Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hello, Were You Aware Of The "Leap Second"?

It's A Good Day to have A Good Day my Friends, Followers and Viewers on this Tuesday.  Today is the last day of the month and as I get older the days are going by faster.  I'm always searching for new facts, ideas or tips that I can use in my daily life.  It can biblical facts or verses.  It can be how to save or how to do something different with what you already have.  When I receive e-mails with something that perks my attention, I  enjoy reading and learning.  Today, I'm sharing some information that I received that came from http://www.curious.com.  It is about : Just one (leap) second. Enjoy your extra second. Tonight, on June 30th, time will stand still at midnight for exactly one second! Known as a leap second, the hour before midnight will be 3,601 seconds instead of 3,600 seconds long. Why? To bring our clocks and timing devices in line with natural cycles...   You may think that nobody will notice this one extra second, but modern technology has serious trouble with them. The last leap second, which happened exactly three years ago, caused many websites and computer systems to have major outages.  For me, this was interesting.
My card for today:
Enabler's List: white and green cardstock; watercolor paper distressed with Ranger's mustard seed, broken china and dried marigold; inked with flowers which were colored using  Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen ; sentiment was handwritten; four faux bling embellishment were put in the middle of the flowers.

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrate With The Red, White and Blue

Happy Monday,
What a time we had this weekend!  Our little sunshine came and spent the night along with her mom and dad.  She is such a joy to carry on a conversation with and to experience her little world.  She wanted to play in my craft room and I let her.  She left me with some art that I will share along with the card I made later this week. This weekend will be July 4th and I put together three cards for this occasion that I will share on http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com (MOJO404 Challenge) and http://www.scrapsofcolor.ning.com ( SOC Blogger Challenge #10).

Enabler's List: white, blue and striped red &white cardstock; pattern blue chevron paper; computer generated sentiment from free printable on Pinterest. Followed the sketch for mojo404 from

SOC Blogger Challenge #9
Enabler's List: white, red, blue cardstock; pattern paper from Simple Stories Smarty Pants; Martha Stewart border punch; computer generated sentiment from free printable on Pinterest as well as the star.  

Enabler's List: white, blue and red cardstock; pattern paper; die cut stars; red, white and blue hemp cord;  the word "celebrate" stamped using Studio G stamp.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Friday Tutorial With A Punch and A Die!

Hello Followers, Friends and Viewers,
Come along with me today and let's make a card front using the Joy Craft Cutting & Embossing Stencil (Corner Lily) with EK Success Lattice Chain Large Edger Punch.  I'm going to show you how to put them together to form something elegant and beautiful:
Step 1.  I'm using white, red and blue cardstock with the EK Success Lattice Chain Edger Punch and Joy Crafts Cutting & Embossing Stencil Corner Lily

Step 2.  Cut out four (4) of the corner dies using your Big Shot or Cuttlebug...I'm using the white cardstock  for this card

Step 3. Here you see the 4 corner dies cut out in the white as well as the red.  The red will be used for another card.

Step 4.  I then used the Lattice Chain Edger and cut out a strip which will be cut down to fit the front of my card.

Step 5.  The mat for my card was cut at 4" by 5 1/4".  I did this in red.

Step 6.  The white corner pieces were glued to the red piece.  In this card they overlapped in the center.

Step 7.  The Lattice Chain piece was added in the middle, cut to fit the width of the card.

Step 8.  Here, I've added three die cut stars stacked on top of each other (blue, red and white) and three strands of hemp cord (white, red and blue) under a faux white pearl.  The panel was then adhered to a white card base.

So excited about the look of this card that I had to make it again using yellow for the base.

Yesterday was the celebration of National LEON day.  That is Noel spelled backward and the beginning for crafters to start making Christmas cards.  Six months and counting, so here is my first Christmas card using this same design .

