Today I just have another quick card for you, a card I made for a party Josh attended Friday after school for one of the girls in his class. She loves butterflies and bling, so this was another easy quick card. Quick is good though right? My colours are Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze and Old Olive.
Pretty straightforward this one - just lots of embossed butterflies using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit and my Big Shot. A few adhesive rhinestones for the centres, and a scalloped trim border which I have made a bit shorter so I could place a strip of Pretty in Pink striped DSP behind it to highlight the edge. The greeting is from Stampin' Up! Curly Cute and is embossed in white.
I've spent some time creating this weekend, although need to wait a little longer to show you these projects as I want the recipients to get them first. I've also been charging the camera batteries and printing off the worksheets ready to record a week in our ordinary life along with others via Ali Edwards Week in Your Life project. I've been following Ali for 7 or 8 years now would you believe? I just love her approach to memory keeping and her focus on everyday life and everyday memories using whatever products you like. Very inspiring! I hope to pop in and let you know how my project is going duiring the week.
I'm also enrolled in Ali's One Little Word project this year and have been working on that project this weekend too. I started strongly and then I got a little stuck because some of the monthly tasks weren't 'me', but after some thought about what I wanted to get form this, I am off and running again with some changes to personalise the project a bit. I'm doing lots more random stuff about my word 'nourish' and have so many ideas floating in my head. This weekend I have been doing some 'evidence of my word' pages and when they are finished during the week I will share them too.
Other than that it's been a nice quiet family weekend which I love. Josh made some cupcakes, we watched some great sport, we laughed at Oscar and his crazy antics (hasn't he grown?).
I feel like I have a pretty good balance in my life at the moment surrounded by people and things that make me happy and nourish me. Things I thought I needed last year I no longer aspire to but I feel challenged in so many new and positive ways. Calmer and happy too and I love that I am scrapbooking so much more.
I picked up this lovely Donna Downey plaque at my weekend away which I was instantly drawn to for it's nourishing words. It's sitting where I see it on the way into the kitchen each morning and it makes me smile.
Thanks for listening to me ramble into cyberspace. Peace sister, lol.