I've also unintentionally neglected to share some insight into a Point to Ponder I posted a couple of days ago.
Point to ponder: ever thought about scrapbooking your fears?
This was prompted by my fascination that my girls are afraid of my two biggest fears: thunderstorms and spiders (though, more broadly, all creepy crawlies). I try my hardest not to show them that I am afraid of those two things, and I think I've done fairly well to downplay just how much they bother me. I find it fascinating that Maren seems suddenly afraid of rain and thunderstorms. She asks, often before bed, if the thundering has stopped and if there'll be any more. Even if there hasn't been any thunder. Addison, on the other hand, is petrified of spiders, including spider webs. Being our little drama queen, she panics and makes a big deal of it, then runs away from wherever she saw either item. I suppose subconsciously I've taught them to be afraid of those things? I don't know...
So...scrapbook your fears. Then, when your kids grow up, and wonder where in the world they developed this irrational fear of whatever it may be, they'll have some insight and understanding to it.
This is the card that just wouldn't come together for me yesterday. This is actually attempt number two at it. I used completely different card stock for this card, and very little stamping. I used a polka dot page stamp (Michaels) and a little Grey Flannel Memento ink on the grey card stock. I cut some chevron patterned paper (Recollections) to fit the card, then layered the grey and purple cardstocks over top. The 'Thanks' die cut is also from the unearthed mystery box, while the butterfly was punched with a Fiskars punch.
Lastly, I used my scallop border punch for the right edge of the card.
I happened to notice the Jillibean Soup journalling card lying on my office floor, and thought it would work perfectly to title my layout. Then, I thought it would be fun to use circular patterned paper to mimic a 'bullseye' vibe throughout. I added a little toothpick banner (Michaels dollar bin), some bakers twine, an arrow shaped button and some scraps of card stock for a little extra bling. The patterned papers I used are from Colorbok's Faded Denim collection. I love the colors in this collection. Very fun!