Thank You

I just want to take a moment to thank you all for your support after my last post. I was overwhelmed by the love and comments coming in. Thank you.

Thank You

This card, well, these cards, actually, were therapy for me. I created them with my sweet Thatcher baby in mind. (Not that much else has been on my mind as of late, buy you know...) I used the adorable puppy from the You Are Pawsome set by Simon Says Stamp along with a pretty sentiment from Winnie and Walter's Big, Bold, You set.

Thank You Cards

The puppy is colored with Spectrum Noir pens. I am not great with blacks/greys yet, but this one had to be a black puppy, so I gave it my best shot. I think it turned out pretty darned cute. I added glossy accents to the nose, naturally. The tape along the edge is from Little B Designs. It is mint and silver and I kind of love that. I picked it up at AC Moore. I hadn't been to an ACM in awhile, and they had a really nice selection of Little B tapes.

That's all for today. I am working on getting back into the daily things. But, again, thank you.



This is my sweet baby Thatcher Dragon. Early this past week, she began to get sick. It appeared she had a stomach bug. What we didn't know until Tuesday was that she had a thymoma on her sternum that resulted in myasthenia gravis and megaesophagus. We had her in the hospital and they had begun treatment. On Wednesday night/Thursday morning, she developed aspiration pneumonia. This brought her downhill. Too much. On Thursday, I had to say goodbye to my absolutely beautiful, sweet, loving, kind, amazing baby girl. This is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. She was too young and this came out of nowhere. I have honestly never hurt so much. Never. I wish I could express in words how much this little girl meant to me. Her 54 lbs. seems a whole lot bigger now that it is a big hole in our life. My insides hurt. We cry. A lot. I will love her forever. We were the perfect pair, the two of us, both a little crazy. She was there for me. Always.

I miss her. 

So much.



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Today we have a brand new Simon Says Stamp Challenge for you over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! The challenge this week is SUMMER! We want to see your summer time creations. The design team is using Simon Says Stamp exclusives this week! You don't have to use them to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them!

Cheers, Sunshine!

For my summer time card I used the Adult Beverages stamp set, die set, and accompanying sentiments. I love this fun bunch of goodies! I stamped and embossed the drink glass on vellum and then used distress markers to color it and blend to create a yummy looking drink! The other pieces were stamped on white cardstock and colored with markers. I slit the glass so the straw could go through and slit the cherry to allow for the toothpick to go through that. Lots of fun stuff!

Cheers Sunshine (detail)

Now it's your turn! Create something with the summer theme and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Also, don't forget about the kids challenge currently running, too! Your kiddos can create a something fabulous and link it up for a chance at 3 prizes!


To Tutu or Not To Tutu and a Free Digi Stamp

That, my friends is the question. Apparently the answer to that is DEFINITELY to tutu. Most certainly. Indeed. Wouldn't you say?

I am actually QUITE excited to share this card with you today! My friend Elena over at Just Me Prints has created an absolutely adorable and, WAIT FOR IT.....

...absolutely FREE

super cute digi stamp! What?! Yup. Totes cuteness and totes freeness. It's all happening. AND, I was lucky enough to get that image a bit early to show it off a bit!

Beach Girl Hi

Ummm... you are seeing that image, right? CUTEST EVER! And as soon as I saw it I just KNEW I'd have to add a tutu. It was necessary folks. For reals, though. To create the tutu I ran a quick gather stitch through the edge of a sheer piece of ribbon. I stitched the ends under just a bit and adhered it with some Scor-Tape. She is colored in Spectrum Noir's finest colors of the summer. HA!

Beach Girl Hi (detail)

Be sure to head on over to Elena's Blog, Just Me Prints to download the free digi! The complete list of those offering some adorable inspiration can be found below! Happy Hopping!

Jingle (that's me!)

You can find the links to the other products I used below. I have also included this photo of the Spectrum Noir pends I used to color this sweet image! 

Colors for Beach Girl Hi

Have a Happy!