So grateful

...for all the good and trying things that have come my way lately. Good things being new crafty product, more time with friends and other assorted good news; the trying things mainly being lack of mojo and studying for CLEP tests (if the following statement makes any sense to you, you must be a psychologist/doctor/studier-of-the-nervous-system-person)

"The sympathetic nervous system's terminal buttons which synapse directly onto "target" organs, release noradrenaline, or norepinephrine, and are termed noradrenergic; in neuron-to-neuron communication, sympathetic neurons also use ACh."

Yeah, I was lost at noradrenaline too. ;)

But still, even though it's hard and frustrating, still grateful. The bitter helps me appreciate the sweet even more. :)
Anyhows, here's a card for this week CardPatterns sketch (haven't played in this challenge in forever!)...

Added glitter to the center of the flowers, decided it wasn't dimensional enough, added Glossy Accents, decided it wasn't glittery enough, added glitter, and then was semi-satisfied. Can't figure out what's not clicking with this card, but I'm too lazy to ponder it any longer lol.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments yesterday - took awhile, but I feel much better now. :)

Have a blessed day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Portrait"
Stapmps: PTI "Year of Flowers", MFS
Ink: Staz-on
Other: ribbon (stash), button (stash), glitter (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor watercolor pencils, hemp cord (Bearydo Shoppe)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Glossy Accents


  1. Hope your mojo comes back with crazy speed and energy.

    On the other hand, I love how you use the colours on the card. It looks so calming... :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow this is so pretty...I love this soft green color...

  3. This is soft and beautiful Clare, and popped out in my google reader.
    You have my sympathy...:)

  4. So sweet Clare! Love those greens. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I actually minored in psych in college- I miss reading all of that stuff! Might still have my textbooks laying around the house somewhere. LOL

  5. This is absolutely beautiful and your coloring is spot on. Good luck on studying the things that I can't pronounce! LOL!

  6. I really love what you have done with this design, such soft and supple colors!

  7. this is so pretty, Clare! love love the colors you used! YUM! =)

  8. So elegant, the colours are wonderful.

  9. So BEAUITIFUL!!! LOVE the colour palette!!

  10. My very fave colours - just stunning creation.


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