Thursday, December 13, 2018

"Enjoy Each Moment"

Hello beautiful people.
It's Thursday and we're approaching another weekend. 
We will not have snow but rain  and more rain  in the forecast for Friday through Sunday.  With the snow melting and being mixed with the rain, flooding is predicted for a lot of places.  To be on the safe side, it would be a nice weekend to stay at home.

This time of the year makes a lot of people anxious about everything...getting the house organized and decorated for the holidays...shopping for gifts for family, friends and coworkers and being overwhelmed with what to get and what will make them happy... cooking or ordering the meal and making sure everyone will be able to eat what has been fixed...preparing for a trip either home or abroad and making sure your luggage is not over the weight limit at the airport...THESE ARE MOMENTS and some of them are not enjoyable.  Anxiety seeps in maybe over these things and some others...not enough time ...not enough money...not enough etc.
STOP and put the brakes on.  Hold them down for as long as you can.  The holiday should not be about any of those things.  You should not go into debt trying to please people and to make them happy for one day out of the year.  If you don't have time to do major cleaning, do what you can and  if the guest make negative comments about a "dust bunny", show or tell them where the cleaning supplies are. Let them know that you would be very happy if they offer to help wherever they see a need (ha ha ha).  If people are coming over for dinner, announce in advance what will be served.  Let them know that they can bring their own covered dish or something to please their taste. 

Each MOMENT should be enjoyed and I've created a card for your enjoyment.  Take a look:

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock:  Paper and More pink;  DP from Hunkydory Vintage Glamour and Prima Santorini
die: tag die from AliExpress
embellishments: China Tea Cups from 7gypsies, medium moonstone brad, flower sticker

Take a little time for yourself and enjoy each moment.  Life shouldn't be about being overwhelmed and anxious.

Thank you so much for your continued support and beautiful comments.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Sharing Two Cards"

Hello beautiful people.
I'm sharing two cards that I made for your viewing today.  A Christmas card and an all occasion card.
The Christmas card was made for a challenge.  The all occasion card will be used at a later time.  When you get to the end of the year, it seems that most of your cards have been donated/given away, or used and you need to start on a new batch.
Take a look at what I have to share:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Paper and More pink; Paper and More white pearlescent;  DP from Bo Bunny;  Tonic Studio burnished rose;  Tim Holtz metallic confections; Neenah white; craft cardstock and Recollections green
dies: Tutti Design
sentiment from Hunkydory Festive Family


 

This is an entry for http://www.splitcoaststampers.com

SC 727 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; Bazzill red; Recollections Noel red check; Hunkydory gold
die: Tutti Design Angelic Window and an AliExpress die
ink: Versa Mark and WOW embossing powder white puff
embellishment: ribbon and lace
The sketch SC727 was used as a guide.

Thanks for viewing today.  Thanks for the comments you have previously made on my projects.  I do appreciate them.  You are welcome to return for more inspiration.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"Going Pink For You"

It's Tuesday, December 11, 2018. 
Happy day to you my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Snow is still on the ground due to the cold temperature.  It's lovely because it gives me a chance to craft without having to go on an assignment outside of my home.  I was promised a trip to Hobby Lobby.  I didn't make it last week and it pretty much looks as if  I will not be going this week either.

Let's count how many days before Christmas...fourteen.  Did you get the same answer?  Fourteen days before I can see my "Sunshine" again.  Fourteen days before I can see my daughter from Florida (she is coming home for the holiday).  Fourteen more days before we meet and fellowship with my North Carolina daughter, her husband and his family.   May God continue to bless me to be here for another fourteen days and beyond.

Pink...do you love that color?  Many times it represents women, womankind and femininity.  However, men appear to get into the groove especially with wearing pink.  Pink shirts, coats and pink neckties can be seen as a trend at least in my area.  Once upon a time, a man would be ostracized for wearing that color.  Trends are changing.
My share for today includes a lot of pink.  I'm sorry men, but I was focused on the/a woman today.  I'm still working on birthday cards for December and maybe start on some for January.  Here, take a look at my project and enjoy the view.

 


this will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white;  Tonic Studio burnished rose;  Recollections grey;  Paper and More pink
dies: Tonic Studio corner dies; ODBD stitched circle die;  Sizzix doily die
embellishments:  Kanban Crafts Vintage Glamour (image, sentiment and flowers); Ranger liquid pearls coral pink; Prima flower (vine).

Thank you so much for reading, commenting and just for visiting with me on this blog.  I always appreciate you.

Sending a hug and love,
Lois

Monday, December 10, 2018

"It Doesn't Say Happy Birthday"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers. 
It is Monday, December 10, 2018.  On the outside the three to six inches of snow is melting.  A few ice pellets did fall on top of it for a few minutes but not enough to amount to anything.  That's the good part...the ice stopped falling.  No one wants to slip and slide or fall down breaking a body part.  It (the snow) was very pretty yesterday as it fell from the sky.  Okay, my excitement came... I enjoyed it and since it is going away... I don't need to see anymore.

Birthdays  for the month of December: 
I didn't forget you and I know we are on the 10th day of the month.  I was focused on Christmas cards and it entered my thoughts  that I had not made birthday cards for the people who celebrate in December.  I often wonder why November, December,and January  birthday people are forgotten.  Someone once said that those birthdays are so close to major holidays that you just forget the birthdays and concentrate on the festivities of the holidays.  If you miss those born in November...give them a gift at Christmas and say... this is also for your belated birthday.  It also can be said with January birthdays.  Give a Christmas gift and include a note that says, "this is for your birthday, also".
Here is a card for a recipient who will be celebrating a December birthday.  Where is the sentiment that says, "Happy Birthday",  I don't see one?  Don't worry,  it will be included (personalized) when I mail it.  Today, for your view, I intentionally left it off.

Enjoy your view:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
entry for http://www.scrapbook.com

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock;  Recollections light blue and dark blue cardstock;  DP from Prima Georgia Blues
dies: Alina Craft tag and doily
embellishments:   American Craft Premium Ribbon (light blue);  lace; dragonfly sticker; gems

Thanks for viewing.  Please come again.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Friday, December 7, 2018

"Snow Is On The Way"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome to Friday, December 7, 2018.  It is going to snow in my area Sunday.  At least that's what the weather people keep reporting.  We did see some flakes on Wednesday.  They were falling so pretty but didn't accumulate to stay around for a long period of time.
My card share for today features a SNOW family.  They are "Snow happy to see the first major snowfall for this blogger's joy".
As I was telling someone on Wednesday, I like to see the first "big" snow.  I get excited like a little child and can watch it fall and feel good.  After the first one, I really don't want to see anymore.
Enjoy this card and also the one I made for a challenge using paper from Hunkydory "Christmas Past" and Heartfelt Creations "Winter's Eve".

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white;  Recollections black;  DP from Tim Holtz Etcetera paper stash
embellishments: doily, flowers, wooden snowflakes, DecoArt snow writer, blue gems, picture from google
entry for http://www.splitcoaststamper.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white;  Recollections dark grey;  Bazzill red; DP from Heartfelt Creations "Winter's Eve" and Hunkydory "Christmas Past"

Thanks for taking a little time to view with me today.  Enjoy your weekend whether it is snowman building, sledding, swimming, or horseback riding.  Just have a good time.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois