After yesterdays dramas and scary happenings, a day at home was required today.
Nothing Christmas themed happened, just the usual housework, small business work, orders, a trip to the post office, a quick visit to my daughter and grandsons, a cuppa with my Mum, some paperwork to attend to for my Mum and catching up on my December Daily album.
The previous 2 days have been spent away from home, long days, tiring days. No photo editing or printing.
I remedied that today and got caught back up.
Day 8 Right Side:
I have left the photo at 6x8 (I needed to reprint as I had resized this to 4x8 but it just wasn't doing it for me. I seem to continually forget I have an 8x8 landscape to use and not a 6x8.
Day 8 Left Side:
Totally inspired by Ali Edwards to use large stamps, I took Ali's example and fashioned it to make it my own.
Here is the process I used to achieve both stamping and typewritten words:
Using a 40lb American Crafts 8.5x11 sheet of vellum, I inserted it into my typewriter and typed my journalling. I didn't measure between blocks of journaling but knew I needed to leave good sized gaps. I also wanted to alternate the sides on which the journaling appeared.
The finished sheet of vellum with all the journaling and then cut to fit an 8x8 page protector:
I then adding the stamping using a stamp set by Studio Calico (one I received for taking a class) and Cherry Ink by Avery Elle. Slipped it into the page protector and called it done.
Perhaps the only Christmas themed element today is the colour scheme, red roses, green foliage and white stones in a water feature.
I have enjoyed the pause from Christmas themed events and happenings, I have enjoyed a day of reassessing, of slowing the pace, of crossing my t's and dotting my i's, of texting and talking with my kids and other family members, of regrouping and of a little self care... and of smelling the roses in my garden.
I have taken the time to begin processing recent events and revelations. Heads up: tomorrow (Day 9) is also a slower paced, stay at home kind of day. I think I will take the opportunity to photograph some favourite ornaments and continue processing and re-evaluating.
You, or rather I, just have to roll with it. I can't do complicated at this time of year.
I hope you day is bright and filled with peace and contentment.