Anniversaries~Handmade Cards

I and my husband are not fond of /monthsaries/. If you look up that word in the dictionary, it's not even there :) But we do celebrate birthdays, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and of course wedding anniversaries. We do them in modest ways.

Today is our 3rd anniversary and we're having dinner at my in-laws' house. Eating with family is our way of celebrating.

I'm not into bouquets of flowers as I find them extravagant; thrifty me. Flowers wilt when not in water so I rather have them planted in influence I probably got from working at an online flower shop. See link in image's caption.

So I'm not expecting flowers this year since my husband knows I'm not into those.

To make this day a bit special, I made a card for him. Drawn with watercolor, scanned, filtered a bit, and printed on a photo paper. I hope our children will inherit the tradition of handmade cards. I'm not really good with words. I can't put my emotions through them, but I can definitely do it through crafts.

Last year, I made this:
It was made with cardstock cut out with x-acto knife, added a red paper in between, and wrote his name at the bottom.
I find it exciting to create more wedding anniversary cards with different media.
If you want to make your own card for someone today, check out this creative tutorial using embroidery and cardstock:

Will probably do it for a young friend who just turned 18.

If ye are prepared ye shall not fear

I have learned so much last night as our family discussed about preparedness. We indeed now live in perilous times. There are rumors of wars, a possible epidemic /ebola virus/, and climate change. Those could frighten anyone, everyone; whether rich or poor, educated or not. I was one.
Get your own instruction
But our God has established ways on how we can cope and safely gather. We should heed to the prophets and the revelations they give.
I was able to find an instruction from the leaders of our Church dated 2002 which told us to start preparing a year's supplies of essentials. At the same time we were instructed to have our own 72-hour kits; purposely for calamities and disasters.
Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied.
Come to God’s own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.

Hymns, no. 94
Never has this instruction had so much impact on me till last night. The challenge is real. Prices of necessities would inevitably rise. And if ever an epidemic would strike, chances are you would have to stay at home for safety. Your storage of essentials would sustain you and your family.
For more instructions on how to properly store your goods check out this link.

Glorious :)

"It's like a symphony 
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you'll start 
To figure out your part 
Everyone plays piece 
In their own melodies 
And each one of us 
Is glorious"

                                                      free download at