I'm sure all of you thought long and hard, before deciding on a perfect name for your blog,
and,of course, it was just as hard for me. In fact ,at one point in time when I was toying with
blog name ideas I thought to seek my Forest's Friends' help on SCS -
a wonderful group of VERY chatty ladies with Jeanette as the leader of the pack...lol -
(You never knew this Jeanette, but it sure went through my mind there for a while;
I also know I would have been given great suggestions too! :o)
Of course I though of naming it 'Sweet P.' too (a cute nickname that quickly stuck, given to me by one of the sistahs in the 'hood -In fact I believe it was gifted to me by the amazing Susan F.
'Allegra' also popped on my mind as a very strong name contender.
It means happy,bright,cheerful,merry. I like it because it sounds so positive,and also
because my hubby thought it suited my personality when he helped me pick it
as part of my e-mail address a few years ago ...:o)
Another one I seriously pondered on was 'Nonna Paola's Stamping Grounds' (nonna means grandma ,in italian)
There were quite a few other blog names possibilities that only lasted a few minutes in my head.
And then IT struck me! It happened about two weeks ago,in the middle of one of my sleepless night...As easy as A,B,C it just popped in my head! Of course! 'That's Amore!'
I liked it, I really,REALLY liked it! It simply means 'That's Love!'
That lil phrase embraces so many possibilities,I will mention just a few,in fact just the three closest to my heart:
first, the love for my family and the wonderful happiness and joy when I think of my beautiful wonderful grandchildren
(in fact ,the main large hearts on my blog heading/title represents each one of them...)
It definetly also covers my never ending love for the Almighty and my faith in general,which dearly sustains me on days when ,sometimes, I doubt my own strengh.
That's Amore also summerizes the patriotic love for the country of my birth -which is Italy- its food,its people,its amazing arts, and its way of truly savouring life in general ; as well, my patriotic love for this adopted country which is Canada,
this magnificent land full of so many natural resources and possibilities just ready for the grabbing. It was also here,in Canada,that I found the true love of my life. Red,White and Green:the italian flag; Red and White:the canadian flag.
Together,they are combined in a fusion of dual cultures and colors, and both will be cherished and remain in my heart forever.
And lastly,of course IT also covers my absolute passion for cardmaking eh! :o)
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Made this card several month ago for a swap whose hostess (Kelly Bella) challenged us to make a card that depicted where we are from. I thought it would go perfectly with this latest post don't U agree?... I hope U like it :o)
(Unfortunatly, in my feverished state at that time, I taped down il TRICOLORE (italian flag) upside down - It suppose to be green,white and then red...*arghhhh me*