! Who knew that stretching could be so exhausting! Or maybe it was just relaxing. Either way I feel that I treated my body to a much deserved break. Whatever we are doing - work, creativity, exercise - we need to also provide ourselves the gift of stretching out or relaxing the muscles that are serving us so well.
Today I want to thank Alisa Burke for the amazing inspiration that prompted me to run to the craft room and turn this tin can into a felt-covered scissor holder! I used hot glue and acrylic felt and had a lot of fun playing! Here is Alisa's original post! I love her use of color in these projects! Can't wait to felt some more things! :)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Judi Sparks is a great way to start the school year off right! We all know how fun and intimidating the start of a new school year can be for both the student and the teacher. Why not start off on a good note with your child’s teacher and present them with a Start of School Gift Box full of fun things for the teacher to use for her/himself! Add a handmade card and you are done. Get the full step-by-step instructions for this great project by heading over the Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of August!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I swam today and I listened attentively to the thoughts that came into my mind. Thoughts of competition. Thoughts of not being good enough. Thoughts of allowing myself to do the best I could do. Thoughts of release and calm. Everything I "saw" in that pool today was not the world as it is, but as I am. My thoughts were directly connecting with how I was experiencing the world - experiencing my swim. When I could "see" with thoughts of release and calm, the water was supporting me - working with me. When I "saw" with my thoughts of competition and inadequacy, I fought the water. Yes, we see the world not as it is, but as we are. So the questions I need to ask myself are "How am I?" and "How do I choose to be?"
Today I am sharing my Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #38 submission! I had fun using the Tap Tap Tap stamp set! I was inspired by the sample challenge card to just use black ink and Very Vanilla card stock and this is what happened! I hope you like it! Head on over to Craft Project Central and participate in the challenge! You might win a free month subscription to Craft Project Central!