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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Water colouring

Hello there and welcome to my room . So happy that you came to visit and I hope that you like what you see in this post .

Tonight I am happy to share a card made today using water colour . I was researching for ideas earlier today , finally made my way to SU demonstrators planning place [ a closed group] where I watched a video from Hannah Jones .
Slightly changed some aspects of her card to make it my own .

Entering challenge
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no12.html 


Here I have used SU thick white card base and water colour paper along with the thinlits Happy Birthday  die . embellished with SU candy dots.
I cut a piece of watercolour paper 5cm x 15cm and brushed water over to dampen the panel  before colouring strips of different inks .When dry I cut small tags to adhere to front of card
                            Inks used
                                                       
 

And for the inside 

Back ground mat has been water coloured too. 

I am hoping that this will brighten some ones day .

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

 Will Rogers

                          Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watering can and flowers

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

Raining heavily as I type . 

Had a scare today . I did not tell Hubby the details of my Dr visit today . It was for prescriptions I told him . Not exactly a fib cause I did  pick up prescriptions . 
I have had a few little chest niggles recently and a couple of "sad " moments maybe more teary than sad I guess but any way not my usual strong self  that much I know .  So I thought that my blood pressure may be up . And it is . And I am the heaviest that I have ever been ,
What a clutz I am ! Must stop having the other half of Doug's pie or half his apple turn over . 
Less sitting and more walking too 

Just here to share latest card for now .


 

Thick white card base.  Paper from my stash . The can of flowers image is from Pinterest ..The leaf is from Lucy's stamps inked in Old Olive SU . 


I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. 
Joyce Meyer
Got to start working on that . 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now . Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Three little pigs ..

Hello craft pals , welcome to my room .
 I hope that all is well for you and yours . If any one has been  /is unwell I hope recovery is swift .
And if you just need a hug then a huge cyber hug is on its way to you ..

I have been busy as full time carer for hubby and the  mundane house work but did  find time for making some kits up for my craft days with some dear friends . It is the blogging that takes a back seat when  time is at a premium .

Here today I am sharing this one card , hope you like .


Card base is thick Whisper White , SU . The three little pig images are from Pinterest . I cut these out with the top piggy adhered with DS tape while other two were added with foam dots . The birthday greeting is from a set from MFT kit .

Here's hoping that one of my great grand children will love this too .


The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

                                                         Aldous Huxley 


Well that's it for tonight ,. Hope that it is not so long before next post .

   Catch you again soon , cheers for now . 

                                         

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thoughts of Sympathy


Hello everyone . I am so happy to see you here and I welcome you to my room .
Thank you for calling in so that I can share my card .

This is another sympathy card for my collection and one that I made as a kit for my craft group . 

I had Sandy and Fran  here this morning for a lovely card making session with loads of laughter and chatting . Doug [ my DH] returned from his gopher ride and sat at the end of our craft table to chat with us .Just wish that I could get him interested in punching out some shapes etc for me .


For my card 
SU card stock , Garden Green , Old Olive and Whisper White .
The Gumnut Brush image is from Helen Williams while the the sentiment is made up from a set from Stampendous , Comforting Words. 

 

The matte behind the image has been embossed and I thought that this would be the only embellishing [ if I may call it as such] , I would include for this card .




The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. 

                                         Marcus Tullius Cicero 

                              Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Time of Sorrow

Oh boy , I am on a roll here .
Hi there Followers and visitors , welcome to my room .
Thank you for calling in .
Another cold day here with a sprinkling of rain . But you know the weather is great for crafting . 

To share tonight is a Sympathy card .
For this card I have used Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock .
Love the floral embossed layer along with the scalloped die cut for the image . This stamp has the sentiment along side of the bird image so does make a complete topper 


 

And for the inside 
Here I masked off the words and reinked just the bird .The image inside card is second generation stamped  with sentiment from Print Block Australia ,  stamped over the top .

 


My thought for today

                                            Sorrow is a fruit. 
God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. 

                                 Victor Hugo 

Well that is it for today .

 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Record the event


Hi there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .

