Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I stay busy. In fact, I thrive on staying busy. You can ask my husband and my friends, and they will tell you I stay too busy. Like most women, I don't get enough sleep or take time for myself. But in the whirlwind of my life, I need my own sense of balance. It may not be what someone else considers balance, but as long as I feel it, I'm okay. Today, things were off balance! First, of all, I have physically not felt well. That started my day off in a bit of a funk. Secondly, Rachel was extra energetic and kept me more on my toes than usual. The clincher for the day was while I was in the bathroom, she unlocked the door leading in to the garage and her "sissy" had left the garage door open when she got her bike. I found my 3-year-old daughter across the street from our home. My heart fell to my stomach! Hubby is adding high locks to the doors tomorrow. While she was taking her nap, I decided to give the Sketch Challenge from SCS a try. Well, I couldn't get that to balance, either. I worked on this one card for the entirety of the nap and then once my husband got home- way too long to spend on 1 card! This is what I finally came up with. The PP in the bottom right corner was overpowering the upper left corner, so I made the little organdy ribbon rosette to place in that area. I could just imagine little rosettes lined-up across the little empire waistline. I'm not overly thrilled with the results but I do feel that there is balance. I think I'll go eat a piece of chocolate cake and just chill! Take care!

Little Dress Card Recipe

Stamps: jaylen's dress- Stamping Bella, Girls We Love- Technique Tuesday

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken w/ Teal, Cranberry Crisp, Natural White, PP Blush- BG

Supplies: organdy ribbon, MM brads, Stampin' Pastels, blender pens, Sakura clear Stardust pen, Marvy Uchida- Paper Trimming Buddy w/ scalloped blade, oval punch, corner rounder

1 comment:

Jill said...

How sweet! I had to come check out your card since we used the same brads! I'm sorry about your day. My two year old escapes from our house occasionally and we have the high locks. He's just too smart for his own good and has figured out that he can unlock them by pulling a chair from the kitchen table over to the door. Lucky for me he has two older brothers to help look out for him. It's hard to keep up sometimes! Hope your day is better today!