Well, as promised – here’s the final package of Blog Candy that I’m giving away to celebrate my 100th Blog-post-iversary (which actually happened last Tuesday!). So far, we’ve had one winner! Blog Candy package #2 is still out there to be won – go to this post to enter, before 6 PM Mountain time TONIGHT!! Then be sure to read all the way to bottom of THIS post to find out how to win the finale Blog Candy! 🙂
Quick back story. Y’all have surely figured out that I’m a horse person. I’ve followed the teachings of Clinton Anderson now for several years (PSA – if YOU are a horse person, check his training method out. It works!). When you go to one of his clinics, there’s an exercise that he has the attendees do – in a large group of horses and riders, they all just trot or canter around the arena – with all the riders holding on to the horn of their saddle and the reins just flapping. They’re not steering their horses at all. The purpose is for the horse to maintain whatever gait has been asked for. It does work, but it can get pretty….sporty. At some point, every horse ends up trotting or cantering right up to a fence and then he gets to the fence and he makes a decision. Left? Right? Well, if the rider has decided that the horse is going to go left….and the horse goes right….there’s likely to be a parting of ways. So, Clinton always says – don’t decide which way the horse is going to go. Stay in the middle of the saddle and don’t anticipate. That works – cause you’re not already thinking one way, only to be….disappointed.
And what, exactly, does this story have to do with stamping and this card? Stay with me here…..
Today’s card was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #135:
I should have called this card my “decisioning, debating, dithering” card, cause that’s what I spent quite a bit of time doing today. I pulled out Sheltering Tree. I took out the large leaf from Vintage Leaves. I considered Sprinkles of Life. Finally decided on Awesomely Artistic, because…well, just because I love it! And here’s where the back story comes in. I decided I was going LEFT before I knew what my horse was going to do. Metaphorically speaking, of course. In card-making-speak, I made an “ingredient” decision and wouldn’t let it go. It all turned out okay, but it resulted in lots more debating and dithering to. To be exact, I decided I was going to use the new 5/8″ Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon.
Perhaps the analogy was looser than I thought…. ?
Here’s what I came up with. Take a look-see: