>My friend Catherine (also known as CeeCee) has issued a colour challenge on her blog. This is her third one and I decided to participate in this one.
I don’t have the Stampin’ Up! colours so I improvised with what I had on hand. I did use a stamp and a rub-on from SU! though! The stamp says: Always on my mind – forever in my heart. Pretty, no?
The card is pretty simple but I like it.
>I’m signed up on quite a few swaps these days over at ATCSforALL. So that means, working on art for other people. Of course the Daily Art Cards are made for me but it’s still not “creating for the sake of creating.” So last night, while talking and hanging out with mom, I decided to make a card. All papers, stamps and ribbon are Stampin’ Up! Brads are from my mom’s stash. What do you think? The saying goes: Every flower is a smile from nature. Works for any occasion! I’m hoping to make a few cards to maybe sell. One of my co-workers bought a card from me friday and said she might want some more. Fun!
I’ve been doing a lot of extra hours at work these past weeks. Makes me happy because it means more money! I’m going in again tomorrow morning for one hour so one of my coworkers can get some rest. I have no kids and no man in my life so I get plenty of rest! Ha! Now I’m gonna go work on my first pages for a chunky book swap!
>Remember when I was saying that I’ve taken the No Stuff challenge? I’m really struggling right now. My favourite online shop just got some new goodies and I am SO tempted to treat myself. Maybe I will… just a little bit… I’ll keep thinking about it until the weekend.
I’ve been noticing a lot of synchronicity (or synCROWnicity as Pam puts it!) lately. I’ve been having a lot of strange dreams and I’m sure there’s a message somewhere in there. Recurring themes and images. One word that’s been coming back for the past couple of days is Renaissance. As in rebirth (and once it was as the historical period.) It was even in one of my dreams. I remember that it was written on a black board in a classroom (I’ve been dreaming a lot about being back in school lately.) It said “entre deux renaissances” which basically translates to “between two rebirths.” Hmm. Interesting. In my quest to living a greener life, I’ve had the idea to make my own net bags for fruits and veggies instead of using those flimsy plastic bags they have at the grocery store. A few days after I had that thought, JoyceAnn was talking about the same thing on her blog. Little things. Big things. Lots of synchronicity. I’m loving it.
So far this week, I’ve really been watching what I eat. Not counting calories or anything like that but I make sure to eat enough from all food groups and especially fruits and veggies. I’m doing really well. Also, today was my fourth day in a row that I’ve been walking, and not just the walk back and forth to work. At least 10 minutes each day. I’m feeling good. I’m enjoying it. Life is beautiful.
Before I go, I want to direct you to Lisa Vollrath’s upcoming countdown. And today’s image is last night’s Art Card. Made with Stampin Up! papers and Amercian Crafts rub-ons. Using up that stuff I have on hand.
>Tonight I’m having dinner with my parents and my brother and as is our tradition, we are opening gifts together. Tomorrow, I’m going with my parents to celebrate with my mom’s side of the family. My brother isn’t going with us because he is working.
These small packages will be sent after Christmas. I stamped on the envelops with stamps from the Carte Postale set from Stampin’ Up! I love the bird and the fleur-de-lys. They are just perfect!
Merry Christmas… and watch this space in 2 posts (hopefully before the new year!)