Monday, August 17, 2009

CAD #15: Twice as Nice?

Crafting while in pain can go either way. It can be the absorbing love-craft that takes your mind off the misery or it can just be an additional layer of frustration. Sadly, last night everything was just. so. difficult! The sketch was very simple and I thought I had more than enough bandwidth for it. An hour later the table was covered in bits and pieces. I salvaged the best of them and ended up with two cards - SCORE. There's nothing that wrong with them but I know I can do better.

Speaking of... Did you now one of the best tips I've heard on simplifying that I've employed for years is that you don't always need to do your very best. Huh? Yes, that goes against the grain for how most of us have been raised or how we conduct ourselves as adults. But there are times when your best isn't appropriate.

Examples:

* Your kids won't die if you occasionally have pancakes for dinner. It doesn't always need to be Beef Burgundy.

* Non-crafty people won't notice if you don't ink all your edges, sew your seams etc. You'll make their birthday or christmas cards in half the time.

*The sink can wait, play a board game. The inverse is true too. You don't need to be #1 playmate for your kids 24/7. They can amuse themselves while you go and clean the bathroom.

Bombshell Stamps: Bombshell Angel

Stamps: Odd Bird Planet Kelly's Icy House

4 comments:

Dunx said...

Dead on about "good enough" - it's one of the lessons I have learned in software. In fact it was my second job where I really was taught this: hateful as the software house I was working for truly was, there was a well worn aphorism within the company about not building a Rolls Royce if a Ford will do.

CathyR said...

I agree with the "good enough" theory. Much to my hubby's dismay, I can always find something to do other than cleaning!

Love the cards. The icy house is so cute.

Laura O'Donnell said...

sorry you're still having pain. I think these came out great. love the icy house!

Kathi said...

Wow. I love them both. I adore the stitching on the BSS card and love the icy roof on the OBP crd.