Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A birdcage day

Ah, Wednesday! Otherwise known as "Freshly Made Sketches" day, in this household ;)

Yesterday was a difficult day, after being handed some rather unfortunate news, so I was so excited to just sit and play with cards today! As I created, I thought about the situation, and felt comforted in the fact that everyone near and dear to me is healthy, happy and safe.

My mother told me that everything happens for a reason, and I believe that. My mother-in-law told me that when one door closes, another one always opens, and I believe that as well.

Then, Rita at Freshly Made Sketches provided this wicked sketch that seemed to scream "waterfall card" at me! It all seems very fitting... The natural flow of life and happenstance - the ease at which transitions can be made.

yada yada yada.. I'll spare you the philosophical psychobabble and get on with it ;)

Happy "bird"day


For some reason, I can't seem to get this pic of the sketch to work here... Please click here to go see!

I reached out to friends on Facebook yesterday asking them to tell me "good news" stories. I can't even begin to describe how it changed my day! It quickly reminded me that it's easy to find joy in other people's achievements (big or small!) and it's SO worth it to celebrate with them :) If you're having an off day sometime, I urge you to do the same. You'll be surprised how many people will post something positive and how quickly it'll make you feel better! 

-Tara
xox

7 comments:

  1. Sorry you are going through a rough patch! But so glad you have a creative hobby to help you work through it! Your card is so clever - love that waterfall effect!

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  2. I've never seen a card like this before. So clever. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for you and that your creative time will continue to be therapeutic for you. Thanks for taking the time to join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. Very Cute! Would Love to be able to see the whole card unfolded.
    Hope things get better for you soon.Glad you have friends that were able to lift you up and that you were able to get some "stamping therapy time" in. :)

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  4. Awesome card Tara! Love waterfall cards so much :)

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  5. This is the perfect sketch for a waterfall card and this is a great one! Sorry for your bad day. I know stamping has helped me when I need a positive focus. Happy that you have people around you to lift you up. Glad to see you this week!

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  6. I've never made one of these waterfall cards, but thanks to you, now I have to try it. Your's is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  7. wow ... a stunning card, and an interactive one at that ... love your colours and papers and that pop of red is brilliant!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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