Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Team Creative Challenge Card

Our December team creative challenge is to create a project using new products from the Occasions catalog or Sale-A-Bration brochure which will be available to customers in January 2019.  I received a sampling of the products at our last meeting and fell in love with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper pack, which will be available in the Sale-A-Bration brochure as a free-with-$50 purchase item.  It's two-sided paper, and some of the sheets have a black and white side that can be colored in.  

When I saw the black and white side, it seemed to be calling for me to add a bit of color to it.  I decided to use some black cardstock as the background and Calypso Coral to mat a square of the Designer Series Paper and to color in just one of the butterfly images.  I paired it with the Enjoy Life stamp set, as I loved the sentiment about kindness in that set.

As I worked on the card, I though of how many people I know who are struggling with loss of loved ones, depression, or some kind of illness, and are finding it hard to see anything beautiful in life. It reminded me how a simple act of kindness or word of encourgement can brighten someone's day.  Creating the card encouraged me to strive to always speak and act graciously and kindly to everyone I meet, as my words and actions may be the one thing that brightens their day or keeps them from the edge of despair.