best advice

The prompt at The Creative Type is "The best advice I ever received". After much thought and realizing that over the years I have heard lots of kernels of wisdom, I finally chose one that has really stuck with me. It's from Gretchen Rubin's book, The Happiness Project, and it's "spend out". Turns out I have been always good at saving - but sometimes too good, meaning I would save useful items for a rainy day. Instead of using my really nice pens, I would savehoard them, and years later when I found them, they were rendered useless. This is one of the issues I worked to resolve. Spending out has not only allowed me to enjoy the things I have, but to also appreciate life in the moment. Instead of saving gifts or hugs or compliments, I find much joy in sharing these things with friends and loved ones right away.

This is how my layout came together, using mostly little items I had been saving (yes, I even save little tiny scraps of paper. it's pathetic)... I started off by stamping with Lawn Fawn and adding some 7gypsies tape to kraft cardstock. Then kept on layering from there.

And if you want a chance to win one of our packs of washi tapes, join in on the fun.

You'll need to upload your layouts to the flickr group and leave a comment on the Creative Type blog. Hope you'll play along!