This week's OLW is on Heather's Blog. It's a fun one, and I hope you'll join in!!!!
Reading your comments on my last post was enlightening. Methinks I'll be purging again soon...and I mean that in a good way.
Other than the brad cards, I've not made much in the past few weeks, but I found a stash of cards on my computer that haven't made their way onto the blog yet, so yay! At least, I don't remember posting them, but, then, my memory isn't what it used to be.
Don't you love the Square Prints set from the mega-talented Maile Belles at Papertrey?
I saw a card somewhere (Maile's blog, perhaps) that used the squares from Square Prints snuggled next to each other to form a largish background. This takes a surprisingly steady hand, and I much prefer using these squares with a little space around them, or punched and popped into place using a dimensional. Much more forgiving. But then, I've been battling perfectionism since birth, so you might find the odd overlap less of a bother.
Bahama blue and pear tart would be my two favorite Memento colors if I had favorite colors, which I do not. I also don't have a favorite dessert, favorite song, or favorite book. I'm all about inclusion. We wouldn't want the apple pie feeling sad because I prefer chocolate cake, now would we?
Which may explain my 10-pound weight gain this winter.
But anyway, when I was young, I didn't like yellowy greens like pear tart, and now I love them. Tastes change, and I think as we grow up and experience more of these changes in ourselves, we realize how ephemeral our preferences are and hate things a little less. After all, who knows when you'll suddenly feel a need for a puce wardrobe, you know?
If you have a least-favorite color, I urge you to overcome your prejudice and find ways to use it. All colors serve a wonderful purpose in design. I used to hate orange. I mean hate with a hot hate. But I made myself use it and lo, the clouds parted and orange became beautiful in my eyes! Now, it makes me happy, especially when I saw my son wearing an orange graphic t-shirt with the Reese's logo on it.
Have you overcome a prejudice against a color? How did you do it? Was it a natural, gradual change; did you work to overcome it; or did you experience an epiphany?
stamps: Papertrey Square Prints, Round and Round