So as you have noticed I have not posted for a while. I have had several changes in my life lately. In February my father in law passed away then a great friend passed away.
Then my husband had to decide what to do about his employment. His employment was changing from straight swing shift and was about 3 miles from home to straight graveyard and about an extra 3 hours of driving each day. He decided it would cost us more money for him to work than to just retire early.
I also have had my granddaughter and her mother move in with us, our house is full but I would not have it any other way.
Since my father in law passed we have inherited many many boxes of stuff and furniture so I have been trying to find places for them.
It has been awhile since I really have been able to create but I have been keeping up with all the new stamps and embellishments. The sad thing is that I have bought some fun new supplies but have not really had the time to play with them…..hopefully next week I can enjoy them.
I did however make my daughter a thank you card that I had fun doing especially after I found that she loves owls. I hope all the wonderful mother’s enjoy their Mother’s Day tomorrow.
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Getting back to normal but what is normal? I feel that we all go through life wondering what our normal is.
I have decided that I will always have a house full of yelling, laughing, fighting grandchildren living under our roof and that it seems is our new normal. What would my life be without my grandchildren and dogs and a dirty house be?
As I look back on my life and thought I had some really hard trials over the years, I know that we are never alone when we go through life’s trials and knowing that I have my family and friends around me everyday that I can go through whatever life brings me. I know that some of the little trials I have had are nothing compared to some of my friends and family.
My life right now is wonderful and my goal for this year is to be as positive as I can. It is real easy to get into the habit of telling everyone that asks how I am doing and I start saying this is going on or that was going on….basically I was always telling others about my problems that I have not given others the chance to tell me how they are doing.
I have a wonderful husband that loves me, children and grandchildren who adore me and a goofball for a dog that makes me laugh. My house will always be in chaos but that is my normal and I would not change it for anything else.
Whatever trials I may have I know others are going through harder trials than I can ever imagine and to those going through these rough times please know you are in my heart and prayers every night. And for the picture you see all I need to do is look at the serene look of it and it makes me calm. I love all my family and friends more than you know, Dahlene
Several weeks ago I decided to help a great friend with some all occasion cards so she can give them away for Christmas. I did this one for the Birthday card but I added some bling inside the swirls which made it look so much better. I have more to add soon. I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
I have a very good friend that actually got me interested in paper crafts about 10 years ago, when she had a Stampin Up party back then and I was hooked. She called me last week to ask me a question about a gift to make to give to another friend. I told her that I would love to help her make some new cards that she could not make herself as she does not have the die, cricket or punches I have and I thought she might like to play with some of the supplies that I have.
I decided to get some of the card bases printed and cut so that part will be done when she comes and then I thought to make good use of the time we will have that it would be a good idea to have some cards already finished so that I can give her some ideas to choose from. This is one of the cards that I made…I will show the rest in the next couple of days. I hope you have a great day, Love Dahlene
I really like the way they turned out. I printed the sentiments on both the inside and out.
I decided that I need to start using my supplies that I already have on hand before I get new toys. I forgot about this Happy Healing stamp set from Stampin Up.
As I was going through my email today I came across this beautiful card made by Jen del Maro.
I love the colors and how elegant the card is. I have been doing Christmas cards and I can say I am finally done. I also have been making gifts to give to my neighbors and friends…I guess I am trying to be on top of the rush of Christmas. I am also trying to get on top of my house cleaning Yuck!
I do have to say I love this time of year when it gets dark and cold outside. I tend to snuggle in front of my “fireplace”…LOL it is one of those Amish electric fireplaces but it really looks and feels like a real fireplace. I get into the mood to cross stitch and make cards actually this time of year I seem to do more of everything I like to do.
I hope your Thanksgiving is a great one,
Love you Dahlene