Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time For A Change

When I decided to embrace a clean and simple approach to paper crafting, I knew that one thing would have to change. No more flimsy card stock. That may be fine if you are putting a thousand layers and patterned papers aplenty onto a card, but it just doesn't cut the mustard if you are going for the minimalist style.

Today, I received 300 sheets of 11o lb. card stock from Papertrey Ink. 300. Do you think that will be enough? :) I chose a nice neutral palette...white, vintage cream, rustic white, rustic cream, soft stone, and of course, kraft.

For me, having really high quality card stock is the equivalent of building a firm foundation for a house. Here's yesterday's card in better lighting. The firm foundation for this card is Gina K's Pure Luxury Kraft.

And speaking of change...I decided to buy the book "48 Days To The Work You Love" by Dan Miller. Dave Ramsey recommends this book frequently on his radio program. I plan on reading this over the next couple of weeks. I'll continue to do the job that I don't really love until I figure out what it is that I do really love. Makes sense, right?

Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words, my friends! I wish you were all my neighbors. Wouldn't we have fun together? I'd brew us up the lattes and we would stamp the day away. Of course, the laundry probably wouldn't get done and the dinner wouldn't get cooked, but who cares! That's what the pizza delivery man is for!


  1. Yes, I would love to be your neighbor! Will be looking forward to a book review soon!

  2. Mary Rose,

    I absolutely ADORE Papertrey Ink!! Their paper is simply the BEST!! By the way, I love reading your are soooo funny!!