Thank you for sharing your time with me today and I hope this little tutorial will help you make a card like this.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Good and The Bad Come In Threes

Happy Thursday Friends, Followers and Viewers,
Question for your thought:  How many things can you think of that come in threes?  Here are a few of my favorite things: three ring circus; three little pigs; the three bears; three stooges; three french hens; three bones in the human ear; three Bronte Sisters; three piece suit; three feet in a yard; three strikes and you're out; etc.  The card I'm sharing with you and the people over at www.WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com  for challenge #189, incorporates three good things that we should do...rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12  I chose to get back to my love today...scripture verses.  It is nice to use other types of sentiments but my true love is in biblical verses.   First the warm antidote—"Rejoicing in hope," and then the cool antidote, "Patient in tribulation." Either of these, or both together, will work wonderfully for the sustaining of the spirit in the hour of affliction; but it is to be observed, that neither of these remedies can be taken into the soul except they be mixed with a drought of prayer. Prayer in the life of an individual should be three words—Instant, constant, expectant.
WordArtWednesday Challenge #189-Anything Goes Family Friendly
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer...Romans 12:12

Supplies: white, pink and blue cardstock; watercolor paper distressed with Range distress inks, tumbled glass, picked raspberry and mustard seed; three handmade flowers; and a Recollection brick wall small picture frame; floral vines cut with Cricut Explore in the design space.
The rule of three
•The rule suggests that when things come in threes, they are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things.  What do you think about this?
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The LilArtsyWoman Celebrates!

Woohoo Friends, Followers and Viewers,
May I please have your attention for just a little while.  Today marks the 1st year anniversary for LilArtsyWoman blogspot.  It has been a wonderful year to learn some things about posting pictures of my craft, making comments on other blogs, and just learning to add and remove from this blog post.  The comical thing that I laughed  at this morning was I found out there are some  cards that I first posted last year and they are no longer visible on the blog.  I don't know what happened and it doesn't matter.  I've met a lot of people that I didn't know.  Some here in the USA, some in the UK, some in Brazil, some in other foreign countries and we all have something in common, making crafts and or card making.  I've picked up  some tips and tricks for getting things done.  There have been some negative people but that doesn't matter either.  I'm still standing firm. There are a lot of positive people who have been there with me every week and some every day. I really have appreciated you and you know who you are.  Here are the cards that I'm sharing.  They share the same sketch, can you tell?
You Got This!
Supplies: white, black and turquoise cardstock; the use of Little B Edge Punch-Moroccan; a fussy cut stencil; Cuttlebug  Regal Braid embossing folder; Ranger  tumbled glass and broken china distress ink; SC546  sketch. 

A Friend Hugs Your heart
Supplies; white, burnt orange and black cardstock; pattern paper from DCWV the Modern Meadow Stack; faux bling; sentiment cut with Spellbinders Elegant Ovals smallest die; EK punch: SC546 sketch

I'm only 1(one).  I'm happy with where I am and I know there are other things to learn.  I didn't give up and I feel like I GOT THIS...I'm celebrating!!!!!!
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Too Hot...Too Busy...And There's A Storm Brewing

Hello Friends, Followers and Viewers,
Don't ask about the weather in the south.  Everyone will say, "It's too hot".  Some might add the word "muggy" along with their description.  I don't complain about the weather or for that matter anything that God sends along my way.  When you have things to do outside, you know or should know that you have to get it done before the temperature reach to dangerous to stay outside for a long period of time.  I'm  rushing  to  post because I am busy outside and need to get some things done.  I don't want to be out there too long due to the high temperature for today.  I could wait to post this afternoon but the weather men have predicted that a terrible storm is on the horizon .  With high winds and severe thunder and lightning...I don't click and tap on this keyboard.  I don't even have my computer on when the weather is that bad.  So my share with you today is in line with the sketch over at www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.   I love to participate every week.


MOJO 403
Enabler's List: white and brown cardstock; pattern paper from DCWV The Timeless Type Stack; one sheet was die cut with Crafter's Companion ornate lattice die; sentiment from Google; followed the sketch provided; this turned out to be a CAS card and I liked making it to share.

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello There, I Have A Delete Button

