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Friday, June 11, 2010
A random challenge and graduation
Do you have times when you have projects you NEED to work on, (maybe a graduation card, a princess birthday card and an over the top thinking of you card and oh yeah an 8 x 8 wedding scrapbook) but you can't get motivated to work on ANY of them?
How would you get motivated? Me? I do a "random" challenge. I grab (or call) one of my kids and tell them (no I don't ask, I ORDER them) to pick one thing in the studio to use in a card. It can be anything, a stamp, an embellishment, a piece of paper, a color, a sticker, whatever catches their eye (or their imagination).
Last weekend Erinn was the child I "ordered" to pick; she chose a recently acquired stamp (it was from the AWESOME sale at Stampers' Corner.) A cute little fat bat stamp.
Sometime after I finished the challenge last weekend, I worked on the graduation card for our niece Elizabeth who is graduating from the University of Oregon on Monday. (I finished it this morning, just had to add the inside sentiment. It took lots of drying time to get the cap to stay on the duck's head.) She has her first job lined up already. . .she is going to France to teach English for a year, hence the Eiffel Tower behind the birdcage.
I am off to find (or make) an envelope for the duck. (If you want details on either card, please let me know and I will be happy to share them.)