Sunday is such a special day. I love that it draws us together as a family and here at home we get a wonderful excuse to just be...to soak up some much needed quiet, family time. It's been such a busy last couple of weeks and here we are with the final week of school upon us and then summer will set in and I'm afraid this summer has a life of its own...a very busy life :).
Outside my window this evening, the sun is setting, the shadows are long, and there's a golden glow to everything touched by the sun. The cactus are in bloom, but are ready to close up for the night, there's a sweet, soft, fresh spring breeze coming through the window, and I'm counting my blessings. One of them is my husband :). He broke his hand playing softball a week or so ago, in such a way that required surgery. But, as we went to visit the specialist, he decided to try and patch him back together without surgery...we'll find out in a couple of days if he's healing well enough to indeed avoid surgery. I recognize this as a tender mercy.
I've now become my husband's sidekick and I have loved it. Getting to do for him that which he has always done for himself, taking water turns, mowing lawns...and almost changing a tire, but he did that before I had woken up. I have been given the opportunity to serve him and help him in ways he'd never allow because he does so much for us and spoils us with his goodness and care. So, that's been a treat for me.
Anywhoo...life is sweet and wonderful even in the midst of storms. There will always be storms, so I had better learn to see the beauty in them.
Today I have a couple of minutes to write and post and have decided to share a couple of card created for Sizzix. Using their products is so much fun and really has opened up new creative possibilities for me.
My first card uses so many fun products such as the Distressed Doily, the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, the Mariposa butterfly dies, and the 3D Flower Bloom. I love, love, love the woodgrain texture with some lovely Studio Calico Mister Huey Mint Julep spritzed over the top.
My last card uses paper and a wood chip from Crate Paper's Oh Darling collection and then several Sizzix products that you can find listed HERE.