Firstly before I post , I cannot but share my sorrow for all Londoners .

 Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
How do I cope with this latest tragedy? 
 Pray with your whole heart! Share your sorrow and pain and God will give you comfort. 





A masculine card to post tonight 
When I get my girls to make this one I will suggest a darker ink for the sentiment .



I used SU , Crumb Cake card stock for card base and layer which I stamped with SU, Hardwood
using CTMH, Desert Sand ink before using foam dots to adhere to card front .
Scrap paper used with SU small banner tag punch . 
MFT die used for image frame  from SU Delightful Dijon, .Camera from SU set Traveler .
Basic Black for diecut man in hat . String and pearls from my stash . 

My thought for this day .... 
Flowers grow out of dark moments. - Corita Kent

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doubly Tweet

 Hi there , welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
  This is my second post after such a long time searching for my lost mojo .
Still time poor mind you , still a full time carer but find leaving some things undone , unfinished so refreshingly liberating . And sharing a fun card like this one made yesterday, so  rejuvenating.

  Card base ,Pumpkin Pie from SU. Paper from my stash . Bird image from Sweet and sassy digis . You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-n-sassy-digis-1905559499712986/?pnref=story

The balloon die is from Whimsy stamps . Sentiment is from CTMH.


 
Was fun to use this pre colored two bird image  as the two birds were so easy to cut out and 3D. 
I enlarged slightly and printed 3 times .I left whole for first layer , second layer was just the "faces of birds , no feet or back feathers . The third layer is just the blue bird face . All images were adhered to card with foam dots .


 

Hope you like this fun card .
That's all for today .But will leave you with this thought ..

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. - Yoko Ono 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Singing Carols by lamp light

Hello Blog pals ,welcome to my room . 
Gosh it has been so long since my last posting . 
I have been creating but lost the mojo for blogging .
Hope all my craft visitors are well and that life is good for you .

Would like to share a Christmas card made today .
I think the settings on my camera have been changed since using it last as this is not a good photo , sorry .Or maybe my glasses are dirty !




 

SU Real Red for the card base and mat for image which is from LOTV. Paper from my really old stash . The sentiment from SU as is the Word Window punch .
 The lovely die of snowflakes is from Memory Box .

I will find some challenges and enter .  


http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/chnc-challenge-extra-for-june-2017.html   craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2


I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin

Thanks for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Monday, March 27, 2017

Perfect Christmas tag .

Are you a "huggy " sort of person ? You know , always hug your friends when you see them and again when you say bye , catch you later .
 Well that's me , first to hug and last to let go , I think .

Hi there , welcome to my room and thank you for calling in . This is where I give you a huge cyber hug and ask how have you been . I hope that you and yours are well . Have you been crafting lately or is life in general keeping you busy and away from your  desk ?

What about me , you ask . Still finding time short and only limited  blogging . I get to make 3 card  kit sets every week though so got to be happy with that .Oh and I think that I am up to date with visiting those who have left kind words on my posts .

I would like to share my weekly Christmas card make now .

And I would like to enter it into

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-9.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/chnc-challenge-326.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html



 
Thick , SU white card base , Gingham paper from my stash . Red ribbon from my stash .
Real Red ,SU for tag .
Printed image from Pinterest onto Whisper White SU card 
Using circle dies to shape the tag 
The tag top was made by using SU  label and small circle punches
The greeting is from a retired SU set , Four The Holidays .


for something different I placed the sentiment on left side of inside as I want to write a lot on the right panel 




I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.

 Carrie Fisher 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Splish splash I was taking a bath ....

Hi there , welcome to my room .I hope that you will browse through my posts and find something that makes your visit worth while .
Am over the moon today as I have been able to take some more photos at my favourite place , Linear Park ..
Will show them off at end of this post .
Firstly,  though,I want to share a card made for a Tuesday craft   kit . I got the card topper from a pack which  I  bought from Kraftyhands when it was running . Gosh I miss that crowd .
Anyway  , here is the card using  SU  Tip Top Taupe card stock . Paper from my stash . Sentiment and punch from SU . Bling from stash .

