Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Be Fearless...Start Somewhere

Hello Friends, Followers, and Viewers,
We made it to Wednesday regardless of what is going on in the world.  Some didn't make it.  As reported by (CNN)—Fighting to stay alive. Mourning the dead. And figuring out why this came to be -- how an Amtrak train could suddenly derail, sending its cars and passengers flying. It seems that every day it is some mode of transportation that causes such destruction.  Let's pray for those struggling to survive, and for the family members who have lost loved ones.
Did you have someone who graduated this past weekend.  We want to say "look out world--here he or she comes"!  What about their coming?  Now that they have that college degree in their hands, what next?  Everyone has to start somewhere. That degree doesn't mean you start all the way at the top.  You may have to push a broom, wash dishes, do various jobs before you land the big one.  Most of your famous people started out very small before they hit it big. The same can be said about the average person like myself.  The main thing is we started and got experience. Pride didn’t get in the way – we had to pay the rent, eat, and work toward our ultimate goals. As college graduates start to learn the realities of the business world,  they have to be fearless and start somewhere.  Hard work is still a requirement for success.

SC540
Enabler's List: black cardstock for the base; Recollections Honeycomb for the mat; Circle cut out of watercolor paper and  watercolors were used  for a distressed look; a piece of pattern paper from DCWV Stack 7  and a piece of patterned paper from DCWV Heirloom Stack was used; Sentiment was computer generated; the ribbon strip came from Recollections yellow gray plaid paper. Technique: followed the sketch provided by Splitcoast Stampers SC540.

Start Somewhere
I basically used the same sketch above but added a faux floral embellishment with die cut flourishes and three faux pearls. The paper  came from Specialty cardstock, DCWV Stack 7; DCWV The School days Stack and black cardstock

Courage is being afraid and Saddling up Anyway
This card came from surfing Pinterest in the fancy fold card section.  I don't have the name for this kind of card.  I made this as a prototype for a card I want to make in the future.  I just wanted to play around with the mats to see what it would look like.  The base is a piece of  cardstock cut at 6" by 11"; scored at 2 3/4,  3 3/4.  7 1/4,  and 8 1/4.  The second mat is a piece of cardstock cut at 5" by 7".  The next mat is cut at  4" by 4".  The last mat is cut at  3 1/2"  by 3 1/2". All patterned paper is cut 1/8" less than mat.  Note ( I will do a tutorial on this at a later date)

Your graduate can't sit around or stay in the bed late everyday. He or she will have to be fearless and get out there to start somewhere and worked their way up to that successful job.  We all did it and they will have to do it also.  Thanks for viewing with me today.  
Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



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