Friday, April 1, 2011

When It is all Too Much

What gives?  Do you lose the exercise component?  Do you sacrifice sleep?  Is your house or car a mess?  Do you have unfolded laundry?

It is hard when anything gives.  It throws the balance off.  The messy house makes you feel unsettled.  The lack of exercise leads to unfocused energy.

I think I will just hold tight to the fact that this too shall pass. 

Life is good. 

One thing that keeps me sane is this hobby.  I love new challenges and how far they stretch you creatively.  Webster's Pages hosts a guest designer each month and one of the traditions is to lift that designer. April brings the amazingly talented Tara Orr.  I love her work and how beautiful it is.  I don't think I could do HER justice even with a direct lift. 

So I found inspiration in her work and then infused my style.  Tara often uses patterns of the papers in an unique way.  And she is not afraid of butterflies!  I picked up those two elements and created this layout:

I handcut that scalloped border from a sheet of the Trendsetter paper!  I love it as is, but thought about how cool it might look cut out on a monochromatic background!  I am in love with the whimsie blooms...that little rose makes me swoon!  To create this, I also cut two small flowers from the bouquet.  Most elements are from the Trendsetter collection! 

Okay, off to declutter my office.  I am in need of balance.


  1. Having a similar month! Yay for a fresh start! Love the rose buds!

  2. I will probably feel that wayyyyyy real soon as we are moving at the end of this month! lol! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo! I love love love love all the circles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I like Tara too but your work is also great!
    Have a nice relaxing weekend /with lots of time for scraping :)/

  4. Oh I love your layout! Very different and really cool! :D


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