Hello There...Friends, Followers and Viewers,
Welcome back from your fun-filled weekend.  Hope you helped Dad celebrate Father's Day and left him feeling blessed and happy.  Some got suits, ties, underwear, i Pads, tablets, fishing gear, a hug, and money for being the "best" dad around.  Some received a cold shoulder or cold message for being a "deadbeat" dad. As it looks from my end, everyone got something.  I imagine someone was wishing they could use the "delete" button  to erase the man who fathered their child but has not help to do anything in their child's life.  It would be good if we could hit that delete button and you could disappear.  Not only dead beat dads but anything and everything that makes life a little difficult to deal with at times.  A liar, a cheater, a nuisance, a hater, an abuser, a murderer, a thief.... just hit the delete button and poof, you're gone.  Unfortunately we don't have a button to delete people but we do have one to delete photos, blogs, accounts, pages, words, phrases, e-mail and comments that people send and say  that get to you in a negative way. I have a button and I have deleted some negative things and pictures that came my way.  I'm not apologizing if you were that person.  I'm just glad I have a delete button for that (lol).
Today's share:
hello There
Supply list: blue cardstock; Tim Holtz's watercolor paper painted with Ranger tea dye distressed ink (bottom mat); the top mat incorporates watercolor paper with Ranger tumbled glass and broken china distressed ink; small petals die cut from Spellbinders stargazer lily and formed into flower.

We do have a delete button on most of our technology gizmos where we can delete mistakes, words, pictures, posts, etc that either we don't want people to see or when someone has sent you something that is inappropriate or hurtful to you.  It's okay to hit that button and let it go.
Have a nice day!
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, June 19, 2015

There Is Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

Good Friday to Followers, Viewers and Friends,
Once again we are sadden with the latest events that have happen around the world, even in our own back yard.  Charleston, SC, Richmond VA and Sussex VA headline people who killed and wanted to kill innocent church people.  It is sad when there is no "safe" place anymore.  You can't shop, go to a restaurant, sit in a movie theater, or be in your own home without someone with hatred and mental problems thinking that it is your time to die. The beginning of the week started with a man trying to kill a pastor and his wife is Sussex, VA.  It progressed to Charleston, SC within a church and last night in Richmond, VA:  RVA pastor: Man threatens churchgoers wielding weapon, screaming racist rants. Some are questioning if there is peace in the midst of this storm that is sweeping our country.
Here are two cards I'm sharing today:

Materials: white and lavender card stock; Spellbinders die cut  for top mat; Recollection flowers; 

With Sincere Sympathy (for all the children who have lost a dad)
Materials: black and white cardstock; handmade flower using Sizzix Clematis Die; Recollection sentiment; die cut butterflies; Spellbinders Tranquil Moments die

Have a Blessed Day,

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Adjusting Your Sail To Reach Your Destination

Hello Everyone,
How important is it to be flexible in our daily undertakings?   So many times throughout our day we try and fight off circumstances, people and events. We do everything within our power to try and resist the changes that confront us, and yet we continue to struggle fighting against a powerful force that will simply not letup.  Do we ever stop to think about the actual process of change?  Here is a quote I'm using today in which I will advise you to give it some thought:  “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”...Jimmy Dean
  Every goal, every dream, every  purpose that we can think of  within the recesses of our minds is not so much a destination but rather a journey of experiences filled with lessons, hardships, and challenges that must be confronted and overcome in order to experience the pleasures of the destinations that we have within our minds.  Life will always throw you curve balls, and  unless we adjust, adapt and alter our course to match the changes that we are experiencing, we will suffer the consequences of ill-fated decisions that may leave us guilt ridden for the remainder of our lives. Remember, you can't control the wind , but you can always adjust your sails.
Sharing with you today the following cards that incorporates the sketch given at Splitcoast Stampers.
Enabler's List:  white and black cardstock; emboss able window plastic; watercolor paper that has been distressed with Ranger inks; iridescent glitter; paper punched circles; computer generated sentiment; use of circle die.  Technique...followed the sketch given for SC545

I'm sending this one over to http://WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com for their weekly Challenge #188
 Enabler's List: dark brown, black (embossed and sanded) and natural cardstock; watercolor paper distressed with Ranger inks; gauze; boat (2) colored and cut and adhered together with foam dots for 3-D effect;  computer generated sentiment; faux gems; Technique...followed the sketch given for SC545

Thanks so much for visiting today.  
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

YOU Are My Sunshine

Hello Followers, Friends and Viewers,
 We made it to Tuesday!
Has anyone ever told you... "you made my day"?  If you have ever heard that statement , just be thankful that you did a "big" thing in a "little" way. You don't realize sometimes how your presence is a present for someone else.  I don't post very much about my family but I have this little six going on seven years old granddaughter  that lights up my day each time she is in my presence.  I found out yesterday that if it is the LORD's will, she is going to make a visit this weekend.  Yes, it will be Father's Day and I know she is coming to do something nice for her grandfather, but I can't wait for the time we will spend together.  There is a song that reminds me of  the times she is around. The part that I like the best is..."You are my sunshine, my only sunshine    You make me happy when skies are grey You'll never know dear, how much I love you   Please don't take my sunshine away".
 In keeping up with the sketch over at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com ...here are my cards for this week portraying that sunshine:

Thank You for being my Sunshine Every Day!
Enabler's List: black, white and red cardstock; pattern paper from Colorbok, Midnight Garden; Little B Edge Punch-Moroccan; computer generated sentiment; Spellbinders Standard Circle dies.

