a ~sweet~ nudge...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hello, everyone!  Hope you're enjoying a great Wednesday, and maybe sneaking a little craft time in!  On  every other Wednesday at the Creative Paper Trade, we introduce a new 'Paper Nudge' challenge.  Today we're 'nudging' you to use this photo to help you incorporate hearts into your project...

I've chosen the colors of our current 'Color My Week' challenge and a sweet image from our sponsor, Paper Sweeties, in my project...this is little Abigail...

She IS a sweetie!  I've also used felt with some MFT dies and a little Maya Road spool in that little cluster of embellishments.  For the rest of the card, I wanted to keep it kind of clean and simple...

And I think that'll do it!!!  Our third dose of inspiration for this round will be introduced on Friday, and you will then have the following week to create away, many times as you would like, with whatever products you choose.  Then link them up for a chance to win two sets from our sponsor, Paper Sweeties!

Please forgive my lack of visiting for the next few days.  I am so behind, but I am also sick, and exhausted from a long string of projects and commitments that will wrap up on Saturday,...when Halloween costumes are once again a thing of the past, and my son's journey through his first year of marching band will have come to a close with the final, state contending performance.  I'm so very proud of him and the rest of the band.  They have worked so very hard...

Caleb, in the middle, above...
and on the right below...
You know how when you're really tired, your emotions are like...right at the surface and you cry at the drop of a hat???...yeah...that's what I'm doing right now.
 I could use your prayers for some energy and better health to get through it all with a smile;) (and that I can quit CRYING!!!;)
Thanks so much for dropping in and putting up with me!


  1. Awww, Sweetie!! Big hugs are coming your way along with the prayers! Everything will be okay! :o)
    It's such a lovely card, Geri! The texture of the felt flowers along with the wrapped spool are just wonderful! Abigail is a sweet image peeking through that heart! Just lovely!...Nancy :o)

  2. Aw, I'm so sorry you're feeling icky! And the crying has just got to stop... for us both, and I'm not even sick ;). Prayers are coming your way, Geri! The photographs of your son are priceless, and I just adore the way you've highlighted sweet Abigail! Such a beautiful creation!

  3. Oooooh my sweet friend Geri you ARE in my prayers. I know God will get you through. Love the pics of your son and his friends. Abigail is adorable in your pretty stitched heart. Love the cluster of sweetness along side her. A precious card for sure. HUGS to you and know you're in my thoughts.

  4. Geri: So sorry you are "under the weather" and I know you are soooo busy. Hang in there, you know these moments will fly by so quickly but the memories last forever. I will save Halloween treats!!!!!

  5. If I could I'd give you a big hug right now. Hang in there kiddo. Everything will work out and then you can breath. I can sympathize. Even after quitting two DT's I still can't seem to catch up. Life is just so busy. Running households, choir practice, stuff your kids need---seems like we never get any down time. I have faith you will triumph. :-)
    Your card is precious. I love the little spool and felt flowers. Putting you on the Prayer List Post It note I have stuck on my puter monitor sweetie. Hugs!

  6. Sending hugs your way and sending a specail angel to watch ovr you..I'm kinda getting caught up and I understand the drain with so much going on. I've not been myself since July but things are turning around.
    Love the band pictures,my dad was a musician, playing clarinet, alto and tenor sax. Sooooo I HAD to play the alto and it just came home with me while cleaning out their house.
    Take time for you, plenty of rest and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Best Wishes

  7. Oh my friend... I know exactly how you feel. We've all been sick for WEEKS around here, and my brother was here for some of it dealing with my mum for awhile, so I've been where you are for the last while!! And I don't have to be tired and sick to cry at pictures of my children that make me proud!

    I hope you feel better soon, especially if things are slowing down for you.

    Beautiful card, as always, by the way ;)

  8. ohhhhhh God Bless ya! I know how you feel....a mixed bag of emotions all thrown in to one...overwhelmed. Feel like that a lot! I LOVE your sweet and kind...kind comes to mind so I am going to use it! hugs, cherry

  9. Hope you are feeling better. Go NMK!!!!!

  10. Oh, Geri!! Hugs to you!! I sure hope you get to feeling better soon and bounce back to your regular self! I really know how you feel.....:)
    LOVE your card! Such a fabulous design! Love the papers and colors and really love the negative die cut heart with the cute Paper Sweetie peeking through. The hand stitching, rolled felt flowers, and tiny spool are just gorgeous! Really LOVE this!

  11. Hi Geri
    My prayers and hope you feeling better soon.
    Thanks for sharing the great photos.
    I love, love, love your card... Yes, she is sweetie. Fabby design, thanks for your inspiration. Lovely details!~
    -Hugs, Sony

  12. Awww Big hugs and prayers for you sweet friend!!When I saw this card on FB it brought a smile to my face, so cute!!! I sure hope you feel better soon!! Hugs!