It's fun to see all the different ways the inspiration is included in your creations! I focused on those frosty pinecones and evergreen sprigs, along with all the white in the photo. (Wish I had candle image in my stamps, but…not a ONE!!!) It may sound a little silly, but I knew right away I wanted to make use of some of the tiny pinecones our huge Hemlock tree in the front yard puts off…they're less than an inch long…and there are tons! I've always thought I needed to do something fun with them. My daughter had already bagged some up the week before, thinking SHE would do something fun with them…so I borrowed a few, and added a little white paint and glitter. I decided to use them for something other than a card since I knew they would be adding bulk, and thought they would be an adorable way to embellish a tag...
Wanted to let you know…I've really been struggling the last couple months finding time for crafting and visiting. My kids are just getting busier and busier! And, on top of that, I've found myself back at work. Not as a classroom teacher, thank goodness, just as an assistant. But after only one week of being back at work, it is clear that blogging in general will be taking a serious back seat. I've given up FUSION, but am going to try to hang on to Festive Friday and Precious Remembrance. I just can't make any promises on how often I will be around to visit. Three kids and a traveling husband take up every bit of daylight I have, it seems. And...I'm no spring chicken…this girl's gotta sleep sometime!!!;)
I'll do the very best I can, is all I can say. You can trust that it hasn't been an easy few weeks, as this has all come up fairly suddenly, and saying goodbye to being a SAH mom has been harder than I ever realized it would be. I am so thankful, though, that the most perfect little job for me was open just when we needed it. My kids will be able to stay right here in the community they've always called home, and my husband can continue to do what he loves and is so good at!!! (I think the good Lord is watchin' out for us;)
Thanks so much for stickin' with me and letting me share! I sure do appreciate each and every one of you!!!