Hello my friends!
I am suddenly aware of how little time I have before we leave for holidays on Saturday. YES!!! I don’t think I told you … but we decided just 10 days ago … that we needed to get away again for a break … and have booked 2 weeks at the same holiday cottage that we rented in January! I reminded Gav recently … that when we had the pharmacy … we used to have 2 weeks holiday every 6 months … and how we said it was really important for the family to do this. The last few years … we seem to have lost that somewhere … and now we are trying to get back into the routine of doing this again! It is important to have a routine like this … or holidays get lost amongst the busy-ness of life. I want Sandy to have the same as the other kids … memories of fun times away as a family. And … hey … in a couple of years … our older kids won’t be able to share these times with us … so I want to make the most of the time now!!! So … we are leaving on Saturday … after Sandy’s soccer match. (Let’s get our priorities right!!! 😀 😉 ) His team is playing the only other “undefeated” team in the comp … and their first round match was a draw!!! So … it is going to be an exciting game. The team are not keen for their main striker to be away on hols for this important game! I don’t know if I can go and watch??? (It might be a little stressful!!!)
I had to stop and make a sympathy / thinking of you card for a friend today … Do you like this one … ???
I was really keen to use one of my brand new Bible Verse stamps that I had purchased recently from “Our Daily Bread Designs”. I really needed some nice verses … and went searching for some online. I got a collection pack of 6 verses … and they will fill a small “void” in my stamp collection! There have been several times I have wanted to use a Bible Verse as a focus on a card … and just haven’t had the right stamp. I am thrilled with my new ones! Yes … SU! are still THE BEST … but … as I have said before … they just can’t supply EVERYTHING!!! I thought I would use some of the glimmermist (over main top note) & shimmerz (around edge of the “top note” & on the smaller flower petals) again on this card … and hopefully you can see them in this photo? It was taken with the sunshine coming through the kitchen window … so I hope the pic does it justice … because it is really pretty!
So … we are off to Dolphin Point … just south of Ulladulla for 14 days of rest & relaxation. I heard the temp was going to be 14°C for about 5 days of the first week. So … I think we will light the fire … and spend lots of time playing board games / cards … watching movies … reading books … and … if I get myself organised I might get to do a little stamping??? (If I get the time to pack up some supplies!) It will be a good chance for Gav to give his back another couple of weeks rest, too! You will remember that last time we went to DP … I didn’t have any internet access! So … I am not going to be able to get regular posts done for you! In fact … unless I can stretch 40 hours (before we leave) into about 50 … then I am not expecting that I will even get to do any scheduled posts for you either!!! I still have to cut my card packs for Stamp Club tomorrow night! I do hope when I return … you will all still be here!!! 😉
Well … I had better stop procrastinating … I still have to make Skye’s 18th birthday card. She turns 18 while we are away … and it wouldn’t be good to forget the card! I also have another “Thinking of You” card … that I need. Perhaps it won’t be quite so intricate as this one!? Hope you are having a lovely day! Stampin’ Hugs xxx