Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thinking of You

I have been absent from my blog for a while now and it still looks like it will be a while before I am truly up and running again!  Life is simply hectic at the moment with the final renovations.

So here is a card I had made some time back and had not yet posted.  A very simple design using some lovely designer paper and a bit of ribbon treatment.


We are working towards moving in to our new home this coming Monday.  Unfortunately we had a bit of a setback when the paint we used decided to peel away from the walls, after we had painted the entire inside of the house!  So, we have been scrapping and sanding and repainting!  I am really, really hoping that we can still be ready for Monday.

Other than being constantly tired, always rushing around, no time to get into an exercise routine....all is well.  Natasha has settled down so nicely at school and her teacher is very pleased with her (me too)!

As soon as my life gets back to some normality I will be visiting your blogs more regularly, I promise!  Sending you all lots of hugs.

19 comments:

Lisa said...

Whew sounds like you have your hands full! I'll keep my fingers crossed for Monday. Very pretty card TFS ;)

paula said...

Hi Brenda, Your card is absolutely gorgeous. It also sounds like you are very busy. Life does that sometimes. I can understand where you are coming from. Good luck with the painting, hope it works for you this time xoxoxoxo

Maureen Morton said...

AH, Brenda - wish I could be there to help you! Someday you will look back at this time, when you are creating wonderful memories in your new home, and simply smile. Speaking of smile, that is what this sweet card makes me do - love this beautiful paper and how you have used it. Exquisite! Hang in there and take care of YOU!

Barb said...

So good to hear from you, Bren! Been thinkin' aboutcha lately. What a pain having all the paint peel from the walls! Hope it stays put this time and you can move in as planned. Love your pretty card! Sending lots of hugs to you too! :)

Robin K. said...

Oh Brenda-We had the same thing happen a few years ago when we repainted our kitchen:(. Not long after it was done for some reason the paint literally came off the walls in sheets! I understand your frustration completely! Glad to hear your daughter is doing well in her new school-that's a positive:). I love how you chose to make the pp in your card the "star"- very pretty!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello dear Brenda,

Love your card and so sorry to hear that about the paint!
What a bummer!! It's nice to read that Natasha is settling in and doing so well. That must really warm your heart!

Hugs~

Dawn said...

very pretty Brenda. Though you must have been rather busy as hadn't seen you about for a bit. Make sure you don't overdo things. Hoping you can get in when you planned... will make you more settled and happy

Pam W Merwin said...

Hope you are able to move in soon - I know the repainting is no fun :( BUT your card is beautiful and made me smile - have a great day :)

Lisa said...

This is so pretty and it doesn't even need stamping! The Konichiwa papers are beautiful :) I had fun getting into mine the other day!
fingers crossed the move is still on schedule and you are on your way to being more settled.
Sending you big hugs XXXX

Rosemary said...

such a sweet card, brenda! so sorry that you have had problems with the paint, but i hope that everything is okay now... miss seeing your lovely little cards!

Elizabeth Allan said...

oh no! Sorry to hear about the paint peeling... sending you happy energy and I know that everything will turn around for you!!

Sending smiles and hugs...

Trinh said...

You did a beautiful job of showcasing the PP! I'm so sorry to hear about your reno setbacks. I hope things are going better and you move in very soon.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and the color combo of the blue and pink goes so well together! Sorry to hear about the paint and hope you can move in soon!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love those fun papers, Brenda! Sorry to hear of your painting problems; hope it's all sorted out now!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the paper and the gorgeous ribbon.

Yikes on the paint peeling! Sounds like a lot of work but I know you can get it done and move into your home. You are going to love it so much once you get settled! Never worry about us in blogland. Family life is so important! Glad to hear everything else is wonderful!!

Jacqueline said...

Wishing you well with all the things you have to do to settle in!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Thinking about you sweetie and just wanted to pop in and say "Hi" and hoping that everything is going well with you and the move. Miss you, but so understand that life can be so crazy. So happy to hear that the little one is settling in really well. Praying that the paint stayed on the walls the second time around. You poor sweet woman. You must have loads of patience. I would be pulling my hair out I am sure. Just wanted to let you know that your special and missed. Have a great time getting into your new home and we will be all waiting when you get back. Enjoy and relax. Big Hugs.

sheila said...

what a lovely little card Brenda. I hope you are enjoying life in South Africa and are happy to be back with and around family !

Martha said...

Dear Brenda, I'm hoping you are now moved into your new home. Hope you take time to rest, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around your beautiful property!

What a lovely card with such pretty patterned paper and sweet sentiment. Look at that perfect bow...you go girl! Beautifully done!

Sending you lots of ♥HUGS♥!