My first card after almost a year...

I can't believe I'm actually surprised that I didn't do as bad as I had expected. I did rack my brain after I colored up this cute Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm. I went blank for a couple of days. Then finally I dug into my files of my old cards and saw an easy LO to try.

Of course since I made this card for Lizzie's 7th birthday on Saturday, she chose every element on the card, so it was a definite challenge. Still it captures who she's growing up to be. She asked me to even add freckles!

It felt good, and if I have to do this at least once a week or every other week as a source for my stress relief, then I'll do that.I have to say, it felt so good to have a Copic in my hand again. The cold feel of the marker barrel in my hand was like eating a yummy chocolate. YES, that good. Sitting at my desk coloring while listening to my iPod got me back into my groove.

The only one who wasn't that happy I was back to stamping was the DH. He stood behind me and asks me, "You're stamping again? You know we can't afford your little hobby, right?". He's just not as supportive as before and it's sad. He blames his new attitude on being stressed out and having to put in extra hours at work. As if I'm not stressed myself. But oh well, his attitude isn't gonna put a damper on me stamping again.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card. Hopefully I'll be more active again.


Long time eh?

Hello girls. Don't know how many of you still remember me. Anyways, just wanted to make an update after how long? Almost a year? Things have just been extremely crazy at home. I'm still trying to settle my mind-frame after losing both my parents. It's been a hard road, but I'm getting there. The kids are the ones that have been my main support. With Oscar working so many hours, I really can't count on him, but he's trying.

Not too long ago, I went through a mental breakdown and now aside from controlling my sugar levels, I now battle general anxiety. I can't function that well when it comes to outside my home. I feel like a prisoner to be honest, but I'm trying hard to work on that. Stress is still a huge factor, I don't know when I'll be able to control that. Still, I'm alive and give thanks to God for that. He obviously feels there's a purpose for me to be around, so I'll follow him.

I also went into a bad depression a year after my mom's passing. It was hard to grasp that it had been a year, yet it felt like if it was just yesterday. This year, we had my father's one year anniversary of his passing, and that too was hard. Mainly because I couldn't be by his side at his time of death. I'm sure he knows that I was there in spirit though. He knew very well who his daughter (the one that took him away from us) was.

On a brighter note, Elvira had her Sweet 15 birthday last month. My baby girl is growing up so fast. She's in high school and is doing great. As are my two other kiddoes. Little Oscar turned 12 this year and he's a very bright boy. He doesn't draw as much as he use to, and sometimes he asks me about his Ozzy Inkz blog. Lizzie, oh my little Lizzie, she's just the same princess she's always been. She'll be 7 in a few days. Where is the time going? Geez!

Well, I think this was enough of an update I have for now. I've had to let go of MANY of my stamping supplies, but I've still kept those stamps that are too near and dear to my heart. If I was to have to let go of those, I think I would cry and go into another depression. I want to get my hands into making cards again, I'm catching that bug again. If I do, you'll be seeing my creations. I'm afraid I've lost my touch, but with time and patience, I'll get back there again. :)

Thank you all for the love and support you've shown me through my rough times.