Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SOS: Chillaxin' & Relaxin'

Hello, and happy National Relaxation Day!

August 15 is National Relaxation Day, and Chris at Shopping Our Stash would like so see something depicting something that is relaxing to you!

So... crafting is my go-to chillax-activity, but much of my life has been spent relaxing by watching birds, both seriously and casually... and it is always relaxing to me.  I used to walk the marsh as a college student prior to exams, and I still take time to study birds.  It's magical.

Here's my card:

  • Library cards used as the base.  I scored the reverse card... 
  • Front library card inked with DOx in Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber
  • Black masking tape by 7 Gypsies.  I think this is my second roll of the stuff, but I have had this product in my stash for at least 5 years... maybe 7?
  • Quote from an old book, snipped well before I used it, adhered with Vintage Distress Collage Medium
  • The robin image was fussy-cut a long time ago from a piece of DP... wish I knew the make but I'm gonna guess October Afternoon... just a guess...
  • Black pearls by Viva in Anthracite 
  • Ric-rac from my stash... I mean, who doesn't have this stiff in their stash???
Looking forward to seeing how you guys relax!  Hop on over to SOS for some inspiration!


  1. I saw your card on SOS and had to stop by and say how beautiful it is! Love that you used library cards and created an adorable collage! My favorite of the DT examples!

  2. Gorgeous collage, (I am collage challenged) that bird is gorgeous and yes watching birds is a fabulous pastime.

  3. It's so so darling and I love the snippets of sentiment! Love how this opens too, great idea. Hugs, Autumn

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhh what an awesome, amazing, perfect card!!! LOVE!

  5. Great idea to use these library cards as cardbase. I know you love birds and I think that always shows in your bird artwork. I have no idea about birds but I love to hear them sing, first sign of spring.

  6. Love it love it love it!!
    The library cards are awesome!

  7. Cool card, and yes, I have plenty of rick rack in my stash! Love that you love bird watching! Hugs!