I'm feeling a bit like Charlie Brown lately. Trying to stay positive, but feeling like the world is against me. Minor inconveniences is what my husband calls them. He's probably right, but lately I feel like a dark cloud is following me. I've had everything from a LARGE clump of ice and snow fall off the roof right onto my head to my computer dying again. I've only had it back for 3 weeks. I'd say it's time for a new one. So, I apologize if my pictures aren't so great. I'm working off of my little girl's netbook and it's tiny . Tough to see the details of my pictures. I'm just so thankful that I didn't download my Creative Suite 4 onto my computer again. I'm pretty sure you can only download it so many times before it won't let you. So, thank goodness for that. It will be awhile before I can get a new computer too. Just bought a really nice video camera to replace the dinosaur one I've had for 12 years:)
I did get to stamp this week and it felt GOOD. Yep, I cried, but tears cleanse the soul. I'm pretty sure my soul should be squeaky clean by now.
Here is a card I made using the VLV sketch. I love this sketch. I think this is awesome to use up all those scraps I have. I may make a whole slew just using this sketch. Verve has a new release coming up and it's been forever since I've done one of their challenges. I love VERVE!
I have another really quick card I made too! I got some really cheap stickers from Joann's the other day and this idea popped into my head.
My brother lives in LA and it had been raining for weeks. After my mom passed away a double rainbow appeared right over his apartment. My mom hated rain and loved the sun. He said through the bleak of the rainy day and the way he was feeling the sun peaked through and this beautiful double rainbow appeared. As he got closer to home he could see that it was over his apartment building. He knew it was a sign from my mom and it made him smile.
My mom also loved flowers. She would weed and work in any garden and it made her smile. This card is inspired by my mom. Pretty simple. I"ll try and promise that my blog won't always be about my mom and her death. I can promise you, though, that most of my cards will be influenced by my mom. I see her, as I make them, sitting across from me at my craft table. She's watching me and she's smiling...just like she used to do when she lived with me. I have more ideas than I have time for right now. I feel like she is working through me.
It's true therapy for me. Creating and writing. It's part of the grieving. It's "GOOD grief" and I'm sure one day I will smile more than I cry when I think of her.
For now, I am comforted in knowing that my cards might make someone else smile.