Friday, November 16, 2012


It has been a crazy draining week.  First off, I've been fighting a nasty cold that just does not want to go away.  It is making me tired, achy, and just down right miserable.  Secondly, my girl had been crying and seemed to be in pain all week.  She has limited communication skills, so trying to pinpoint what is bothering her can be difficult.  She wasn't bearing weight on her left leg, laying down was causing her to cry more, and she started telling us, "leg hurt."  So naturally we thought of a dislocated hip.  (She already has a condition called subluxed hips, where dislocation can happen pretty easily.)  We took her to Shriner's hospital for children, had the X-ray done, and found out her hip was completely normal.  
Unfortunately, the X-ray did show that her intestines were completely blocked.  This was the source of her pain.  This weekend will be dedicated to making her feel better.....if you know what I mean. Poor kid.   And on top of all of that?  My puppy needs to go to the vet somewhere in between the other things that need to be done.  Her tear ducts are infected, which is causing her to have very stinky tears.  

Aren't you glad you stopped by today? ; )  TMI right? 

I DO however, have a card to share with you today created from the Crafty Secret's Thanksgiving Downloadable kit.  I simply printed the image and papers directly from my computer. I layered my image with my papers and tied a bit of seam binding to "tie" it all together. 
I was inspired by the stalk of wheat in the picture, so I decided to create my own.  I created it with pieces of burlap, tied it at the bottom, and added a crocheted doily to the top of it.  I snuck a little stick pin in there as well. 
I hope after this weekend that we all, including the puppy, start to feel better.  The holidays are around the corner, and no one wants to be sick for that! ; )

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

I loved reading what each of you were thankful for.  It is always heartwarming to see the good in each person.  I feel like I get to know you all a little bit better.  So thank you for participating in my giveaway! I am thankful for each one of you! : )  
Want to know who won? Well......... picked # 115!  The winner is......Annette! 
She said:
I am so thankful for my Salvation!
Also thankful for my family, our health and home. Thankful for being able to create & share in the crafty blogosphere.

And thankful for artsy friends who share Goodies!
Please e-mail me at with your address!
: )

JustRite's November Release!

Good morning to you!  I have a card to share with you today that uses another brand spankin' new set from JustRite. The set is a fabulous masculine set called, Premium Labels.  I can never have enough birthday cards in my stash, so that's what I decided to create! ; )  The star shaped card was cut using my Cricut.  I cut it 5 times and hand cut each point to the star.  I pieced it back together on the card itself to give it a homey quilted look.  I stamped happy birthday in navy and the rest in red.  
The center circle was cut using a Spellbinder's circle die.  It was popped up using dimensional foam circles. I added a few rhinestones, rustic twine, and a stick pin to finish it off.  
Here is the entire set.....
Be sure to pop on over to the other designers' blogs for more inspiration using this set!

Today is the LAST day to enter for your chance to win my blog candy!  Click HERE for your chance!  A winner will be selected tonight at 10 PM! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

JustRite's November New Release!

Good morning to you!  I am happy to share with you today and tomorrow a couple of JustRite's new November releases! JustRite has come out with two new bird background stamps.  Both are exquisite.  I worked with Song Bird.  I stamped it on kraft paper in black ink. I colored it with Copic makers.  The bird was stamped an additional time and popped up with dimensional foam circles.  I added a bit of seam binding, a wooden button, and some crystal effects to the flowers' centers. 
I also stamped the image on a Maya Road flag.  I colored it once again with the Copic markers.  I used a Petaloo stick pin as its partner. 

Be sure to visit the other designers' blogs to see their beautiful creations!

Don't forget my Giveaway!  You can scroll down or click HERE for your chance to win lots of goodies! I will pick a winner Wednesday night!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pretty Darn Good Blog Candy!

* Giveaway is now closed *
Well I think it's pretty darn good blog candy! ; )

It's been awhile since I've given anything away.  
Life has been hectic to say the least, and you have been so supportive in my journey with Cortney, my journey as a crafter.....and I am extremely grateful to you for that.  I would love to make someone's day, so I have some loot to give away to ONE lucky winner!  All of this can be yours!
What do you have to do?  Just tell me the top 5 things you are grateful for.  If you become a follower, share my blog button on your blog, or pin to Pinterest, be sure to leave a second comment telling me you did so....and you will be entered twice! 
The blog candy will close this Wednesday at 10 PM CST.
Good luck my friends!