I am finally back. After suffering a severe depression, I am finally doing better though and am ready to move on. I mean literally. I have moved my blog to http://www.stampingoutsad.blogspot.com/ . Most of you did not know that shadow no more was the shadow I held for our son that had passed almost 8 years ago, and although, I think of him everyday, I do not think it was healthy for me, using that as my blog. I miss him deeply and always will. So help me move on by joining me at my new site soon. Hugs to everyone and thanks for understanding. God Bless all of you.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I love the idea of Random Acts of Kindness. But if it is just left with being an idea, then what is the point. RAK starts with individuals willing to share a smile, gesture, token of gratitude or what you feel God has moved you to share of yourself. I challenge each of you to share a RAK this week. I promise it will bring a smile to the receiver and you may be surprised at the smile it will put on your heart. Take the time to post a RAK that you have received. God Bless all RAK, help it to bring us all closer together. SMILE ;) you will be glad you did.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap
April Theme Steampunk Art
Steampunk Writer and Steampunk Traveler
Steampunk Traveler was done by Sonya Nelson. It looks like she had fun with this. I think she is a warrior herself to have been able to put all those little pieces of metal on this little card. They are
3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches (the size of a baseball card). Awesome job Sonya.
I did the Steampunk Writer. This was way out of my box, but most of you that know me can definately tell that I did it. Making this card was such a challenge, but very rewarding. My thoughts on this was that you can look through her eye to see what is in her heart and mind. Her heart is full of love and compassion, but her mind is thinking of the typewriter that could possible make the task of writing a little faster.
In todays world we get so caught up in conveniences. Take the time to write to a dear friend. The fact that you have taken the time to write it rather than computerize it really means alot.
Thanks for stopping by, come by again soon.
God Bless You All
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
When in doubt about that, ask our creator, He is amazing and makes no mistakes. Are you doing your best with the canvas he gave you? Feeling in a funk and having trouble getting out of it. Put on a red and purple hat (over 50), if that is too bold for you try the pink and lavender (under 50). Be really bold and throw in a feather or two. Even if you do this at home by yourself, it will make you smile. God loves that in us. It is Satan who brings you down, don't allow him to do that to you. Life is too short to not have fun. So are you feeling a little daring?
Poem by: Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me
And, I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops, and press alarm bells
And run my stick along public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens....
But maybe I ought to practice a little now
So people who know me are not too shocked or surprised
When suddenly I'm old and start to wear purple.
Enjoy, your day and be a little daring. God bless all of you and thanks for stopping by. Take time to say, what you are up to today. I would love to hear from you.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thank you for stopping by today. It is snowing here, just a sign that spring is on its way. Never knew til I moved here, it can actually be too cold to snow. I love the snow. Snowflakes are as individual as we are. God made us all different, hand-crafted by the best. If you don't feel you have a purpose to be here. please take time to look harder. He knew you and had plans for you even before you were born. Don't ever feel alone for he is with you. If you ever want to see one of his greatest creations just look in the mirror. He loves you like you are the only one, why because you are, you are unique. Keep Smilin' and find out what he has in store for you today.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
No, not really. Just another crazy day. One child home sick. But, with four still living at home that is considered very lucky. Getting away to a long hot bath is my escape, even on a day that isn't crazy. Quiet time to think, in between the kids knocking on the door, "Mom, but Mom". Just one of the prices of motherhood.
I made this card for a dear friend, she never received it. I am just the mechanic whos car is never working. I make cards like crazy, but rarely send a card. So, if you feel left out, don't, I love you all. I think of everyone on their birthday, I do have them written on my calendar. You are thought about, I am not ever quite sure what to say in them. Card maker -- yes. Hallmark -- no.
So, if you are having a crazy day. Take a long hot bath, and blame it on me. Let your daughters come in and fix their hair and they will have your undivided attention. Those times are priceless. Amazing how much talking can get done when there aren't distractions.
May God bless your day with undistracted moments with family and friends. Where ever you may find that quiet time.
Love to all!