Happy Summer Friends...Alright there are so many Birthdays in the Summer at my house:) My Daughters, My Sons, Nephew, and my nieces:) So we do tons of celebrating around here:) This week over at The Cutting Café, I made a Birthday Hat.....I was inspired by these Yummy Hunter boots:)below the hat:) I wanted a pair so bad, they were quite pricey:( EEK...But I thought if I start my collection in black first, I will get a lot of wear out of them in the Fall and Spring:) So I got the boots in black...If I really, really enjoy them this Fall, I will maybe get another pair for Christmas in my favorite color pink:) But for now Black goes with anything:) What a fun project, head over to The Cutting Café") Enjoy, Krista
Happy 4th of July friends..This week over at The Cutting Café, Regina asked us to useA to Z letters shapes:0 I decided to go with the letter S~~~~~~~~S to me means Summer Fun:) Movies, swimming, staying up late, Reading ETC, There are a ton of letters and letter shapes to use, so head over to The Cutting Café:) The little flower I made myself with twine (rope) Cute, Cute.....ENJOY!
Oink! Oink! What is cuter than a Piggy Bank?????? A Piggy Bank that is actually made out of a adorable little piggy:) Today is my project for The Cutting Café. I decided to select this Block set to make a darling Piggy bank to create today. As you can see I layered the pigs snout to give it more dimension:) I cut a tiny slit in the back of the box to make the tail look 3D:) Of course the top of the box already is set with a slit for one to store all their coins and bills in it:) Sooooo fun...Head on over to The Cutting Café to see all the new files and darling stamps:) HUGS
Happy Spring Time Friends! Thank God the weather is getting warmer...Sigh!!!!! Today is the day I share with you a cute project done for~~~~~~~~~~~The Cutting Café~~~~This darling little Tulip Picnic Basket card is sure to get you ready to pack up the family and head for a wonderful, Spring day at the park. I just love tulips and all the different colors they bloom into:) The Cutting Café has a ton of files and stamps to choose from...so head on over there and join the fun.....You will either need a cutting machine and or a regular printer to make this fab creation:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a peaceful day.
Hello! I know what you are thinking:) Easter already:) Christmas just came and went so stinkin fast:( It always is so bittersweet after, mostly bitter:( because I miss all the family time, the cuddles when the 2 littles and my hubby goes back to work..(sigh) But life must go on....:) Easter is one of my favorite Holidays and since this is my last post for The Cutting Caféfor this year:) I will be off the team for 4 months:( Break time:) Hopefully I will be back in May:) YIPPEE!!!!! I wanted to slide a sweet bunny project in..I used the Tic Tac Bunny holder...... This box is so super sweet and a joy to make:) Please check out The Cutting Café:) Thanks
WOW, this week over atThe Cutting Café was filled with so much JOY! I made a cute little Christmas tree goodie bag holder with this darling file here.......I filled it with Yummy goodies....I wanted the colors to pop:) I added some sweet little red gems from Martha Stewart and printed out a sweet little tag called Mini Christmas Sentiments also from the FabCutting Café......The sentiments work so well with my Spellbinders dies:)Make sure you take a peek over at The Cutting Café for all of your stamping needs...Happy December:)
It is really beginning to feel like Christmas around here. What a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving we had:) I just love spending time with my hubby and kids. Now, we get to look forward to watching our children get so excited about the arrival of Mr. Clause himself! My son keeps counting down the days, and my daughter keeps adding things to her list.....It seems the gifts the kids want are getting more expensive as they continue to get taller. HA! I love Christmas and everything that surrounds it. This week I did a stocking box from a file over fromThe Cutting Café. (it can be filled with special treats!!!!! Boy was it so much fun and relaxing to put together. You really need to stop over atThe Cutting Café, if u have never heard of this place it is amazing:) Lots of files and stamps and fantastic customer service. Try and slow down and enjoy the Holiday season, it goes so fast and it is worth not missing a single second of the joy you will experience all around...Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Krista
This week over at The Cutting Café we were asked to do a step up card along with extra files that we choose to go along with it... I used the Christmas Trio..So darling..This card was super easy to put together:) Please stop over to Regina's shop...so fun and so many Holiday files to purchase:) I decided to make a Winter wonderland!!!!!!Enjoy:)
Happy Fall weather:) Today I am featuring a project with The Cutting Café stamps:) I cut this sweet little halloweenish pillow box out of my pazzles. I love pink and orange together...even at Halloween time:) I am going to fill this with some of that sweet candy corn M&M's!!!!Thanks so much for stopping by..Enjoy the beautiful colors of Fall...Make sure to peek over at The Cutting Café...Oh Goodness so much to see....Hugs, Krista
