Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentines - Bling 2009

I have a little time before calling it a night and decided to upload some Valentines I made this past weekend. My husband is an Air Reservist and one weekend a month he is away. While he was away on his last assignment, I decided to splurge in some "ME" time, clear my mind, and create cards. I did have a small break in my self indulgence and had a great lunch with my oldest son, what a treat. Creating cards, visiting with my son, and eating a nice meal. Life is good!

Of course, come Monday it was back to work, which has become pretty stressful in recent months. We have endured three layoffs and the atmosphere is tense. Additionally, the ones that are still blessed with steady employment must work harder and smarter to absorb the work left by our departed friends and colleagues. Overtime is required...lots of it.

My instincts (and current news reports) tell me this isn't over, not even close. I pray for healing for our great nation and justice for the victims of predatory lending. I pray for favor and blessings from the Lord.

I do have the blessed assurance from God, that no matter what happens, my steps are ordered by the Most High God and I am in the palm of His mighty hands. AHHHH, no place I'd rather be.

I've used many materials for these cards. Penny Black stickers, Basil, SU, and Archiver's cardstock. Lot's of Diamond Stickles. Some SU DP and some from my stack that heaven only knows what it is or where I bought it. Giga oval punches, heart corner punch, heart clear stamps from Archivers, gem stones, Doodle Bug Dazzle paper (oh how I love that bling), and heart shaped gems that are just too cute.

If you have questions regarding a specific card or materials, just comment.



1 comment:

tdog1958 said...

I'll be watching for my Valentine in the mail.