         

Now for the photos referred to in the post title





it was early , well maybe mid morning but already quite hot so I felt very lucky to have seen these beautiful birds cooling off .

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wrapped in Warmth .

Hey ! It is great to see that I have had quite a few visitors to my postings . I hope that my simple CAS cards  have encouraged and or inspired at least one of you to try your hand at card making .
To those who took the time to share their thoughts with me through comments I say a huge thank you.

Today I am sharing another Christmas card .  I am committed  to creating at least one Christmas card a week for me and as kit for my craft session ladies .


Real Red SU card  base and Top Note die cut  , retired paper from SU . Old Olive and Whisper White for tag , SU .  Printed  Bow from Pinterest  and fussy cut before  adhering  with foam dots . 
Sentiment for front and inside from SU set , Wrapped in Warmth . 


I would like to enter this card into

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-8.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/chnc-challenge-324.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. 

Freya Stark 

 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Birthday wishes from friends


Hello blog pals ,welcome to my room and thanks for calling in .
I hope that all is well with you and yours .

Had a fabulous craft morning with two delightful friends after which we went out for a light lunch . 
Lunch was delicious but the odor  from near by council rubbish bin was not so pleasant .

I am sharing today one of the cards made today .





Choc Chip card base , SU . Paper from my stash . Centre sentiment and punch used , SU .
Stamp set Badges and Banners . 
Images from Stampers Anonymous were coloured with copics  then die cut . 
Have not made a DL sized card for a while so I was happy that I did have envelopes and self seal bags to suit .

Thank you once again for your visit . 


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

 Hubert H. Humphrey
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 












Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring joyfully

Hello visitors , thank you for calling in .
Welcome to my room where tonight I am sharing another Christmas card .Last year I made a card a week so had enough for  me to send / give to   my family and friends with a small number to donate to the Salvos .
I try to include a Christmas card kit in every weekly craft session so I hope that helps my card making buddies with their supplies too .

Old Olive card base, SU , with Matte of dotty paper from my stash . A  doily from SU . Two tags die cut from Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White SU stock .
Metallic enamel  star shapes from SU, Image from SU set , Christmas Cuties and sentiment from SU , Star of Light . White string , from my stash , on tags .


Will enter into this challenge

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/


Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. 

Calvin Coolidge


Catch you again soon ,  cheers  for now , Shirley-Anne .


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cup Cake just for you .

Hello papercraft pals . Hope that you are enjoying a pleasant weekend .
Welcome to my room and thanks for spending some time with me .

In some small way I have started on the destashing of my craft room .

This is the second card recently made from CTMH card kits
This one is from the Jubilee card kit .once again I have not  used a CTMH image but one from Pinterest . The black circle for image came with the kit .
I embossed a square of white card adding it to a piece of Basic Black card leaving small border . Punched out a sentiment from Label Love SU set  and tisied up  with some SU Sprinkles Embellishments .

Would like to enter this challenge
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/182-add-some-texture.html
Embossing and sprinkles ...


 

For the inside I found some cup cake images on Pinterest , printed and punched out on Whisper White . HB sentiment from SU set , Well Scripted .



   
Poor hubby has the dreaded MAN FLU and is not a happy chappy . 
Therefore I have spent the day dispensing TLC and very little crafting . 
I managed this post while he is dozing . 



Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

 Barbara Bush 


Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To a friend

Hi there , how are you on this wonderful day ?
Hope that all is well with you and yours .
Welcome to my room and thank you for calling in .

Today's card is just a really , really simple CAS card using a pre cut card and elements pack from Close to my Heart , Cut Above, Fiesta Card Kit .  I did not purchase the stamp set that went with this so used what I had ... No inside sentiment /greeting yet because my thoughts may change before posting off .


The hat and flowers are from Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things . Coloured with copics .
The sentiment is from CTMH , A Bunch of Love Occasions .