Today over at The Cutting Café, we were asked to do atrio set. I chose these sweet little ghost...I just hung little ghost in my trees the other day, and it felt so refreshing to be out in the fallish weather decorating for one of my favorite Holidays:) Regina has everything u can think of for the holidays over at her darling shop...I wanted this card to be simple and sweet..Thanks for stopping by...Hugs, Krista
Hello! Welcome to The Cutting Café project, Today I am going to share this adorableacorn file with you. I also am going to share the Welcome Fall Greeting's set...Can u believe that Halloween is right around the corner? I was looking outside while driving a couple of days ago, the leaves are turning all those reds, purples, yellow, orange colors:) Fall has a really magical way of making me smile....One of my most favorite parts of Fall is my husband's excitement for Football:) I have started a little business crocheting lots of amazing items..Character hats, flowers, I have an order for a cowl, slouch beanie...etc...so while my hubby is jumping for joy at the TV, I am relaxing with my crochet hooks and yarn:) Please check me out on Facebook..My business is called The Noggins Nest.I actually crocheted this little flower petal on this cute acorn. Please make sure to stop by~~~~~~~ The Cutting Café...Regina the owner has anything you are looking for, she is amazing to work with. Happy First week of Autumn:) Krista
For all u kind people out there..Please go to Facebook and check out my new business called The Noggins Nest I have started another Journey to add to my life of crochet things...I am just getting started and would appreciate your support to "like" my new page:) Thanks so much..Tight Hugs to all:)
Welcome, to another fantabulous week ofThe Cutting Café, This week my project is featuring this darling file called School Bus Shaped card. I decided to make my creation into a Peach truck. We have all kinds of trucks sitting around at the Farmer's Market selling fresh peaches...YUM! I also, had this cute little crochet flower I crocheted a while back laying around....I love the look of yellow and red together, one of my favorite color combos...Thanks so much for stopping by, please take a look over at the shop The Cutting Café... lots of fun to be had. Tight hugs friends, Krista
Happy Labor Day Weekend...Sorry it took me so long to pick a winner..Busy, Busy:( Thank u all for playing along in our blog hop:) The winner of this darling Apple box is..Tina M she said..... "what a great back to school gift box this is! Your flower is awesome, I wish I could make them too! tfs" :)I appreciate each one of you and your lovely comments..Please become a follower of my blog to see more future creations..Congrats, Tina..Please contact me at email@example.com for your file:) Hugs to all..Krista
Welcome toThe Cutting Café blog hop...I am in full School mode this week as my darling little ones headed back! My 6th grader is so excited about being a "leader" this year at her Elementary.....This is my babies last year of Elementary school, sniff, sniff. My baby just started 2nd grade and he has a love/hate relationship with school...but he has a awesome teacher this year, so I am hoping he cheers up:) So I decided to pick a school file to give away:) Regina asked us to pick any file this week:) This cute littleapple shaped box I filled with caramels:)~~~~~~~but, the ideas are endless, you can fill it with glue sticks, erasers, paperclips, you name it:) I love Golden Delicious apples so I decided to make my apple box yellow:) I couldn't help but pair it with my grey striped ribbon from Stamp-in Up..."yellow and grey rock" and I actually crocheted that sweet little white flower:) So here is the deal, I am actually the last person on the blog hop, so if u leave me a comment I will draw a name on Saturday the 31st of Aug:) for a chance for you to win this awesome file to create your very own apple box...Also, along with this post is a list of all the people that are in this blog hop, make sure to visit each one to win lots more adorable files..Thanks, Krista
Welcome to my project from the adorable littleCutting Café shop:) The Cutting Café has such cute stamps..OMYGOODNESS...We just got back from the movie Smurfs 2...It was Smurftastic..Hehe...I can't help but heart theSmurfs because I used to play with them and collect them when I was a little girl:) So many moons ago:) I love the new little girl named Vexy, she is Smurfette's new Sister..Too cute...Let's just say they have a lot of girl power..HA...Talking about girl power, this week Regina asked us to create a card using the adorable All About Girl set...OH MY! Too Cute..The sentiments r amazing, along with the whole file. Tons of stamps to choose from~~~~~Thank so much for stopping by:) Have a Smurfaful day..(wink) hugs, Krista
Welcome to the day, I reveal, my project forThe Cutting Café. This Big Gift Bag and Loopy Bow I worked with from Regina's shop is simply gorgeous and FUN! Yesterday, it hit a 100 degrees in my city....we decided to stay inside with the air going because there was a weather advisory:( EEK!
