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Sunday, August 28, 2011



Happy Sunday to all!!  Before I talk about all the AMAZING fun going on at ONE STITCH AT A TIME this week, I want to get "real" with all of you for a few minutes.  I don't mean to sound like a huge bummer or complainer, but just feel I need and want to share this.  Over the past few weeks, I have gone through a very difficult time with my oldest daughter who is 12 and has high functioning Autism.  She just began middle school this week and it has been a huge struggle for her - all of her issues and episodes are related to social behavior.  She knows she's "different" but doesn't know why.  Also, she can't really understand or express any of the emotions she's feeling, which makes things very difficult.  This time over the past month with her has been so heartbreaking for me as her mother.  It is just really hard to watch one of my children struggle so much and not be able to do anything to help.  I apologize if I have been a bit "out of it" over the past few weeks, but I have found it hard to get through this difficult phase.  I am so thankful for my crafting and being able to serve on many amazing DTs because it really allows me a great escape and let's me transport myself to somewhere fun and stress free.  Thanks so much for listening.

So, this is our 4th and Final week of the PRETTY IN PRINT contest over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME. We can't wait to see what you all create.All the info is listed on this awesome badge if you want to enter our "Pretty In Print" Contest.    Don't forget this is the last week, hurry and get your entries in!

Hop on over to the store and check out all the gorgeous digis and get started!
Don't forget there's lots of chances to win!

To be chosen for Top 3 you must use a StitchyBear Digital Stamps product. If you do use a SBDS digi please put #3 after your name when you enter. That way you won't miss a chance for Top 3 spot

It's Collab week and the Theme for this weeks Challenge is "Halloween/or Autumn(Fall)" The Kit will be available in the STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP for the entire month of September. You can get it for free with any $10.00 purchase. It's one of the prizes for this week too!  It's such a great deal, you will definitely want to take advantage!!

Aren't they just too cute!

Our fantabulous Sponsor this week is

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They have been in business on the internet since the fall of 2007 and in business overall since 2004. Hop on over and check out all the wonderful goodies they have to offer! Our Random winner will receive...

Thanks Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for being our fantabulous Sponsor this week!

My card for the week features HOPE JACARE DOODLES' image, I love Claire's amazing image and had such fun coloring with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I colored the acorns twice and then cut out and layered them on top of the first set of acorns.  Then I cut image with Lifestyle Crafts Die and used a frame die from Crafts U Love.  Ribbon is American Crafts, MFT dies and sentiment used.  Petaloo flowers and Papers are Cloud 9 Design, SU and My Mind's Eye.  I hope you like it and will come play along with us!!

Other challenges:

CUDDLY BUDDLY - say something nice
JELLYPARK - punch/die cut
JUST ADD INK - something from stash (flowers)


Marishka said...

Danke!angenehmen Tag!!

CraftyLoops said...

I LOVE this card, the colours are just so lovely. Theres a real feel of Autumn about it. I suppose I should really say "Fall" but being from Northern Ireland, we callit Autumn!! Love the glittery flowers too, its a really beautiful card. Lee xx

Hazel said...

I'm so sorry to read about the difficulties you're having with your young daughter. I hope that she settles down soon and I hope that you continue to find relaxation with your crafting, your card is beautiful. Hazel x

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Audrey, I am sorry your daughter is finding it difficult. I thought there must be something wrong as challenges hadn't been updated and stuff like that and that just isn't like you at all.

We have a friend who has 2 autistic children and I know it is heartbreaking but especially so as they get older and other children just seem to get more cruel. Sending you big hugs and kisses my friend and hope it gets a bit easier for you both.

Lots of love Mandy xxx

P.S. Your card is lovely, Autumn is my fave season as I just love the colours so much.

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous card :O) I adore the image and colours that you have used.

Choccy xx

Marjo said...

Great card Audrey...sending you loads of hugs!

xoxo Marjo

Claire Phillips said...

I really love this Audrey - your colouring is pure perfection - glorious! Cheers Claire x

Jani said...

I love it! Your coloring is gorgeous and the layout matches perfectly to all the items you used!
One of my fav cards of yours!
Go on crafting!
Hugs jani

Jennifer Scull said...

love these colors, Audrey! wonderful! thanks for joining our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

as to all that is going on with your daughter, I am so very sorry and will be saying lots of prayers for you & your family. with all of the illnesses I go through, I know what a comfort papercrafting has been for me. so glad it brings you some peace as well. know that you have many people who care about you to give you the love & support you need. you are not doing this alone.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful nature card. I love that image too. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week.

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Beautiful card, fab image coloured to perfection, thanks for joining us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous! I love autumnal colours! Elaine-xxx-

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Cuddly Buddly ……..


Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card x
Thanks for playing along at Jellypark friends Friday challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo