Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What Color Is Your Hair? Swap

i know it's been awhile...i have done some cards for swaps...just not posted...better late than never right?

i had fun with this swap... i chose gray hair and red hair...love the bugaboo digi stamps i used for these...especially Stella...she hits my funny bone...the first card sums up my summer days...not that my glass always has a "cocktail" in it but i sit outside sipping and sunning...

5 O'Clock Stella
Paper: Basic Black..Brushed Silver..Whisper White..DP
Ink: Printer..Markers
Stamp: Stella 5 o'clock
Accessories: Flower punch..gems..black embossing powder

5 O'Clock Stella Inside
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp: A Little Love

the other card features JJ and is exactly how i feel about vacuuming...best thing about having my kids was letting them do that chore for me...i'd rather scrub a floor than vacuum...go figure...

JJ Vacuum
Paper: Not Quite Navy..So Saffron..Whisper White..DP
Ink: Printer..Markers
Stamps: JJ Vacuum & Sentiment
Accessories: gems

i have some recipe cards to get posted in a day or two and then need to work on another swap...and make a few Christmas cards...i also did some tags for a "CHRIST"mas swap that i need to get pics of to post...until then...be safe /be well...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Creation of The Military Wife

yeah i been away for awhile...and i will have a creation posted soon...in the meantime...

The Good Lord was creating a model for military wives and was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, "Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What’s wrong with the standard model?"

... The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both father and mother, be a perfect hostess to 4 or 40 with an hour’s notice, run on no sleep, handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant and has the flu, and she must be willing to move to a new location 10 times in 17 years. And oh yes, she must have six pairs of hands." The angel shook her head, "Six pair of hands? No way!"

The Lord continued, "Don’t worry, we will make other military wives to help her. And we will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her husband’s achievements, sustain the pain of separations, beat soundly when it is overworked and tired, and be large enough to say "I understand" when she doesn’t and say, ‘I love you’ regardless".

"Lord," said the angel, touching his arm gently "Go to bed and get some rest. You can finish this tomorrow". "I can’t stop now", said the Lord "I am so close to creating something unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave goodbye to her husband from a depot, pier or runway and understand why it’s important that he leave."

The angel circled the model of the military wife, looked at it closely and sighed, "It looks fine, but it’s too soft". "She might look soft", replied the Lord, "but she has the strength of a lion. You would not believe what she can endure."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Lord’s creation. "There’s a leak", she announced. "Something is wrong with the construction. You are trying to put too much into this model."

The Lord appeared offended at the angel’s lack of confidence. "What you see is not a leak", he said, "It’s a tear." "A tear? What is it there for?", asked the angel. The Lord replied, "It’s for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride and a dedication to all the values that she and her husband hold dear." "You are a genius!" exclaimed the angel.

The Lord looked puzzled and replied, "I didn’t put it there".

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