Today I started off by decorating my journals. My GOODNESS.. the month is half over and I have not even decorated them. YIKES. So I included a couple pictures. The stampin up one is from my dear friend Nancy. I love it. That is my appointment/ to do list one, and the other one is my Llama Mama journal from my daughter .. I fell in love with that one because she loves Llamas.. and then she surprised me with it. I keep my Bible study journal scriptures in there.
Well the day is just not productive if I don't make a card. So I chose a challenge to play along with:
I wanted to use a stamp set that I've not played with for awhile, so I chose Swan Lake from stampin up. I also used a single stamp for the lovely banner background. I stamped it in gray and I just love how it turned out. Now as you can see the sentiment banner had to go on the top because it just seemed to crowded in the pond, and above the swan was so empty so it worked great there. Then I finished off the inside.
You can't really tell but I used my clear wink of stella to high- light the entire swan. She really does shimmer and sparkle now.
This bird today just cracked me up. Look at the way she was standing. Oh my gosh the balancing act. There must be a yoga pose named after her. So along with downward facing dog.. we now have the "On one leg balancing bird" reminds me of the tree pose, but instead of bringing the opposite leg in you lift it out. As you can see I just have a field day with these kinds of things. I suppose it comes from spending so much time alone.
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.