MOJO 402

 and 2015 SOC Blogger Challenges  

Challenge 9: June 8-June 21: I'm Impressed! (All Forms of Embossing)

Enabler's List: white, orange and green cardstock; Spellbinders Standard Circle dies; Spellbinders Create a Stargazer Lily dies; pattern paper from K&Company  Best of Brenda Walton Paper Pad

Go out and spread a little sunshine in someone's life today.  You never know how much your presence is a present in their lives.  "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine    You make me happy when skies are grey You'll never know dear, how much I love you   Please don't take my sunshine away".
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Dad's Gift

Good Morning Followers, Viewers and Friends,
It is a good day to have a good day.  You realize that by the end of this week we will grant dad's, fathers,  and men who filled the gap a celebration called Father's Day.  This week, leading up to the celebration, is all about men's health. National Men’s Health Week, celebrated annually in conjunction with Father’s Day, is intended to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.   Today, I want to talk to you about what your dad can do for you or a dad's gift.  Not the one you're planning for him but the one he should be planning for you.  To start, every dad should think carefully about their general health.  You are someone's anchor and to be around when we go through storms we need you to be strong in many of the health areas.  For instance go get that check-up that you have been putting off for some time now.  You need several things checked and monitored as your gift to me: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, test for prostrate and colorectal cancer as well as  abdominal aortic aneurysm test. We also want you to give more time with your kid(s).  Make it a daily gift for both you and your children.  It's the best way to build loving and meaningful relationships.  Be with them, not just for them as a provider and protector but most importantly be there to listen and talk to them.  It's what they want and need from you.
Cards to share today:
Hard Working Good Looking Dad
Supplies: green and white cardstock pattern paper from Colorbok; stickers from Jolee

You Are My Anchor in life's storms
Supplies: beige cardstock; pattern paper from DCWV ; vellum; Pebbles pearlescent  chalks

You can do me a favor and yourself if you would take this post and share it with as many men as you possible can today and during this week.  We need our dad's around just a little while longer.  Most don't like going to the doctor and most don't like the test that are given.  If health issues can be prevented then,  let's get them to give us a gift of a few more years.   This Father’s Day, celebrate the men you love by encouraging them to be proactive about their health. 
Sending a hug and LOVE,

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fluttering Friday Fun

Hello to Friday,
Friends, Followers and Viewers you are ready to have some fun.  I can tell from where I am that you just can't wait.  With this being the last day (1/2 day) of school, temps in the 90's and that extra personal leave day...let's flutter down to the beach or up to the beach to have some fun in the sun.  Let's just go shopping for that Father's Day present.  Pull out that grill and let's barbecue something.
Today is Friday and it is fluttering by quickly because we're thinking of all the fun to come.
I'm feeling the fun so these are my card shares for today:

In Loving Memory
The retired secretary of our Special Education Department passed away as well as a lady in our community.  This was done in loving memory of them and their families.  I used black, green, and peach cardstock; floral cut with punches; prima flowers and a Martha Stewart butterfly. 

WordArtWednesday Challenge #187
I used white, black and red cardstock; watercolor paper that incorporates the use of a Tim Holtz's stencil in the upper right hand corner; a piece of newspaper with the jar and flowers stamped on it.  The flowers were colored with Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens and the background incorporates Pebbles pearlescent chalks; two Martha Stewart butterflies.

