Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 - I'm Back ....

Well, it has been way, way too long since even I visited my own blog.  So sorry, just got busy with life.  Sooo much has happened since October.  I had to stay at the hotel for a full month before I could move back home due to the flood that occurred here at home a few days before Larry passed away.   It was quite a learning experience for me, but I honestly feel that God's Hand was in it all, as it gave me a chance to begin to live without him with not being in our home.  I have been busy sorting out lots of paperwork that Larry kept .... funny how I never knew he saved all his income tax returns since the late 50's!!! lol ... but they have been shredded along with so much other paperwork.  Sure kept me busy for weeks and weeks .....

My grandson got married April 7th - it was a beautiful wedding and I was so happy to be a part of all the festivities.  Josiah and Maigen are very happy together and I pray for a long and happy and joyous life together.

Anyway, so now it is time to get busy creating again.  Oh, did I forget to tell you that I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator again?  I decided that I needed to do it for me to keep busy with some fun stuff.  Sadly, I have not been stamping a lot, but I have been having fun with my Big Shot machine - wow, that little bugger can do some cool things.  

The card above was one of our challenges for VC Rocks, our summer group of dedicated and very fun-loving gals is back in session and we have had a fun first month set aside for returning members.  We were to choose a bunch of items earlier then were given one or more challenges each day.  For this challenge, I chose to use Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Confetti White cardstock. We just learned that Confetti White and Confetti Cream will be retiring - they've been around forever and I still love to use them.  Oh well, they come and they go .... The butterflies were made with my Big Shot, my new favorite tool ever that SU has offered.  I fought getting it for a long time because I knew I would want all the accessories ... and sure enough, I do!!  We have had lots and lots of challenges and guess what???  My stamp room was even clean - for a few days anyway.  It is still in a workable condition, so I plan to be more creative and will be posting more often.  Besides, we will be having Blog Hops for your awesome viewing pleasure so I need to be ready.

Looking forward to hearing from you as I get back in the groove.

Hugs to all, God Bless, Shirley

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