I talked about my family in the newsletter and my need for stress relief. I think that is why all of us do our card making and crafting is to have some control in our lives. There are many things that we can not control when it comes to health, family issues, jobs, so we look for control on how much glitter and ribbon we use and where we place it. I also work in a job where I can do things several different ways, but still have to do things within policies and protocols so making cards I get to be creative and use the "other" side of my brain. In addition, I know I should be better about exercising; however, I don't get that endorphin (happy release) from doing it like many of the runners or people who do regular exercise. When I make my cards I get that happy feeling, and it makes you want to do it more and more like an addiction.
My step-son got a new "used" car this past week so this is the card that I made for him using a Bugaboo image.
Patterned Paper: Nitwit - Great White North
Cardstock: Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Guy Car Keys
Die Cut - Quic Kuts
Circle Punch: EK success
Mo's Challenge is to do your favorite colors and I chose yellow, peach/apricot, blue and white. And this is what I came up with. I plan to use this card for my Mom's birthday which is on Friday.
Patterned Paper: Nitwit - Bee's Knees
Cardstock: Bazzil, Core- dinations, Recollections
Stamp: Mo Manning - Kisses
Sentiment: TLC Create
Brads: Paper Studio
Stickles: Ice stickles
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinders: Small circle, Lotus
Saturday Sketch - Sketch 205
Mo's - favorite color combination