Monday, September 13, 2010


I find myself trying to simplify my life in as many ways as I can. I'm decluttering--a slow and occasionally painful process--which is somehow liberating at the same time. As I write I this, I have spent most of the day working on a backlog of projects trying to get them out of my hair. It feels good to either let go or get it done and over.

I find that though the trends in scrapbooking and card making are often cyclical (I've seen decorative scissors at least twice as well as crowded backgrounds, simple backgrounds, diecuts, etc.), I tend to gravitate to clean, simple designs.

I've become this way in many areas of my life. I've simplified my taste in my dishware (plain white is a classic), home decor (as much as I love the elegance of Queen Anne furniture, I love the simplicity of Shaker and Scandinavian designs even more). And in my home I have a somewhat unifying color scheme that is manifest in each room. The overall effect is calming to me. (Greens, Yellows, Browns and Reds--all earth tones that I love in nature).

This is a very simple card, but it speaks to my need for simplicity right now.

I love it, and I hope you do to.

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