I once heard a speaker talking about balancing your life – family, work, self, volunteer time – it all takes time and energy. I wish I could remember her name – because rather than talking about trying to balance everything like a scale – she talked about a symphony. When a symphony plays, a multitude of instruments come together to make beautiful music. However, there are times when certain instruments shine – the brass might have a solo, so the other instruments linger in the background. Next it’s time for the woodwinds – then percussion – on and on. She spoke about how this was a good way to balance your life – sometimes family needs will take a lot of time and your other things will fall back slightly – they don’t go away, they just give way. Next you might need to devote more time to your business – then a volunteer activity.
This is exactly what happened to me. I was helping to organize a fundraiser at my church and it took more of my time and energy than I was expecting. It was a fun and successful event, but something else had to give – I decided to let my blog slide a bit until I could get caught up in more pressing areas and bring my symphony of life back together. So – here are a couple of cards featuring the Little Dreamer Creative Collection.
As usual, I try to keep my cards quick and easy. This first card uses three strips (2 of the lagoon stripe and a floral) with a 3/4″ strip of thistle cardstock running across the bottom. I added some Whisper thick twine for added visual dimension. Then I topped this with squares of the blossom floral, thistle rainbows and the white daisy piece for stamping. The stamped images are done in Thistle and Glacier. I felt the difference between the White Daisy card and the paper pieces was a bit too stark, so I backed everything with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of the cloud paper.
This next card simply uses a piece of the unicorn paper with a 5 1/2 piece of the zip strip along with some Whisper thick twine. The stamping on this is done with Lagoon and Pixie and the stamped piece is backed with the heart paper.
I hope your life’s symphony is well balanced and that you are able to pursue all the worthwhile causes you enjoy in life.
Products used can be found at gerri.closetomyheart.com