Saturday, June 11, 2011

just a few to share

...sorry for being so slack, I have been so busy with dt stuff, that cant be used here, that my personal scrapping has sufferred a wee bit.

Anywhooooo...heres a couple of layouts to share.

This first page is a rather old photo of Ella....the innocence in her eyes is so pretty, love it. I have use WOW  chipboard, its the cutest little light stand, which has just been inked with tim holtz vintage photo ink. The added a random sleection of embellishments. The title is 'sweet', which this little lady sure is!.

 And this page is a close up shot of the only photos I got at easter, of our new baby in the family, Maddison Louise.  Isnt she the prettiest little girl, just like a 'baby doll'.  I have added some tiny WOW chipboard flowers, inked with black ink and tied with floss, and a filagree chipboard heart.

The only other page i have finished this week that i can share will be over at the WOW blog on my next post on pop over there to have a look if you like.

While we are chatting about chipboard.....and who doesnt like chipboard hey!!....Pop over to the WOW site and check out the dt call post.....and have a go, so worth the effort, trust me!!

Life has been wild and crazy here for the last few weeks, happy and sad. I lost a old friend, who was buried during the week and it certinally makes one think about your now!. So I will finish with a poem that was told at the funeral, maybe it might make you think about some changes you would like to make, as it did me.

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the the end.
He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears, 1964-2011
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth..
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars..the house..the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you”d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’’s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we”ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy’’s being read
With your life’’s actions to rehash..
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
(poem by Linda Ellis)

Anywhooo for thought hey!......soo see you all later, I off to add some more quality to my dash!

Thanks for popping in


Anonymous said...

Very thought provoking poem San, definately made me think. Keep smiling...Kait Xo

Linda said...

Beautiful LO's San. So sad to hear of your loss. That poem is a good one.

Bel said...

i love that poem, a boss once read it at a year 6 farewell, sounds weird but it is motivating
miss you ,see you in two weeks for a stay in the penthouse xx