Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thanks - Word Shadow

I thought that this Thank You card would be appropriate to share today as I have received so many kind comments from so many beautiful and warm hearted people since the BIG move!  Thank you all so much for your support and understanding of what I am feeling having left my wonderful, beautiful friend back in the US!

This is one of those many cards I made at 3h30 in that morning when I just could not go back to sleep.

Paper: red cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (scraps)
Ink: Hero Arts chalk ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (AC005 Untitled Word Shadow & 331065 Lattice Background)
Other: pearl; pop dots; EK Success Postage Edge punch

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind since we arrived on Sunday night.  We needed to finalize cars we had purchased, get Natasha to meet her school teacher, arrange a school start date, buy uniforms, do some running around with regards to our new home etc.... It's all good.

I feel for my poor daughter who was quite ready to get into holiday mode having just finished a year of school.  Unfortunately the school year here runs from January to December.  So, my chickadee will be going to school on Monday in a snazzy school uniform!  I'll post some photos next week.

I went and tried out the gym last night and did a Spinning Class with my sister, I love her, but I miss Lisa,  my gym buddy!  This morning I decided to go it alone and went and did a weight training session on my own!  I perspired, so I guess I worked out, but it felt odd.  Anyway, I thought I would also share a picture of the gym from the outside, and I can already hear Lisa swooning at the view, it is such an improvement from all the concrete in Houston!  And pretty soon I hope to be mountain biking in that forest you see.

I hope to be able to get into a routine from next week onwards and try to finish my Copic Colouring project from the class I took.  Unfortunately we are still waiting for the airfreight to arrive and that is where all my crafty goodness is!

Wishing you all a fabulous day!


Dawn said...

Another lovely card Brenda. Sounds like you are settling in ok Poor Natasha. I'm sure there are some holidays coming up to give her a break. View from the gym is lovely. Good on you for getting back into the exercise so quickly.

Lin said...

Sounds like you are adjusting just fine, Brenda - glad to hear it! Looking forward to you showing us more of where you live now - So Africa is a mystery to me! Love your pretty card, too!

Barb said...

Hi Brenda! Welcome back to blogland - been missing you! So glad you arrived safely! It sounds like things are at least starting to get settled down. Sending you lots of love and hugs!

Your card is beautiful - love that pretty paper!

Lisa said...

Lovely card, B. The color combo and design are so fresh and fun :)
I'm really loving that stamp set!
Yes, this is quite a different scene at the gym isnt it? {sigh}
So beautiful to see FOREST and MOUNTAINS! I hope your air freight shows up soon! I still have to get moving on my final project!!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, so pleased the move went smoothly, great photo. Good to see you back blogging already!!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Brenda! So glad that you made your trip safely and are already developing your new routine! Can't wait to see the big girl in her new uniform - she will love school, I bet. Glad that you got right back in the exercise mode, too.....I have learned to not only love it, but rely on it. Never thought that would happen. It all looks and sounds so very good!

Michelle said...

I know you and Lisa will share a special matter how far you are! Poor Natasha...back to school! I'm sure she will love making new friends! Good for you...already going to the gym!
Sending some love your way, Brenda!
Beautiful card too!

Stella said...

I hope you are feeling a bit sttled already. It;s a big change....
Your car dis lovely and that gym; yes I love a view like this too :)

Martha said...

Hello, Sweet Brenda! It's so good to hear from you, so glad you have made it safely to your new home. Thanks for sharing the photo. Send us some of your cool temperatures our way...our heat is becoming unbearable.

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like pretty fabric on a journal! I love the design and colors! The sentiment circle is perfect! I love it!

OH, I hope Natasha will enjoy her new school and new friends.

Have fun working out with your sister.

Sending you BIG HUGS!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda you are amazing. You talk about getting into a routine, but it already sounds like you already are!! Have a great weekend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Lovely card, Brenda - just love the mix of stamps and colors! I'm so glad you arrived safely and are settling in. Poor DD to have to go to school again! Oh well, she'll have fun making new friends. Take care!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that stamp with the thanks and the botanical image! And LOVE hearing about your surroundings and your new gym! I feel for your daughter but she'll be used to it before she knows it! Take care!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I'm glad to hear you are slowly settling in. Poor Natasha, I know Elisia would not be a trooper about that. Hope all your stuff shows up soon!

Robin K. said...

So glad to hear you and your family are settling into your new routine Brenda!! Hope your crafty stuff (and everything else!) arrives soon! Take good care, my friend! Hugs, Robin :)

Courtney K said...

love the white stamped images on the brown background. such a pretty card!

Lisa said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card Brenda! Gosh I hope your goodies arrive soon, you must be itching for them!