It's been such a been such a beautiful weekend....packed with some travel and fun and tiny bit of time to put our feet up. I went hunting with my husband, ha! It was awesome. I experienced the desert under the stars on a moonlit night and truly felt so connected to everything around me. Everyone should experience moonlight, the stars, the galaxy, and the desert every now and again. Now it's back to the routine and I'm always glad for that.
My project today was created for Emma's Paperie and uses lots of American Crafts products as they were our focus in January.
I have a crush on the Dear Lizzy collections from American Crafts as they are always soft, feminine, and whimsical, while still being playful. I used mostly 5th & Frolic on my card and tag set today.
You can find a list of the supplies I used on the Emma's Paperie blog.
Sierra's got a new love. His name is Pepper. He's a furry, stubborn beast, but really kind of cute. He's a bit snooty when he doesn't get to eat what he wants when he wants it, but that's where me and my pitchfork come in. It's nice to feel needed. Her Gramps brought him up from the pasture to stay with us for a while. Nothing like a little TLC from Sierra. He's not very photogenic, but I will not stop hounding him until he cooperates.
And before I go, you'll be seeing Christmas cards year round here as I am participating in a new challenge blog called Festive Friday. The purpose of the blog is to keep you creating holiday cards throughout the year, based on fun, colorful challenges, so that when December rolls around this year, you're set with plenty of handmade cards ready to pop in the mail. Very fun...not to mention there are giveaways occasionally on the blog as well. Read more HERE and come play along!
And, my favorite quote as of late...something I think about every day but fail to let sink in. I'll keep trying though. I keep thinking that with time and age that someday I'll grow out of the whole thing about trying to keep up with others, that I'll stop trying to be like them instead of just being happy and content with who I am. I love that we are all different and unique and know that we were meant to be that way from the beginning. Life would be so dull if we were carbon copies of each other. We each have something special, amazing, and valuable to contribute. So my quest is to love being me and to understand that I am enough just the way I am. I understand that in order for me to be any good to others I need to accept myself and then let myself dig in, dive in, and live life with joy.
Happy, beautiful, blue-skies Monday.