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Design Team Work, Healing Through Art

So, last fall I had the opportunity to once again be a part of a dynamic group of women pimping out product and projects for one badass, gentlest, kindest LSS (local scrapbook store) owner I’ve ever met: Tina, of Tina’s Scrapbooking Creations using the newest and greatest scrapbooking and mixed media products.

HUZZAH!! *jazz hands*

First package of materials I received included the paper collection by BoBunny entitled, “Powdered Mountain.”

Now, thing is, I LOATHE winter. I do nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Here I had a collection of winter papers with snowflakes and snowmen and oh-em-gee…skis and pine cones!

Taking a little “me time” in the throes of daycare and my own younglings enacting Star Wars scenes (worthy of an Academy Award for sound effects…), I want to share with you a little of what “meditation” means to me:

Copy Cone

“copy cone”

– Bo Bunny Powdered Mountain patterned papers

– pinecone: Jolee’s 3D stickers

– alphas: AC Thickers

– silver liquid pen


– snowflake punch: Stampin’ Up!

– bling: Jolee’s stickers



– Bo Bunny Powdered Mountain patterned paper

– alphas: Tim Holtz, AC Thickers

– snowflake chipboard, heat embossed: CTMH “flurry”; embossed with Heavenly Blue, Star Spangled Blue and Silver

time 2– brads: Keepsakes Memories, “Scrap-icing”

– bling: Say it with Crystals

– lattice: Prima

– Bazzil black (metallic) cardstock

– silver sparkled cardstock



– Bo Bunny Powdered Mountain patterned papers; Dots paper

– snowflake: CTMH “flurry”, heat embossed with Heavenly Blue

– journalling transparency: Recollections

bond 2– bling: Prima

– alphas: Tim Holtz; AC Thickers

– micro-pen: black


Then, somehow, I managed to turn a totally wintery-day self-pic into something so totally NOT wintery.

I thought it was pretty epic. Check out the frickin’ FILE FOLDER!!

"spec ops"

“spec ops”

– Bo Bunny Powdered Mountain patterned papers

– alphas: Tim Holtz; AC Thickers

– Coluzzle file folder template

– brad, eyelet, metal embellishment: CTMH

– snowflake chipboard, heat embossed with CTMH Silver: CTMH “flurry”

spec ops2– bling button, extra large

– black embroidery thread

Then I had wanted to write myself a little “file note” as to my meaning of being a “spec ops”…

…kinda like a not-so-secret operative in all things advocacy for chronic afflictions.

spec ops 3So. I made it into one of those file folders that resemble the envelopes you get passed along, with that thread you loop around, sign your name…pass it along…if you’ve ever worked with admin…you *know*.

And there you have it. I worked over the course of a couple of mornings in the last-ditch throes of a chaotic household of little younglings flailing and playing and omgdidIevercrankupthetunes “busy” that are my days on the holidays.

We got outside and played.

And it was glorious.

This was my reward.



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