Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hello there!!  So good to see you.
So you know the time changed... right?
I am not liking it at all!!
Most years I do get pretty irritated when the time changes.
I really don't know anyone who likes it..
And really don't understand why we do it!!

But this year is even worse.  I think I am at the beginning or maybe
even in the middle of the "M" word.   Yes... Menopause!!!
So between not being able to sleep as much because
of night sweats.. And now my internal clock all screwed up the last
two mornings. I have woke up at 4:00 AM.
WIDE AWAKE.
So yes I am blaming it on the time change.
Because I can!!

So when you read my comments and if they don't make
much sense that is from lack of sleep!

That's enough about that....  But thanks for listening to me....




I have to say besides the "M" word I live a pretty sweet life..
I no longer work..  I stay at home and watch that cute little
 grand-baby of mine.  I have the sweetest husband in the world.
And I am so THANKFUL for it all..


This week over at City Crafter Challenge Blog
that is what our challenge is all about
*THANKS* giving
Cheryl is our host and she is challenging us to make a
Thank you card or a handmade gift.



So I colored some flowers.


All pink and pretty..



Then stamped a Thank you...



To make this sweet card...

To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to
City Crafters Challenge Blog..  You could win a spot to be a GD if you win!!

Thanks so much for stopping in.
I really do appreciate all you kind comments..

Hugs, Linda 

48 comments:

cnelson said...

Such a LOVELY card Linda! Hope you get some sleep! HUGS!

JeanFB said...

Adorable card - love those colors! I'm having a hard time adjusting to the time this year, too... I keep watching the clock in the evenings, seeing if it's time to go to bed. I woke up at 2:15 this morning, and the moon was so bright, I thought it was dawn, LOL! Ah well, it's nice to have a little more light in the mornings when my daughter is off to middle school. I suppose we'll adjust eventually. ;)

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card, Linda!! The time change always wreaks havoc with my system, too. Ugh! I hope you are able to get some good sleep soon!!!

Linda B said...

LOVE that Prima paper... looks great with your pretty, pink posies.
Take a bit of a nap when Myles gets his, if you can.
Hugs!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a shot of perfect pinkness...gorgeous!! wow, you do have the perfect life...spending your days with cutie Myles and the kitties...can we switch lives please????? Lovely thank you card...thank you for giving us so much inspiration on your blog...have a wonderful Wednesday....

Ros said...

Gorgeous card my friend ... I don't like the clocks changing either ... it's nearly 5 in the evening and it's pitch black outside. As for the "M" word ... I hate to say it but I still wake at 4am ... no more night sweats but still wake up ... what's so special about 4am?? my SIL is the same!

Sylvia said...

Goodmorning, Linda! I hope it is a better one today. It is actually raining outside!You know we have only had two" since January so I am so grateful for the rain today! Love you beautiful flowers, then you card is special, too. don't mind the rantings, been there done that. I went through all that early in life and fortunately I lived in Scotland where it was so cold so I did not notice so much. I still don't get much sleep, but at least now I can get up and go back to bed when I want, I just never feel like I have had any sleep. Have a wonderful day, wishing for you some sunshine, but then Myles is in your life!

lisa said...

What a gorgeous photograph and card this is Linda!!
As always, all of the little details you include are just perfection.

P.S. The "M" word?? Just keep repeating...
"And this too, shall pass." :-)

Lori said...

Such a pretty photo and your card is wonderful! Oh, I can so sympathize with you on the "M" word!

Netty said...
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Netty said...

Oh dear your are in the 'M' phase of your life......grrrrrrr, lets hope it doesn't last too long. Nevertheless you have created a beautiful card Linda. Take care you have my sympathy.....x

Lesley said...

the card is lovely. I had to let you know that I lOVE the time change. So you finally know someone!!! No more getting up in the dark for me! :)

Catherine said...

Oh the "M" word... I know it well... that and the night sweats ~ GAAAK!

Well...at least I don't have to put up with that time change thing living in Saskatchewan. Hmmm.... I wonder why no one has caught on to the joy of not switching the clocks? 1 hour of extra day light in the morning or at night. What does it matter? We have never changed (or at least, not for as long as I can remember) and we don't seem any worse for wear.

I decree the world start 'getting with the time' and not changing it just like Saskatchewan Canada ~ woot woot!!

hahahaha... but we have to put up with the cold and the snow... oh well.... ;)

Happy week to you Linda!
xo Catherine

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a gorgeous and stunning card Linda!!! I love it... love the colors too... and you lovely photo shot... awesome... hugs..xoxo

papertrails leaver said...

Linda- eek the "m" word! I am sorry you have to go there. I have some friends that are experiencing it and have complained more about the sweats and flashes but not the sleep part. Hmm. Maybe the time change has caused this? Not sure but hope it gets resolved for you. Your card is totally sweet! Love the fresh image and stitching you did for it! Fabulous! :-) Amy

Tracy said...

