The little thingie on the right is supposed to be a new little flower bud coming up, but this morning, on my monitor it looks like a little green fire hydrant. Which is fine. Our take on the sketch can be any shape. What does it look like from your monitor?
I used the Memory Box die "Crisp Bows." I used one bow for the flower, and I used the other bow for the leaves, cutting off the bow tails. For the bud, I use the same die as I did for the flower, but I trimmed the sides and backed the opening. Here is what the die packaging looks like, so you can see what I mean:
Another of our blog friends is in need of your prayers and your positive thoughts flowing her way. She is Bernie of Bernie's Craft Closet. She has been a long-time friend of mine through this blog and I know a lot of you have had the same blessing. Bernie has been her husband Jim's caregiver this past year, following his serious health issues. Now Bernie has cancer and Jim is trying to care for her.
Bernie particularly loved a long-ago post I wrote where I commented that, while I love and applaud the philosophy that when one is given lemons, one should make lemonade, I felt that more often than not, life doesn't give us lemons. It gives us onions. Onions because our problems or troubles are usually multi-layered; they don't just affect us, they affect our families, our friends, our jobs. And they don't always get resolved by a single action, rather one peels a layer of the problem, only to find another layer under that, and another layer under that.
And peeling onions often makes us cry, just like life can make us cry. Our friend Bernie has been handed more big stinking onions to peel and she could use your positive thoughts to help her keep peeling. It's what we do. We keep on peeling. And when others are thinking about us, we can feel their hands peeling, too, right alongside us. Thank you.
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Paper: SU! very vanilla, kiwi kiss,
crumb cake, and soft suede
Stamps: SU! unknown set
Ink: SU! kiwi kiss
Ribbon: SU! very vanilla
Punches: SU! scallop and
Die: Memory Box