There are quite a bit of Birthday's in my family in July....My daughter celebrates the month of July with America:) Belle actually turned 11 on July 9th:) She is growing up so fast....What a gift she is to me, I am so blessed to have my two children....Furthermore, I hope you enjoy my gift bag filled with yummy candy...If you are thinking of creating something awesome head on over to The Cutting Café to shop...Anything you can think of, she has:) Have a wonderful Tuesday:) Hugs to each one of you.....Krista
Boy O"Boy....Summer is such a beautiful time of year, but in all honesty it hasn't been much of a Summer here in my State:( Lots of chilly days, we haven't even really used our pool that much because it just hasn't been that warm...Yesterday, we headed a couple hours away to the beautiful Lake Michigan:) although it was windy and chilly at times. The scenery was magnificent:) and being with my family was the frosting on the cake:) My hubby has vacation this week, so we try to cram in a week of fun:) Today is the day I am going to share my Cutting Cafe project...This Butterfly file is so stinkin cute:) I colored this adorable little girl catching butterflies with my copics and she fit perfect with this file. It was so much fun cutting and decorating this project...Please take a look over at Regina's stamps....U will be amazed~~~~~I hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July...God Bless America and U:) Krista
Welcome to The Cutting Café~~~ This week. Regina asked us to create a project featuring.......... The Welcome Home Set.....When I think of "Home" I think of simple and sweet....I printed many layers of the darling houses and pop dotted them for a dimensional look....I hope you are having a wonderful Summer wherever you may call Home:) Thanks for stopping by....Krista
Welcome friends to this week The Cutting CaféView Finder. This was so fun to create. This view finder brings back lots of memories of my childhood:) I thought this sweet Tilda was perfect to go along with this file because she is celebrating a Birthday holding a cake..YUM! Regina's shop is one stop fun, anything you need to create with is right at your fingertips at her Café. Please don't miss out on taking a peek at these stamps, one doesn't need a machine to cut them out. People use printers and cut their own. Happy Memorial Day to each and every single one of you..Hugs
Linking to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog......(Anything but a square or rectangle card).
Welcome to the reveal of The Cutting Café stamps this week..I had so much fun coloring this Tilda stamp to stick on this darling Coffee Cup file from Regina's shop:) I love that one can either print out these stamps and color, or you can use a machine to cut out the files, I used my pazzles, and I must say it cut like butter:) I printed the coffee saying on Vellum and it worked like a charm..I added "and a good book" on the bottom of the stamp because this cute little Tilda~~~~reminded me so much of my daughter Belle, who loves to read...What a perfect day it would be with a light vanilla coffee with whipped cream and a good friend, chatting about a great novel...(sigh)...Thanks for stopping by..I hope my creation will inspire you to head over toThe Cutting Café..I am linking this to Paper Crafting Journey and Lacy Sunshine Challenge...World Art Wednesday...and WhoopsiDaisy Challenge (anything pink).....The Paper Shelter (Anything goes)Thanks, Krista
Hello Everyone:)Today is the day I am going to reveal my project fromThe Cutting Cafe...Oh MY! Did I have some fun with Regina's darling Mother's Day stamps, called~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For That Wonderful Mom......Not only was this a fun card for Mother's Day, but the colors shouted Spring! If you haven't been to The Cutting Cafe, please take a peek over there~~~~~ Darling stamps and very afforable....Also, I made that cute little flower myself out of clay:) Fun Stuff!!!!!Thanks for stopping by..Big Hugs:)
I am linking this card also to..CHOCOLATE, COFFEE & CARDS CHALLENGE to create a Mother's Day card...
