I don't talk much about my beliefs here - but it's absolutely worth mentioning. I never do anything for Lent - but I thought I'd do something a little different this year. Originally I thought about giving up cursing. I then came to my senses and realized that there was no way in the world I could make it through a day without cursing. I can't explain it...I just need it - like coffee and air. So I decided to do one creative thing a day and everything changed.
It's been almost three weeks and I've completed eight layouts. Eight. One less than the total number of layouts I completed in 2012. And you want to know what - I love every effing one of them...warts and all. It is a beautiful and BLESSED thing. I believe wholeheartedly that God brought me back to my center - I don't feel that overwhelming need for perfection. I don't feel the weight of disappointment when I make a mistake. I move on - and trust me that's definitely God. He is good in every way. I originally planned on giving a list of things that have inspired me - that brought me back so to speak. But in truth - I believe there is only one thing.
I'm going to take this opportunity to share my first two layouts of the year. They're are some problems - but again, I love them so much. So here goes nothing or maybe almost everything...
|Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Stamps: Cocoa Daisy; Stickers: Echo Park, American Crafts; Template: American Crafts; Thread: American Crafts; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink|
|Patterned Paper: American Crafts: Stickers: Echo Park Paper, American Crafts, KI Memories, Diecuts: Studio Calico; Spray Ink: Ranger, Studio Calico; Template: American Crafts: Thread: American Crafts|
I thank God for renewing my creative spirit - for making me less of a crazy, perfectionistic freak when it comes to scrapbooking. I just am so very thankful. I leave you with that this Friday. Have a great day. Until then...
P.S. I hope to give up cursing some day. I just figure for now - who am I kidding?