Happy New Year! Today I am joining the challenge over at CASology where the cue card is "Encourage". What a great word. So, every year at this time, I make a resolution to blog more consistently and it works for awhile and then I let life get in the way. Disclaimer - I am a school teacher (grade 7/8) and during the school year, with all the marking and prep work, I have little energy for blogging which starts to feel a lot like work instead of a release... this is why it falls by the wayside. This year I have made a shift in my role at school and moved into Special Education, and I have less at home prep work to do. So, I feel that will leave me more time to blog. I have also been bitten by the bullet journal bug and am staying a lot more organized - if you are crafty and you haven't checked out bullet journals, STOP reading and go check it out.
Here is my card:
I don't know if you follow Jennifer McGuire or not... wait a minute, what am I saying of course you do! Before Christmas, she posted these amazing videos to show how to create amazing backgrounds with alcohol inks. I am sure the alcohol ink supplies around the world immediately dwindled as everyone placed their orders (me included). It is so addictive and easy. So, I created a background using amethyst, pool and silver additive. I die cut the flower using the fantastic SSS die "Flower Frame". I LOVE this style of die as it is SO versatile. Here is a close-up of the background because the picture does not do it justice.
It is quite stunning in real life. The sentiment is from the Birchpress sentiment set "Just Because" (another recommendation from the wonderful JM).
Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to leave a comment. Now, I get to go and check off a task in my new Bullet Journal! :)