Hello..It seems so very long since my last post..I have been busy with lots of different things, including having lots of fun with my love of crocheting:) The subtitle of my blog is exactly what I want my blog to be.."Sew Much More Than Paper" that is why I add any and all of my creations to this new blog look that I designed myself..:wink" I love scrapbooking, and sewing, and reading and crocheting..so why not share! I made this Mickey Mouse hat a couple of weeks ago, but being so busy with my kiddos and end of the year stuff I didn't have time to post it:) It was actually a order from a lady that lives in Florida, home of Mickey Mouse himself. She needed it for a charity action for her Gulfing basket:) I think it turned out super cute..The ears are actually puffy because they are stuffed....Please email me at the above link that says :my email: with any questions..If you would like to purchase your own Mickey Hat, please email me about pricing:) Thanks for just taking the time to stop by! Hugs to all...Krista
I can't believe that it is March already! The sun is starting to make an effort to peek out at us:) One of the reason I love the Month of March is because of St. Patrick's Day. It has always been a tradition in our family on this Holiday to make Corn Beef Sandwiches, homemade coleslaw,and Choc mint Cake.........YUM! I decided to ink up this sweet image by La- La Land Crafts called Leprechaun Luka. I had a "Grand Old Time" coloring him with my copics. Fun! Fun! I hope I can inspire you all to make a St Pattie's Day creation too...Hugs, Krista
Good Evening~~ As promised, I am going to announce the winner of my Minnie Mouse Hat...The winner is scrappyfrannine and she said...
OMG!!! I love this. I just became a follower of your blog, and I absolutely love this hat. My great niece, who is 7, is going to DisneyWorld for the very first time and I would love an opportunity to win this for her. Thank you so very much for a chance to make her very happy. Love your blog. I hope this hat fits your niece:)..I will mail this out Monday...Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org................and give me your name and address..Thanks all for playing along..I am going to continue to create lots of different things and have more giveaways in the near future..Please stop back:) Hugs to all:) Krista
I have been doing lots of other things as far as creating goes. Sometimes, in the Winter I do a lot of crocheting because it is so relaxing. I made this Minnie Mouse Hat for a friend of mine that is going to Disney from our cold State.. Her little girl needed something fun to wear to and from the airport right? Please take a look around and if you decide you like what you see, Please leave me a comment or become a follower for a chance to win this hat for your little darling. If you leave a comment and become a follower I will add you in my drawing twice...Yippee!!!!! I ended up making two. .(wink)....It will fit a little sweetie anywhere from 5 to 8 years old depending on her head size...I hope you like it:) Give it to your daughter, granddaughter, friend, or someone special. I will pick a winner using random.org March 7th.....I may start making more in all sizes including adults. Hugs, Krista
Why Sew Much More Than Paper with Bella and Aidees Mom?
I started this blog years ago, when I decided to go full force into scrapbooking. At the time I was having so much fun playing with my cricut and spending many hours on the cricut board, that I decided to make a blog to showcase my creations. I think the hardest part about starting this blog was trying to figure out what I was going to call it, What was I passionate about? What were my hobbies? What were my favorite foods? Finally, it just clicked, my children at the time were 5 and 2 and they were indeed my whole life. I had even decided not to go back to my love of teaching after Belle was born because I wanted to watch every move my children made, they are only little once right? So I decided to name it Bella and Aidees Mom, short for Isabelle and Aiden. As my kiddos started getting a bit older they had a sense of pride in me having chosen their names.
Over the years, I have had a love/hate relationship with this blog. I am the kind of person that wears my heart right on my sleeve, so once in a while when things that have happened in my life that aren't so pleasant like losing my Dad I tend to heal some of my hurt by writing it down, in this case typing it on my blog. Most of the people that visit my blog come to see what I have created and at times I have felt like they were bored with my feelings, but common sense tells me that I am who I am, if people don't come because they don't care about my feelings or the real me, I can't help who I am. For many years, I have been on a few design teams and also I have been a guest designer. Most of the people I have met through this hobby are so nice and creative, but I have ran into a few that weren't so kind and very selfish. Overall I have enjoyed my wonderful experiences and the not so wonderful ones. I have grown to accept good and bad experiences and moved on.
