Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's Happy Hour Somewhere

It's been a bit of a discouraging week, but I'll try not to whine about that too much.  Regardless, this seemed like a fitting card to make considering how I've been feeling.  I think I've just been discouraged with my crafting.  It doesn't seem to be producing the results that I hope for, but I believe that is because my eyes have fallen off of Jesus with all of it.  I've been focusing more on what it's doing for me rather than who gave me this joy.  As I'm always telling my kids, 'do everything as though you are doing it for the Lord'.  Sadly, I have not been following my own advice.

While I'm not sure God would be all about me finding a 'happy hour somewhere', I'm certain He would want me to relax and enjoy the love He's given me:  my love of paper crafting.  That is my 'happy hour' :)

I made this card for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, which was a sketch.  I used the Get Outta Town set.
Stamps:  Get Outta Town
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  red, unknown dp, CDS Cottonball White
Accessories:  Copics, foam tape, orange twine

On a sad note, we lost a family pet just days ago.  We had gotten Sherman back in 2005 when he was a pup and had him with us for just over 2 years.  Sherman suffered from a terrible skin problem that got to be too much financially for us to handle, so my inlaws took him in for my kids.  They took on the financial burden, and loved him, and this way we could go visit him.  He died 2 days ago at just over 7 years old.  We have been so sad :(  R.I.P. Sherm. . .we miss you already!
A pic of Sherman back in 2006.


  1. Hi Cassie. Thank you for your honest really pinpointed what I think has been going on for me in my crafting lately too. Thank you for the reminder to focus on the joy of Him and just enjoy the hobby for what it is. So sorry about the loss of your sweet doggie :( Those are always hard. Hugs.

  2. Oh Cassie, I had no idea Sherman had passed!! I am so sad for you all! Please tell the kids hello for us, and that we are very sorry for their loss! Praying for you all!!

    P.S. You are an amazing woman! We all let our focus get away from us sometimes. Admitting it and getting back on track is always the hardest part! Praying that you start having a better week!!! Miss you!!! -Erica

  3. Sorry to read about Sherman's passing. Always sad to lose our 'pet' family.

    The card is adorable!!! That sentiment is exactly what I need some days!!

  4. So sorry to hear that you lost Sherman, that is hard! Your blogpost is so honest and from you heart, that my heart goes out to you, but it is so true, we need to remind ourselves what you tell your children, but that is hard when you are not feeling it, remember , He is with you always and He will carry you through everything, he knows your heart, lots of love, Anja

    P.S. the card is adorable!

  5. Big, big, big hugs!!! Sounds like you've been in a doozy for a while now! I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your furbaby. That is always such a blow.

    Chin up, re-focus, and things will get better. You know what's right for you, and I know you have the strength to get things fixed that need fixing!!

    As for your papercrafting, it's always been utter fabulous!!!

  6. So sorry about Sherman. Don't get discouraged about crafting. I think your card is great! I love the color combo and I am happy that you played along with us this week for the Sparks challenge. Playing along with challenges always seems to get me out of a crafting slump!


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