The heat has definitely made it hard for me to make cards. It seems like a good idea to distract me until I need to use the heat gun. Where there is a will there is a way through. My nephew heard me utter ‘There is more than one way to skin a cat’ the other day while doing something, and wanted to know what that meant. It is always one of those moments that I realize that the phrase is actually kind of awful, but I explained that it was my way of keeping from cussing or quitting and reminding myself there is always more than one way to do something.
It never fails that when I am in bed falling asleep or in the shower I come up with a million things to say on here and things that would be awesome to do, but as soon as I am on here I can’t think of any of them. I know that I am not alone in this, it just is always so irritating. Then again I also thought I had cactus paper to go with this card and when I looked I realized they were palm trees.
There is something about pulling pieces together that is really very satisfying to me. It is what I liked about cooking, and sewing, and theater and probably other things that I have done in the past that I can’t think of at the moment. Putting the right stamp with the right paper and oh that embellishment would be perfect as well and this font goes so nicely is a big part of what I love about making cards.
Overthinking could have really killed this card. I think it helped that I was a bit too tired and had a bit of a headache when I was making it. I really love the clean and simple style and yet it can go wrong so easily. Last night when I made this card I was a bit off and I think it actually helped me keep everything very simple.
The blue glittery paper I used on this card came from a giveaway I won awhile back and I absolutely love it! I think it works really well on this card since it gives the feeling of storminess in the background. It does make me want to go to the coast awfully bad though!
Sometimes I think the universe has a way of making me feel like I just need to stop questioning it. I try very hard to listen to what it has to tell me, but I must admit I am bad at second-guessing. The strip of paper on this card was in the baby section of paper at the store and I thought, well ok, it seems a bit more like anniversary or valentines. I came home and added it to my stash in the baby section thinking it would probably get used elsewhere… Look how perfect it fits on this baby card though.