12/18/10

Pause...




in the hurried frenzy of last minute "to do's"... I've been sitting in my chair and pausing.  I highly recommend it for health and sanity!  This week I found a couple of challenges that tied in nicely with
the direction I took with this tag.




Louise over at Kard Krazy selected a color challenge to use green, yellow, and brown in your tag.  Well, the first two colors are  beloved in our home as they are our University of Oregon hues.  And we are National Championship Bowl bound (see yesterdays' post).  I must say the addition of earth tone kicked it up a notch.  I love how the brown grounded the green and yellow.  

I was also inspired by Louise's two page spread in Stamper's Sampler to use sentiment stamps in other ways.  Congratulations, Louise!  My Stampers Anonymous sentiment is oriented horizontally.  I decided to use it with the Dynamo label maker and an unknown alpha set inked with Tim Holtz DI walnut stain.   The wonderfully cozy wing chair is from Hot Potatoes.     
  
The foundation of my tag is rich kraft.  A call was issued this week to  make kraft creations at City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #35.  I admit I don't use this versatile color enough.  Thanks for putting it in the spotlight this week, Ladies!


And here's a pic of where I pause frequently!
May you have time in your day to pause...and
thanks so much for stopping by.
                                                                                                         

15 comments:

Susie Dally said...

Wonderful thoughts and use of the colors!

Nancy said...

wonderful tag...love the sentiment, such perfect advice! I appreciate your visit to my blog, I love making new blog friends!
blessings to you!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A great way to use this color scheme...and I just love the design of your tag. Glad your were inspired to use sentiments in a new way!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun tag, Susan! I love the collage approach you took, and that sentiment is fantastic. A pause is certainly what this blogger needs!!!

Cook22 said...

I like those warm relaxing colours and random shapes. And your sentiment takes me to *Be still and know that I am God*.
Thank you for the email, too.

Sarah said...

Great tag and great wisdom... thank you for reminding me that I really do need to take a breather from time to time! Love the collage look of your tag!

Kelly said...

gorgeous tag!

Ros said...

Fabulous tag ... great colours ... and as a philosophy student I pause regularly to clear my mind ... Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB

Stella said...

The thought behind this tag and the sentiment on it are so true...
I'm looking for that kind of chair :) because we are looking for some new furniture...:)
Your tag is gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great tag and meaningful quote, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I soooo love the sentiment on your tag. I really need a "pause" right about now.

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What an awesome tag, Love how you incorporated the text!

Linda Robinson said...

What a great tag.. Your sentiment is so true.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful tag, love all the details.

Cheryl Nelson said...

so fabulous! love the quote!