Mkay. I love boxes. Plain & simple.
I'm not sure what it is, but when I get my hands on a sturdy, nicely sized cardboard box, like a perfume-box, it just feels wrong to throw it away (even though it'd go to the recycle/paper bin).
Take this box, previously holding 3.4 oz of lovely Eau De Parfum (She Wood..one of my faves along with Flowerbomb...but I digress).... I figured I'd put this box to good 2nd use, finding some matching patterned paper for the solid pink-peachy color of the cardboard, and a few Maya Road-embellishments to go...
Like creating a small but effective cluster next to a big heart covering almost the whole box. And oh, you can never go wrong with heart shaped linen! In this case a little bit of color was added by spraying some Maya Mist (dragonfruit pink & sunflower yellow washed out w/buttermilk cream).
The cluster started with a tucked in kraft snowflake behind the new Afternoon Tea blossoms in carnation... which in turn was embellished with a scrap of Scallop Chiffon & Tulle Trim and Antique Jeweled Pearl Pendant and a piece of celery green Twine Cording.
On the other side: The lucky number seven (which's this years big birthday number) labeled with the help of some trim adorning a bottle cap and a starburst of different slices of patterned papers...
Not sure where to start. Had an amazing but really intensive educational week in Fredrikstad last week. Came straight back to work this past weekend, and I feel like I haven’t been able to catch my breath yet (how long since I actually did that?). So many things I need to check off – both workwise, freelancewise and personal. My main problem? I work too slow, too meticulous, too hung up in stupid unimportant details when I should be looking at the big picture, am too scatterbrained and take too many unnecessarily breaks in between, like now, writing this blogpost. Sigh.
Here’s to an extended upcoming weekend where I’ll do NOTHING (yeah right..how to make the brain stop turning the wheels when you’re supposed to just relax?)– as long as I survive this week…:)