None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human
birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek
to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Numerous metaphors have been used to describe life.
Among them is the metaphor of life as a battle. Try not to think of life in
these terms because, if you regard life as a struggle, it will become one, and
you will have little joy. It is far better to think of life as a journey in
which the difficulties are hills to climb. The hills are there for a reason
(even if you don't know what that reason is), and the sense of satisfaction
after climbing the hill is almost always worth the effort. ~Richard E. Turner
(1937–2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," "An
Open Letter to My Grandson," January 1997
Good morning Everyone!
WOW! Can you believe that the year is almost half
over? Certainly time is getting away from me it seems. I am working on letting go and not dwelling on the could-a, should-a and would-a's of the
past. To help me along, I started taking Tai-chi and yoga at a "Dahn Yoga
Center" ... quite a difference in
process from what I have experienced in the past with gyms and frankly, far
more rewarding. Don't get me wrong, breaking habits and trying to refocus
hasn't been easy, nor has it been fun at times but I am finding for the first
time in a long time that I am happier, I feel better and I look forward to a
healthier more positive future.
On that note, I knew that I wanted to use an awesome, recently released image called Gorgeous Geisha from Andrea Norris/Sheepski Designs for
our monthly challenge which is "GIRLZ RULE" and starts today!
Being strong, loving life and ruling your world does
not mean you have to be all bad-@ss ... You can be elegant, classy, kind and positive,
with much better results!
My card is 5 x 7 in size
Gorgeous Geisha DigiStamp from SheepSki Designs
Blossom fan die from Spellbinders
Cardstock from The Paper Studioa
Cherry Blossom embossing folder from Darice
Design paper/Origami paper from Japan
Gold Cardstock from my scrap bin
Ink from Palette
Rhinestones from my stash
Sentiment from "A Happy Thing" by
... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!
BLOG ... Where you are allowed to use any hand colored
image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image
and are the winner, you get an additional image choice
FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a
SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images
As an added bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, if you use my code
SKICARA10 at check out you will receive a 10% discount off your purchased! So
come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!