Hello my friends! I'm sorry it's been so long...I've missed my little blog, my home where my thoughts fall and tumble out, and my connections with you all :). It's truly been the most wonderful June and July. We've been busy making memories and enjoying our lack of routine, our unstructured time together, and of course, all of the time and freedom that comes with summer break. It's coming to an end though and my tiny, wee, little one, is not so tiny and wee anymore and will be heading off to the 7th grade...my, how time flies. She's such a joy and treat for my mother heart to get to love and enjoy...I cherish her and the opportunity I have of being her mama.
I needed to dust off the cobwebs in my mind, that seem to gather as life starts calling and the list of things to do grows and grows, and creating always does that for me. Being artful comes in many forms and is always so good for the soul. My card today uses a fun summertime flair button from A Flair for Buttons and is from the Vintage Spring Clocks collection. Nothing speaks of summer to me, than of cherries...a delicious childhood memory :).
My next card was created for Emma's Paperie and is based on a sketch you can find there. I've used beautiful Bo Bunny Press paper and chipboard, Prima chipboard, Tim Holtz metal, and other bits and bobs.
The Prima Stationer's gems are some of my most favorite things right now...so vibrant and elegant.
A complete list of supplies used on this card can be found HERE.
So motherhood and homemaking are my two favorite things in life...they embody so much of who we are as individuals and I am eternally grateful for the beauty that comes from embracing them...they truly make life full of meaning and happiness. This quote is one that I ran across and immediately felt connected to. Simple, ordinary acts and arts that teach and create growth are essential to the continuation of the family and all good things. Homemaker is a beautiful occupation and one that I love with all of my heart.
In need of a feel good read? My brother has started a blog where he includes photography and the stories behind the faces of individuals he meets on his travels. We all have a story, don't we? It's far too easy to let what we see before us, define the individual...but so rewarding and essential to see what is in the heart of others, so we can better understand them. I think it helps us understand ourselves as well and soften our hard hearts. I know I fail often and hide my heart from others in order to protect it, but I certainly admire and appreciate those who open their hearts to those who need better understanding. Being open and honest about "our story" is a way of blessing the lives of others. You can read his amazing stories HERE on Just Witnessed.