I am really getting into the Fall spirit even though it is still quite hot and humid here in Florida. I've been cooking my "cool weather" meals, making many of my favorite pumpkin baked goods ( I am addicted to all things pumpkin), and yesterday while I was shopping I found pretty ribbon with a leaf pattern and some flowers for $1 each, so I came home and rummaged through my stash and found some .. wire mesh (that I formed into a cone),used dryer sheets, plastic mesh ( like that which covers Spiral Hams, I really do keep EVERYTHING .. lol ) and some tassels. Here is the door hanger I made. When I finished it I realized that the cone part has the appropriate colors that I can also use it for Christmas by just changing the flowers and bow.
There is this wonderful poem entitled YOU by Edgar Guest that I gave my son many years ago. It has been hanging on the wall in his bedroom just printed on paper and I've been saying for the longest time that I wanted to dress it up a bit, so I finally decided to work on it and this is the result. I am pleased with it but I think I might have "femmed" it up to much for him to put in his room. I may have to do another one, I'll see what he thinks.
I printed the poem on velum and just pulled stuff from my stash.
Here is the poem ...
You are the fellow that has to decide
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside.
You are the fellow who makes up your mind
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar
Or just be contented to stay where you are.
Take it or leave it. Here's something to do!
Just think it over --- It's all up to you!
What do you wish? To be known as a shirk,
Known as a good man who's willing to work,
Scorned for a loafer or praised by your chief,
Rich man or poor man or beggar or thief?
Eager or earnest or dull through the day,
Honest or crooked? It's you who must say!
You must decide in the face of the test
Whether you'll shirk it or give it your best.
Nobody here will compel you to rise;
No one will force you to open your eyes;
No one will answer for you yes or no,
Whether to stay there or whether to go.
Life is a game, but it's you who must say,
Whether as cheat or as sportsman you'll play.
Fate may betray you, but you settle first
Whether to live to your best or your worst.
So, whatever it is you are wanting to be,
Remember, to fashion the choice you are free.
Kindly or selfish, or gentle or strong,
Keeping the right way or taking the wrong,
Careless of honor or guarding your pride,
All these are questions which you must decide.
Yours the selection, whichever you do;
The thing men call character's all up to you!
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend
Ok it's just a play on words, I'm not really angry it's just the primary color I used for this LO. I used the sketch from the Sept. 1st challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch This is my son Kyle, it has been a big year for him ( and Momma too ) he turned 18, graduated HS, and started college last month. He is growing up way to fast, and even though I am VERY proud of the young man he has grown to be, if there were a way to go back a few years, I might consider doing it .. lol ..
All papers and embellishments are from my stash. A mix of Basic Grey, Prima, Making Memories and misc others.
I altered this little notebook to help me organize, and remember, all the thoughts, plans and ideas I have for this new blog. I tend to jot down everything, ( hey I'm not getting any younger, things don't hang around in my brain like they used to .. ;) ..) So I think this notebook may turn out to be a little to small for the job, but I'll see how it goes. I just pulled scraps and odds and ends from my stash.
I made this very simple quick card for a friend. I used BG papers from their Blush line ( I LOVE BG papers ) The stamps are from Stampin Up and Studio G. I really enjoy making cards, they are so quick to do you can get instant gratification.
It's been a long time since I've been in blogdom, This is my second blogging venture, I guess you could say I outgrew my first blog. I want this one to have more of a purpose than the first one, so this time around I have a new path that I would like my blog to take. There are some plans for weekly posts that I will be sharing in the next few days! The new name was inspired by my "angel" mother and the direction this blog goes in will be inspired by the Lord....I hope if you stop by that you find something enjoyable or helpful here. Have a wonderful day!
I am a Child of God, Wife to a wonderful Husband, and Mom to an amazing Young Man. I have been creating since I'm a little girl, Mom started me off with knitting & crocheting, both of which I still do, but not very well, but through them she ignited my passion for creating and to this day I love to create in many different forms of art media. If I'm not creating or reading my bible, I'm shamefully spending way to much time surfing the net .. LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I believe in the sun even if it's not shining, I believe in love even when I'm alone and I believe in God even when He is silent.