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I want to share this piece of wisdom from Studio Self with you today.  You do not have to bully yourself about the things you do not get done.  You do not have to beat yourself up because you do not always manage to keep the peace and keep everybody happy.  You do not have to worry because you do not live up to other’s expectations.  You are enough – and enough is enough! Amen

I have struggled with the winter blues over the past weeks and then a clever daughter of mine sent me an e-mail with ‘enough is enough’ and it lifted my spirits immediately.  Hope it also helps you with whatever situation you are in now and give you the boost you need to believe in yourself again 🙂

Putting together my layout for Saturday’s class made me happy because I love Kraft paper as a background.  Most printed paper you can think of will work on Kraft paper because of its muted colour.  the double page layout for this week is about family and I combined 7G and Fancy Pants paper on the Kraft background.

The tags started out as ordinary post office tags but when I got my hands on my Ranger distress stains the colour changed dramatically.  I used a few colours to get the effect I wanted and when they were dry I stamped onto the tags with Crafty Individuals stamps.

A variety of metal embellishments – that I coloured with alcohol ink to get the right colour – add interest to the tags.  If you look closely you can see that the crown has the same aqua colour of the embroidery thread that I used to make cross-stitches in various places on the layout.  Embroidery thread always adds warmth and a homely feel to a layout (I promise I don’t use it to irritate you Lorraine 😉 )   I love the rich colours of the trims that complement the papers beautifully.

So come and play with me on Saturday and together we will drive the winter blues away!

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