Friday, April 14, 2017

Been There.

Ah, a familiar scene...
My daughter's-eye-view of her coffee, notes, and essay-in-progress take me back to my college days. Back then, though, I was sans laptop and chugging Pepsi for my source of caffeine.

I created this layout for this week's one product/three ways feature on Elle's Studio blog.  The product focus was puffy letter stickers, which I used for the journaling.
There's a lot that didn't make the list. My daughter somehow manages to deal with a pretty demanding schedule without ever losing her passion for learning. She's even been considering a career in academia lately. I could see that long as the coffee keeps coming. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's the 10th!

It's April 10, which means that it's time for the Elle's Studio monthly reveal. This time around, there are tons of new items in the shop, including a new kit...
new extras...
and a new collection, Live Laugh Love!
As for me, I've been enjoying creating with all of the above.
The Live Laugh Love collection shows up a lot here. I built this page on a large circle loosely cut by hand. I then broke the space into four quadrants, linking them all with the title block and repeated accents. I haven't stopped craving pecan pie since I created this page, incidentally. 
The woodgrain pattern from the Live Laugh Love collection makes another appearance here, this time on a page addressing a craving for beauty, in the form of flowers. I'm flower-obsessed, so much so that I have been breaking out of my usual indoors-existence to spend more time outdoors with them. 
More and more, I'm understanding why the "flower children" of the 60s were synonymous with love and peace. Every time I pass flowers, I want to grab the nearest person and insist that they just LOOK for a moment. All of the answers to our most important questions might actually be found if we spent more time being reverent, being still -- just being -- in nature. 

Can you tell I've been reading Mary Oliver lately? 

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