Monday, February 13, 2017

happy valentine's day to you!

hey there momma, tracey, friends old and new!

i got to play a bit in the lady cave this weekend...just thought i'd share what i made.  they are for a 'secret sister' i am swapping with during the whole year.  i hope she doesn't know of my little ol blog...or there is no surprise!  fingers crossed!

the flowers were stamped on the SU! white shimmer new addiction!  i used stazon ink and my aqua painter filled with alcohol instead of water.  i prefer using the dries much faster.  and when you are fussy cutting, staying in the lines is not an issue!  i love pairing bright colors with navy blue...always a winning combination!!

again...a bit of fussy cutting, i know, but not a problem when you're watching Gilmore Girls and eating M&Ms!!  this card is much cleaner than i am known for creating, and i love it!

tomorrow is valentine's day.  everyone who knows me knows i love love.  but the funny thing is, i'm not a huge fan of the day.  i really think there is too much pressure to make something special out of an idea i would like to see happen every day.

i'm not a party pooper.

i just love the little bits of love i receive when it's not expected...when my husband calls me in the middle of the day just to tell me how beautiful i am or how proud of me he is.  or how about my son buying me 44 oz of diet pepsi from wawa first thing in the morning, when he knows i crave it most (remember, this is a judgement-free zone!).  love is when my daughter sends me a text that she wishes i was there, in texas, sharing some margaritas!

h. jackson brown, jr., a well known american author once wrote words to live by..."love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own."  wow. so. simple.

i'd like to think i love in that way...

thank you for stopping by today,
i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy New Year!

hey there momma, tracey, friends old and new!

happy new year to you...welcome back!

i've written the beginning intro to this post a half a dozen times...laying down excuses of why this is the first post in over a year...and it all sounds just stupid and boring.

so let's pretend i'm new to this world of blogging and start off fresh...

i've had quite a year...the loss of my wonderful father, three weddings (about 400 invitations made by hand!), a new puppy and a new kitten. here are the happy couples...
My daughter, Sarah, and Harold
My stepson, Kevin, and Alanna
My stepdaughter, Tori, and Tim

however, i did manage to stamp.  as a matter of fact, i stamped quite a bit...some original, some CASEd and some a bit of bothe!   here's a sampling of what i've been up to in the lady cave:

i've heard, "it's not about having time, it's about making time".  preach.

i'm happiest when i make good choices.  life is all about the choices we make.  2017 needs to be the year i live from the neck up...making choices that will enhance my life, not those that will make me feel worse about a woman, wife, momma, teacher, friend, creative.

i hope you'll hang in here with me!  i love what i do and sharing it makes it extra special!

"you have a choice to live your best life every day, no matter the circumstances" new mantra!

peace be with you,