Friday, January 9, 2009

I WILL BE PRODUCTIVE TODAY...I WILL

Today is my day off. Each time this happens, an internal struggle begins the moment I wake up. Do I make the most of this day, or do I loaf? I want to pretend I have a good attitude about the commitment I've made to get myself in the gym 3-4 days a week and to pursue some other daily disciplines, but I gotta confess I was fighting myself to do the "right" things this morning. So I made a deal with myself: take your medicine and then you can play.

So I went to the gym, showered, and I spent some time in my prayer closet. Then I ate lunch, started a load of laundry, and got serious about creating a card for my upcoming Stamp-A-Stack. I purchased the Wild About You set to use to make a child's birthday card, since this was one of my SASers' requests.

I scoped out the SCS gallery, and came across this card by tankgrl. I loved the parts of each that were popped up on dimensionals, but as I played with the layout, it just wasn't exactly right. I always tend to make things more complicated, and one of the things I want to strive for is a simplified style this year, so I experimented with two backgrounds and was thrilled when it came to me that I could use the tall grass stamp from the Inspired by Nature set. From there, the card went together in a snap!
I think the twine tied between the animals adds to the feel.

So, one down, 4 to go! One of the remaining four will use the Love You Much bundle, which will ship next week, so be on the lookout for some samples from that! If you're intrigued about what the bundle contains, just click on the Shop button in the upper right corner and go check it out! It's 20% off through the 31st.

One last thing: the new Spring-Summer catalogs shipped yesterday!!!

8 comments:

sandra said...

very cute...I like it.
if you need it I have a set of stamps with animals...I could bring it at the SAS to give alternative choices if you want

Amy said...

Whoa! The grass background is fabulous!!! I love it!

Vanessa said...

This card is precious!

Nancy Riley said...

This card is adorable, Jenn! The grass image is perfect with the wild animals!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jenn, this card is absolutely adorable! HOpe the New Year is treating you well!

Anonymous said...

i love the grass background. would not have thought of that but maybe that is because I don't have the grass background. I do go to the Wild about You set a lot. Works well for just about anybody to tell them you like them!

Life with Kaishon said...

That card is ADORABLE to the max! I love your creativity!

Way to go going to the gym. I really need to start going.

Lydia said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!!

My prayer closet is actually AT the gym - it's the dry sauna. That helps. :)