Thursday, September 29, 2011

Surreal Life

Today was one of those started off at 5:30 am when the boy, coughing and sneezing, woke me up. I am a morning person but not a farmer...5:30 is way too early!

At around 7 am I decided to finally join the world of living things, and right after my first cup of coffee hell just broke loose. We made a deal on this house, and it looks like it's not gonna happen. And we need a place a.s.a.p. And we need a house in a town that has no houses available.

So saying that I'm stressed out would be an understatement...

And of those surreal moments when everything stands still...and you wonder if this is really happening to you...

And you read that email very slowly, and you try to grab that cup of coffee but it's too heavy and your hands are too shaky...

So you go to the kitchen for some water. This time you are sure that you just imagined the whole thing. (I knew that eating canned tuna was a bad idea...does mercury poison cause hallucinations?)

And I go back to the computer and the email is still there. With the magazine logo. And I recognize the font, she emailed me before... And it's still saying...


(Yes. Caps intended.)

I feel so blessed. Shocked. Ecstatic. Terrified. Thrilled. Anxious. Grateful. Happier than a pig in poo.

It's time to bring out the good stuff tonight and calm myself down celebrate!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Soul Restoration Tags

I am currently taking the most fantastic life-changing online course: Soul Restoration by Brave Girls Club.  I will tell you more about this class later on, but I want to show you some of the tags I made.

All made with my stash of Basic Grey. And to be's my first time making tags and I'm loving it!

I promise I'll show you some more in my next post, but my camomile tea is kicking in and I must go to bed. Have a wonderful night!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My very first Christmas Card

It's September 14th and I am making Christmas feels surreal in some way. Where did the year go? And on the other hand...are we done with 2011 yet? What in the world am I gonna get my husband for Christmas this year? Mmm turkey!
Anyhow...back to the Christmas cards!

For many years I just couldn't care less about the cards. A bit of a  "Bah! Humbug!", I know... Maybe because my mom died in December. Maybe because I used to let the stress of the season get to me. Maybe, maybe...

But I am in the process of making BIG changes right now. I'm not gonna get into pop psychology, or any metaphysical speculation (it's only 4 o'clock in the afternoon), but a change is needed. And baby steps are what lead to big changes.

So this year I am sending Christmas Cards. Not the Hallmark cutesy ones. Not the Endangered Elephants Foundation ones (not that there's anything wrong with it). But my very own handmade ones.
I met a few people over the past years that completely influenced my life. Some in person, some over the Internet. And I believe they are angels that blessed my life with their love and kindness. In the next few days I'll tell you more about these angels. For now, I'll just show you my very first handmade Christmas card:

I used my all time favourite Graphic 45 Christmas Past collection, Mod Podge, and some mistery golden cord from the Dollar Store ;)

Have a wonderful evening!