March 13, 2012

My heart is broken...

I was hoping to bring you something crafty today, but I am unable to do anything but feel overwhelmed.  I received a call yesterday, while at work, stating that I had lost the love of my life in a car accident.  I will be away from blogging indefinitely.  All of your prayers are appreciated.

March 12, 2012

Is it too early to start asking Santa...

...for Christmas presents?  I think I found the next victim in my "Dear Santa" letters. lol  I didn't get David Beckham, or Willy Monfret, so maybe the third time's a charm?

Check out those eyes!  And, those cute freckles...adorable.  His name is Jesse Williams, and I'm sure many of you know him from Grey's Anatomy.  I think I may have just become a fan of the show.  Maybe.  I better get to work, now that I've wasted like a half hour browsing through photos of this guy. lol

Hope you have a great day.  Enjoy the eye candy!

March 11, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #15


How has your weekend been?  Mine has been very nice.  It was chilly here in DFW, only getting into the 40's, so I made a big pot of soup, and crafted the weekend away.  I only left my house to go to work for a bit yesterday afternoon.  Brr!

It's Sunday, which brings us to our next CCC!  This weeks challenge is an Inspiration Photo.  For all of the details, click HERE.

And here is my interpretation of the inspiration photo.

I really like how my card turned out.  The red, white and black color combo is classic, and looks fabulous for Christmas.  I'm really loving the last on the left side too.  It was givent to me, and it's beautiful. 

I've included the following challenges in my card as well:

Get Hippity with Ippity #16 - Sketch
Divas by Design #25 - Favorites (Lace for me these days)
PaperPlay Challenge 12, Week 10 - Recycle (I used an old book page to create my snowflakes)

I hope you'll head over and check out what the other designers, and our guest designer, have created for you today.  They're pretty fantastic!


March 10, 2012


...I'm SO behind in catching up with some things.  I didn't even realize that I was chosen as one of the Super 6 at Card Patterns, for THIS card, until just now.  There are always some amazingly talented women who are chosen, so I am totally shocked, and honored that I was among them.  I know it's a month late, but still.  Woo hoo!! :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, so far! 

Stay crafty my friends!

March 5, 2012

Use It Tuesday Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone!

I apologize for the delay in posting this.  I thought I had scheduled it to go live last week, but when I looked at my blog today, it wasn't there.  Apparently, I forgot, go figure.  Anyway, without further chatter, here is the winner of the CUTE Bugaboo stamp I used on my UIT Birthday Blog Hop card.  Thanks to my friend, Congratulations -

Please email me ( so that I can get the digi image to you. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our blog hop.  It was such an awesome event and I loved visiting the blogs of everyone who joined us for that challenge as well.

Back soon with another something crafty!

March 4, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #14

Happy Sunday!

I'm excited to share my next Christmas card with you.  This weeks challenge is Embossing, wet or dry.  For all of the details, click HERE.

I normally tend to go for the non-traditional colors, but these papers have been in my stash for a while, and I really wanted to use them.  Also, I did emboss, I promise!  It's just all covered up under everything else.  And, did you see my "straight" stitching?!  I'm rather impressed with myself this time.  I haven't really practiced much.  The sewing Gods must have been with me when I sewed on that piece. lol  I love the look of this card, with the lace and all of the details.

I've combined the following challenges into my card today:

The Crafts Meow - February Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday #71 - Stitching
Emerald Faerie Garden #19 - Embossing
Creatalicious Challenge #31 - Lace
Ribbon Carousel #42 - Anything Goes (must have lace, ribbon, twine, etc.)

I do hope you'll head over to the CCC blog to everyone's cards.  And yep, you guessed it, they're pretty fantastic!


March 3, 2012

For Kelly...

Hi everyone,

I got a phone call yesterday from my best friend in San Antonio, Kelly, with word that her mother had passed away on Tuesday.  Even though I had only spoken with her mother a handful of times, I knew she was a wonderful woman.

Judy messaged me on Facebook a few times to ask a few questions about papercrafting, and to let me know how beautiful she thought all of my projects were.  Only knowing her a short time, I feel blessed to have had her kind words, and support.  I know that Kelly, and her family are hurting right now, but I'm hoping that the sentiment in this card holds true.  I didn't want a lot of "fluff" on this card.  I wanted it simple, and meaningful, and I think I've accomplished that.  I know they'll appreciate it. 

If it's not too much to ask, would you please say a prayer for my friend and her family in their time of loss?

I appreciate each and every one of you!

March 1, 2012

FYI Challenge #25


I apologize but I don't have a project for my FYI challenge today.  I do, however, have the inspiration photo to share with you.

Isn't it gorgeous?!  I absolutely adore this photo.  *happy sigh*

I hope you'll head over to see what my Lovelies have created for you today.  Maybe you'll be inspired and play along with us this challenge.  You can find all of the details HERE.