Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Stress the Little Stuff

Housework! I am piled up to my ears in it....But thats ok because it means that we are living and eating and breathing and enjoying our home.  Every now and then I begin to complain but then I remind myself that housework will never end. If I get around to it then that is great but if I don't then why stress it because it will always be there....Not stressing the little things is something that I am learning and trying to be more successful at. Halloween is already here this week and pretty soon Thanksgiving will be around the corner and our house will be hustling and bustling with the sounds of family members and the smell of roasted turkey....I am trying to get all my housework preparations done now so the week of Thanksgiving I won't be so stressed out. But like I said, I am learning to take everything one day at a time.....
I have a few cards to share today........
On this card, I used a basic house stamp from "Hero Arts"and turned it into a cute "holiday" house by using christmas pattern paper to paper piece the house together. I also added a soft snowy feel to the card by using some "Flower Soft" all over the card and on the roof of the house.

This card reminds me of an old vintage victorian Christmas. I added a few rhinestones to my stamped "christmas tree" to add a little sparkle and shine :)

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope your day is filled with beautiful blessings...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Festival and Gingerbread Men

This week has been quite a long one for me.  My husband and I spent the weekend at the pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay.  It is our yearly tradition to go there.  It is fun because the festival is located right off the California coast and driving to the festival you can see beautiful pumpkins growing alongside the ocean. At the festival, there are several artisans selling their handmade goods and lots of pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream to go around. I found a booth there that sold gorgeous wreaths for the holiday seasons and I bought a couple. I can't wait to hang them up on my door :)
  I have a few cards to share with all of you today to give you all a little holiday inspirations.....

Here are some sweet and shabby Gingerbread men to brighten the holidays :)
Sentiment stamps are from "Paper Trey Ink"

I cut out the gingerbread shape on my SCAL program.
I had so much fun with this card set. It will be up in my Etsy shop later on today.
I hope you all have a very merry Wednesday. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I just wanted to start this post off by saying thank you to all of you who sent such sweet comments and virtual hugs to me and my husband.  I really appreciate all of your kind comments....This past week, my husband and I were able to get out and go to the movie theatre for the first time since chemo treatments started. It was such a joy to join the rest of the world. The smell of popcorn and the hustle and bustle of people buying movie tickets made me smile and forget the troubles of life for just a little while.  It is amazing how little things like going to the movies can really make my day :)

Today I have some quick projects to share with all of you.......

I used the new stamp set from "Paper Trey Ink" called "Wreath for All Seasons".....Love this stamp set sooo much :) I just had to have it :)

I used the same wreath from the Paper Trey stamp set to create the wreath on this heart. I also used some liquid pearls in "platinum" to add the berries to the wreath. 

All of these cards will be available for sale in my ETSY shop. I am also hoping to upload more cupcake toppers and party decor items soon so watch out for those :)

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you take time to enjoy the little things in life today :)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Enjoy the Moment

Enjoy each moment! This is the lesson I have learned this year.  Life is difficult and tough but there are beautiful moments scattered around us each day that we need to take hold of and cherish for all that they are worth.  I spent this past weekend at the hospital while my husband underwent chemo treatment.  I watched his composure as the doctors injected him with harsh chemical poisons that would have side lined the best of us.  He never lost his happy disposition. I watched him joke around with the nurses and the doctors.  He bravely went through his treatment without complaining or feeling sorry for himself.  He is an inspiration to me and reminds me to enjoy life no matter what the circumstances may be.
Here are a few cards that I have to share with all of you......
Pattern Paper is "Echo Park", Stamps and buttons are from "Paper Trey Ink" the little dove chipboard is from "Tattered Angels", glitter is "Melissa Frances"

 I used pattern paper from "Girl's Paperie" Stamps from "Crafty Secrets. Chipboard frame from "Tattered Angels" and "Prima" flower.
Thanks for dropping by today. I wish you all happiness and love :)