This is a card that I combined  various prompts for another website  challenge; prompt #157 red, orange, and blue (flowers); prompt # 158 window; prompt # 159 little (flowers); blue cardstock with blue and white pattern paper; die cut window, butterfly and flowers;

Did you notice the use of a butterfly or butterflies on all these cards.  That's for the fluttering part of the title.  Go forth and have some fluttering Friday fun today or this weekend.  You deserve a break.  I'm giving you two days.  Come back on Monday to see what's happening in my crafty world.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tell The Story Of Your Life

Happy Thursday Friends, Followers and Viewers,
When was the last time you read an obituary on someone you worked with? You thought that you really knew him or her from the life stories they told only to be amazed at what was written about them from another person’s perspective. Incorrect information can either be given by you if you’re not honest about your life or written about you if another person sees you differently. Have you ever thought about how you would tell the honest story of your life to someone else? To live it, to write it down in a journal, scrapbook or do a pocket letter.    Letting them know how wonderful life is now that you’re in the world.  From http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/   NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY is celebrated annually on June 11.  It is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful.  Whether you’re creating beauty through building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, one small action can lead to a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.  We are going to CELEBRATE today by #MakingLifeBeautifulDay.

Here are my shares for today: How Wonderful life is now You’re in the World…and…ENJOY LIFE

How Wonderful life is now You're in the World
Enabler's List:blue cardstock from DCWV The Old World Stack and white from GP; sticker from K&Company Susan Winget stitched adornments
Enabler's List:natural cardstock; pattern paper from DCWV The Old World Stack and Timeless Heirloom; Recollection embellishment ; Martha Steward flower and flourish sticker

Tell the honest story of your life yourself and make it beautiful so others can enjoy it now while you're living and later after you leave us.
Sending you a hug and LOVE

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How Big Is YOUR Faith...Wednesday's Word

Hello Friends, Followers and Viewers,
I tossed and turned with one word on my mind while I tried to sleep last night..."faith".  When I was putting together a card this morning  and went into my folder for a sentiment to include on it, the only one that made any sense and worked with the design of the card was something about "faith".  That's not all.  In checking my email, I had a response from someone commenting about "faith".  Coincidence, phenomenal or remarkable?  I came to the conclusion that this was to be my topic for today regardless of writing about something else.  In  Luke 17:5-10 (please read this in its entirety  for yourself), The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.  In this passage, Jesus begins by comparing faith to a tiny mustard seed, but he goes on to explain that it isn’t how much faith you have that matters. It’s how you use it.  Jesus says it doesn’t take much faith to do great things. The tiniest amount of faith can plant a tree in the ocean, or move a mountain from one place to another.   Instead of waving a magic wand and saying, “Poof, have more faith,” Jesus says, “It doesn’t take much faith to do what you need to do.”  In other words, “You have plenty right now.”  It doesn’t take much. God has already given you all the faith you need.  Was this for me or someone who reads this blog?  I don't know.
Here are two cards that came from this inspiration:
Enabler's List: dark green, mint green and beige cardstock; pattern paper from DCWV The Heirloom Stack; Spellbinders corner dies ; handmade lilies; Recollection sticker

Enabler's List: white and blue cardstock; Recollection pattern paper (blue polka dot) ; Martha Stewart punch; gift ribbon; sentiment printed and die cut with Spellbinder die; three faux rhinestones

We don’t need more faith; we need to be faithful. And it’s also possible that we need a different kind of faith. Maybe what we need is the kind of faith that, like mustard seed, spreads contagiously wherever it is dropped, grows persistently, and cannot be easily destroyed. Maybe what we need is the kind of faith that is willing to enter the process of Christian character formation with humility, spiritual discipline, and patient trust. When we understand that faith is trusting God, we can begin to live out that trust through discipline and humility, becoming true servants of God who do the work God gives us to do.

Thanks for taking the time to view with me today and I pray you read and take these words into your heart.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

...And So It Is

Good Afternoon Friends, Followers and Viewers,
Coming to you late in the afternoon which is unusual for me.  I hope your day has been great and uneventful.  We experience some glitches in our usual schedule and was not at home from 9 until 4 this afternoon.   My DL has had some problems with his elbow swelling since Thursday.  If he had made an appointment on Friday as suggested by me  we probably would not have gone through with what we went through today.  "And so it is"... without so much fanfare...the wife always knows best (ha ha).  His primary care physician was not in his office today so due to the intense pain in my husband's elbow he was told the nurse practitioner could assist him. "And so it is"... she couldn't. She didn't have the expertise to deal with his situation.  She calls his orthopedic surgeon to assist him. This was another thirty minute drive to see doctor number two all in the same day.  "And so it is"... after the x-rays and examination...he has olecranon bursitis/spur. He is to use ice, get rest, no pressure and take Aleve. He was told this is something that has to wear itself away for the next four weeks.  If the pain and swelling is still there at the end of this time period, then, the orthopedic surgeon will take another look at it.  "And so it is"...two doctors in one day 30 minutes apart and  money spent on a "go home and take Aleve diagnose".
The card I'm sharing today was done around six this morning with another blog title.  After our experience today, I had to re-write my story to go with my title....hope you enjoy:

