The background paper and pink roses around the photo are from Glitz Design. I have a little
hoarder stash going that I got recently from Blue Moon Scrapbooking and I'm enjoying my treat.
But, I'm not surprised. I think scrap people are some of the best people in the world.
As far as the title goes....my brain had headed off to being sad for a wee bit. That poem always tells me to live life to it's fullest.
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
(To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time)
By Robert Herrick
(1591 - 1674)
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of Heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run.
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.
My apologies if this is a bit pensive. We lost a 12 year old boy in our community a few days back. I know some of you live in huge cities and bad things happen every day. Our biggest excitement here in the North Country is talking about the weather most days. It's cold and frosty here, by the way. Brrr!
The circumstances were odd and I got a few very strange e-mails home from the school saying we do believe it is safe to send your children home. Things are still unresolved and it's heart breaking to not know if his mother will get closure.
Now, I certainly didn't know the boy, but as a Mom I can only but imagine.
This photo is from my first day of Kindergarten. I wonder if that is Erica Heinz sitting beside me. Well, if it is, she'll catch it on FB when this posts! I do want to say that I loved that dress I was wearing! It had little embroidered flowers on the front smocking!
The big letters are new...and are making me VERY HAPPY. I spotted them on someones blog somewhere and then had to have them when I found them in real life. They are Mist-a-bles by Pink Paislee. Yes, you will see them a lot until I run out of "e" since they take on various looks used with various things and depending on how you ink/mist/paint them. And I must not waste them away hiding in a drawer!
My little sticker basket originally held white flowers that I chose to pretend were roses so I colored them in, added some mist and called it good!
Here is a close up of my rose and some pearls. I chose to fussy cut around all the roses. They come pre-cut from Glitz, but as a further example of how my brain works, I couldn't handle the white space so cut them.
You can kinda see a smidge of the cool clear overlay I used. It's from Fancy Pants, but might be old since it was in the sale bin. I love it so much though! All these things combined make me happy!
Glitter, roses, a fun challenge! What have you got cooking?