Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sweet Pocket Card

Today I am showing you a sweet card that I made with a little library pocket on the front.  I love the combination of colors and the washi tape at the top of the card.  I'm not one that can just tear the tape and leave as is….  I always have to cut it.  Sigh.  

I planted flowers recently and they are growing so pretty.  I go sit outside in the garden and love the peaceful feel.  John and I always would lay on the hammock and swing along with one of the cats, Allie Oop.  She loves the hammock.  If you go out and sit on it…  she’s right there waiting to get on.  It’s so cute. 

I’m thankful for today.  I have our cats surrounding me.  The weather is beautiful.  And though I so wish John were here I must learn to live each day.

Here is a quote sent to me by a friend recently.  It speaks such truth.

Grief never ends. But it does change.  It is a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness.  It is not a lack of faith. It is simply
the price of love.

Until next time,


Sunday, April 20, 2014

June will mark 2 years since my husband passed away.  Each day has been a struggle.  I’ve had such difficulty coming to terms with the loss. Slowly I am moving through the grief. The days are very lonely and I've tried to get back into the garden and plant some plants.  I chose flowers this time.  I did not plant any herbs or veggies.  I figured the flowers would be the easiest to maintain and they look so pretty.  Being out in the yard was bittersweet as John always did this with me.  We'd have water fights while out there and laugh so hard.  It was such fun.   

I pretty much let everything go after the passing of my husband.  My papercrafts, my painting, cooking and gardening.  My heart wasn’t in it.  As I move through this grief I began by making a greeting card.  Found that it kept my mind occupied and was grateful for that.  I made another.  And before I knew it I had made several cards for my Etsy shop.  

I know I have to learn to live without my husband.  I had to make a choice to live this life without him.  I have animals that depend on me.  I can’t let them or myself down.

This is a recent card I made.  

The papers used are Basic Grey and The Girl’s Paperie (from my stash).  I really miss The Girl’s Paperie line.  Margie always designed such pretty papers.  I find I hoard them because once I’ve used them up they're gone.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  Love their stamps and dies.  

I am slowly trying to start living each day.  I thank my friends for continuing to stick with me. 

Until next time,