Staying Put & A Winner!
I’m not sure where to start today. I’m completely humbled from all of your comments. I want to answer all of them…. it might take a little while but give me time.
I’m blown away by how many of you took the time to comment. I totally get busy lives, but your comments were so kindly written… I’m truly thankful.
I guess the first thing I want to say is… I’m not going anywhere and blogging will always continue. Although there are many things I want to quit lately, blogging isn’t one of them. It was great to hear from you because sometimes the silence is deafening. However, I also know how busy life gets. I pray everyday for it to slow down a bit and nothing has changed. I’ll continue to pray about that.
I was also relieved to see so many still read blogs. I was really taken back when I had read that article. I can see how other social media becomes popular because it’s faster and especially with today’s craziness it makes life easier. As one of you stated in your comments it social media tends to lack the personal side. Lord knows I have shared my own dirty laundry with you, a few times. You’ve been up close and personal with me a few times.
Truth be known, I want to write daily. I have piles of stuff waiting to be shared with you. I’m not kidding. Some days it’s not a lack of time to write as it is the heart to write. I love love love to share with you. Honestly, I wish you were all here to actually stamp with me. Wouldn’t that just be the best time EVER???
Over the last few months I think it’s been the hardest since Russ had his stroke. We’re trying to find our way into a new normal. Plus dealing with the onset of teenagers… let me stop there. Don’t get me wrong, we have everything to be grateful for. BUT… finding that new normal is SO not easy when you know how much of the normal has changed. It’s dealing with that change. Somedays are so easy and others… well let’s just say it’s not. It can be a very dark place. A place I’m not use to and a place I don’t like.
Of course if it wasn’t for my faith I’m sure my life would look much different. Let me say this too… there are days I wonder where God is. Why did this happen? What is He trying to teach me? Where can He use me? All of these things are constantly going on in my tiny little brain. Scary, huh?? It’s when I ask God these things something crazy divine happens and I know once again He is right here with me and these crazy people in my house.
Again, I’m truly thankful you are reading. I am thankful that you love to create. It’s a shared passion that you and I have. I’m here to share it with you. I have something pretty to share today and I even have a VIDEO. (If you fell out of your chair I hope you are okay…)
Now to pretties… and a WINNER.
Please give a BIG congrats to Peggy as she is our Blog Candy winner. Peggy, please email me by clicking the contact me button at the top right with your snail address. I’ll get some goodies off to you.
When I created this card I stumbled upon a little technique. I’m sure some one genius came up with this already as mine was purely a mistake. But.. I loved the look after it was finished.
It reminds me of Patina. That aged look you can get on wood or metal. Kinda greenish, typically more of a bronze look… but today I’ll take it in GOLD.
You can see how I created it below in this short video…
Oh, and before we go….
When do teenagers care about the way they look? Especially boys? Thursday night Brandon went to bed with a t-shirt on backwards. Friday when he came home from school he was wearing the same t-shirt still backwards. Help me baby Jesus!! The good news is he smelled great. He loves his fancy cologne. See, always something positive.