Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Monday!!!

Smiley from millan.netThey come around every week ... whether you want them to or not!! Some weeks even seem to have MORE than one Monday (which I HATE!). Poor Monday ... it gets such a bad wrap!

I made this card with my stamp club girls a few weeks ago ... been so busy posting other stuffs that I haven't had a chance to get to this. I REALLY like the color combo on this ... would NEVER have thought to put Pool Party with Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso, but that's why Pinterest is SOOO stinkin' awesome!!

On a totally unrelated note ... I've had to do some re-evaluating this past couple of weeks. Sorting through what is really important in my life and what is not (not really that hard!). You see, our house was broken into at the end of August. They were probably only in our house for a couple of minutes ... but it was long enough to take some treasured items. Luckily, they left WAY more than they took; they didn't hurt my doggie; they didn't destroy my house; and I didn't come home in the middle of it (which would have been VERY scary!!). And although some of the "things" that were taken were of great sentimental value, I have come to the conclusion (as I have MANY times in my life), that I am truly blessed and have so many things to be grateful for. In reality, none of us gets to take any of our treasured things with us when we go ... but the relationships we build, the memories we have created and the love we have given/received all get to come along. So, for that I am truly grateful!

(How's that for DEEP??)

So with that in mind ... HAPPY MONDAY!! (Things could be WORSE, right??)

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, International Bazaar DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Build a Bird Punch (Leaves), 3/4" Circle Punch, Pool Party Polka Dot Brad, Chevron Textured Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder



Christyne - Stampin UP!® Demonstrator said...

Oh Wendy! (((HUGS))) What a horrible experience that must have been. I'm glad that everyone was safe.

Susan Carlson said...

Love the card, Wendy! So sorry about your break-in. That happened at our house once while my husband was out to sea. What a truly violating experience. It's a great reminder of what's truly important in life. {{{Hugs}}} to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Am sorry that happened to you and your family. You're right, about not taking 'stuff' with us.
You are blessed!

Love the card too.


vdoyle8 said...

Holy cow! I am so sorry that happened to you!! When you read someone's blog regularly, you start to feel as though you know them. You have spoken about your home and your neighborhood often and in glowing terms ... to have a break-in must have really shaken your world! I hope you are ok and feeling safe and secure again.

Judy McMullen said...

Wendy, so sad for your loss of treasured sentimental things but so delighted to hear your gratitude for the real treasures in your life. It's not easy when you have your home's really a violation of your personal space. I had that happen to me many years ago so I know how you could be feeling. When bad things happen it sure gives us time to pause in our busy lives and really focus on what truly is important and you have. Blessings!

Oh, and BTW, you card is gorgeous! Love the color combo!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is beautiful. I LOVE that gorgeous flower!
My sister's house just got broken it too. She is having the same feelings you are...trying to be thankful for what they didn't do or take. I know it has to be VERY tough!!!