Monday, November 17, 2008

LPS Monday...Tryin' to slow down time...

Hey everyone...Happy Monday, folks!

Today is Little Paper Shop Monday and I thought this card I made over the weekend and I have a new gatefolded pocket card to share with you.

I LOVE this quote from the LPS "A Dream" stamp set. That is so true, isn't it? I guess I found it to be especially appropriate this week because of the fact that we've kind of slowed down these past few days to care for my little guy's injury and I have to say, I have enjoyed the slower pace.

Even though I wish he had never gotten hurt, as any parent would, of course, the fact that we've been home and spending more time together in the house rather than running around all day has really proven to be precious at times. Sure, the DH and I are gettin on each other's nerves (lol...only a little ;) and everyone gets a bit stir crazy but all in all, we are really enjoying each other's company.

I am just so thankful to have such a close family and to have such a great relationship with my kids. The quote is so true...time can pass by so quickly and we are so capable of getting caught up in our daily "stuff" and can miss these precious moments that are usually right under our nose....

...like the way my eldest daughter hums and sings so beautifully when she thinks no one is listening, the way my son looks up at me with a big grin and without a word spoken I can tell he gets the joke...like the way my 3 yr old almost bounces when she walks...so whimsical...and the way my other lil' guy will be sitting with me and we'll be coloring, talking, stamping, whatever...and out of thin air he'll just grab my hand and want to hold it for a while...these little moments (just like the Brad Paisley song!) are what I live for...and when things slow down a bit, it makes them all the sweeter.

I really just don't think my heart could be fuller right now as I write this...what a good feeling. So, hey, thanks for letting me share! Make sure you check out what the rest of our uber-talented DT girls came up with today, too! Links on my sidebare ----->>
Hugs,
RECIPE: Gatefolded piece of bazzill CS, Stamper Select White from PTI, Afternoon tea DP (SU)
Stamps: A Dream by the Little Paper Shop
Ink: Versamagic Celadon cube
Accessories: My mind's Eye diecut clock, Liquid pearls, Nestabilities

10 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the soft colors. Happy Monday.

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess you are so right, life can get away on you, thanks for the reminder. Love your card.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awwww, Jess..BIG HUGS to you and all of your family...how sweet!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awww, Jess, BIG HUGS to you and your family..how sweet!!

The Prettie Girls said...

Um, kleenex is going to be making a fortune off of us today! LOL - I guess we know who the saps of the week are on the PP DT! It is so true Jess! You took the words right out of my mouth and your family sounds just like mine! Enjoy every second! Sometimes God allows things to happen to slow us down just to show us all the blessing in our lives!

Allison said...

Super creation Jess...so inventive!

Lynn said...

Well said! =)

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Love it Jess! *sniff* - geepers......

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such a beautiful post Jess...and how wonderful that you appreciate all those little moments. I loved reading about them, thanks for sharing with us!!!
hugs, Jami

Shirley said...

A really great pocket card! Love the clock and the liquid pearls. That ribbon is a really pretty pull tag too!