Lovely Romance

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I know I am a day late, but the year is still new enough that I can wish all of you a happy new year.  My wish for all of you this year is that it is filled with happiness, prosperity, and most importantly good health.

I’ve been as busy as a person can be since my last entry.  I’ve been getting caught up on some of the things I’ve neglected since heading back to work this past August.  The end of the year is when I usually do a lot of paper shredding of documents that don’t need to be saved any longer and closets are emptied of old unwanted things and donated to charity before the next income tax season.  I even managed to get my son back here to clean out his closet and dresser in his old room.  We have a great deal of empty space now that we can “clutter up” again until the end of this year.  Then I will go through everything again and wonder what in the world we were thinking when we held on to some of the stuff.  My husband is the worst.  I think if it weren’t for my desire to do a good purging of the old and unnecessary, he would be featured on one of those hording television shows.  His philosophy is he might “need it someday”, and when asked why he never puts things away he usually says, “I’m just gonna be using it again soon.”  Oh dear!  But I do love him in spite of his sloppiness!

I spent the entire day yesterday putting away Christmas decorations.  That took several hours and my back and shoulders just ached when I was finished.  I am not as young and nimble as I used to be…this getting old stuff isn’t for wimps!  🙂  The day before, I purchased a cabinet for my stamp room and I spent New Year’s Eve putting it together…incorrectly I might add.  The drawer remained open on it about 3″ which told me I hung the sliders incorrectly.  Then when I attempted to add the doors to the bottom cabinet portion, I learned that I had added the bottom trim upside down so the door would not go on.  After attempting to remove the trim and successfully breaking it into four pieces, I phoned the company that manufactured the item and they said they would send me another trim piece free of charge.  The doors are still un-hung as it will take a week to ten days for the bottom trim to arrive, but the drawer now closes completely after performing a little secret surgery on the drawer sliders. I removed the stoppers on both sides and now it works smoothly.  I wasn’t taking it apart again!  The manufacturer said they will send me new sliders too.

All of this and I have managed to get a little stamping done.  Today I am sharing a card that I made for my daughter.  I thought of waiting until Valentine’s Day to send it, but I don’t think I am going to get to visit her this weekend as originally planned, so I am going to send it before then.  I used the Lovely Romance stamp set, and I must admit that I do have a lovely romance with my 29-year-old daughter.  It is one of the closest relationships I have with another female.  There is NOTHING like a good relationship between a mother and her daughter.  I am proud of her, I admire her, I am her biggest fan!  She reminds me so much of me when I was her age that it sometimes scares me.  And I have a new appreciation for what my mother dealt with.  My mom said once that it took 29 years, but I turned out okay and I can say the same for my lovely daughter.  She is BEAUTIFUL if I may say so myself.  Not just physically, but in all the other important ways as well.  So…here it is…

Lovely Romance

Here’s what I used on this card.

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock  119685

Whisper White Card Stock  100830

Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack  130139

Lovely Romance Stamp Set  130264-w/130267-c

Finishing Touches Edgelits  127010

Corner Punch  119871

Small Heart Punch  117193

Chalk Talk Framelit  129983

Rhinestone Basic Jewels   119246

Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad  101406

There you have it.  I hope the rest of your day is happy!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!