I'm late, but at least I made it back before March was over. It was an eventful week here last week, but not in a good way. It seems that all of the gloomy, cold, unlike spring days, go along with the sorrowful thing that happened. Something that you can't change but you live over and over in your mind imagining a different outcome... wondering why and praying for those that were close... in my mind it doesn't make sense and it eats up the time in my day and brings too many sleepless nights.
I wish that I could turn off my brain and rest. The only thing that I can do is to remind anyone who will listen, is to take whatever opportunity that you might have to thank a public servant. They get paid too little and and don't get enough praise for what they for our communities.
Life goes on, so I had to move forward trying to be productive. Mostly because I have to be. It's those commitments that keep me going otherwise it would be so easy to do nothing but worry and talk too much about the sadness and loss that so many are feeling. All I want to do is spend more time just hanging with everyone that I love so that those moments never end, but reality makes me get back to work. And I am grateful for that.
So, here is my newest project. Done out of necessity, but made with hope for everything that is real and wonderful. For the Glue Arts Blog and My Little Shoebox. Thanks to both for the amazing product and for the faith that you put in me to represent!
I haven't made a layout in some time. I actually had to pull out some of my old layouts for inspiration. Have been feeling so uninspired creatively as of late. I wish that I had done better on this, but am glad for what it is. The springy, happy "Home Tweet Home" collection by My Little Shoebox is perfect for this photo of cutie pie, Briah. This was from a shoot done with her, her mommy and new daddy-to-be late last summer. Oh how I wish that we had just a bit of that green grass and warm air right about now!
If you go to the Glue Arts blog, there are instructions and a supply list for the layout. I thought that the flowers turned out cute and added some dimension to the page. I love the U-Cut-It 8.5" x 11" Foam for popping up a photo and used it also to die cut the larger flower. It's a really great product and you'll never have to worry about it falling off of your page or any other project because it sticks like crazy.
I sometimes forget to give credit to AccuCut for the flower die cuts that I turn to over and over. They have really great dies to work with.
JeanFB...please email me with your street address and I will send the Heart & Dressmaker's Flower garland off to you asap!!!!
As for the rest of you, comment here for a chance to win another little something. This time it will be some of the "My Little Shoebox" Mini alphabet stickers like I used on my layout. I'll be throwing in a couple of other things to go with them too. It'll be a surprize.
I'm truly grateful for life... for my creative work and the people that sponsor that...and for all of you that turn to my blog looking for a small bit of something to create for yourself. You all help me to get the job done :-)