Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stress ; a Suprising Motivator

I am often surprised by the way my body chooses to react to the stress I encounter in my life. Typically, when under stress, I suddenly forget how to get a good nights sleep and I feel a strong need to eat everything in sight. On very rare occasions, I do just the opposite with sleep and actually loose my appetite. Although, it's a great way to jump start that diet, it's definitely not the healthiest. Let's face it, no one likes stress or wants to be stressed out, but life would be plain boring with out it. Lately, I find myself dealing with my stress by cranking out card creation after card creation-- go figure, actually a healthy, if not obsessive, way to deal with my stress-- I'm seeing progress!

Because of my prolific card making I have been able to complete a bunch of cards for a few of this weeks current card challenges. First off, I actually completed one card to meet the requirements for two different challenges. I used Kazan's sketch 20 from this weeks challenge on 2S4U and I also played a long with the challenge on the Card-A-Licious blog. This is my first time participating in the Card-A-Licious challenge. It was a good week, since I just received an order of some beautiful green card stock, so I thought hey why not give it a try. Also, you just have to love anything with licious at the end of it!




Second, I put together a birthday card using the current sketch on the CPS blog. I love this paper from Making Memories and the matching paper flowers.They actually have an entire co-ordinating line with additional sized papers and embellishments available. The included patterns are so eloquent and stylish; damask, hounds tooth and pin stripping-- you can't get trendier than this.This is actually the second birthday card I have made with this collection. I find myself drawn to this collection whenever I have to make a birthday card for one of my amazing female friends. The color combo of pink, white and black is so eloquent and graceful-- it's a perfect testament to just how fabulous they are!




I hope you enjoy,
Tina

13 comments:

Kazan Clark said...

Tina your work is beyond Gorgeous! I love these cards and how well they are put together. Great stuff
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

Linda Beeson said...

Wow do I love that label on the CPS card! Great use of the CPS sketch too.

Berdien said...

GORGEOUS cards !!! I LOVE them !!!

**Nancy** said...

WOW!!! Your cards are stunning!!! TFS!!

AUsome mom said...

These are both just beautiful. I love your color combinations.

~dawne said...

Well, you have definitely inspired me. I have the materials for both of these cards & I love BOTH of them. I might have to lift them:)

Tamaroo said...

All are awesome!

cheryln said...

absolutely gorgeous cards!! i don't want to miss out on your gorgeous creative outlet, but i do hope your stress level decreases for you.

Jolanda said...

Great cards. I like them!

jo said...

These are both beautiful cards!! Off to look through the rest of your blog:)

Lea L. said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous! I love the papers you have used on both of them! Great job with CPS 103 and Kazan's sketch!

~Lea

Ewonne said...

Your cards are just amazing!!! ♥

Ruby said...

Your cards are gorgeous, especially the pink, black and white one. I must look out for that paper!