Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #68

Running: Last week, I went to see the HR director to see if she could provide some insight as to what to put in my performance plan. Before that part of our conversation even started...

HR director- "Tina, how's your training program been going?" (She's the one that drew it up for me.) "The race is coming up next week, are you ready?"
me- "Well, I know I can run the 5 miles. It's just a matter of if I can do it faster than I ran the 8K in March."
HR director- "I run in the area that the race is. Let's run part of it together on Tuesday. I usually run there for 90 minutes. I can meet you there at 7 if that works for you."
me- "Ummm (panic...does she mean 7 AM or 7 PM?). Sure, ok."
HR director- "Let me sent you an Outlook calendar appointment as a reminder."

Later on in the conversation, I realized she meant 7 AM. The run this morning wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it's very clear that she and I are not on the same level. She actually won this particular 8K race last year. I'm just going to be happy if I run at a pace below 10:37 min/mile, which was my pace during the March 8K. While I appreciated her willingness to draw up a training plan, my motivation's gone downhill over the past couple of weeks because I haven't been able to achieve the times that have been outlined in the training program and I've gotten lazy. I think I'll have a renewed love for running once this race is over and I don't feel compelled to have to follow a training plan that I can't keep up with. Blah. Anyway...

Card: Here's my take on Wee Memories Challenge #68: No Pattern Paper projects. "You can make your own with stamps but you can not use any pattern paper for this challenge." For some reason, the word "merry" was sticking out in my head, so I decided to create a card that had "merry" in the sentiment. The sentiment "be merry" came to mind even though Christmas is months away. I used the Hero Arts background stamp again and used red in for a tone-on-tone effect. I used a border punch on the green strips of paper. To create a smooth curve on the white cardstock, I used Nestabilities circle die and some tape to make sure that the curve was right in the center. While I could have used stamps to create the sentiment, I dug out some alphabet stickers that I bought at Archivers and used them instead. The finishing touch was creating the winter scene and adding the faux stitching.

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Green, French Blue, Warm Red
Stamps: Hero Arts- Cling Classic Fabric Design (background), SEI- Winter Song (tree, snowflake)
Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch
Stickers: Lily Bee Design- Picket Fence Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
White Gel Pen: Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
Pearl: Queen & Co.- Pearl


Rachel Izakowicz said...

Great Christmas card - love the layout. And good luck with the run! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Jen W. said...

Love the Christmas scene and that stamp in red is perfect for Christmas cards. Good luck with the run and don't put so much pressure on yourself. That was a tough training session to take on especially at the height of summer!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty!!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

Laurel said...

What a wonderful creation!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

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