Monday, July 18, 2011

Wuthering Heights

Hello fellow bloggers,
Well today was a wonderfully bright but scorchingly hot day out. This morning I went to church and then went out to lunch with some new friends, my parents and my cousin Dave. It was a great time. This couple we went with - they are absolutely amazing. Inspiring and hilarious. Story after story had me either wanting to be like them or laughing completely. If I could use one word to describe how they are... it would be `Free`.

Tonight I watched Wuthering Heights (by Emily Bronte) with my Mom. It was on TV and my Mom knew that I`ve been trying to read the book. So she thought that I would want to watch the movie because it might help having some faces to put to some names. It did for sure. Now when I think of Cathy and Heathcliffe I can picture the love, anger, pain and joy that the author is trying to convey through words. I think I love it more now that I`ve seen the movie. The emotion is just so raw and real. Yes, I was just a movie.

"It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire." (Catherine) - Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 9

"Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 9

This story has me questioning a bit... do people love so fiercely in real life as these characters do... I hope so! I really hope so.

As a follow up to that, I decided to put up a card that kinda reminds me of a dress that might`ve been worn in the movie or that time period. Here it is...

I just loved the boldness of the blue ribbon with the softer blue paper in the background. And the lace.... oh la la... I love the lace. And the paper punched with Martha Stewart`s lace punch is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to add to a card. The button is an old button that I found somewhere. Doesn`t it kind of have a Anne of Green Gables or Pride & Prejudice kind of feel... I think so.

Here`s a close up of the ribbon and button...

Well thank you for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment! I appreciate them so much!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Always - Forever - Neverending

Hello friends,

Drum roll please......... I am finally posting some cards. YAYAYAYAY! (the crowd cheers) Haha.

Okay so the first one is a card that I made for my friend Rebecca. It was for her bridal shower. Her wedding was a couple weeks ago and it was a very beautiful one at that!

I used scrap papers for the heart. The punch I used was a Martha Stewart lace one. I love the polka dot paper I used for the middle 'line'. It was a scrap as well.

Anyways, moving on to the next card. I made the following card a week or two ago and my main challenge was to layer the punch outs. They were part of a package... which package? I would love to tell you, but right now I'm not sure. I'll get back to you.

I added the Liquid Pearl dots to make the background punch out pop! And I think it worked. The flower is a fabric flower and it kind of has a shimmery look to it that the camera may not have captured very well. Always. Love that word.

I have more cards to show you, but I will save them for tomorrow. I must go to sleep now so I can create more tomorrow. Hope you all are creating or finding ways to be creative.

Thanks for stopping by,

River Deep, Mountain High

Hey friends,

"Do I love you, my oh my. River deep, mountain high...yayaya!"

Oh right, I'm blogging. Sorry I got carried away belting out River Deep, Mountain High - Glee version. Love it! Love it! Love it!

Soooo tonight I made some cards... and I want to show you all very badly but alas a camera is not available at the moment and it's kinda late. I just wanted to post quickly and let you know that I'm still here. I'm enjoying my laptop immensely. Last night I was downloading some free digital images and sentiments to print off for scrapbooking or cards. Wow! It was alot of fun. So much fun that I dreamt I was still doing it in my sleep. Crazy, I know.

ANYWAYS this quick post is taking me way longer to write than I originally planned. I hope to be on here tomorrow...showing you a card or two.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Glitz Design Line

Almost immediately after my last post I went to check out a blog that I follow called Faith Artistry. They are featuring an awesome giveaway of some new lines that Glitz Designs is having. Check out these awesome lines below and the giveaway at the Glitz Designs blog.

Okay so the first line is called "Dance in Sunshine". I would love if this line danced it's way onto my scrapbook pages!! And cards... oh my so many ideas!

The second line is called "Vintage Blue" and it is so beautiful with the rich blues and yellows...oh my. Don't believe me...check it out for yourself! The Glitz Design blog has more images of everything in the collection... just more photos to drool over.

And last but not least...the third collection is called "Beautiful Dreamer" and yes it is beautiful...and dreamy... I will definitely be having scrapbooking dreams tonight! Haha. No I'm not kidding... I will.

So go check out the Glitz Designs blog and enter to win!!

Sweet Dreams!

My Life Online

Hello friends,

I have some great news... I now have a computer. I's totally about time! It has been a long time coming and now that it's here I am so excited and happy. I will try to write on here often and share what I'm working on. I am so excited about the possibilities!!! WHOOHOOO! That's all I have to say for now. See you tomorrow! (I can say that now...because I know I will!!)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Walking on Sunshine!!

Hey Everyone!!

I find that keeping up with a blog was ALOT easier when I was spending most of time in my bed...because of my broken ankle being in a cast. But since I got my cast off and started down the road to walking it's been a bit harder. Oh it also helps if you have a computer... I am working on that one. Anyways, so for the past two months I have been slowly working on standing on my foot, taking steps with a walker (I thankfully got past the whole "senior's only" notion), walking with a cane and now finally able to walk around without the cane. I do keep it for doing stairs and maybe milking it every now and then...totally kidding!


It is so hard to put into words what this whole journey has been like and how changed I feel because of it. God revealed to me some amazing truths and areas of need in my life. And I know that with his help... step by step (literally...) I will get stronger. AMAZING....not only that but....AMAZING LOVE.

I just wanted to update you and let you all know that yes, I'm still alive and I will be posting some cards that I've made soon.

Thanks for checking in. :)