Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wow, it's July already

Here it is July and I have been MIA - again. I really mean to keep this blog updated, but I just let life (and laziness) get in the way. Anyway, I will try again.
This is such a wonderful time of the year - relaxing but at the same time, busy, busy, busy. Some days I wish for something to do and other days I wish for some much needed down time. But life is good, and God is "gooder" .... all the time.
Above you see a couple cards I made for swaps and a challenge (the Christmas tag) -- I love doing swaps because I get to use different products and stamps than usual, plus I get a LOT of new ideas for cards or non-card items. All in all, so much fun! And now with the new Stampin' Up! catalog out, there are sooo many options open - new stamp sets, designer paper and embellishments -- a girl could go crazy, you know.
I will make a note to post again tomorrow or Thursday - I need a reminder so I don't forget - again ..... pray for me that I keep this blog up to date. Hey, I don't even check my facebook more than once a week if that!!!
Hugs to all, and may God bless you and your family, Sassy Shirley

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A couple of sympathy cards

Here are a couple of cards I made - the situation calling for sympathy cards can be so sad, but this went to a beautiful family whose loved one left us and went to be with our Jesus in heaven. We just cannot be too sad about that, can we?! This friend lived an awesome life here with us, and accomplished what she wanted to do (and what I pray will be remembered about me too) .... she was a very special friend who genuinely loved all people and loved Jesus with all her heart. That made me feel good whenever I was around her, and gave me comfort that there really are people like them in this world.
Can someone tell me when my life is supposed to slow down? Just when I think I have some free time, something else comes up that I need to take care of. I don't want to be bored or lonely, just to have time to do more of some of the things I enjoy doing - like card making and scrapping!! I am taking a few days next week to go to Pennsylvania to get some of those priceless hugs and kisses from some precious grandchildren. But first, I get to spend a day with my grandson Josiah who is graduating next month (and receiving his Eagle Scout too!!!) - I plan to travel with him and his parents to Ohio to his college on Friday. After all, Grandma needs to add her seal of approval too, don't I?????!!!!!!
Hope to be back later -- hugs to all ....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm Back ......

Hello Spring ... at least we hope it is really here! The weather man tells us that we may be getting some rain/snow mix this weekend - yuck! But at least we know it won't be staying too long ... and we here in Michigan are not getting the terrible weather some other areas are, so we are thanking our God for that.
Well, I did it again ... got busy with "life" and forgot that I have a blog! Shame, shame, shame on me -- I will really try not to let so long pass without at least popping in to say "hi". I have been making cards, I just have not posted them.
Above are a couple sets of 3x3 cards I delivered today to a friend who is going on a trip and needed some little gifts. Hope you enjoy them. Stampin' Up! sets I used are Pocket Silhouettes and Take Three with the Floral background stamp - I embossed with clear powder on different colors of cardstock with the background. I wish I would have made some for me --- but these little cards are so easy and so much fun to make!!
As for some news, I have decided to let my Stampin' Up! demonstratorship go. At this point, I am doing better with my Pampered Chef business, and more people are wanting to have a PC show and get products they need, rather than a SU class to get products they want but can do without, during this time. So call me if I can help you with any of your Pampered Chef needs! Just a little commercial .... lol
We are looking forward to seeing my siblings this weekend in Grand Rapids for dinner. It has been months since we have seen most of them. Due to the Winter weather, we can never plan anything for those months, so this will be fun. There are five of us - I am the baby girl -- does that surprise you? lol .... not that I am admitting that I am spoiled, but ....
Another big thing coming up for us in May is grandson Josiah's high school graduation and Eagle Scout ceremony, both Memorial Day weekend. Amy and her family will be here too - so it will be a fun and busy time. I can't wait .... I may have to plan a trip to Pennsylvania this month -- this G'ma is missing all those hugs and kisses from those precious ones.
Well, take care ... we wish you all the blessings from God that you can handle. My friend in Illinois (Danita) says "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." I love that - good attitude to have every day and a great way to live! Hugs to all ... Shirley