How stinkin' cute... or maybe I should say
how "stinGin'" cute is that little bumble bee?!!!
As you know (if you follow),
today is my Wynne Wednesday which means the card
I feature is one created with on of the following focal points...
These are the greetings I plan to send my daughter,
Wynne, after she is away at college.
For the most part, I am a SU! kind of gal.
Stampin' Up! has everything (I mean EVERYTHING)
I could want or need as a Paper Artist.
Having said that, there are some images which
SU! can't carry every single year or all of the time.
For those images (such as my little bees and things),
I look to other amazing stamp manufacturers.
So for the card you see here,
everything is from Stampin' Up! except the images.
The hearts and super cute bee are from
And the telephone and verse are from
Check out more info about these vendors
in yesterday's Sneak Peak post.
On a more personal note...
I just have to share how down in the dumps I've been lately. I always hate sharing about my times of blue-ness. Let's face it... it's kinda personal, right?! And so personal things are difficult to share with just anybody (not that I think YOU are "just" anybody... you are my amazing visitor for which I am SO greatly appreciative!!!).
But really, for the most part I believe most people think it may be a bit inappropriate to share personal "stuff" via social media. Most people probably believe there's no reason to "air our dirty laundry..." hmmm... seems like I've chatted about "hanging out our laundry" or something like that somewhere around HERE.
Anywho... what if we don't have anyone we can share with... no sisters... no mum... no mother-in-law... no true blue/share those secrets with kind of friends... etc.? Who do we talk to when we feel that aching need to just spill the beans... or cry for help? Sometimes I just want to type it all out just to get it off my chest and out of my mind. So I figure I will just blog about it... then I think again... and I consider the whole "personal stuff" thing and the "dirty laundry" thing and I chicken out.
Just like I'm doing now. HA.
Crazy, right?! I don't have anyone I can chit chat with and so when I feel blue about something in particular, ugh... it really eats at me. If you visit often and if you happen to read my ramblings, you know that I am very good about taking my problems to the cross... believe you me! I take my loneliness to the cross daily! Where would I be without my true BFF, Jesus Christ?!
But I am still stuck with these crappy incessant feelings of loneliness. I won't sugarcoat it for anyone... faith is not "do this and that will happen." Sometimes faith is "do this... and then wait... sometimes for absolutely nothing other than the assurance of your heavenly home."
Isn't that enough... my heavenly home? It is. For me, anyways. So I pick myself up on my blue days and I choose to look for those rays of yellow... "from whence cometh my Help (Psalm 121.)" I move on until the next blue day. Still... I wish some of you and me could sit face to face, share a cup of cocoa, and really mix our beans... oh what a yummy pot it would be, right?! Right.
Before I say "have a creative day..." if you pray, please add to your prayers my sweetest cousin (no names mentioned) as she recently attempted suicide. Praise the Lord, she did not succeed. She was physically hurt thought. There is much healing needed. This is NOT the very thing causing my blue-ness lately... but her poor decision brought to a full point why we all need someone to talk to from time to time... someone who REALLY cares and doesn't just say, "you can talk to me anytime" before they walk away and never check on you again. Does that make sense? I hope so.
Please know that if you feel the desire to even THINK about suicide as my cousin did... PLEASE CONTACT ME or call 1-800-NEED HIM. I may be blue... but I am a true blue source of help who will point you directly to our only Source of HOPE. I mean it... contact me... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting... and for reading my ramblings. Have a creative day... regardless of how you spend it!