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I would like to enter this into this challenge ....

 http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/monthly-challenge-14-flowering-in.html


I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

 Charles R. Swindoll

   Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Christmas With a Friend

Oh my! Here I am again , another posting . Just got to  love it . There is something about creating a mini work of art such as a hand made card  that is so good for ones health and well being . If you are not too hard on  yourself  , if you can understand that sometimes your project will not turn out exactly as you had visualized and ..... if you can accept that there are no  mistakes  only opportunities  for embellishing  , then you are well on your way to really enjoying your paper craft .

Hi there visitors to my room . Thank you for calling in .Please do let me know that you have been  here so that I can visit you too .As you have probably gathered  by now I do love to chat .......

Tonight I share some images from a set which I used the other day
http://shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chilled-greetings.html


Will enter this int this challenge ..
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-6.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-extra-for-february-2017.html


This time I did not use the die set that matched the stamp set but decided to cut out by hand ..



The new stamp set is Snow Place , SU and I have used  the snow man , the penguin  , the hat and tie along with the sentiment that I divided into two parts The embossed back ground was given to me by Jane . I added a little Wink of Stella to the hat and tie . The snowman is added with foam dots. I stamped the penguin twice and 3D him adhering to front with double layered  foam dots to make him look closer than the snowman .
Thick white card base from SU . Real Red card mat from SU .

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Here I have used a sentiment from the SU set , Christmas Messages  surrounded by snowflakes from the Snow Place set .



Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

 B. C. Forbes 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Ahoy There


Well I think that I have almost caught up with cards I had to make for sale and to hand out to  family . I have even been ahead with card kits for my craft  sessions and also found time to add some commenting . The task I am still dreading to start is the decluttering of my craft room .
I have "started " several times but just can't stick to it ..
Has any one have the same problem ?

Hello there , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in .
Hope you like the card shared today .





 

Card base is SU , Mint Macaron , Paper is new , SU, By the Shore designer paper 
Fish images are from Seaside Shore  set . Top sentiment from same .
"happy birthday"  from Teeny Tiny Sentiments , SU . 

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Wonder if this might fit  some challenges ?
Must check around .


You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. 

Bob Hope 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Down memory lane

Much cooler here in Adelaide today so on with another set of weather appropriate clothes . My wardrobe and drawers  are  bulging with dual seasons clothing . How do find your changeable weather conditions ?
Hi there and welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in and much hugs   too for  those who have left kind words on my recent posts .

Another card made recently over the Christmas break is for my Sympathy box . I do have a small number of Sympathy / Thinking of you  cards put away because life is fleeting and Making a card while grieving is not something to which  I look forward   .


This beautiful image was found on pinterest . It is a valid reflection on how I perceive   that  special place in my heart to be , my memory lane .
Very Vanilla  card base , Brocade Blue  mat,  are SU . The back ground paper is from a Kraftyhands paper stack nearly   all gone .
 Sentiment is retired SU set . Bling from my stash .

Hope you like and although it is a simple image I think that it invokes a powerful feeling of thinking of some one you miss .


It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. 

 Henry Rollins 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Salt air

Hello there you all . Welcome to my room . 
Extreme heat today in Adelaide so under air con and little fan on my desk working over time .

A quick post today as I have still 3 cards  with 3 kits  each to make up for my best craft buddies and our craft sessions .

Here to share today is one card made a week ago with the new SU  stamp set , High Tide .
As is my style , I kept this one very simple with some masking of the light house to add land and sea . Pacific Point card base , Paper from my stash and the  silhouette anchor is from pinterest . 
I did add some bling from my stash .
I like this set as one that I can use for beginner , intermediate and advanced sample for workshops .





 
Here , for the inside , I used the birds from the same set  on a SU die shape . 


Will enter this challenge ..
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Aristotle Onassis

 Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne


Monday, February 6, 2017

Where's the cake?

Hello craft pals .Thanks for calling in .I do hope that you enjoy your browsing today .Please feel free to visit earlier posts and let me know that you have so that I can return the favor .

Rained all day here and not very warm to boot . Forecast is for hot days ahead .Give me a break!! I would like to pack away at least one season's clothing ..you know what I am saying??

