The beginnings of spring are here. Small yellow flowers dot the side of our yard. Now is the time to start planning our celebrations. We are going to be thinking of Coming of Age ceremonies, birthdays, Easter, Passover, graduations, and weddings. I like simple, remember? I have found a fabulously easy way to remember all of my friends and family through cards that I design, my way. I use templates similar to those you see below that I either purchase on my website or that I find on www.digital.creativememories.com . I find a template I enjoy, add pictures and a simple saying. I then print out 20 and keep in my drawer at home to send for everyday occasions. I use the special occasion templates for those times when a generic card just won’t do. What do you do to make it simple?
I almost missed it, how about you? I learned that my son shares a birthday today with Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. I quickly scan through my day. I stressed over not reaching my son on the phone to wish him a quick birthday. I stressed over a financial aid application for my daughter. I stressed over being late to a meeting. Despite all of those things, the world did not end. My family still loves me. I did get to wish my son a Happy Birthday in person and on the phone. I finished the application.
We often get worried over our strict expectations for ourselves. We get stressed at what seems to be missed opportunities or irritations in life. I look at the picture of my son pretending to pout and a big smile appears on my face. I think about the subway art example that Creative Memories put out this week and an idea comes to mind. Using Storybook Creator, I quickly put the picture into a template and adjust the opacity. I then use the fonts on my computer to generate the words and put a glow around them. I align the top and bottom making sure you can see the eyes and lips of my pouting child. Come to Glitter Workshop on 2-12-12 from 1-3 to see how to make street art and more.
I don’t worry and I AM happy again.