And So It Is
Enabler's List: black, white and silver cardstock; corner punch ; embossing folder

 MOJO401 challenge
do more of what you love
Enabler's List; white and black cardstock; watercolor paper incorporating Ranger distress inks and stencils; Martha Stewart butterfly

And so it is...time to thank you for viewing with me today.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, June 8, 2015

For No Reason At All

Good Monday Morning or Evening,
School has closed for so many of the young people in my neighborhood.  It is and it is not a good thing.  Years ago, we didn't have numerous kids that lived here. When summer came it was still quiet in our neighborhood as it was during the school year.  As the area grew and more houses were constructed, we now have an influx of children.  Some of the children have respect for you and your property while others walk through your yard, leave trash and disrespect you.  The YMCA is in driving distance but not where they can ride their bikes to enjoy the pool and games being offered.  Until September, we will have to deal with what the neighborhood kids will be doing  this summer. Last year we asked some of them why were they walking through the yard instead of on the road provided for them....the answer was always, for no reason.  Why do you drop trash in the yard....the answer was....for no reason.  So for no reason I made a card today.  I'm still throwing out paper and old embellishments that are of no good (not in the yard but in a trash bin).  I came across this scrap of flowers, die cut bird cage,  and pattern paper and paired them together to make these cards....for no reason.  They may end up in the box for charity or if I keep them for a period of time...someone may receive them.
Cards for today:
Thinking of you
Enabler's List: tan cardstock, pattern paper, die cut vine, die cut bird cage, greenery , ribbon roses and faux pearls.

Enabler's List: tan cardstock, pattern paper, bouquet of flowers, sticker vase, clear word.

Thanks for taking a little time to be with me today.  I hope you had a reason for visiting and enjoyed what you read and saw.  I appreciate it.  For a very good reason  I received this announcement again on yesterday: Sun, Jun 07, 2015 

FANTASTIC! Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES for the week ending June 7, 2015. See post #1 and post #5
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
SC543 by Mom42Grand41 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Stazon Splitcoast
SC543 by Mom42Grand41 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, June 5, 2015

When "IT" Doesn't Come With Instruction

Hooray for Friday Viewers, Friends and Followers.
Yes, we have made it to the day where we look forward to what is called a weekend.  No work, just play or no work and more work (that stuff you do around the house). Do you buy items that you have to put together?  When you open that box and lay out all the pieces and you're ready to start assembling only to find out..."it" didn't come with instruction.  With a recent purchase (TV stand), that is exactly what happened to us.  All the parts were in the box except the instructions. The "it" could be substituted for the word "life".  Life doesn't come with instruction.  We learn as we go.    Replace "it" with "being a father", "being a mother", "being a grandparent" or "being a____".  Those "being" don't come with instruction.  A card on pinterest caught my eye and my curiosity earlier this week.  It looked like one of those "box cards" with a little twist.  When I investigated the website hoping I could find instructions...the creator of the card was mum about how she made it.  No instructions!  With several attempts I think I did it!  Take a look.  My card is on the top.  My inspiration card is on the bottom.

After The Rain Goes
My attempt at duplicating a card I saw on Pinterest!
Enabler's List: black cardstock; pattern paper from Colorbok Midnight Garden; poppies printed and colored with Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens; Offray red ribbon; computer generated sentiment cut with Spellbinder's die; bee and dragonfly sticker

Side View of my card
My Inspiration from Pinterest...
When "it" doesn't come with instruction... try, try, and try again.  In life you have to try it this way or that way until you succeed.  The same is true of being a mother, father, parent, or grandparent.  In the crafting world if at first you don't succeed, then try again...the only thing you're loosing is some cardstock and probably glue.

 I'm glad you took the time to come this way today.  Go forth and have a fantastic weekend.  Come back and join me again.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,