Saturday, February 7, 2015

I Love You

Hello crafty friends! I hope you're all having a lovely weekend & not getting too soaked. It rained like a you-know-what here last night & we lost power for a good 12 hours, but it's back on now, thank goodness! I wanted to do this post last night but, of course, no internet! Grrr.

It's been a rough week for us here in the Martin house. We lost our sweet girl, Lexi on Monday night. As most of you know, she was diagnosed with a massive inoperable liver tumor over 2 years ago. She had been symptom-free the whole time, until last Friday when she started declining rapidly. By Monday we knew it was time to say goodbye. She could no longer walk & was extremely disoriented. We had our home care/hospice vet put her to sleep here at our house, surrounded by our whole family. She was by my side for 14+ years & was the love of my life. I'm devastated but trying to keep myself busy & distracted. You can see more photos of her & stuff on my Facebook page HERE

Lexi Annmarie Martin   5/11/00 - 2/2/15


OK, now onto the crafting portion of my post. Today's card was made using a sketch from Joy at Obsessed With Scrapbooking. I think it's more summer-y than Valentine-y but I do love the colors....

CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Elegant Embellishments" & "Paper Lace 2"
STAMP SETCTMH "Wild About Love"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Desert Sand"
OTHERMy Mind's Eye enamel dots; 3M foam tape



DL.ART -  February Linky Challenge; anything goes; 2nd entry
Obsessed With Scrapbooking -  Sketch Challenge
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Challenge; anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Monday Challenge; "H is For..." (hearts); 2nd entry
Heart 2 Heart -  "Home Is Where The Heart Is"; use CTMH products; 2nd entry
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #195; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #359; "Crazy in Love"
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #169; anything goes
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #282; "Owls, Hearts & Love"


Thank you for visiting me & have a wonderful weekend!


  1. So sorry to hear about your recent lost. Your card is lovely, I'm glad you incorporated those gorgeous papers and I was reminded how well that stamp set works for Valentine's day. I must get it inky again!!

  2. Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope crafting will help. I love the card with that paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. I'm sorry for your loss :( Surely your pup is running in doggie Heaven with my little girl Gretchen :) Such a sweet card! Great mix of pretty patterned papers! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  4. Sorry for your loss. I know how important a pet can be in the family. The color combination on your card looks great!

  5. Cute card! The heart border is wonderful. I like the dots too So cheerful! Thank you for joining us this week for our "H" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It was great seeing your work. ~Michelle

  6. I am so sorry about the loss of your fur baby, they are the best of friends and more than pets, they are family! Your card is great, I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss! We lost our German Shepherd 2 years ago and still miss him.
    Love your pastel on kraft card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!
    Riette, Party Planner @
    My personal blog:

  8. I'm sad to hear your doggy passed. You do nice work. I have a difficult time using Kraft but I like your color pairings. Thanks for inspiring us at Heart 2 Heart!