TIME.....


WAITS FOR NO ONE....BUT LOVERS! 

My card below shall explain the above.  As part of receiving the STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD from ANN SCHACH of THE STAMPIN' SCHACH I am to write 8 "things" about me...so here goes:

1.   I am a nut bar!  Some people will agree this is for real, lol, but other's will merely think I live just off the map!  I live my life in likely the most spontaneous way possible for someone of my age (54) and quite proud of it, I might say - hee hee - see what I mean!  Humble too...kidding.

2.   I am crazy in love with my 3 children!  They have taught me more in this last week than likely in the 25 years that I started having them.  They are the ones that "bring me home" when I have wandered too far off into space and sit me down and tell me to "get my feet back onto planet earth" and wisen up!  They are also the ones that "bring me home" to the greatest love I have ever felt in my entire life...the only greater but very different being G-d, of whom they were created anyway!

3.   I am unable to navigate my way through the day without "color."  All the technicolor commercials, I swear, were made directly for me to see!  My eyes live in colors, as does my heart and head.  When I see colors, my heart races and all kinds of creative things happen to the neurons in my brain.  The synapses begin and go a bazillion miles an hour.  One time I looked at a painting I had of Arizona.  It was an "Op Art" painting.  I said "I wish I had a shirt in every color!"  I trotted off to the second hand store (which is item 4) and came home with 5 sweaters, one in EXACTLY the hue, saturation etc. of each color in the painting.  Color is what makes me tick and what I can memorize and how I see and navigate.  Lay down crumbs of colors and I'd follow it anywhere!   I'd wilt in a world of Black and White.

4.  I am totally and always "out of style!"  ...it annoys me to be "in style."  Thus, I LOVE shopping at second hand stores and places I know are NOT "with it".  My tiny town in the country makes THAT effortless!!!  Besides, I'd be running around naked because I can't afford first hand stores.

5.  I love living in the country and walking around on my property in the pitch dark.  My son (25 year old Jordan) taught me to "love the stars" and appreciate their beauty as seen in the country without street lights and not in the city where he lives, Toronto.  I can't resist seeing them now, and his name comes into my heart when I look up.  I remember he and I going out on my porch one evening and his complete amazement at what he saw.  That brought new eyes into me....his!

6.  I am a complete INTROVERT.  An off-the-edge introvert!  YUP...believe it or not.  Shocker ey...for everyone.  Throughout my life I've been tested many times and same professional result, whether for a job, school, or psychological testing.  Complete and total introvert and complete and totally socialized (but reluctantly so) extrovert.  I LOVE being alone.

7.  In the native culture I am a Dog!  That doesn't sound too good!  haha.  But true.  I'd rather sit on the floor like my 2 labs, am COMPLETELY kinesthetic, tactile (pretty much the same thing), love eating out of bowls and not plates (always) and truly - not kidding, curl up on pillows when I sleep, loyal to a fault, deep from the heart, (but silly from the head - not SO dog), am at total ease with using the woods as my "natural facilities" (too much information), and can lay still (or sit) for hours (meditate) for hours.   I had to do a 30 day silent retreat, yearly, as part of the requirement for my job, so the "hours" part is a snap!!!!  I must assure you I don't fetch bones, pee on carpets or lick people's faces (much) lol.

8.  My pre-retired job was an Institutional Chaplain (Ministry.)  Probably the wackiest one around...patients often asked "me" if they could see the Chaplain!  I worked in Psychiatry and Detox and was a Psychotherapist for a bazillion years. I have far too many years post secondary education, including 2 years of Law School (which I attended only to see if I could pass the LSATS - rebel too.) I was a professional Graduate Student - Full Time and Part Time.  When G-d yanked me into Ministry, that was it!  My last and most enjoyable bout of Graduate School (Seminary) having a fire beneath my butt to do what I had always loved to do....help the sick, work with the dying, and understand and give compassion to the addicted and mentally ill.  I was Director of Pastoral Care at a Major City Hospital and Nursing Home Facility and lived in a Convent.  Now, doesn't that just knock your socks off!  The Bohemian and A Convent...

Oh, I have to add a 9th.

9.   My Grandfather, Mr. George Grant - Ship Builder - who died when I was 12 and he was 94, was and still is (on my shoulder) my HERO!

Now...on to my card.  As part of being honored with The Stylish Card Award, tomorrow I shall pick MY 8 lovlies for you to visit and know!  Thanks for reading and thanks Ann. Please visit Ann's site for the most creative use of solely Stampin' Up! products - Always. xox

Please click to enlarge photo































Labels:
Stampin' Up!
CTMH
Twisted Papers
Starbuck's
Ecstasy Crafts
Please email me for further details if you like.

