Thursday, May 28, 2015

single layer...pp#35

hey tracey, momma, friends old and new!

the paper plunge is featuring cards made with just one layer...always a tough one for me!!  however, it was perfect for this week because a single layer card is quick and easy!

here's what i did...

nothing fancy, really, but elegant all the same!  the black is not paper by the is just a border made with a black marker!

tonight i went to a retirement party for a dear friend of 25 years.  it was quite the gala and a true testimony to a wonderful lady.  as i looked around the room, there were so many people i adore.  unfortunately, my adoring them and thinking of them often does not translate into a phone call, a lunch date or martini thursday.  "we are all so busy" was the theme of the night.  well, i for one do not want to wait until i have time to visit with people who i can say always brought me joy...because, well, i don't think i'll have the time.  unless of course i make it!

my friend, jenn, and i drove together.  one of the best parts of the night was driving her back to her car in the parking lot of the dunkin donut's and sitting there for nearly an hour just shootin' the sh*t as they say.  it was a wonderful, comfortable, laugh-filled, solve the world's problems kind of that has been missing from our lives for a very long time...because we are too busy.  and it's true...we are so busy, but i miss those times with jenn.  it's not about having's about making time for the people who bring us joy!

lau tau once said, "time is a created thing.  to say, "i don't have time", is to say "i don't want to".  hmmm...

go forth and enjoy your time doing anything you want with anyone you want!

thanks for stopping by-
i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

may flowers...pp#33

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

tomorrow i am headed up north to ohio to see my step-daughter, tori, graduate from college.  it is a very exciting time for everyone...she is the last to march up the aisle to pomp and circumstance!  it is so neat to see the determination and wonder in the eyes of someone just starting out the rest of their's all so new again!

sort of like spring.  everything is new again.  one minute you look outside and the trees are bare and the grass is brown.  the next minute, the buds have bursted and the flowers are in full bloom.  i really love this time of is filled with hope for everything and everyone!

this week, at the paper plunge, we are challenging you to create some beautiful flowers...whether on a card, a bouquet, etc., make new life come alive in your paper crafting!

here is what i created:

i think tori will like this card.  the saying is just perfect for this young woman...she is filled with hope and determination...i know she will make any and all of her dreams come true.  i couldn't be more proud!

dr.  seuss once said, "today is your day.  your mountain is waiting now get on your way!"  i can't wait to see where tori's journey takes her...and i know she will take it by storm!

thank you for stopping by,
i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you.