Monday, February 8, 2010

Sew Many Challenges -Challenge #3

I wanted to try a Challenge over at Sew Many Challenges, as I found their site during a blog hop and I won a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp And Create and an upcoming top secret new release Rubber Stamp from Wags n' Whiskers (yes I copied my prize from over at the site itself that is why there is those hyperlink thingies which I don't know how to do.) It's a wonderful site and if you haven't been over there go check it out

They are a very friendly bunch and this challenge was super fun, so what are you waiting for finish reading my post and go take a look for yourself!

Anyways back on topic, the challenge was to use the colours red, silver and black with a Valentines Day theme, I love Precious Moments and thought that this would be perfect for the challenge. I am trying to get better by using more embellishments and going out of my comfort zone but this is something that I still have to work on.

(If you choose to continue reading this entry for other then the challenge you may, but I wouldn't want to bore you, it's just updates on how I'm feeling and stuff for those that are interested. For those here to see my entry that's it for card related stuff in this post. I feel that I should keep the two topics separate for those who choose not to know what is going on with me personally and just want to see my card, eitherway I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit. Your comment's mean the world to me!)

-------UPDATES IN MY LIFE-----------

Just under two weeks until we get the keys for the townhouse, and just over two weeks till we have the moving truck, we still haven't sold our place yet, but it will probably look better and sell quicker if nothing is in it. With it being a trailer, the emptier it is the better, that way it looks bigger and people can use their imaginations, I'm imagining its a lot different then selling a house. Hopefully it sells before then but who knows. The real estate agent said that she thinks it is going to sell soon but until someone puts in an offer its any ones guess. Enough with that, boring....

Still feeling crappy, I went to the doctors and he upped my Seroquel by 25mg which is hardly nothing, He still doesn't have me on an anti-depressant which makes me feel like I am missing something. It's making it hard to function. I want to be going out and living a normal life, not missing everything because I can't leave the house, I feel like I am in this horrible rut and I'm spinning around in circles


  1. What a great card Candace and thanks for the sweet comments about Sew Many Challenges and the Sew Many Cards images!! We hope to see you joining many more of our challenges!!!

    Also congrats on the new townhouse and good luck with the move! I know what kinda rut you're in...I feel like I live there full time myself. I hope you're able to get some meds soon that will help you feel like yourself again!! We're always here if ya need a kick in the crafty pants!!

  2. WOW - you have a lot going on! Congratulations on winning at Sew Many Challenges and on your new townhouse! Hope you feel better soon! So glad you found time to be creative with us again!!! Will be wishing for you to find a buyer quick! We are in the military and have purchased two houses in our many moves and both sold just in time...I mean really just in the first one movers were coming the next day and the last one the movers were coming in at the same time the realtor was there with me signing a contract.

  3. Awwww...what a sweet card! Congrats on Winning last week at Sew Many Challenges!!!! Glad to see you back again! You did a great job on the color combo! Hope you get to feel better soon!

  4. Hi - I live in Barrie, too! I'm actually a stager, so when I read your post about trying to sell an empty trailer I thought you might like to know that vacant homes are usually harder to sell. The problem is people focus in on all the little imperfections because there is no furniture to look at. Also, being a creative type, I'm sure you can figure out how much furniture will fit into an empty room by looking at it, but most people can't. They need to see the furniture arranged to be able to see the potential. Just remember, you aren't selling furniture, but furniture sells rooms, and rooms sell houses - good luck with your sale!

  5. How cute! I love all the little hearts!

  6. Hi Candace, thanks for the lovely comment that you left on my AiFactory blog hop post.
    To answer your question, yes I did do my own blog background as I wanted it to go with the unmounted stamps that I've been lucky enough to design for English stamp company Hobby Art after the owners saw one of my doodles.
    If you're interested, there is a link on my sidebar to the stamps on their website if you'd like to see the whole set. They're called Oodles of Doodles.
    Love your Valentine card-the colours and layout are gorgeous.
    Fliss x
    PS:Good luck with your move!