Good morning, friends! It’s hump day, folks, and I want to know, how are you doing this week? Are you crafting? Vacationing? Feelin’ the daily grind? Vegetating? Me? Well, I will confess I have had some trying days peppered with some surprising emotions. I hadn’t allowed myself to grieve recent losses, but when the phone rang the other day and I picked up to hear my sister on the other end, it all came flooding out. Thank goodness for sisters. Thank goodness for family. We celebrate each other’s growth, we mourn each other’s disappointments, and bottom line, we try to the best of our abilities to be a support to each other, to be there.
This week I’m feeling much better. The days are full, I’m appreciating the many blessings in my life and trying as much as possible to live in the moment. The doggies teach me every day how to savor those moments and they have been giving me tons of what I need – love sessions throughout the day. And the hubz…well y’all know I could go on for pages and pages over what an angel he is.
In fact, I’ve been scrapping him with a good deal of regularity recently, going back over photos from our beginnings, remembering all the details. I put most of the media away for a spell – working dry was a nice change and I got a lot scrapped. The sneak peak below is of a layout about hubbie – featuring a masculine palette, some fun textures, a bunch of Sizzix die-cuts, and paper punched pieces, viewable at Core’dinations today.
I have a few cards over there as well. One is classically neutral – I love swinging between bold color and soft/subtle. It’s great exercise for the crafty muscles.
The other card uses a bit of the Core’dinations Fancy Pants “Refreshed” Collection. What’s that? You’ve never heard of it? I bet most of you are familiar with just the basics carried in most of the major hobby stores. But there is so much more available – check out the website, under the products tab, and you’ll see for yourself. You say your craft store doesn’t carry it? You can always make a request, you know. We have an assortment called “Chocolate Box,” which has a nice assortment of hues covered in warm earthy tones – caramels, milk chocolates, dark chocolates. I’m having fun exploring the potential in the ColorCore Cardstock and enjoying the ease with which it can be used to create interest in papercrafted projects.
After working rather dry, I am now back to getting inky again and will have a video or two ready for you in the next week – I promise. One is already in the works, and boy am I excited about it!!!