I decided to add to my name a couple of weeks ago, I mean I was thinking of a change~~~~I am a person that doesn't like change, but I wanted something different and fun. I tossed some names around with my husband and daughter about what I should call my blog, but I kept getting this uneasy feeling about changing it. My kids mean everything to me, and there was a reason why I picked this name years ago. I decided to satisfy my heart by adding to my name and also keeping the same one. "Sew Much More Than Paper with Bella and Aidees Mom", came from my love of sewing and crocheting etc, but still honors my love for paper and especially my love for my childen:) I will be adding lots of different projects showcasing lots of my hobbies and not just scrapbooking~~~~~to my blog as I just designed and changed the look of my whole blog. So please stop by again:) Hugs to all, Krista
It is definitely Winter outside in my part of the world:) Lots of snow! Today is the first day back from our vacation from BBTB2. We were asked to create a project featuring a snowflake. I decided to make a gift bag...I hope that you all can play along in our challenge this week..BRRRRRR.....Krista
Home is definately where the heart is....This week's Cutting Cafe project is featuring the adorable and darling front doors. I decorated my creation with my favorite color..(pink)..Regina's stamps r so adorable and so easy to embellish. The little round saying in the middle I cut out a small snowflake. (cute~~~~~cute)...in the center:) Please make sure u head over there, as she has many adorable stamps for any and all occasions...Merry Christmas Friends:) Krista
I wish I could say that it was snowing in my town. (sigh)....I am not an excellent driver when it comes to snow, but I love the look of it and the feeling I get towards Christmas coming with lots of snowflakes. Today is BBTB2...The sweet Julie asked us to create an ornament. I decided to use lots of texture on my card to give it a snowy feel:) I love all of the colors I used, robin egg blues, creams, pinks, red, these are some of my favorite color combinations to use..Yippee...Please join us in our challenge over at BBTB2 and create your very own project. Hugs to all..Krista J. Norman
Happy Wednesday to you all....Wow! Such a busy week, this is my Birthday week:) I can remember when I was little I didn't like having a Birthday on December 8th....I just felt like my family was always in a rush for the Holidays and everyone around me was focused on Christmas. My family of course celebrated it, but I just felt like that month was so busy and centered around Christmas, my hubby makes me feel so special on my Birthday, he takes me out to dinner and shopping and I look forward to spending the day with him:) Yippee!!!!!!! Today is my project from The Cutting Cafe...I used the Merry Christmas word shaped file here~~~~~~~~~~~It was a lot of fun decorating and just making it pop a little extra with Martha Stewart glitter snow. I cut out some snowflakes with vellum that my sweet friend Regina sent me for my Birthday..(swoon)....Please make sure to stop over to The Cutting Cafe...lots of fun and exciting things to purchase at a very reasonable price...Hugs to u all....Krista
Just popping in to share a project featuring paper beads. Regina over atThe Cutting Cafe asked us to do a creation with her files to make a paper bead bracelet, earrings, necklace etc. I used the paper bead file here~~~~~~~~~This bracelet was a ton of fun to make, and actually pretty simple.....I went with a sweet little winter theme for mine:) Not only did I add glaze to the beads, I added some fun Martha Stewart glitter.....I hope you all enjoy this bracelet, and are inspired to make your very own...They would make darling gifts...Happy Thanksgiving to all..
Hello Friends! Welcome to BBTB2 this week. The sweet Susan asked the design team to do a project centering around gratitude. I always think of turkeys when it is Thansgiving because we all gather around and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with family. It is so very important to have a thankful heart because when we are thankful in our lives we radiate being happy and peaceful. I wish for all of you to be happy and peaceful even if you are struggling with something in your life someone else is always facing a bigger and harder battle. I filled a glassine bag with candy after I decorated it with a thankful turkey scene:) Many hugs to you all~~~~~God Bless
Welcome all to The Cutting Cafe post this week. The Holidays are approaching and I love the fun that is to be had with our Thanksgiving celebration. The food is amazing and I heart spending time with family just to play games and relax. This week I used the Turkey Shaped card and envelopehere.....
