I completely over-crowded my November with committing to do a lot of classes at NESC. And not must one class, but three . . . yes three classes! And one of them was the calendar class (thankfully only six of the twelve months, but what was I thinking). I don't mind that I committed myself. I just mind that I didn't realize all of the other things in my life, and my creativity was a little rushed. I wasn't sure that my pages were up to snuff! However . . . 19 calendar kits were put together by my co-instructor and I, and 19 calendar kits are gone. And talk about a great day. My co-instructor and I were blessed with a great group of attendees. Great job, ladies!
In just nine days I will be teaching my Holiday Page class . . . two very different layouts. Loads of die cuts. And what is a die cut without a smattering of Stickles? A die cut is just a die cut. Add a little Stickles . . . and we're talking a whole new die cut. I did some monochromatic trees on one of my layouts, and I really love the way they turned out. The colors were a bit daunting at first, but when I was done I just kind of mellowed to it all and had a great feeling about the way it turned out. That doesn't always happen, so I treasure those creative moments.
And just eleven days from today, teaching a Holiday Card class . . . five designs, ten total cards. Talk about rushed . . . I had all of the paper picked out. I just needed to figure out how to pull it together. So last night . . . in my new kicking myself in rear mode . . . I sat down and got to work. Today I delivered the ten cards to the store. I used some die cuts. I used some stamps. I have to say . . . a stamped image is just a stamped image. Sure, they're beautiful. But when you color them in or add some sparkle, well, it's a whole new stamped image. In fact, I'm so excited to be doing the class that I'll be putting together another design on the fly for those who attend . . . so it will be six designs - twelve cards total!
Things are a little dicey at my Monday to Friday job, and life can be rough around the edges. Wouldn't it be great if I could take some Stickles into work and go to town at my desk . . . a little on the phone . . . a little on my files . . . edge my shelf with it . . . perhaps edge some of my informational manuals? And with life . . . perhaps Stickle some of the folks who aren't feeling so well or going through difficult times. Sure, it's pleasing to the eye, but it doesn't cure all of our woes.
But where it does work . . . use it. Add a little Stickle to your day!