Friday, March 24, 2017

Black and white with script

I haven't used this embossing 
folder in a long time.  I get hung 
up on one and don't use any
others and I don't really use
embossing folders that much
anyway.  This one just kind
of lends itself to black and white
because it reminds me of 
old-timey things.  

I love black and white together anyway.
I had an appointment with the
dentist for Monday and they called
me last night: can you come in tomorrow?
Yes!  That works much better for
me.  The dentist's nephew died and
they are having the funeral Monday.
I don't know  how old he is, but I 
am guessing that his nephew was a 
young man.  Very sad.  It's not
supposed to be the nature of
things for young people and children
to die before they've had a chance
to really live.  I guess we just have
to trust God on that one because we
will never understand it.
It's supposed to be almost 70 degrees
today!!!!!  I am starting to believe it
might actually get warm again.  
Last night we had an awesome 
thunderstorm.  I kept thinking I 
was hearing thunder but we  have
a few yahoos  around here who 
have loud cars so sometimes it's hard
to tell.  Then it got louder!  I was very
excited.  I ran B'Elanna out quickly
and then just enjoyed the storm.  I
guess the next two days we have
an 80% chance of rain.  So they
say now.  Someday I want to
meet "they".
Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

So glad

 Sorry about the paperclip.  As
per usual, a multi folded card
doesn't want to stay folded
very well.  But I love how
it turned out and it fits in a
regular sized envelope.

Who to send it to?  So many
people qualify. God has brought
some amazing people into my life.
Some have stayed, some have
gone.  All have shaped who I
am today.  Without their influence 
I wouldn't be the person I am today.
I don't think I'm too bad, LOL.
Improvements could be made,
especially when I have a slow
person in front of me on the road!
I need to develop some patience.
I'm sure there are quite a few 
other character traits that could
be worked on, but I'm relying on
Jesus to get that under control.
Thankfully He's not done with
me yet and never giving up on
me, either!  Even with all the
awesome people in my life
there's only one who will  never
leave me or forsake me and that
is Jesus.  I hold tight to His
hand and let Him lead me.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Butterfly trails

I got this card stock at JoAnn's 
last Sunday because it was a good
deal and I don't really have much pastel
card stock.   Bonus!  I didn't realize
that it was pearlized!  It is so pretty!
I also got the cool vellum that's 
in the circle.  Isn't it pretty?
I also used a new product I got
with the dies which is called wink
of Stella and is a glitter that comes
in a paintbrush type of  applicator.
That way you can put it exactly where 
you want it much more easily.  I
outlined the leaves in it. 
I woke up in a bad mood this morning
which is incredibly rare for me.  I
was thinking of something that
happened Saturday and it just
wouldn't get out of my mind.  I
hate that.  Then I get on the blog
and it has removed my widgets so
I couldn't start a new post.  I looked
for half an hour before I finally figured
out how to change it back.  Technology
is great except when it isn't.
Yesterday my brother in law and
sister in law and I went to Applebees
and had dinner then played cards.  I was
so sad to find out that their dog, Frodo,
died sometime Monday night.  He was
a great dog, but had been failing for
quite a while now.  He was 16 years
old.  He was one of the reasons I
decided I wanted a dog.  I think he
is running the green hills of Heaven
with Neelix, John's dog, and all the
birds.  At least that's how I
like to picture it.
Rest in Peace, Frodo.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stitched squares

I finally got my news toys from
Stampin' up!  It's stitched
shapes.  There's ovals, circles
and squares.  I chose the squares
 and  circle for this card.  I think they 
look so awesome!  I have a feeling
I'll be playing with these for a while.

I don't think I like the gems.
I thought about using pearls at
first and I think I should have just
gone with that, but it still looks good.

It's been a busy morning, I  had to
pick up my in laws after they dropped
their car off and I'll have to take them
back.  I DID have an appointment at
the dentist but they rescheduled.  I
won't be using Aspen dental again
after this situation.  I love my dentist,
but I thought they could do a 
better job making me a new partial. 
I don't like the service, not crazy about
the dentists, and they are S-L-O-W.
Tonight I'm playing cards with the
in laws and I intend to beat Larry.
We are ridiculously competitive!!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Purple prom dress

I thought this pattern was going
to be a lot prettier  than it
 ended up to be.

I'm just not all that enthralled
with it.
I took B'Elanna out just now
and I can smell the bread from
the McDonald's bakery.  It
doesn't get down our way too
often, but when it does, I just
want to inhale over and over!
We had an awesome thunderstorm
at 430 this morning!  Lightening,
lots of thunder.  I didn't hear
any rain, but everything is
wet.  I probably drifted back
to sleep before it started.
The songs went well yesterday.
I am still shaky on "Worthy, Worthy"
but I kept my promise to God 
about "Revelation Song".  I
just love signing the songs.  It's
such an interactive way to
praise God.  So much more
fulfilling for me than just
the singing alone.  Not that that
isn't wonderful, it is.  But to me
the signing just adds so much
to it.
I ordered a hand shape 
dictionary yesterday.  That will
come in handy when I know what
the sign looks like but not the
English word to go along with
it.  Which happens to me a lot,
I might add...!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Remember to smile

I really like this card except that
I messed it up and fixing it
would look even worse.  Hey-
it's handmade, right?  It's
not always perfect.

I slept badly last  night and woke
up late, so I have to leave in a 
couple minutes, but I did have
time to get myself presentable, 
so that's all that matters.  I'm
signing "Revelation song" and
"Worthy, worthy".  That one
I'm a little shaky on, but I can
watch Coleen and again, who will
know I mess up but them and
they don't pay attention to me,
they are signing/singing to God.
He's the only one that matters.
I don't think He notices either.  If
we are to make a "joyful noise" 
unto the Lord, a few stuttering
hand motions qualify, I think, LOL!
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Positive and negative

I have to admit I made this card on
the fly this morning because I didn't
have one ready and didn't get home
until 11 PM.  The movie was great, I 
really enjoyed it.  Afterward Pam,
her son, Josh, and I went to Arby's
and had a bite to eat.  By the time
we got done I still had a half hour
drive back home.  She was sad that
the little boy she interprets for
wasn't there.  His family had plans
to come and at the last minute
they had car trouble.  The movies
are closed captioned in case we 
have any deaf people attend.

So here's my quickie card.  I like 
how it turned out for a card put
together in about half an hour.  I
should have put the flourish
to the left a little more  but I
wasn't sure what I was going 
to put in the corner and THAT
is what happens when you make
a card quickly.
It's cold and rainy out, but at
least it is above freezing.  I am
looking forward to class this
morning and band practice later.
Pam says I have to sign at least the
last one which is "Revelation song"
because I promised God last summer
that the next time they did 
Revelation song I would sign in
front of the church.  Well, since then
I've signed quite a bit so I don't
know that that would still apply...
But a promise is a promise, I suppose.
It would be nice if I could do
a couple others.  I'm not sure if
I know the other songs or not.  
Guess I'll find out later on. 
Happy Saturday!

Black and white with script

I haven't used this embossing  folder in a long time.  I get hung  up on one and don't use any others and I don't really ...