It was a lot of fun to put this little fellow together. So many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, God, Family, Health, Friends..Etc...Have a beautiful week my friends...Make sure to pop over to The Cutting cafe. Amazing stuff!
Happy Monday...Today is BBTB2. We were asked to use a witch..I decided to put mine on a Halloweenish background...I heart pink, so I had to make it a part of my little scene.I created the broom with a little twine to add some dimension...(cute, cute)...Thank you so much for stopping by today..Have a great fallish afternoon.
Today is a beautiful day, even though the sun isn't shining the sweet smell of autumn rain makes me happy:) I love to watch all of the leaves change colors. I believe last year I mentioned to you that every year my kids and I pick a special tree during the fall season to watch. Everyday on our way to school for about a month we drive on our route to school and watch the trees we each chose awaken with fallish colors of reds, browns, yellows etc. It has been a tradition for my kids and I every year, I love that it is so simple, yet we all hold it special in our hearts. As the days begin to get shorter and much colder, I start to think about that yummy cocoa with whipped cream..(sigh)..Today over atThe Cutting Cafe for my project I am featuring the Hot Chocolate holderhere......I also filled up one of my containers with sweet little marshmellows...This file is so easy and fun to work with. Honestly, all Regina's file are so awesome. I will tell you if you have never been to The Cutting Cafe, please do yourself a favor and stop by. You can either print her files out with your own printer or use the Pazzles or Silhouette to cut out WPC or SVG files. Her stamps/files r beautiful and Regina the owner is so fast and wonderful to purchase from. Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful autumn day:) Krista
Happy Monday! Today is the day that we reveal our project for BBTB2......The talented and creative Jeri is our host this week and she asked us to make a 3d Halloween container..FUN, FUN,...I decided to turn my milk box into a bat...EEK...I am still going to fill it with some candy...YUMMY! I can't believe how fast this year is sliding by....I love the Halloween/Autumn season. The beautiful leaves, the pumpkins, the donuts and cider and my husband getting excited about watching football each and every Saturday. I hope that you decide to play along this week with us for a chance to win a blinkie to display on your blog. Happy Fall..Thanks for stopping by..Have a Batiful Day.....(wink) Krista
Hello everyone it is Monday, which means it is BBTB2 day...Today we were asked by the very kind and motivating Brenda who is a very sweet person to create a project featuring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I didn't have any cancer ribbons on any of my carts so I decided to take good old George and turn the & sign into a ribbon....Just a little trimming...and WALA!!!!!!!!! I think it looks pretty good myself...(wink)....I decided to make a creation showing that even though someone may be fighting a battle they are still so awesome and strong......I have known people that feel bad about having cancer and ask themselves "what is wrong with me?" The answer is Nothing...and Cancer is not your fault......I wish so much that we could find a cure for all cancers...Please be encouraged to make your very own project featuring Breast Cancer Awareness and link it toBBTB2.....I lost my Grandma, My Dad, and my FIL to cancer...Not fun at all....God Bless....
Hello and welcome to my post for The Cutting Cafe...Today I used this sweet little pumpkin treat box ..... I love Halloween time, so I filled up this little pumpkin box with dot candy...I added a sweet little flower to the pumpkin....and those clear pop dots give it that extra pop....Not only r these so cute to look at, but the extra bonus is the treat holder..YUMMY:) Thanks for stopping by..have a blessed day:)
Welcome to BBTB2 this week..I really have the Fallish/Halloween season on my mind:)Jayneasked us to make a project using a tree.. ... .....and create a little fallish scene:) I love everything about Fall...The apples, the pumpkins, the leaves..etc...I made a little butterfly out of a cute little shape...Please join us in our challenge for a chance to win POTW..Hugs....Krista
I can't believe it is September already...AWWWWW...The leaves are starting to change into these beautiful shades ofreds,maroon,browns, yellows etc..My son started soccer and as I sit and watch him play I have time to think about how lucky I truly am to have two beautiful and healthy children and a gorgeous husband who is my very best friend! The "BER" months will come and go fast so I am trying to savor each day because these r my most favorite months...besides the Summers when my kiddos r home:) Today over atThe Cutting Cafe, Regina asked us to use any chevron set...Alright! This chevron stuff is huge right now...Regina's are so awesome it is like pure happiness to use one of her files...(SIGH)...I decided to dig right in with Halloween....I used theFall Chevron set for my background...The blue color is so YUMMY! I also used a stamp called "witch" by C.C. Designs..SOOOOOO Cute...I love using my copics and had so much fun and peace with this creation...Please stop over to Regina's shop...I really feel like The Cutting Cafe is one of the best places to shop, the customer service is awesome, and the stamps r darling...God Bless, and Thank u for stopping by from your busy day:)
Welcome to BBTB2 this week...Our host this week Sandi Kelly asked us to create anything in nature that flies...I decided why not a crow...it is close enough to Halloween right! EEK!!!!
