Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's been one of those weeks!

I truly don't like to vent here, but my week started out truly cruddy and my crafting mojo went out the door with the warm fall weather. 
Then I was struck a blow when I learned that someone I thought was honest and trustworthy in the crafting community shut the door on not only me, but a whole design team and community.  To say the least, everyone should own up to their own mistakes.  It is the least a person can do and lets honest people (for example, ME) remain honest.  I guess my only mistake was trusting the wrong person in this whole episode.  I do apologize, not for the culprit, but for possibly, unwittingly, using an image that was not legally one I could use.
To top my week off, my husband, who has been jobless for over a year, and I decided that we just can't stay in our apartment for another year and have made the very hard decision to move in with his father.  This won't been an easy move for my husband, or I; but will be VERY hard for our son.  I thank God for finding us a way to keep our heads above water.  While it hasn't been an easy decision, we know that it is one we were meant to make.

Okay, done with that - basically, I hope you all skipped my tirade and moved straight to this nifty card!
I have used a digi from Deedee's Digi, Warm Wishes, and followed her Happy Monday Challenge, which can be found HERE.  It's a great sketch, and I am not sure I did it justice.  (I did tweak it just a bit.)It is actually a very nice card IRL, but didn't translate well in the photo.  The paper was all scraps - I believe that they were from the Dollar Store to begin with....lol.  That's how long I have had them.  The tag was gifted to me and I added a hole on the bottom so that I could run the ribbon through both ends.  The sentiment comes with the digi (I love, love, love that about Deedee).  The ribbon was from Big Lots and the gems were leftovers - think Michael's brand, to tell you the truth!

Thanks for stopping by!
And for letting me vent!  I will tell you the truth ~ I feel so much better just venting....

Huggz,
April

ps~ I forgot to mention that when you stop in to Deedee's Digis, you MUST check out her sale!!!

17 comments:

Becky said...

OH April I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I will put your husband on my prayer list for a job, there are so many so are out of work. I am so glad you have a place to go to, God is good.

Love the adorable card, such a cute image.

I wish I could comfort you but since I can not I am sending you {hugs} :)

Lone Pine Designs said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your card is very sweet!

Tammy said...

I am so sorry to hear you are struggling. God has awesome plans for you, just be patient.

Sweet card.

Jenn said...

Keep your head up April! Love the card!

Marlene said...

Your card is lovely....and a good rant is a-ok. You certainly sound like you've been through enough. :(

Sad to hear about your troubles with a design team...I hope it isn't one I follow. I hate when people don't follow the rules. Copyright infringement is just NOT cool.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

April, first big {Hugs} to you and so sorry that you had some bad things going on. I so on that honesty thing, don't understand lying. God is guiding you down a path and it doesn't make sense right now, but it will some day. I went through that in 2009 and today I understand it all. Prayers to you and husband that it does work out for you. Now on to that sweet little card, that's how I feel today in TX no less, it is chilly,so the hot cocoa might taste great. You did a great job coloring and I just love the colors you used. Lovin' the touch of bling.

Lynn McAuley said...

I am so sorry that you are having to deal with such difficult situations in your life. My thoughts and prayers will go with your family as you make this life-altering transition.

Your cute little bundled-up bear sure makes for a sweet thank you!

Debra said...

April hope things get better soon. I love the card, I needed inspiration to use my stash..I have more stuff than I can use! TFS

MiamiKel said...

Sweet April, finally a spare moment to stop in and send some ((( s ))) your way! I'm sorry you had a rough few days there and hope that you've had time to refresh your soul and relax a bit - take some time for YOU to rest :)

LOVE the card - wish that were me, lol! (then I did hear we'll get like 50's 'round here this weekend! WOOHOO!) :)

Danie M said...

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time of late. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason (its just we don't often know what that reason is at the time), and most often its for the better. Take strength in knowing many thoughts and prayers are with you for better times ahead and keep smiling!

djones said...

((HUGS)) my friend. I am so sorry for all the struggles. Hoping and praying for better things to come. And, by the way, your card is adorable. Love your colors.

Danie M said...

Oops! I almost forgot, I love your card, she is such a cute cute bear and I love the way you always are using your left over bits and pieces.

Lorie said...

April, I think you have every right to vent, so VENT AWAY!! I'm so sorry it's been a rough week for you, and that on top of everything else you've been faced with the tough decision to move. Believe me I understand, because I've been there and done that. Praying that all goes well with everything, and that your crafting mojo is back in full force by now.

Your card is great! I love that ribbon tag, and your colors, paper and embellishments all coordinate beautifully! Very well done!!!

Deedee Anderson said...

April, I'm so sorry to hear about your tough week!!! I appreciate that you felt comfortable venting about it -- you need never apologize for needing to do that! It sounds like you and your hubby have had to make a really tough decision about moving, but I'm praying that some wonderful opportunities will rise out of this for you and your family. Keep your chin up, sweetie, and please know that many of us are praying for you! BIG HUGS! Deedee

Deedee Anderson said...

P.S. Your card is fabulous! Such fun and festive colors, and gorgeous coloring on the teddy. Love what you did with the sketch!!!

Carol W said...

Oh April...I'm so slow but am here in your corner...(but you already know that). Hang in there my friend...I just know that the good Lord is looking out for you and your guys. I am praying for the best in this whole situation and venting is good for the soul...so vent away.

Your card is amazing and it looks like although you may think your mojo is playing tricks on you...it's there and coming out in your cards...

Take care my friend...

BlueInks said...

I love your card! I know that a lot is happening right now, but just know that everything will work out for the best. I just know it! Keep the faith, Sistah!