I have a new BFF...several, to be exact. And truth be told I really hope this close relationship we've developed isn't a forever thing. In fact, I'd be elated if it would end tomorrow. What's that you say? Not a very friendly attitude on my part? Probably not, but then the "friends" I'm talking about are my box of Kleenex and the remedies I've been using to relieve my cold symptoms.
They seem like best buds since they've been at my side continually for two weeks now as I cough and croup both day and night. And like good friends, they've done their best to make me feel better with their warmth and soothing gestures. Yes, life clearly was better these past two weeks because they were in it.
But I'm ready for them to be gone...banished to the back of the cupboard once again. Oh, I know...that's an unkind gesture for these pals who've done their best to make me happy. Good thing they have no ears as I wish them out of my life but I can't help it. I'm so ready to be done with this.
So I'm taking the high road, thinking positively, and focusing on the fact that each day finds me a little closer to my usual good health than the one before it, a fact I'm most grateful for. And as a reminder of the this too shall pass nature of my condition, I'm celebrating those new-found (but hopefully not long-standing) friends as my blessing this week. They've served me well.
Here's my layout:
Digital template: Weekly Gratitude, Karen Grünberg
Digital paper: LivE Designs (modified)
Fonts: Arial and Lucinda Sans, Microsoft; Avenir; and Underwood 1913, Internet
I've also completed a few more journaling pages this week, although not as many as last since I had my Five on the Fifth layout to complete. And the online class on the pen tablet started on Monday, too...I've learned some cool stuff there.
Untie the trim on this page and the pages open like a gate to reveal the journaling. It's on a strip of paper that's folded accordion-style to fit inside. I printed the quote on patterned paper but had problems getting the ink to dry. Easy answer there...sprinkle some embossing powder over it and hit it with the heat gun. The soft sheen on the words adds a nice touch.
This one is pretty simple and straight-forward. Since I was working on the back of a bigger page, I had room for the full text of the journaling, and I just repeated a few of the same elements to tie the two pages together.
I turned on the "way-back" machine for this page. The main page had a length of twill ribbon and I knew I had some canvas tags from several years ago. One was just the right size to become a pocket for the journaling on small tags. This just goes to prove that everything old is new again as canvas embellishments are making a return appearance, although with a more updated look.
I have one more page almost completed but it's not ready to scan yet. The beginning of the book is in sight then it's back to the middle and head the other way.***Each Friday's post is part of my 2010 gratitude project, an effort to be more aware of and grateful for the blessings in my life. I found last year to be so rewarding I wanted to continue.