Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Some Thoughts on the subject!!

What subject, you ask?  Well, I have been doing a lot of thinking, lately, and I have decided that I want to share other things than just my Stampin' UP! life.  I will still post cards and stamping ideas but I am going to share other ideas, as they come up, as well.

First though, here is a card we made at my class last Thursday.

I love this stamp set called Avant Garden in the Sale A Bration catalog.  Sale A Bration ends on March 31st, so you still have time to put in a $50 order and receive this stamp set for free.

Now on to what I am thinking about doing going forward!

Lately, I seem to be drawn to blogs of people that share what they've been up to and places they have visited, things they have done, new ideas they have tried and it has peaked my interest in trying some new things, myself.

So, with that said, I am going to start sharing not only cards I have made, SU classes and workshops that are coming up but just my life in general!

I am more than just my card making and so when I am doing or taking part in other things, the blog sort of goes to the wayside. :-(

Will it be interesting to you?  I guess I'll find that out but at least I'll be blogging several times a week rather than playing catch up all the time.

The biggest thing in the forefront of our lives right now is finding our purpose. Now that our kids have grown and our grand kids are in their 20's and my husband has retired, we are sort of  at a loss as to what we should be doing in our 'golden years'.  I still find that funny, as I still feel like I am in my 40's or 50's.

For a couple of years, now, we keep having this idea of getting a 5th wheel and truck and volunteering with the Volunteer Christian Builders organization or another organization and just being FREE of STUFF and being able to travel and visit people.

We have fluctuated back and forth and back and forth.  I, for one, didn't want to give up my home and live in an RV, but on the other hand, I really want to do something with the remaining years of our lives. My husband feels the same and we keep having this idea come up over and over and over again....we'll do a lot of research and decide, yes...let's do it. Then, we have some concerns and wonder if we should or not so we quit talking about it for a month or two and then it pops up again and we start more researching and wondering if this is the route we should take.

So, we decided to put a fleece before the Lord to find out IF this is what we are supposed to do or not and if you don't know what that means, it basically means that we aren't certain that we are supposed to do this life changing event or not or if it's just our idea or it really is the Lord's .....and we only want to do it if it's what the Lord wants us to do.

So, we made the decision to put our home up for sale and IF it sells by July 25th, AND for the amount we have decided on (our realtor doesn't even know the exact amount we have written down), then, we will know that it's what God wants us to do.  It's sort of scary but at the same time, exciting!!!

And, just in case you think we are stark raving mad...we have done this two other times in our lives......and when it's what the Lord is having you do....it's amazing how everything just works out exactly like it's supposed to.

IF this is His will, the house will sell for the price we decided on....we will get the money from the Craft sale and Moving sale that we need and we'll be on our way.  If it doesn't, then we have our answer.

So, with that said......be watching for updates and follow along with us on our journey.

And, if you are of the persuasion, you can be praying that God will show us what He wants us to do either way.

Sorry this post was so long, but wanted to give you a little idea of what to expect going forward.

I am attending a demonstrator get together on Thursday, and I hope to have some cool cards to share with you after I get back.  :-)

Have a fantastic day!!!



  1. Wow. That's awesome Irish! I'm looking forward to hearing of this and your other adventures!

  2. Somehow...I just KNEW you would reply....LOLOL And, you will be on our 'list' of people to stop and visit on our travels. Please be praying for us!!!

  3. I think this is exciting for you as I said b4... But for strictly personal reasons would hate to see u go and no longer have that monthly get together/crafting season lost, u r such a stamping inspiration for me. But we all have to do what we have/need to do and u guys would have a good time doing a different service based activity. Take Care and God Bless!!

  4. You know, Loree, it's all in God's hands now. It just might be His plan for us to stay right where we are and we'd still be stamping up a storm!! Thank you SO MUCH for your words of encouragement....you have no idea how much it means to me!!! Big HUGS!!!!


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