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Sat Sketch Time-inspiratation

Jun 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch, Uncategorized

“The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step”


This is the photo I took of Alexa the LAST day of her Chemo treatment. To mark a milestone. The end of a long journey for her. A new beginning.

This is for Alexa’s doctor’s. A thank you. For walking that long road with us.

THAT saying on this card is my newest motto. It puts everything we go through in this life into prospective.

WARNING: This gets deep! LOL! At least to me. Even if no one gets it, I do.

The weirdest thing happened to me. I so believe in fate, and God providing answers in unusual ways, or providing us with answers and things we seek.

 The very last day of Alexa’s chemo treatment, I was a wreck!!! During that visit, I was on a wild goose chase for some much promised Groovy Girls. Upon my hunt, I saw a silver bangle in the jewelry case of the store, out of the corner of my eye. I went over to look at (I never get that interested in that stuff), and the silver bangle read……

“The journey of a 1,000 miles”

I asked to see it.

Now I had JUST posted about what a long road it has been, and all we learned along the way, and blah blah blah. I looked inside and it read “begins with a single step”

Now you may think- SO?

But to me that was so pivotal! I was standing there, Alexa’s LAST chemo, and already worrying about the WHAT Ifs, and then, this simple bracelet put it all into perspective for me. Like a silent voice from God, reminding me-Lauren ONE step at a time. I felt so at peace. Tomorrow will take care of itself. We got through this journey that way, and we will continue through life the same.

Just like Footprints in the sand

      One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
             Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
                  In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
                       Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
                           other times there were one set of footprints.
                                  This bothered me because I noticed
                                that during the low periods of my life,
                             when I was suffering from
                         anguish, sorrow or defeat,
                     I could see only one set of footprints.
          So I said to the Lord,
      “You promised me Lord,
         that if I followed you,
             you would walk with me always.
                   But I have noticed that during
                          the most trying periods of my life
                                 there have only been one
                                       set of footprints in the sand.
                                           Why, when I needed you most,
                                          you have not been there for me?”
                                 The Lord replied,
                          “The times when you have
                  seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
          is when I carried you.”

So, that left me sitting there, really wanting the bracelet as a reminder to take life step by step. I thought it would be perfect to keep next to my Alexa bracelet that I have worn since the day she was diagnosed. Sort of a “we can do this”. But, it was pretty pricey for a simple bangle.So I walked away.

Then, later that day, I go to another store, hunting for those darn Groovy Girls, and in the store window-just before the store I am there to go to, THERE IT IS!!! That SAME bracelet! I wasn’t even looking for it. It just popped right out at me.

Mind you -the store in the hospital, and the store in Concord NH are like 75 miles apart! I thought WOW! What a message someone is sending me! LOL! But I left it again. Remembering the message I was given.

Then, the next day my dear sweet friend Paulette went and found that bracelet!! She gave it to me, and I was just in awe. She is so good to me. I am blessed to have a friend like her.

I have not taken that bracelet off since. I am reminded several times a day to take it one step at a time!

WHEW! Are you still with me? Weren’t expecting all that now were you?

I just wanted to share too, what an impact a photo can have on a card. I also like that it shows the A Man’s Sole, isn’t just a guy set.

My sentiment was printed off my computer. Paper is Autumn Leaves. The flowers are Queen & Co, and SU felt flowers.

This card is 5 1/2 squared.

So here is a view of the sketch-click to enlarge


You don’t have to use a photo. Just have fun with it. The possibilities are endless. It could be a scrap page. Those wanting to see more of that.

If you get to try it out, send us a link here so we can all see your take!

OK I’m WAY busy. Orders are all shipping today! YEAH! Don’t even want to know how much that is gonna cost EEKK!!!

Speaking of orders……Pink Cat is next up for their release on the 12th! You won’t want to miss that 😀 Then we have PTI on the 15th. Following up with my first Unity release on the 25th. Then in July Lizzie Anne celebrates 2 years! WOW!

Dont forget ATS just released 2 sets, MFT just released 3 sets and 3 singles!!

LASTLY!!! If you haven’t yet, don’t miss my classes at The Paper Tree next Friday and then Sunday the 29th!!

OK enough of that. Im off.

Till tomorrow

If you purchased or inquired about sets PLEASE READ

Jun 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

WOW! What did I get myself into??? Im so SOOOOOO crazy right now. My house looks like a stamp factory vomited up a ton of stamps.

If you emailed me with a NON STAMP PURCHASE issue-please re-mail me MONDAY. I cannot deal with anything else at this moment.

OK here is the deal- I need to be organized and want to keep you updated.

If you purchased sets and paid with Pay Pal I am shipping ALL those orders tomorrow morning. If you are from Australia and placed an order-contact me via email tomorrow so I can give you your total. Once we agree on the shipping I will ship your orders MONDAY.

 I just spent the day trying to figure out what paypal payment went with WHO. CRAZY!!!

Bottom line-if you pay pal’ed you are all set (inless you see your name below)


 Alexa apparently didn’t think I should sell those sets as she removed it from a pile and I have no idea where it was suppose to go since everyhting is packaged and I have over 700 emails.

I do need addresses to the following people so email me ASAP!

Sue Blondin

Michelle Lauffer

Alexis Ridgeway

Jennifer Delaurier

I have orders set aside, and if you do not want what I set aside contact me ASAP to free up the set for someone else who may have inquired.

Thanks for your patience.

Off to drink more coffee


Jun 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

HELP! I’m stuck under PILES of stamps, and can’t get out! LOL! No eye candy today girls. Im exhausted and still have tons to do-like pack/ship orders and get my DT stuff done. Yeah, no idea how thats gonna work! What was I thinking posting last night?! LOL!

Better get organized!!

You girls LOVE your rubbah! I am almost sold out!! If you haven’t checked my FOR SALE post-then RUN!

 I also sold sets that weren’t listed. THANK YOU EVERYONE! It feels so good to clean out my stash. I’m looking at clearing out some more soon!!!

YES! I do have more! LOL! Can you believe it? Crazy.

I was up till almost 3am chatting it up and separating orders! Up again at 7 for the kids and now Im going to the post office to start packing up orders and get off the one’s that are all paid up!

 Many of you all wanted the same set-everything was first come, first serve (my blog comments that came in before an email also counted as first come) and if anyone flakes on a set-then I will contact the first next person. who wanted it.

If you inquired about a set and I gave you a total and you don’t want it-let me know so I can send it over to someone who does. I put each set inquired about aside with people’s names.

ALSO when making payments PLEASE tell me WHO you are, your address and what you bought! I have a million Jen’s, Melissa’s and Stephanie’s! LOL!

OK I’m off to the post office.

Have a fabulous Friday!

My Etsy

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