Thursday, December 5, 2013

Post it and toast it

Today I have decided to accept the fact that I may not be crafting or do much of anything fun and leisurely for the next two years. But I wouldn’t trade the opportunity that’s in front of me, I am so blessed to be where I am at. I see this as a small price to pay, in order to achieve my goals; what’s even more is that my kids get to watch this process unfold. They will know that anything they want to achieve is within reach, if mom did it they can too!
10 years ago I don’t think I Possessed the confidence, not so much in my educational ability but also in life. Being a full time student has taken some time to grow into. Shedding all the excess stuff in life has been a process for me. Sadly things had to happen like losing good friends along the way because I had no time for outings and because it’s hard to be a mom, wife, and student. My time has been on a major budget these past couple of years. But I am fortunate that I am old enough to realize this transition has taken place already. Once I start nursing school I won’t be going through those types of blues as much. ( I am sure there will be others) It’s the things I did make time for, like movies, and dinner or shopping with my family that I will miss the most. We are all going to sacrifice together. We all understand and we are all preparing for what is to come. To be honest I’m kind of shaking in my boots. I’d be lying if I said there was no fear, at the same time I can’t wait to do my rotation in the OR, and Labor and delivery is going to be so freaking awesome! I’m psyched I can’t wait… and I am so excited to start this new chapter in my life!
So this post is dedicated to stuff I made and never shared.. you will have to excuse the quality of photos some are old..
This is one of the very first cards I made, I used stampin up color pencils and DSPIMG_4090
Another first, I used MFT stamp set and SU papersIMG_5273
You could tell I really loved the browns (I still do!) IMG_5354
I made this for my Hubby’s grandma
I used a free digital computer print out for this
I made these for my son’s birthday party. I drew it but was inspired from something I saw on pinterest.

A Card I made for my daughters friend with my lovelies from saturated canary.

and the last for a toast.. My daughter and I made and sold these so we could raise money for her Girl Scout trip to Georgia, It was very inexpensive and we still  have our set. I enjoy mine with an occasional glass of wine. They are the perfect size for 1 glass ( one big glass, hee hee)
Cheers ~ And thanks for all you special comments throughout the years!