I have had many intentions of coming back here to my blog. It has been almost a year since my last post. Prior to that, my blogging was inconsistent. It was definitely put on the backburner. I personally set a goal to blog again on June1st. However, I decided to stop procrastinating, stop being afraid, and just begin. Today, was that day.
I know many of you know of the life changing transition I went through almost two years ago. Of course, it was a very difficult, and painful process. My world was turned upside down, and I had to embrace the changes that would come. Although, I knew that ending my marriage was the right decision for both of us, I was concerned for the three most important people in my life. No parent wants to see their children cry, or hurt. You want them to be happy, and feel secure. They were my priority above myself, and they are my anchors that help me stay strong. I am happy to see them well adjusted, and blossom into the people that they are today. They make me so proud.
It has taken me a long time to embrace solitude. It was difficult not to have them with me every day. Coming home to silence was hard. I miss their voices. Macie playing with her barbies, Roman talking my ear off about sports, and Gabi, simply being your typical teenager. I knew that they were safe, and well loved. It was my insecurity of simply enjoying time alone. It has been an adjustment, but I am learning to take advantage of that time for me. One thing I do know for certain, is that they have two parents that love them, and put them first before anything else.
I am starting off with a simple card for you today. I had these red corrugated stars in my stash. I think they were there for a long time, just collecting dust. I was inspired by them to create a sports theme card for that perfect All Star in my life. I used an older star paper I found. I am not sure who maunfactured it. However, it complimented the stars perfectly. Pulled out the orange and white polka dot paper from the Pebbles basic line. Love this line, and I think I own every color.
All Star Card:
I normally like linear lines on my designs. However, I wanted to do something with that red strip of cardstock. I could not find an edge punch I liked, so decided to tuck under the Pebbles basic paper at an angle. I still want to touch it, and make it straight! LOL However, I think it adds a bit of interest to the card.
I still love my embossing folders! I would be lost without them. A plain piece of cardstock seems boring to me. Feels like it has been left unnoticed. I did leave the blue circle alone. I thought I had added enough texture with the red star out of courrgated chipboard.
Finally, used a stamp set from Stampin' up to stamp the All star, and the #1 sentiment. The brads are from an older Making Memories line called Giggle Kids. Do you remember that line? I still have parts of this collection! I miss them!
So, here is my first post! Patting myself on the back for simply taking the first step. I thank those that still came here to check on my blog. Right now, I am hoping to blog once a week. I am taking small steps, and hope to be here more consistent in sharing my love for papercrafting. I am still learning to balance being a Mother, friend,work, dating, and everything in between. I may not have it all together, but I am getting there. One day, at a time.