Swoon! I would love to have this in my home, as well as someone to keep it dusted and tidy for me. I am absolutely a book lover, always have been and always will be. I recently had a conversation with a librarian about why I am a die-hard library user and even better have moved to ebooks at that. I am a read it once and done kind of girl, so unless it is a cookbook I don’t need to have it after I read it. I don’t have to dust shelves of books and keep them tidy, and there is never enough bookshelf space anyway. I don’t have to pack and try to move boxes of books, which no one ever wants to do, they are so heavy! I also get a bit of a thrill out of trying to finish books by the due date or anticipating books on my hold list. The number one reason, however, is that I just can’t afford my reading habit if I were to have to buy all of the books I read and want to read. No matter where I have lived I have always felt a little bit more at home when I get to know the local library.
OK, I made two of this card as I normally do but only one made it. When I went to stamp the sentiment on the card I managed to turn it upside down and it didn’t fit correctly but I didn’t notice until after I had stamped it. Stupid mistake, but it is why I tend to make two cards so that at least one is still useable.
There is something about the fact that a card only has a few elements that sometimes makes me work especially hard on those elements. This card I used a lot of different colors for just a few items on it. I wanted the books to really pop. I think sometimes it’s fun to do just that!
Straitining up my desk the other day reminded me of some things that I just haven’t found the right place to use yet. The ampersand die has been one of those that I keep looking at and just not having the click as to where it would work right. It finally found its place! Yay!
As soon as I saw this sketch it dawned on me that I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I don’t think that happens very often, I generally overthink things. I love how it came out! It should teach me not to overthink things, but I doubt that will ever happen.