A bit of creative therapy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ahh thank goodness for creative therapy. It really does soothe the stresses of motherhood, marriage, friendship and life in general. I think I really let myself get way to worked up over turning 40. We all have our stuff in life you know...my stuff has stayed with me far too long and it's caused me to lose sight of what is beautiful in life like birthdays. I mean how can I be so worked up over getting older when I was fortunate enough to survive cancer? Seems really silly when I put it into perspective.
So I sat down instead and made a list of things I'd like to happen in my 40th year. Some personal goals and some fun goals. I've also started a fun mini album to remember it all. I am really looking forward to filling it with these positive experiences and fun times. I'll be posting the cover soon so stay tuned for that.
I did find inspiration in this month's Page Maps from Becky Fleck and scrapped up a 8 1/2 X 11 layout to start my positive outlook on this year.

I used the Queen Bee line from Pink Paislee and some stamps from Hero Arts. I am working with a local stamp store on teaching some classes about incorporating stamps into scrapbooking layouts and I am really excited about this opportunity. I'll keep you posted on that too!

Next I got out my newest Unity Stamp KOTM and created this card. As soon as I saw this stamp I wanted to put buttons on that tree image. I also love the polka dot ribbon. This card makes me happy.

My friend Heather sent me this stamped image of the daisies forever and a day ago...lol. I finally used it to create a fun card for the Cards blog challenge this week. The other images are Hero Arts.

And finally I got out my Glimmer Mist for this card with Hero Arts stamps. I like the weathered look it produced on the friendship background stamp. I really like using Tim Holtz's distress inks for stamping lately. They really product nice images and colors.
So these are just a couple of the things I've been working on this week. I hope you enjoy them and be sure to leave a comment so I can stop by and see what you've been working on too!
Have a beautiful Friday!

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Laurel said...

Oh such wonderful creations today!

~amy~ said...

lovin' today's projects sista!!! I especially love your LO! Hey, 40 is the new 30...and I'm older than you:)

I never knew that you are a cancer survivor...girl, you have plenty to be thankful for...you're a rockstar....

Jingle said...

Wow! These are all so amazing! I love the feel of them!

Michele said...

I love your 40 layout! It's beautiful! I'm not surprised you used the Queen Bee paper since I know how much you LOVE it! ;)

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