Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Seasons of life

Hello again!  Been a very challenging day around here today!  As many of you know my hubby (who if I haven't already mentioned it a thousand times is an absolute saint!!) and I are 24/7 caregivers for my grandmother.  She is 99.  I went to her home (in a different state) almost 2 years ago to assume that role and about 16 months in hubby and I decided to move her to our home where she has been for the last 6 months.  She. Is. A. Handful.  She stands about 4'9" of  solid trouble.  Every day is a new adventure with her and we never know what to expect until we are eyebrow deep in it. I won't go into details, but let me just say that today started with more excitement then we prefer! LOL  She definitely keeps us on our toes.  Lately, I have found myself thinking about all of the stages or seasons of life that we go through.  Life is a series of cycles that we grow into and grow out of.  I can remember having small children and feeling like it would be my life forever, but they grow and they move on and you do the same.  I find myself missing their small, sweet hands and faces and smiles, but absolutely love watching the seasons that *they* move into and out of.   Life is full of amazing chapters and often it is bittersweet moving from one to another, but it is what ultimately makes our lives full.  All that philosophical chitter chat inspired my project today. I made a Seasons of Life/Change desktop banner.

I cut my base at 4 1/4" x 11 and then scored it at 2 3/4" (moved over 2 3/4" and scored again and repeated that a third time!)  I cut my angles off to create the banner shape and then trimmed down my Very Vanilla to fit each panel. I stamped and decorated a tree form each season of the year and then matched a sentiment to each.

This is Spring!  Full of color and excitement.  It reminds me of new beginnings and new little things!

This is Summer.  It reminds me of playful youth and a time of life that offers very little stress.  

This is Fall.  It reminds me of wisdom and feeling a bit more aware of life's lessons.  It represents a time in life that is challenging and a little more trying than the other seasons.  

Finally, Winter.  It's a time for reflection and a bit of winding down.  

Another look at the tabletop banner!

This was a really fun project to make!  Here are the supplies I used:

Hope that you are having a good week!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

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