Wow, my blogging is sure being neglected. I don't know if I am just getting burnt out or just so busy with other things. Maybe it's a little bit of both. I don't see getting any less busy with the holidays approaching but I will certainly try. I haven't even visited the other sites that I used to go to all the time. Maybe with winter coming I will settle back into it.
Our baby will be graduating from college next month. I guess this will be another phase of our life. Not sure I am going to like it but at least it should be less devastating on the finances. My father is coming down for the graduation and will stay with us for a month until after the holidays. It will be nice to have him here and be able to spend good quality time with him. The kids will all be home for Christmas so it should create some wonderful memories. Phone conversations with him just aren't the same and I plan on enjoying the stories of his childhood and life in Scotland. I want to journal his stories so they get carried down to my grandchildren. I can't think of any better legacy for them.
Today's card is all Stampin'Up products. The stamp set is Papaya Collage and the sentiment is from Sweet Essentials. The card stock is always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar. I used one of my favorite punches Artisian Label for the butterflies and Modern Label for the sentiment. The embossing folder I used on the Baked Brown Sugar is Square Lattice. I colored the pearls with Copic Markers that were close to the Always Artichoke and Tangerine Tango ink I stamped the butterflies in. There is something about repeating the image that I like and to give it a pop, I stamped one of them in a different color. It would have also looked nice with all of them in the Always Artichoke.
Looks like winter is just around the corner for us. Won't be long before we see the snowflakes I'm sure. The darkness early in the evening is hard to get used to. We just changed the clocks last week and I am ready for bed at 8:00 every night. That's the one thing I don't like about winter but it's the one thing that makes Spring so wonderful. Can't have one without the other!
~Have fun and enjoy!