Sunday, July 7, 2013

WW: Happy Crabby & JSL: Fairy Tales Can Come True

You know how sometimes you just don't even realize you're feeling crappy and it just hits you out of the blue?  That kind of happened to me the other day.  I was feeling homesick, missing being with my friends and family on the 4th of July holiday, celebrating and having fun.  Then I got into an argument with my husband, which is just really rare for us... I was just very weepy and sad. Then we started talking and realized we were both feeling frustrated and needed to have a talk with our son.  Trev is going to be 20 in a few weeks, but he has Asperger's and his social and emotional level is more like a 15-year-old.  But he's scary smart.  That can be a frightening combination.  So we talked and made some decisions and then we sat him down and had a chat, and it went surprisingly well.  Trev has never been interested in driving.  But we feel like it's a big step towards some independence for him, and that it's important for all of us for him to take that step.  He actually agreed with us and I made him an appointment to take his learner's permit test next Wednesday.  That was a big thing, and it made me optimistic at a time when I needed it - life works in mysterious ways, doesn't it?

Today we have a reminder post for you at:

I am entering this into the following challenges:

 QKR Stampede: Rock the Red, White, and Blue
DRS Designs: Summer Sun, Summer Fun
Crafting by Design: Red, White, and Blue
2Sisters: Red, White, and Blue

 Our sponsor is 2CuteInk and I used the adorable Happy Crabby image, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Head on over to see the rest of the DT's red, white and blue creations.

We also have a reminder post for you today at:

Just Some Lines: Anything Goes with a JSL Image

I am entering this into the:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Here Comes the Bride

I used our Wedding Dress image, paper pieced and touched up with some Prismacolor markers.  I added a sentiment from TLC Creations, and some gemstone stickers.  Paper is from MME, and ribbon is from SU!  Peace.


  1. I love your crab card! It's so fun! Isn't it wonderful when live works out just as you planned?? Thanks for always leaving me such wonderful and encouraging comments on my blog... I'm excited to be going to San Clemente for the next few days. I'm so very ready for a little mini vacay!

  2. Love your bright red crab on this fun summer fun card!! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

  3. Super beautiful cards - the crab is so sweet and really great in scene!

  4. Pretty card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  5. Go Trev! That is such a big step forward and I'm sure he will just enjoy every minute of it. :D

  6. That crab is the cutest EVER and your wedding dress card is beautiful. Need to get my rear in gear and join some of the challenges. xxD

  7. Sweet cards!!! And way to go for your son!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  8. The first is too cute (pun intended), and the second is just too pretty! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

  10. Adorable cards. Happy to hear you worked things out. Hoping the learners permit went well. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon DT Member

  11. Glad all went well! Nice job on your projects! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week! Good Luck!

  12. fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x