Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Getting back to reality...

It takes a few days to acclimatize and it also takes a few days to get back to reality.  Coming from a toasty 30 degrees C (86 F) and a relaxing day at the beach and landing in a grey land where it had the nerve to be minus 10 degrees C (14 F) was a shocker.  I'm still working to acclimatize myself.  That's hard when a little voice in my head keeps saying "let's go back, let's go back".  There's also a little voice in harmony with that first little voice which keeps saying "this is not reality!  it's snowing!  it should be sunny!  go back! go back! go back!"

Ignoring those very persistent voices is difficult.  Even while I'm trying to craft and make a new project, I have to work hard not to stop everything and just sit and lose myself in the photos I've taken of the trip.  *sigh*

It makes sense, therefore, to combine my longing for the warmth and colours I've left with my desire to begin crafting again.  This card takes advantage of the terrific Polaroid frame and camera included in the On Film Framelits Dies.  I've also used the By The Seashore stamp set for the background since it evokes the wealth of shells found at the beach.  The colours?  Well, just look at the photo of my family.  I had to use the beautiful Pacific Point and the Crumb Cake to echo the colours in the photo.

To finish off the card I used the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set along with the matching Pennants Framelits die.  Holding it down with the arrow from the Hung Up Cute Clips seemed appropriate...what do you think?


  1. oh how I wish I could have been at a beach....

    1. I will admit, Terri, that getting away from the white stuff for even two weeks felt wonderful. Seems like a far-off dream that never happened now...


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