Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday?! With Flowers!

Good Morning Everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying this crazy time of year!  Even though we are all losing our sanity right now, crafting must continue!  This week at Erica's Cricut Craft Room, it's Would You Ever Guess Wednesday/Flowers Day! 

I've created 2 little projects to share. the first was my very first attempt at using Flower Shoppe. The base is an empty ribbon spool, covered in paper and ribbon. The flowers on top were cut in various sizes and just glued on! Cute huh?!

Next is a tree that I made using Flower Shoppe.  This took ALOT of time and ALOT of flowers!  I think it's best if you use double sided paper so you get color all around the flower.  These were all cut at around 5 inches, so a bit bigger, some smaller.  I painted the cone form in cream first, let that dry, then adhered the flowers using Aleene's Tacky Glue in the Gold bottle, GREAT STUFF!  Once the flowers were set and the glue had dried, I went back and used DecoArt Dimensional Writer Glistening Snow to fill in each center of the flower for some sparkle!  I really liked how these came out!  Once I play with this cartridge a bit more, I think I'll really enjoy using it!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Trying, but failing...

I think I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.  I am doing my very best to do what people have asked of me.  I have been respectful of time, and space, and feelings.  I have apologized, I have held my tongue, I have stayed away and allowed them to move on.  It has been so hard and I am sad, but then when I get asked why, I tell them I am respecting their wishes and still that's not right.  I miss my life the way it was, and after a year of a shattered heart, lost friends and losing the one person who believed in me always, my Dad, I still can't seem to get anything right.  What more am I supposed to do?  I've said it before, I just want my life back.  I want my Dad here, I want to be able hug him and call him and know that no matter what else is messed up in my life, he will be there, he will love me. I want to express my opinion and not have it literally affect how my family will live or even be loved.  Apparently I cannot voice my opinion, have any feelings, or speak out when I have questions because it's not allowed.  Life should not be so hard.  I do the very best I can everyday.  I mess up all the time.  I try to learn from it, I try to do better next time.  I am not responsible for everything that is wrong is every situation.  I am not to blame for it all...