Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Little Things...

Hey, everyone!

{{{{ETA: I am SO sorry that my MTSC post is late-I'm not sure what happened but Blogger is being naughty!!!  Oh, and I didn't get to see the Eclipse because it was so cloudy here-I set my alarm for 12:45am, 1:30, and 3:30 am and got up, went outside, scared the pants off of DH and still no luck, LOL...}}}

I am anxiously awaiting the viewing of tonight's Lunar Eclipse and thinking back on 2010 with a good feeling and it really made me think of this quote from Ippity:  "The little things?  THEY AREN'T LITTLE".  

That is SO true.  If I had a nickel, even a penny, for every little glance exchanged with one of my kids, every laugh with a friend, every smile with a stranger, I'd be a very rich girl.  But see, that's just it, I FEEL rich...I feel truly blessed.  So, as this year comes to a close, I invite you to look back on your 2010 and cherish all those "big things" that might not seem so big at the time.  I love that we can do that.

As 2010 comes to a close, we are also saying goodbye to the MTSC Challenges, next week being our final sketch.  Above is this week's sketch, MTSC105.   I want to thank Mercy, for having me on this super fun team, but mostly for her friendship and the fact that I found two of my best friends, Mercy and Pam, through stamping.  I love you guys-and although stamping may have brought us together,  we are so much more than that now.   So as our sketches come to a close, I won't be sad...as we all will have a little more time on our hands but a lot of those 'little things' that we know are BIG THINGS to cherish and also to look forward to continuing.

In that spirit, here's my card using IPPITY stamps:

I do have some BRAND NEW IPPITY for sale-check out my current inventory and specials HERE :)

Until later my friends,
xoxo ~

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9 comments:

Mercy said...

beautiful card, beautiful sentiment, and beautiful post jess! i treasure all of the little and big things that we've experienced being both part of this fabulous design team and friends. i am so thankful that our paths crossed, and that we've built a friendship that might be tested but never shaken. i love you and appreciate your friendship, your talent, and cheerful disposition. i can't wait to share another year with you! :)

{{{hugs}}}

Danni said...

Fabulous card!! Wonderful sentiment to reflect on!

WickedPixie said...

What a wonderful post, Jess! Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and today is my husbands - they both wanted to take a drive in the middle of the night last night to get away from the lights of the town to see the Eclipse. I was exhausted from DD's b-day party and freezing cold here in Alaska and the last thing I wanted to do was take a drive at midnight - but we got to a spot where we could see the eclipse and they were both so full of joy and wonder, and it made me so glad I did.....kind of like your post and the reminder about the little things! Thanks! :-)Traci

Cindy Haffner said...

I LOVE your ribbon Jess, your card is FABULOUS!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is wonderful, Jess! Such a lovely quote and post.. Merry Christmas Blessings to you!!

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful and love the sentiment too! To cloudy over on this side of TN to see the Lunar Eclipse...hope you were able to!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

So sad that you didn't see the eclipse--but I didn't either! I didn't even know it was going one--I'm so behind!

LOVE this card--super cute sentiment and colors! FAB job:)

Kim Y. said...

This is such a beautiful card, Jess! I love love the sentiment!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You have such a big heart, and an amazing way of viewing life. Never change.