Today I am sharing a fun card that I have made  using SU Tasty Trucks .


Pumpkin Pie card base, SU  , Whisper White mat embossed with Festive Textured Impressions , SU .
Image stamped on white card and coloured with markers and copics. then layered onto some Pacific Point card with sentiment , also from this set , added  below . I have not decided what bling / embellishing if any I will add yet .If I decide to I will take another photo and change this one .


Well I saw that i had forgotten to colour in the windows and I did add some  bling  . decided just to add the second photo ..I do like the finishing touches .

Now for the inside ...
 

Love it when a stamp set has sentiments that  "go together " like this front and inside . 


Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories.

 Buddy Valastro 

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Chilled greetings

Welcome rain today , which means no watering .
How is the weather in your area? Hot , dry , wet , cold or just plain perfect?

Hi there craft pals . So happy to see you here .

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using a SU   combination of Snow Place stamp set along with a matching die , Snow Friends  Framelits  Dies .

 

Thick white card base with 1st layer of Whisper White  embossed .  Snowman , hat and candy cane along with the snow flakes are from set mentioned above . I touched up the colour on the hat but forgot the cane ....never mind ,if I remember I will do it later otherwise I know a blind man would be happy to see it any way !!  The greeting is from SU set Petite Pairs . I stamped the words the punched them out with Word Window punch . 
I went over the snowflakes with Wink of Stella .Did the same with the torn Whisper White snow drifts ...All images  were  adhered to a matte of Pacific Point card stock . 

Lately hubby has found that going too far on the gopher  is making him  so tired , therefore we have been staying close to home . We do have a fabulous selection of cafes and bakeries to visit near us . A couple of days a week we will use the car to venture further though .

Well that is it for today . I hope that you enjoyed your visit and will let me know that you have been .

Will enter this card into  

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/  

http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-2-01-bis-28-februar-2016.html 

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-extra-for-february-2017.html  


Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you. 
Les Brown 


Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne . 



Friday, February 3, 2017

Tongue in cheek

Hi there , welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in .
Awesome to see old friends calling in to say hi after my first post in 2017 .

I am blessed ,  truly I am . Here I am in the same beautiful place , still reasonably healthy , still the same weight  [ sigh] and  still able to indulge in  the craft I love with amazing friends  . I have all that  I need and most of that I want .

Today I would like to share some of the cards for males which were included in those cards made with friends while taking a break from blogging .

 

The first card on left 
This is an image procured from Pinterest . Paper from my stash layered onto green card stock  Pacific Point card base , SU  Sentiments are from odd sets in my stash . 
This one I thought I might give to hubby who will be 80 this year .
Second card on right 
Basic Black card base Papers are retired SU stock from my stash The man silhouette is a die cut in Basic Black . The sentiment is from older  SU set . 


Age is a case of mind over matter.
 If you don't mind, it don't matter.
 Satchel Paige
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Starting the New Year

Today is the first day of the rest of my life .
Sounds a little scary,  when said out loud.

I want to get back into the habit of posting and sharing my CAS cards and TAGS . This something that I  have let slip for months . Another joyful activity that I have let slide is visiting other blogs .
Not that I did not enjoy being on  design teams for some wonderful groups,  because I loved it ,  but the commitment meant that time was my enemy .
So I have cleared my diary and will try to kick start my mojo..

I hope that you know that I have missed you , my friends , my visitors , my followers .

Welcome to my craft room once again .I am afraid that it is even worse than the messiest craft room that you have ever seen .


Have made a resolution to sell or give away  all of my older stamp sets but have to sort them out first ..errr dig them out more like it !!

Oh but I digress,   back to my reason for being here .


Baby Bumblebee, SU oldie . Baby Bundle , another SU oldie .
Retired paper , SU  Card base and stitched frame , SU Pear Pizzazz.  Die used is from MFT.
Combination of copics and SU markers as colour  medium .

May even enter this challenge
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-145.html


Thank you for visiting and I   hope that you liked that,  which I shared .


Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
-- Kevyn Aucoin

Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne