Crate Paper’s Hello Love collection
Did you know Hero Arts had monthly kits? It is no surprise that May’s kit has sold out - great stamp set!
2. I noticed that since I spent time scrapping with my sister, who has a simpler style than mine that I am using up more flat stickers and cut-outs and it is very gratifying. Thanks, sis!
Here’s an example – sorry the picture isn’t better – a little bit of mist seems to have resulted in a lot of curl to the paper. I used up almost, not quite – but almost, the last bit of fishing theme supplies I had taken to the last crop. This paper, excepting the cork print, is all from Paper Loft. The cork is what will coordinate this with others I finished at the crop. It is exhilarating to be working through that stuff so I can be done with it.
3. Love this quote – it hit home today.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.Have I ever told you that I am one of those well-meaning people who can never seem to say what I mean in the way I mean it. Sometimes what is in my head does not translate to what comes out of my mouth. And I don’t always realize immediately what has happened because I know what I meant to express. This can be bad. This can be really bad. I can be misunderstood and others’ feelings can be hurt unintentionally.
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes I say the wrong thing because I mean the wrong thing. But that doesn’t get me in trouble nearly as often as saying the right thing the wrong way. Sometimes it’s because I speak too quickly and have not chosen my words carefully, sometimes I have chosen my words too carefully and they are still not quite right. This happened twice to me in the last couple of days – one instance of each. I hate myself when it happens, and doubly so today.
My closest friends have figured out that if something I said doesn’t sound like something they think I would mean, they give me one of those looks, and I know I need to expound. I think that is less likely to happen when I am writing, because I go over my words several times when they have come from my fingers. But just in case, if I ever type anything that you think isn’t right, shoot me “a look.” Then give me the benefit of the doubt and just ask me what I meant. Please, please ask me. Give me the chance to clarify and even apologize – sooner rather than later – before you stew about it unnecessarily. Because I will apologize if I messed up – promise.
I wish I could always say the right thing in the right way. How does one learn to do that? (At the seminary or convent, perhaps?)
4. I felt compelled to post a comment to Instagram for the first time in ages:
Really, you have got to know when to leave a good thing alone. You've just made yourself more anonymous and less distinctive. Not a good thing.
It is Facebook that owns Instagram right, and not Google? This logo makes me think they are part of Google. Or worse yet, it looks more like a power on/off button than a camera. Just me being analytical, opinionated and not at all worried that they will listen and then could be offended.
It is less interesting to me even though I like color – a lot. Maybe they need to talk to those that tried to mess with a proven winner and introduce a new Coke in its place! Hmmm . . . I wonder if they will apologize when they realize they have messed up.
Perhaps you disagree. What say you - thumbs up or down?