I usually don't want to get so personal, but I promised God that I would just shout out a reminder to always use sunscreen..Years ago, I had a precancer spot on my face...at the time the doctors used a cancer cream on it called "Carac" at that time they thought that took care of the scaly spot. About six months ago, I went into the doctor for another reason and told my doctor that the previous spot had a pricking sensation, he told me to come back in six months and he would measure the spot. I went back a couple of weeks ago and he measured it again and said that the spot grew. He believed it to be tumors growing...and literally took a biopsy out of my face. All I could think of for the last ten days were my children, and it didn't help but to be reminded of what I was going through everytime I looked in the mirror:( Of course I was thinking the worse and I kept thinking that it was going to come back cancerous. I prayed and prayed, but it felt like God was saying to me, "I want to help u, but your destiny in this life is already planned, I would have to change your outcome" I told my Mom about this and she said.."Krista that isn't God that is the devil" I wasn't prepared to hear the word cancer and get more skin cut off my face, I wasn't prepared to look my babies in the eye and say "Mommy has to have surgery" So although I had these continued thoughts run through my mind of negative things..I prayed and prayed and prayed some more....My kids go to a Catholic school and they all prayed for me....
Today the nurse called and said "Krista I have your results" my heart stopped and she said your results are "benign" I was overcome with peace and gratefulness...and ashamed that I would doubt God..I didn't ever think that he didn't want to help me, but that he just might not be able to...I forgot that God can do all things, even if we are faced with something awful, he can help and change the out-come...........I feel very blessed and relieved and I can breathe again....I need to do a follow up if anything changes on my face and or in a year..but the future looks bright for now and hopefully I can cover that spot and it is nothing a little make-up won't fix, it is still healing, but looks pretty good:)...Please wear sun-screen and be safe. They say that usually the skin cancer is from years ago when we r younger, but not always..Protect your children and yourself...I think it helped that for the last 7 years I have been wearing sunscreen..but I need to use it a lot more all over my body...Life is a gift...Thanks for taking the time to read this..Krista
Here is my project today..Enjoy..
Welcome to The Cutting Cafe project this week.. I had a lot of fun using a Halloween themed file...September is in full swing and I noticed that the leaves in my driveway have arrived and are starting to change colors. I heart Fall so much. I decided to use the Spider shaped card and matching envelope that you can purchasehere .......I am being honest when I say that Regina's file and stamps are so awesome and fun to work with. Please take a little look over atThe Cutting Cafe...the prices are amazing too...Happy BER months...(September, October, November, December)!!!!!! Hugs, Krista
Welcome to Monday for my creation at BBTB2. The very sweet Brenda asked us to do a school project featuring any cart. Today is a bittersweet day for me...My babies started school. My little girl is in 5th grade and my little boy started 1st. I am def not one of those Mommies that love to have their children go back to school. I miss them already:( The sweet part about it though is that they are learning and growing and experiencing the life that God intended them to have. I decided to make a project with a frame...I used this really cool techique I learned years ago on the background of my paper..If u look real close u can see the effects of acrylic paint spots...Thanks so very much for stopping by..Please join us in our challenge to be consider for "Project of the Week" details at BBTB2...Have a beautiful and safe week:) Krista