Challenges Entered:
Stamping Sisters In Christ
Scrapbook Sisters
Creative Cottage
Cute Card Thursday
Crafty Inspirations
Crafty Sentiments
Paper Play
Crafty Creations
Sweet Stampin
Crazy 4 Challenge
Craft Your Passion
Whoopsi Daisy
Moving Along with the Times
Craft Your Days Away
Secret Crafter
Rainbow Lady
Stamping B's
Pixie Dust
Crafty Purple Frog
Card Making Mama
Delious Doodles
Crafty Ho's
2 Sisters
Aly's Sunday Challenge
Dutch Dare
Fab N Funky
Gingerloft
If the Show Fits
Lil Red Wagon
Karber Weekly
Our Daily Bread
Papertake
Sparkles
Send a Smile 4 Kidz
Stamp Something
Paper Crafting Journey
Simon Says
Do it With Digis
Fun with Shapes and More
Quirky Crafts
Creative Card Crew
PILE IT ON

LOVING GOD
Samara

44 comments:

  1. Fabulous project, Samara! But even more fabulous are the facts you shared...fascinating!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for entering your fantastic project in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful Samara and loved reading about you too.Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

    ReplyDelete
  4. A very creative card. Thank you for sharing about you and thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
    Jen x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Brilliant,thanks for joining us at fab n funky, Karen

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stunning creation, so much to see:) Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    ReplyDelete
  7. fab creation. Thanks For joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow amazing creation, lovely colours and lots of lovely texture,

    Thank you for joining us at this weeks SCSC challenge : Tons of Texture
    Good luck,

    Hugs Bridget, SCSC DT

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fabulous project, lovely image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "New Beginnings" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great card! Love all the details!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Girly Challenge! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful work! I so enjoyed seeing your creation. Glad you joined the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

    ReplyDelete
  12. thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
    AllisonXthis is so lovely

    ReplyDelete
  13. wow that is really neat. I really love the vintage feel of this. Thanks for playing along with our Girly Challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas!

    Good luck and I hope to see you next time.

    Jess

    ReplyDelete
  14. lol...great post! You are one amazing lady! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week - hope to see you here next week as well!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You know...your post was one of the most inspirational post I have read in a long time, and I thank you for that. I especially love what you wrote about the stars, because I love here in virginia beach, va and I don't see them nearly as much as when we lived in Maine. They were really bright there.

    Thanks for entering your card over at "The Shoe", I really love your image!

    -Tanisha

    ReplyDelete
  16. very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love your design, very different! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts New Beginnings' Challenge. Don't forget to come back on Friday to vote for your favourite card, and get all your Blogging friends to vote for you!!

    (Lyn)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Fabulous project hun! Love all the different aspects of this one.
    Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi, this is super, I loved reading all about you as well. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT, Crafty Sentiments and Rainbow Lady (Hurray I remembered them all!!!) Hazelxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fab card, Love all the detail and elements to it.

    Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our first challenge and I hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  21. THIS MAKE IS JUST MY CUP OF TEA, SO RANDOM AND VINTAGE, I LOVE IT - WHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR,.

    WISHING YOU A LOVELY WEEK AND GOOD LUCK IN THE CHALLENGES, HUGS, SARAH-LOUISE

    DESIGNING FOR: CREATIVE CARD CREW, CRAFTY PURPLE FROG, KENNY K, BEARLY MINE DESIGNS.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Samara, wow i enjoyed reading these things about you. Your nature is so so similar to my own. I am a family lady who adores her grandchildren, adores and is drawn to colour. I also am on the outside ( an extrovert) but its a forced one.I created that person to cover up for the introvert i am who is happiest with her own company.
    Thanks so much for sharing and ... no way do you look 54 btw lol
    hugs June x

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a wonderful project, it looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

    ReplyDelete
  24. what a lovely card! thanks for playing along at 2 sisters!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful! I love all the details.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

    ReplyDelete
  26. FANTASTIC!! Love all the special details! Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next challenge!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. gorgeous card - thanks for joining our 1st challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your card is really nice - I love vintage style as well! Thanks for joining the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful and amazing work.So many wonderful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :d
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thank you for joining us in the very first Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge! We hope to see you again!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great Vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lovely cards and great old fashioned feel too.

    Thanks for joining in with us on CPF

    Jayne xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous card :-) such alot of details ,,, beautiful work !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

    please consider turning off word verification x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh goodness... I just loved reading your totally fun facts about yourself Samara! I have the feeling you live life to the fullest and I would love spending just one day with you! I would love looking at the stars with you for one thing! Love your card too! The vintage feel and all the details are just amazing!!! They tell a story in themselves! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!
    hugs,
    GRace

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wow!! This is certainly a stunner! You are so creative :)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    huggs
    Lynn xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Totally gorgeous card I love all the images its lush.
    Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin' & Crafty Purple, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is AWESOME project!!! So many great details! LOVE it!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

    Hugs, Sande

    ReplyDelete
  38. Fabulous and super detailed project - thanks for sharing it x
    Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. As always, you have wonderful words to say Samara! Thanks for sharing your words and your gorgeous creation with us at WHOOPSI DAISY, CRAFTY HOs', and RAINBOW LADY this week:) HUGS!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love your entire post, the facts were so interesting but your project is fantastic.

    Thanks for joining us at PCJ challenges this time and we hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love the classic images and such! Thanks so much for playing with Card Makin Mamas!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful work, thanks for joining our first challenge at Do it with Digi's! Lori & the Divas

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks for joining us for the very first Digi Diva's challenge and I hope you'll join us for many more
    Hugs Susie Sugar x

    ReplyDelete
  44. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our “Anything Goes” challenge at Craft Your Days Away

    Crafty Creations by AJ
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete

My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x