Monday, October 20, 2008

A Pause for the Cause

Here's my take on Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #38. Bright and kind of cute, this is not a sympathy card. Rather, it's a card for those other occasions when we have reason to be sorry, like when we hurt someone we care about.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Cocoa, Hollyhock, and Sunflower cardstock; Magic Moments paper packet; Black and Cocoa ink pads; Whipper Snapper Designs Posies for You and Wordsworth Comfort stamp sets; Ribbon from Walmart; Acrylic discs from Michael's; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Paper blending stumps; Black My Legacy Writer; 3M foam mounting tape.

I'm going to be taking a little hiatus from the blogosphere. Like I said earlier, I woke up stressed out this morning. I do know why. There are what seems like a lot of people who need my attention/support - more, perhaps, than I feel like I have to give. In a nutshell, I'm a little tapped out, and as there's no pulling the blanket up over my head as I'd prefer, I just need to pull back and regroup. I have this print in front of me on my desk. The quote is by Rabbi Hillel. I've had it for a long, long time, and it's pretty much the way that it is. Most likely, I'll be dancing again in a few days. In the meanwhile, have a good week and take care.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great card! Good idea to have cards for those types of occasions.

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling so stressed. While I completely understand, please know that I will miss you during your hiatus.

If you need a shoulder to lean on...let me know!

Can't wait until things settle down for you and you can dance with abandon again!

Big Hugs!!

pammie said...

Kathi hoping all is "okay" with you and that you will have those tap shoes back on in no time at all!

bunkobeth said...

Kathi -
I'm sorry about the stress (and I totally understand!)
Recoup, recharge and do what you need to do...

Keep on dancin!

We are the Moses tribe. said...

What a great card. I hope you can recharge and regroup this week. I look forward for when you post again.

scrappin' happy said...

Kathi I'm usually a lurker but faithful follower. I come here each and every day. I'm sorry to hear you are taking a hiatus but I will be checking back everyday to make sure I don't miss a thing. Everyone needs a break from everything once in a while. Can't wait till you are back! Take care and hope you will be back to dancing in no time! Lots of Love and Support! ~Shannon

Patzke's said...

Great cards you have been doing. Will miss you while you are away but really understand how things go sometimes. You have to do what you feel is important.

Barb W said...

Lovely card, Kathi. I understand the whole 'pulling back' thing. Take care and I look forward to having you back on track again real soon.

Colette said...

I miss you already. Enjoy your "me" time. We all need to step back and regroup on occassion...totally understandable.