Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Sharing Two Because I Couldn't Decide"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome to this blog on Thursday, July 20, 2017. 
I'm still helping "Sunshine" to count down her days before July 26th when she celebrate her ninth birthday.
I'm trying to imagine being nine again.  There is a saying..."look back but don't go back".  But, what if I could with all the knowledge and experiences I have accumulated over the years.  At nine and with what I know, I would probably be a "genius"....stop and have a good laugh at this reading...I did.

A good laugh every now and then is good for the soul and helps to put other things far from your mind.

Getting down to the real issue for my crafting today...
I'm participating in a share on another blog.  It is not a challenge for any prizes but a sketch  to help your brain to work along with your papers, dies and images to come up with a card or canvas.
To be honest with you, I started after dinner last night trying to get my papers together as well as my idea for the sketch.  I did finish the card before going to bed.  However,  I wanted to do another one this morning and to have my DH to vote on which one I should enter.  He said both of them.  Could I post both of them....sure I replied, I can put both on my page but only one on the other blog.
So here they are.  The first one which I did this morning will be posted on another blog and the bottom one will be posted at my usual challenge blog... the one I did last evening.



Items used are: Bella Blvd "illustrated faith" paper; Teresa Collins "Candy Cane Lane" paper; DCWV "Brooklyn Stack"; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text; Spellbinders Standard Circle die; Darice "Picket Fence Border
Challenge #292-#293 Anything Goes
Items used the following items: DCWV Brooklyn Stack; g.c.d. Botanique pad; Sizzix cityscape skyline die; Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamp set.

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Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Shine All Day"

It's Wednesday friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
We've made it to the middle of the week and we can hold on until Friday afternoon.
It's hot and in the south we know this to be true.  We feel it and see the results of our plants and grass dying from too much sun and not enough water.

Have your face been shining due to make-up, lotion, sunscreen,  natural beauty or something else?
Some people appear to have "a glow" on their face and I'm wondering what makes it that way.
Research says it is the make up they are wearing as well as natural beauty.   There are face creams you can use to make your skin glow as well as a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water.

I have Hero Arts "you are fabulous" clear stamps and one of the sentiments is "shine all day".
I built my card around this sentiment without using the face of the woman that came with the set.
 So, how do you shine all day?
Do you share a smile with another?  Do you gently touch someone with a pat on the shoulder or hand shake?  Do you ask someone how they are?  Do you stop and pause to help someone by holding a door?   Do you give someone a hug or wipe away a tear?
We can do so much to shine. So often, it is the little things that allow us to shine brightly and positively impact others.
It doesn't take make-up, lotion, sunscreen, or any type of oil to do any of the above.   It takes you and what is in your heart.
Try to shine all day today...you will feel better and make someone else feel better also.
Challenges #292-#293 AG


 Below from left to right: G.C.D studios "Antiquities " paper pad; mini Distress inks; Cricut light post heritage die cut; Spellbinders "Romantic Vines" dies; Hero Arts "you are fabulous" clear stamps and Recollections petite paper flowers
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to view with me today.
Your comments are always welcome and are much appreciated.
Thanks for continuing to support me.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois