As mothers, we spend so much of our lives feeling guilty. Guilty we didn't spend more quality time with our husbands and kids. Guilty our house isn't as clean as we would like, guilty we ordered a pizza instead of making a home cooked meal, on and on and on. Guilty all the time. Today I felt a little guilty...actually a lot guilty. I always visit my mom every Sunday. I know she looks forward to my visit and no matter what I say, to her it is the most interesting thing she has ever heard. Today though, instead of paying attention to my mom, all I could think about was the brand new set of stamps and dies I had waiting for me when I got home. My new Lil Inker order arrived and was neatly spread out on the desk in my craft room just waiting for me to get home. I watched the clock, just waiting for an acceptable time for me to say goodbye and get on home. The more I thought about my stamps, the guiltier I felt. I honestly forced myself to put them out of my head and come up with some kind of witty things to talk to my mom about. Now that my kids are grown, not that much funny stuff happens to me and then of course, I feel guilty about that! Mom didn't seem to notice my distraction and I have vowed to never open a new package of stamps right before I go for my weekly visit. That ought to handle the guilt for a while, at least until the next package of stamps arrives.
So, home again and very excited to try out my new stamps. I have very few flower sets...big mistake on my part as they are very fun to use. Here is what I made with Lil Inker's Modern Mehndi Stamp and matching die set (Modern Mehndi Die Set).
Stitched Mat Ovals. The sentiment is also from Modern Mehndi and I love that it can be used for any special occasion. Did you see I even stitched on this one? Big day for me when I break out the sewing machine...and a stickpin!
My guilt has subsided...the new stamps and dies have officially been broken in and I now have my New Years Resolution picked out. Here's hoping you all had a "guilt-free" weekend and carved out a little bit of time to get crafty!