The time has come!
Tomorrow morning we leave for two weeks in Plettenberg Bay.
To say that I need this break would be a serious understatement.
I cannot describe to you just how absolutely weary and bone tired I have become. I feel so OLD!
One doesn't realise just how much you give of yourself when you work with broken people on a daily basis and how emotionally draining it can be. Please don't think for a moment I would give it up for ANYTHING. Nothing, no money or material thing in the world, can beat the feeling of seeing a person become free of addiction and become emotionally and spiritually whole.
With this comes the realization that we need to take a two week break every six months. If we don't we will end up burning out and be of no use to anybody.
We need a time of refreshing and resting in the Lord, He is the filler of these empty wells.
Today I would like to share with you the latest CSI (Color, Story, Inspiration) case file. The colour combination is so summery and makes me feel happy.
I chose photos of Stefan taken when he experienced a walk on the beach for the first time. Here is my layout.
It is always my personal challenge to use the Silhouette Cameo for each and every layout I make. I like my patterned papers to stand out and have matted it on the black cardstock.
Triangles were one of the evidence and I applied coarse sandy texture paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil.
Further evidence...items no longer considered trendy....the little clips at the top of the photo. Hearts coloured according to the colour combination required.
I love the little crab and it was the perfect touch to go with the seaweed. I journaled Stefan's first visit to the beach. I still believed there was "something" missing and was happy once I added the rhinestones to the cut out Quatrefoil.
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