Thursday, September 17, 2015
How's that for a title? It seems like I have been away for forever (lol). During the years you have kids in school, life seems to revolve around that aspect. Changes are made each year. Each year brings its own challenges and adventures. This year has seemed like there have been more. Not in a bad way, but I haven't fully adjusted to all of them yet.
This year all of my kids are in school all day. I have one in each school (high, middle, elementary). I began substitute teaching. I go help at the MS and Elementary one day a week. In addition to these activities, I have been going to the temple once a week. These are the things I have ADDED to life. I am still a mother, still a wife, still a housekeeper/homemaker, still a friend, still...... the list goes on. I'm not sure how to fit it all in (not possible). What has taken the back seat is my crafting.
CTMH's new annual catalog is now available, and I recently took part in a display kit swap. I deliberately chose the La Vie en Rose paper pack, because it did not "jump" out at me, and at the time of sign ups, I was in the mood for a challenge. Let me just say that I have LOVED working with this pack. I am so glad that I stretched myself, because I would not have ordered this and had so much fun if I hadn't stepped out of my comfort zone.
This is the 12x12 layout I completed for the swap. All products are CTMH.
Here are the ingredients:
La Vie en Rose paper pack
Damask embossing folder
Artbooking Cricut cartridge (title)
Blossoming Expressions Stamp Set (D1665)
Dye Inks: Saddle, black, pomegranate, grey flannel (whisper), olive (fern), new england ivy, pixie.
3D foam tape
I also used Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge (flourish).
Thanks for stopping by! Here's to stretching yourself :) -Dari