I’m done with classes!!! Hallelujah. Only one final (that doesn’t count if it hurts my grade) left and then it’s sayonara to Spring Semester 2011. Woohooooooo! While I have a million and one things to get done in the next two weeks before I go to vacation in Florida with my family, it’s just nice to have school out of the way for the time being. Now it’s time to work on getting my graphic design portfolio online, applying for internships and start my new video series. I can handle that. :)
Oh, and my internet is finally back up and running at my house. It only took 6 hours of phone calls and tech support and, in the end, ordering a router that can actually handle the stress we put on it (the D-Link DIR-655) and a couple of emotional outbursts from yours truly. No big deal. At least that’s taken care of. Anyways, here’s the card for today:
I recently recieved this stamps from the wonderful Hero Arts for winning one of their challenge contests a few months back, so I needed to sit down and make a card with them. This is inspired by my sweet Aussie friend Joy Taylor. She uses both of these background stamps often, so I drew inspiration from her style and put my own twist on it with some distress ink + water stamping.
Supplies: Cardstock – Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon and Vintage Cream), Stamps – Hero Arts (S5507 Envelope Pattern, CG245 Classic Fabric Design, CL487 Thank You for Being My Friend), Ink – Ranger (Jenni Bowlin Studios Spice Tin, Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire), Pearls – Queen & Co., Silk Ribbon – May Arts.
I also wanted to say a big, huge, ginormous thank you for all of the wonderful, heartfelt comments and e-mails I received about my last post. I hope that me sharing my personal journey with depression helped someone out there. No one is alone. So many people are affected by depression and suicide, and it’s okay to talk about it. Talking about it is good. The more we talk about it, the more people will understand that it’s something that many people deal with in their lives. Chances are, if you don’t know someone who suffers from an emotional disorder now, you will at some point in your life. That’s why it’s so amazing what our hobby does for people. It gives you someone to talk to (even if it’s just on the internet!), an artistic outlet and a chance to really pour your heart into your work. That’s really why I’m here. Art is my therapy, and I love it. Creating makes my heart happy.
So after a kind of funky week, everything seems to be settling back in to place around here. That means more blog posts and videos for me to share. Yay! I’m off to go enjoy my Friday, do some creating and have a glorious weekend of happiness and celebration of life. National Scrapbooking Day is tomorrow. Woohoo! Hope you’ll be joining in the festivities, too.