Oh good gracious! You must have taken that daisy photo and is it gorgeous! What a perfect inspiration for an absolutely adorable card. :-) I really like that you stamped on colored paper. I don't think about doing that, but it looks awesome. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Amazed again ... a single flower inspires such talent> I've got to make 3 handmade Christmas cards for a prison ministry -- gonna have to study your work and steal some ideas. :) Thanks for sharing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hope you get some sleep soon! :(

I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card!! the flowers are BEAUTIFUL and love love love all the stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So sweet Linda! Those little pink posies are darling!

Becca said...

Pretty! Love the pink! Hang in there my friend!

Davi said...

Oh yes it must be "M" plus the time Im on the 4am shift also! Totally fun card with those sweet little pink flowers and great stitching! And anytime there are dots its all good :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love your card, some stitching always adds texture and something special doesn't it. Your gerbera photo if gorgeous!!
Hoping you have some better sleep soon. Lack of sleep doesn't do any of us much good.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so sweet, I love from top (the pink flower shot) to the bottom (your lovely pink flower card), everything is so pretty!

It was fun meeting up with you today, and of course baby Myles too, he looks even cuter in person, thanks for having me today.

So glad you like that little dish, I saw it last night and couldn't put it down, waited 15 minutes in line (only one person in front of me) just to cash that out, when I get my turn, the cashier said "sorry for the wait", I replied, it was a looooong wait.
When she wrapped the gift up so nicely and gave it to me before I leave, she apologized again "sorry for making you wait" and I replied "its ok, it was worth the wait" : )

Stella said...

I only have few signs of the "M'period but I know what you mean.Most frustrating is less energy from time to time. Enjoy being at home and watch your adorable grandson.....
And your card; grogeous...as usual :)
Hugs,
Stella

smalldot said...

nice

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! Love those flowers and love the pink! Great blocked design, too.
Here's hoping you get more sleep soon, my friend!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a sweet card, love the cute flower image. I don't like the clocks changing, why they have to do it, I really don't know.xxx

Jane Wetzel said...

hi lovely Linda...so once again..this is PERFECT :) Hope u get some sleep cuz I know what you mean! I hope to find time for a challenge, this one looks fun

Kathy said...

I love looking at your talented creations :). Re: daylight savings...what I never understand is why Arizona and Indiana are able to opt out of it! I need to move!!

Kathy

missing moments said...

Lovely card! And on the matter of "M", it has been following me for 12 years ... one would think it would be bored by now and moved on!

TexWisGirl said...

your top photo made me crave strawberry sherbet!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card looks wonderful, love the fresh colors.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely card and the pink flower is a delight in the dreary fall weather.

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty card Linda, I just love that pink flower!
Hugs Julie P

Deanna said...

Beautiful floral, beautiful card. Have a beautiful day!!

Deanna said...

Comment #2 - I am lovin' the music. I have it playing in the background, and had to come back and tell you. Don't worry about MS M...she too will pass, but sometimes she leaves little hints that she is still around. ie sleepless nights.

Terry said...

Ok, now I want you to tell us how you really feel about the time change and maybe the change! I also hate it! Leave it alone, leave it one way or the other, but leave it alone! I understand why we needed the TC a hundred years ago, but we don't need it now! Sorry about you lack of sleep, because I know only too well how that feels! Don't you love it when you start to finally doze off to sleep (like after an hour of laying there) and then the hot flash hits?

Well I feel better now, but that may just be because of your beautiful card! Love this, so life is still pretty darn good!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, the M stage of life! I am just starting it and I have to say it is a challenge. I do hope that it won't hang around too long.

Love the photo of that Gerbera Daisy. Stunning!!

Jennie Louise said...

ohhh your card is gorgeous... serious talent you have missy !
Yep the clocks goind back... I mean forward... I mean back. urgh!! who knows anymore but it's annoying, agreed.
Jennie. x

Simone said...

Love your collection!! Yes, there is one change I am certainly not looking forward to!!! It is amazing how quickly it sneaks up upon us... Glad to hear that you are getting lots of time to spend with your gorgeous grandson!! xx

Linda64 said...

So many things to be grateful for and what a beautiful card. Sweet colors and stunning stitching. Big hug to you and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Such a gorgeous 'happy' card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That *is* one sweet card, and I can see why you are thankful for the wonderful things in your life.

Since my surgery, I am now a "menopausal" woman. Lucky me!(not)

Janna Werner said...

Love this, so wonderful!

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful thank you card. And yes I too have alot to be thankful for too!

Lynn Stevens said...

I can so relate to the M word. ughhhh. no fun!!! hope your adjusting to the time change a bit now.
darling card Linda, be well
hugs Lynn

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi my lovely friend, OOh I understand how you're feeling, Thank heavens for crafting it diverts us so well, I love the card, gorgeous colours and perfect stitching! Have fun, hugs Gay xxx

Heather Jensen said...

Sorry you are having problems with the big M already. I don't look forward to that.

Your card is beautiful. Flowers are always perfect to use. :)

Hugs~