Like most of you, I am so glad the weekend is here. On a good week I get to spend Friday nights at The Crafty Scrapper with good friends and beautiful inspiring products to play with, but it's a long haul to get to those Friday nights. This week has been full of doctor's appointments, bills, errands, bad news phone calls, diaper changes, temper tantrums, mountains of laundry, and the little things that just drain at my energy.
In light of the long week I took the morning off to just do crafts with my little girl. We've colored, traced, painted, glued, cut, and SMOOSHED things to our hearts content. I only wish I had some glitter so I could introduce her to the wonder. :) Here is one of our projects.
It's hard for me not to be push too much during these moments. I look for theme, pattern, and balance. She enjoys the process. She wants to get her hands sticky. She wants to see if the markers will dye her skin. She wants to taste and see that project is good. I hope we'll rub off on one another.
It was originally going to be my contribution to PFOP's Breast Cancer Awareness Auctions (October 4th-10th), but I decided to go a different direction. The cover reads "Our Family is Surrounded by Love."
A little space for some journaling. This flittering butterfly was passed along to me on a thank-you card. I thought she was pretty enough to keep on charming.
I really love the colors of this Basic Grey paper. I think it's called Indian Summer? Someone will have to yea or nay that for me.
Love these delicate fuzzy blooms sprouting out.
"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently." The pink leaf on the bottom is a rub-on from the collection I layered onto the Prima packaging from the flowers. I was feeling particularly scrappy that point. ;)
Can you see the little tag that reads strength? That has been a prayer of mine this week. That God would strengthen the weak places in my family tree. Some of my extended family is going through a really tough time, and could use the prayer.
Maybe someone could slip a sweet photo behind the vellum sheet into the pocket.
Love this velvet ribbon. There's a sweet balance in the dark color and the soft texture.
Can you tell the clouds kept moving as I was taking pictures? That and the three-year old was stepping in and out of the light. This album will go up on eBay later tonight if you're interested.
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by. I've enjoyed all the sweet comments lately, and would love to say hello back. :) Feel free to leave your email address if you don't have a blog I can click back on.