Saturday, September 20, 2008

Spooky isn't it?

Ready for Autumn? Yeah, me neither. But here we go anyway!

Here are some cards I've been working on with Cosmo Crickets Haunted Line:

This one is with Cosmo Cricket's Haunted Eerie and Macabre and Haunted Rub-ons. Basically I used Macabre paper for the background. I sliced up Eerie using a French curves template for the hills. Applied the Rub-on. And added EK Success Stickers-moon, ghost and house.

And for this one I used Cosmo's Haunted Nevermore and Eerie Patterned paper, and Cosmo's Haunted Stamps. I used Nevermore patterned paper for the background, and then used the other side of Nevermore for the smaller square in the middle. I added Eerie to the bottom. I applied purple Colorbox ink the the "Trick or treat" Cosmo Stamped title. Then I added the EK Success tree, owl, and tombstones.

I think I'm getting over my bad mood. I've learned not to talk a lot when I get down, less to apologize for later. I've been spending a lot of time on the swing with J. I went to Target to try some retail therapy, but the economy has me too depressed to enjoy it. They say this will be the worst Christmas (as far as spending goes) in 15 years. I did buy J a truck and myself a soda. Staring down October is always hard for me since dh's injury and M's death. But I have a son now and I have to snap out of this. It isn't fair to go through life beating myself up for what I can't change, never had a choice about. My little boy deserves to love autumn as much as I used to, maybe someday will again.

Good news and bad news at the same time, always right? Dh made Major and has been officially selected for a new unit assignment, something he has been working for now for over a year. Unfortunately, his travel was supposed to end in Oct. Now it will cont through Nov. Not the end of the world, just a set back, a change in expectations. I can do this. This is what I do, I adjust, I adapt, I regroup, I get it done. I can do this.

Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the beautiful weather. Wow for that!


Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I love the cards, they are sweet. I hope that you'll be able to love Autumn again, I took me five years after my mom's death to face it with joy again. Granted not the travails you went thru... so my wish this day is for you to find comfort and encouragement. Swing therapy is excellent. Hang in there... you can do it, you are strong and did I mention talented? 'Cause you are.

laverneboese said...

Danielle, I hope your spirits are lifted soon. I love your little spooky Halloween cards. Try to enjoy Autumn. It really IS the best time of year. I miss it living here in Miami...a big hug to you, my friend...and CONGRATS on your hubby making Major :)

Susan Beth said...

You are in my prayers through this challenging time. Congrats to dh for making his goals. I'm sure December can't come fast enough for you. And the swings sound like a perfectly fine place to spend some time. Especially with J!

NancyJones said...

oh those cards are just so adorable.
BIG HUGS TO YOU. Ya know, My dad was killed in August it was 13 years this year... August is always a sucky month for me. BUT, your right, Not fair to the little ones that were not here and don't understand. I know it takes time. Lots of swinging and lots of prayer.
I think you are doing pretty good. Day by day I say.
Congrats to your hubby.
I know that is hard on you. Im glad you are so adaptable to it.
I am sure scrapping helps. BIg hugs to you and I will keep you in my prayers and good thoughts.

Kelly said...

The cards are absolutely wonderful!
Hope you feel better soon xxx

Lulu said...

I am so bad with words... so, *big hugs* to you.. :)

janel said...

Great cards, and happy that you are feeling better. I always think that Fall is filled with nostalgia and anticipation of change. The change is so beautiful and "in our face" in this season, so it seems to make more of an impact for me. You have so much to celebrate, so hoping that your focus can be on all your blessings. Hugs to you.

Christi said...

3-D cards! Beautiful!

DebW said...

Beautiful cards Danielle!
As far as your funk, don't apologize! We're all there at one point or another!
And the Christmas thing? They say that every year. Make Christmas what you want it to be and not what the reatilers expect it to be because of you!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

amazing cards Girl... :)


Take care of yourself and spend time doing the things you love--spend quality time with your son. Things will work themselves out. Congratulations on your husband's promotion!

Stacey Michaud said...

Love your cards. And your spirit, and I don't mean the cards, inspires me. You are a strong lady!