Posted on October 13, 2013 by Dahlene
It has been a long 6 months with so many changes. My hubby Scott retired from work, my father in law passed awayand had to sort, purge and settle his estate…I just helped my sister and brother in law did the most. We had our granddaughter that we had not seen for 6 years move in with us along with her mother which has been so uplifting.
We bought a tent trailer and went camping at least 8 times but during this time I had gout or vertigo throughout the summer. During the summer my son Brad has painted, tiled, cleaned and fixed 2 bathrooms, entrance and now the kitchen. By the time the kitchen done pretty much or whole upstairs will be new again. My husband and Brad moved the fridge to where the pantry was and now the pantry is on the wall where the fridge was. Anyway for the last 6 months the stress caught up to me and brought on my vertigo that has not been this bad since it first came on in 2005.
I have been down for 6 weeks now and I think it is going to be a long time for it to settle down. Now onto my card… It has taken me a while to put it together but it was nice to be able to create again. This card was made with my first try of coloring with my copics using a drawing of a girl not just flowers. I also made an envelope and decorated the inside as well. I am loving my envelope punch board and being able to have it all match. I am not sure when I can get back to normal but at least it is a start.
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Posted on June 14, 2013 by Dahlene
So I am sitting in our new tent trailor doing my post out in the woods listening to the sound of the stream that is so soothing. I love listening to the birds chirping in the trees, and the smell of the fire burning.
Getting back to my post, before we left I was able to make a card that I am giving to my sister in law for her birthday. I came upon a technic that I wanted to try and I had a lot of fun doing it and I know I will do it more often.
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Posted on June 4, 2013 by Dahlene
Posted on May 25, 2013 by Dahlene
I was asked to make a box to hold some small bottles of lotion and fragrances. As I was looking for the pattern of the boxes I made last year I came upon this cute Double Milk Carton Holder made by Debra Flowers
. I think I will need to change it to hold taller boxes but the way she made the box to hold just two items will be just right for my project. I love creating 3D items and this will be a fun one. Debra’s instructions is for the holder only:
Cut: 6 1/2 X 4 ¾
Score: 1 ½ ON ALL 4 SIDES
For back handle:
Cut: 3 ½ x 3 ½
Use small oval for hole, and round corners on one end, then just glue inside
Stampin Up Milk Carton Die
I will come back with my version of this cute box in the next couple of days. See you then.
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Posted on May 12, 2013 by Dahlene
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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Posted on January 12, 2013 by Dahlene
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
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Posted on December 27, 2012 by 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.
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