Thursday, 25 October 2012
OLW111 - Finally Smiling Again
This week's One Layer Wednesday is being hosted by Karen. The challenge is to make a card that makes you smile.
Well, I have to tell you, I was not smiling on Wednesday when it was time to make this card. I had left it quite late in the day (having spent my time preparing a new recipe for dinner and then talking to my sister - two things that really do make me smile), and NOTHING was coming to me. It was just about time to go get Kate from school and then take her to figure out her Hallowe'en costume (also leaving that a bit late - the stores are a zoo right now!), Hallowe'en candy and then to her swimming lesson. No time left - especially because if I don't get the photo taken before about 4:00, the light is going and forget it!
I desperately started playing around with yesterday's circle layout, thinking perfect stamping would make me smile. Three imperfect attempts later, I was out of time and practically in tears. (Isn't it silly, the pressure we put on ourselves?!) Then this idea came to me. Much less stamping involved!
And I have to say, I'm SO happy with this! These icons represent things that make me smile (music, flowers, love, home, snowflakes (not snow) and butterflies). Of course other things make me smile, but I don't have little icon stamps that would fit in those circles for everything that I like! lol!
And think of the possibilities of this simple layout - this can be easily changed up for any occasion just by changing the colours and the icons! I definitely see a few variations of this in the future, and that makes me smile!