04 March 2014

March Stuff

Thanks, dear blogging friends, for putting up with my brief period of feeling overwhelmed. I greatly appreciate the kind comments and supportive words. I've found that one of the best things I can do when I start to feel this way is take a few hours to organize myself. This gives me a renewed sense of control -- even though I know I don't have complete control over everything. 

The other thing that helps is a good night's sleep, as suggested by my college student daughter. (Go figure...the student telling the MOM to get some rest!)  I finally got some decent sleep last night, and I'll admit that it really does make a huge difference in my outlook on life.

Of course, a caramel latte and a cookie don't hurt either. Except you pay for that later at the gym. :)

As it turns out, I've scheduled myself pretty heavily with March classes at Memory Bound. This is a mostly a very good thing because it provides a complete diversion from the other tasks I'm working through at this time. Making all of the kits can get a little crazy, but it's the kind of crazy that I welcome right now! :)

I'm especially excited for this class, A Dozen Cards, made with the new Pebbles spring line. As much as I love making detailed cards, at my core I'm a clean and simple kind of girl. Gal. Or whatever.

I'm also very excited about this 6x6 Waterfall Envelope album. Love the colors.

And the design is super-fun and easy once you get the idea.

Okay, I guess I'm pretty excited about this class, too, and the first one is tonight! This is a set of masculine/teen cards made with the new Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport line. I don't even know anything about sports (well, except Indiana basketball!) and I still love this paper. Especially the colors. And the images. The guy in the lower left corner looks like a Quidditch player to me, so I made that one into a Harry Potter card. Just go with me on that... :)

And then there's a set of sympathy cards made with the new Graphic 45 Botanical Tea line. Such pretty paper. Sympathy cards are sometimes hard to make but good to have on hand when you need one.

So here's to losing perspective for a little bit -- then gaining it back -- and continuing to move forward. Resiliency. That's what it's all about.


Heather said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, and I love those cards. Beautiful!

Kimberly Marie said...

I'm with you on needing sleep to help get a better perspective on things! And, of course having fun things to do and look forward to is always a big boost, too! Enjoy your classes. :)