Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Pre or Post Holiday Card

If I let it, the last quarter of the year can be blur. The operative word there is "if" not "blur". I am as intentional as I can be about how and where I spend my time in November and December, refusing all along to get caught up in commercialism and unreal expectations. Sometimes the best way to do that is to sit quietly and breathe deeply.  

What about the first quarter of the new year? Will I let the equally unreal exceptions of an imagined clean slate put pressure on me to perform, too? Or will the cold and grey days of winter steal my joy? To fight them both, sometimes I sit quietly and breathe deeply.  

This wonderful hobby of mine gives me peace throughout the year.  It's what I do to challenge my creativity; to feel unique; to express my devotion to my friends and family. I sit quietly, breathe deeply, and make cards. 

Card Details: 5.5" x 5.5" pre-printed folded card (We R Memory Keepers); place gray floral washi tape (Wamon) on the bottom edge; stamp image (Stampers Anonymous) in colonial blue pigment ink (Color Box) on white card stock and heat emboss with clear detail embossing powder (Stamp It); trim image and round corners; mount on blue card stock and adhere to the folded card.  

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