i know, i know...it's been too long since i've been in the lady cave. gah!
i had some lovely ladies over last night for a stampin soirée...so fun! we did a few new techniques. i could tell they were a hit from the oooooos and aaahhhhs from the girls!
it's also been awhile since i posted on the paper plunge. This week we are looking for fun ways to create a base to your card. i decided to submit this card:
sooo, yeah, the pretty part isn't necessarily the base, but i think one day i may use it as such! the technique is called the ultimate glitter napkin. it is sooo beautiful...you can't tell at all from the picture how gorgeous it really is. glitter galore, momma!
this is the time of year i often refer to finding that special balance in my life. school has begun so i need to plan. i want to stamp. i want to cook more. i want to spend time with my loved ones. etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. having said all of that, i would also find a soothing quote about being okay with letting things go and not being hard on myself...until i found this little nugget from elizabeth gilbert, the author of eat, love, pray: "happiness is the consequence of personal effort...you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. and once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it."
chew on those words for a bit.
thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you.
until next time-
peace be with you.