Here's my last card with the My Little Shoebox paper. I really like using something until it's all gone and then moving on, but I'm sure it can get dull for you ladies. This is CAD #7, I also used it for a "mom's birthday using pink and flowers" challenge at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends. My mom is a "more is better" kind of person so I really piled on the love. But, I'm also an obnoxious child so I gave in to my dark side and put HB2U which will send her into fits of irritation. LOL. I'm not perfect yet.
And here is CAD#9 which is made with Basic Grey Ambrosia:
Doing a Card A Day challenge with sketches is tricky. Usually when I do any "a day" challenges I have the freedom to make whatever I want. This is a neat exercise as I have to really work hard to wrap my head around some of them.
Among a lot of crafters I know, mixing paper companies and patterns is the holy grail of papercrafting. I love mixing manufacturers but sometimes, when thinking is harder or time is short, grabbing a bunch of paper that was designed to work together is just the thing. Don't let imagined "good, better, best" standards hold you back from making something on days when complicating the issue will make it impossible.
Healthy: I have the flu. And I sort of want to roll over and moan. Blecht. But on the happy-happy side of life I got my pain clinic appt. for next Wednesday. The hard part of pain clinics is getting accepted into the program so this is a huge step forward.
Wealthy: We've been doing the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover for 2.5 weeks and following a budget for six days. We haven't used our credit card since the 24th! We've "found" $700 (selling stuff, getting overcharges fixed, reimbursements etc.) and cut more than $400 from our monthly bills. Our gas consumption has gone down by half. Right now, thanks to the "found money" and cuts we are able to put 57% of our income onto our car payment. Isn't that cool? We should have that paid in no time. I wonder if Visa is worried that we died *giggle*
Wise: I've been reading a lot. Some light, some how-to books, nothing too heavy. I've also been setting goals for myself. I think I might start an art journal to record them and the steps I want to take to make them happen. To quote Alice in Wonderland, If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.
Please leave a comment telling me your healthy, wealthy and wise list.
P.S. If I owe you an email please forgive me. Between having the flu and migraines it's been a bad week and possibly the worst one for my back ever. With the meds and the yucks I'm a little behind.