It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge. For many of you rest is needed because homecoming was last night for many of the local kids. There is something that changes when you have to be out until 11 or so instead of at home and comfy.
For me rest will come in the form of stories. I am taking some time to visit my Grama today and listen to her stories. I love hearing about the way things were. The way she hustled to help get my Grampa’s business off the ground, remodel the house, or raise her kids. It’s the same as today but it seems so much sweeter when it’s in the past.
Take a minute and enjoy those precious around you.
It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. It’s amazing to me how everything can be going so badly and then one little thing can change your perspective.
So recently I have had my truck break, my daughter’s truck break, flat tires, and more. You name it, it has happened. I was feeling pretty down until the news came on last week. The entire screen was nothing but a brilliant orange. You could almost feel the heat just from the picture. It was live coverage of the Saddle Ridge fire.
As I watched the screen I thought “oh, those poor people” and what would I grab if I only had 20 minutes to leave my home forever. And then my husband said something that snapped me into a different awareness. “Isn’t that Grama’s neighborhood?” So now I am looking at the details of each house as the chopper does a spotlight in the dark to capture glimpses of the houses being devoured by this hungry, fire dragon. As I catch photos of lattice work, patios, and stucco I am looking as each frame looks more and more like Grama’s home.
So the next day I call Grama. No answer. And the next day…and the next…and the next. Four long days go by and I finally hear that friendly “llllooo”. I can hear the weariness in her voice but she is back home. And I ask how she is. She is tired but grateful she has something still to clean. Three doors down they were not so lucky. The entire back half of the house was devoured by the dragon.
My problems seemed to fade as the reminder that life is sacred and to be cherished comes beating to the front of my brain. So I will remind you to take time for what matters, or should I say “who” matters.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.
Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want an image that is more concave you will want the back of the folder where it is blank or the copyright is displayed.
For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, Mossy Meadow Mat, Blue Peacock Foil Paper for inner mat, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper with the ornament punch, and ribbon.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know tape can not only stick things together but it can also take things apart?
If you have ordered the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate then you should know there is a film on it to prevent the foil or metallic from getting scratched. You will need to take it off so the true brilliance of the paper comes through. You can try with your fingers or even a tweezers. The easiest for me is to grab a piece of scotch tape and stick it to the film. Then pull on the tape and the film comes right off.
It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are not sure if you want something to stand out then don’t let it. Instead glue on your accent and then emboss it. By embossing it you will give the illusion that it is all one piece.
It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to focus on resting and recharging. Do you remember as a kid those Sunday suppers out at Grandma’s house? I do. My Grama cooked for days to make sure that meal was just right.
Did you have a meal that the whole family joined? What was your favorite dish or person to visit with?
Mine was my many aunts and uncles that all met up at my Grama’s house. Grama had the pool and seemed to always be cooking. It wasn’t uncommon to have the American favorites (steak and baked potato) right next to kabobs and stuffed grape leaves. I miss those days where everyone seemed to get along and the hardest thing was straining the seed bits out of the pomegranate juice for the jelly.
It’s Sale Saturday! Today the Everything is Rosy bundle has been added to the clearance rack. Instead of $80 it is marked down to $68. If this is something you’ve been eyeing please don’t wait any longer. Anything on the clearance rack is while supplies last.
If you would like to order online please use host code RYWJTH6F to help Jodi. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This code will be good until Monday evening at 7:30.
With inky fingers,
P.S. You can still order anything else from the catalogs as well.