Friday, April 17, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

There are some things in life that you can never get enough of.

  1. fun, friends, or music
  2. ice coffee { or chocolate} 
  3. love
  4. and time in the studio!
I have been spending copious amounts of time in my studio this week, mostly just being surrounded by my supplies, marveling at the potential they all hold and less time actually creating. I know ........not all that productive, but I can think more openly when I'm staring at a wall of ribbon and glitter in 100 colors, shapes, and sizes. 

I've made a few things, including this cute camping scene, compete with a little banner holding birdie!

I love stamping onto patterned paper, I don;t use this technique nearly often enough! The trees and tent are by Jane's Doodles called Happy Camper  from SRM . This stamp set is really cute, and can be used in lots of different ways. I do love it when a set can be used over and over!  I used fringe scissors to make the grass and the sentiment is from the "Hello" sticker sheet from SRM as well as that scrumptious twine  

As a family we have been dealing with a real set back and we are all emotionally wounded. We had a fire at our business last Sunday and my daughter was injured { she will be okay} and that is all that matters. My heart is filled with gratitude and happiness that my girls are alright, material objects were burned to ash, but our family is whole. Being in my craft studio brings me peace, hope, and the quiet time to reflect. More than ever, the people around me are the most important aspect of my life!

If creating makes you happy, is an artistic or emotional release, or fills your life with joy be sure to carve out a little time and make some happy! XOXO~ Shantaie


Lisarenae said...

This card makes me smile! Let's go camping! (Next to a Starbucks so we can have iced coffees the whole time!)

Shantaie said...

I love that idea!