May your days be happy, your future bright! I will be 40 this year! Wow!! What an incredible journey it has been! Immigrating to the States in 1999 has offered me some great opportunities, but unfortunately it separated me from my siblings. They are all over the world; one in South Africa, one in Australia, one in the UK and my brother here in Florida. Both my parents are back in South Africa. My birthdays are not as I wish they could be. When I was little, my mom would bake the cake, my siblings helped decorate and would sing to me when it was time to cut the cake. These are the memories I wish I had throughout all my life. BUT, this year, I will have 3 of the 4 attending my party in April. I cannot wait!! Hence my early happy birthday card!
I would like to think that I rock motherhood, being a wife, a working mom, a decent human being. I am also aware that sometimes we all suck at these things and have to be reminded that “we are pretty cool”, as Mr. Gru from Despicable Me would say. Can you tell I am a mom?
Here is my “You Rock” Katie Girl from Angie Blom.
I hope you enjoyed this creation. It took about two hours to make between dinner and children! Check out my http://Facebook.com/Charcards2017page for all types of creations!
My Favorite Things recently came out with this sweet swinging girl with a little bunny watching her swing her worries away.
Sometimes we need to be reminded we are not alone. Maybe we can make others feel better by showing them some love and in return, we also can reap benefit from being kind to others. Totally stole that from the show “After Life”. Hope you like her!
Being creative is such a wonderful release from the every day work and worries. I find inspiration from Pinterest, Facebook groups and then from some inspiring figures such as Jennifer McGuire and Gina K. This card is all Jennifer’s fault! Here is the link to her video so you can blame her afterwards as well! https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/03/pop-up-shadow-box-cards.html
My final card is my favorite creation this week. Things I hold dear to my heart include my home and all that live and visit there, my self worth and knowing that I am someone important to a few people even when the devil wants you to believe different. Lastly, I can choose where I want my life to go. Every day. I hope you enjoy this one! You have all been so gracious this week, I appreciate every one of you!
Score both left and right and fold accordian style.
I used this very sturdy acetate to make your floating elements.
I glued the wooden heart onto a strip of acetate and glued it on the outside flap of the bottom panel. Once the two panels are adhered, it hides the acetate attachment.
I hope you love her as much as I do. Thank you so much for all your support and comments. Make sure to leave comments on my projects to win some Unity goodies.
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Since I grew up on the southern hemisphere, our seasons were opposite from where I live now. Where we would usually prepare for Winter about this time of the year, I now get to plant flowers and spend sunny days outside. I have a massive backyard that I am fencing in this year and that requires a whole revamp of the yard. Naturally, right? Any excuse to make fairy gardens or make the bees happy! Here is my little card!
“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds”
Happy Wednesday Unies ! Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite plant or tree or gadget to work with when outside in the garden!
This is for the lady who helped me yesterday. With my two trollies full of stuff, two toddlers in tow, she saw me struggle and helped. She saw a need and graciously offered to stay with one trolley while I went to get the car. Instead, she walked with me and happily helped a mother out. I salute you, older wiser mom who understands that it takes a village to raise a generation who will take care of each other.