My desk today Tuesday June 25. trying to work on my journal every day. Most journals are for expressing feeling and they usually seem to be of angst, uncertainty and regrets. I am at that age when those topics have been resolved or maybe accepted. So writing is always hard. I have opted to think of them as daily visual snippets. on the right is my latest completed tag.
Today, is Tuesday afternoon and I managed to complete a tag for the birthday of the Zumba teacher. The idea came slowly and several layouts where attempted before an idea was formed and the task completed. Stashed away in drawers are tons of tags used to practice backgrounds where the next step is not completed and where I find a lack of inspiration when it is needed. I do find that once i start on something ideas pop up and excitement sets in. Everyday life then seems to banish these ideas. In June Papertrey will offer a card making class, since I love taking classes on line this is a good opportunity to build up a stash and a springboard for ideas. Hopefully the card class will be a source of inspiration and when I look back will revitalize all the ideas buzzing around during the class. There used to be a shop in San Antonio that sold stamps and card supplies with all kinds of sample and it would fire me up just browsing. That source of wonder and inspiration is long gone, so classes have to fill in. The internet is helpful and I should use Pinterest but I have not truly mastered that medium.
This week saw some other things made First is Tripper's Fathers Day Tag, It refuses to come out the right way round. I had fried using the foil i bougt but did not like how the embossed pane looked and die cut it into gears. It needed mounting on chipboard. The envelope was the part I made using a marther Stewart envelop maker I bought for scoring.
last weekend was Chris's birthday celebrated at a restaurant with a great view and OK food. By OK I mean food just like you make at home. good but not the sort you drool at in food magazines or made by TV chefs.
The view was spectacular and faced west where the sun was making its blazing descent so photos not possible.