Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I am actually posting twice in one day after such a dry spell--yeah! This is a card that came together pretty quickly using a new stamp set I picked up yesterday. I feel pretty guilty sometimes because I have more than enough...but there is always something new and cute to catch the eye! Anyhoo, I figure if I stuff this in my hubby's lunch he'll love it and my conscense will be soothed ;-). The camera would not pick up the score lines on this which add a lot more deminsion and interest in real life, but that's ok..you get the general idea. I am just so happy to be crafting again. My finicky poodle has even found a spot to sit in, so I have had company too! Maybe next week I'll post some photos of my new craft space--I am blessed enought to have my own room--no matter how small! Thanks for looking.
Good day and thanks to my few and loyal viewers!! I first should say that the moon was amazing last night and my hubby and I took a nice walk and sat on the beach before bed...very cool. This moring, on the first day of fall, we had totally rainy and overcast weather--perfect! I was inspired to make a fall themed card and convicted of my recent gloomy attitude. Each day IS a gift and I am thankful for them all. I am so in the fall frame of mind that I am even going to make some soup for dinner tonight--even if we have to sit in front of the fan to eat it!! Thanks for looking :-D
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I wanted to put a fall layout on my page, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Fall is my favorite time of year...I love the crisp air, apples, falling leaves etc. It has always been my favorite season and will be one of the things I will miss here in Hawaii. I decided to focus on the present which is palm trees and sunshine...poor me right? lol. I want my blog to reflect the beautiful palette of God's creation that I currently enjoy. My house is almost completely in order and is finally feeling like a home. Sun rash, contact dermatitis turned staph infection, centipede bite (on my face--while sleeping), jelly fish stings and high humidity with no AC have been just a few of the hurdles that I have been facing. I am all healed up, and adjusting to the constant sticky feeling! My son started a private High School after being in special education in the public school system his whole life. We have had a minimum of 4 hours of homework a night and he is still lagging, but I see improvements every day. We do have an amazing view from our home and the drive to school for him every day opens up to a panoramic view of the pacific ocean...it takes my breath EVERY time I see it. For whatever it is worth, the scenery is no comparison to loving friends and church fellowship which we are still waiting for. I guess this is all a sign of my age...I don't adapt as quickly or as well to changes. That, and I am losing the battle with gravity...good thing my eyesight is going too (helps not to notice too much)! At any rate, I am thankful for this internet outlet...it does not replace interaction with people, but sure helps to fill the void. Thanks for bearing with and reading this post (if you did) and I pray that you have a most blessed day in the Lord!
Soli Deo Gloria
Soli Deo Gloria
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This my first card in months! I made it for the Bloggers Challenge group for this week's fall theme. I needed a thank you card so I took the opportunity to do both in one. I used a stencil with paste and several types of glitter to make the tree. I picked it up at a locally owned craft store. A retired couple owns/operates it and they were such a delight when I was having a tough day. Being in their store immediately brightened my spirits, then they were super nice, so I am glad to use one of the products I purchased from them for my come-back card. I have missed crafting! At any rate, I didn't have a real plan with my color placement...but I kinda like how it turned out. The sentiment was die cut from metallic card stock that I also used as a mat. This is really sparkly irl....thanks for looking.