Wednesday, January 13, 2010

LOVE is in the air....with a DARE!

Sorry I'm late today, folks, and sorry that I was M.I.A. yesterday, too.   My brother and his wife were in from Atlanta for the past few days and my beautiful sister is here til Friday!  HOORAY!   I have missed her SO much and combined with the fact that my DH was finally home for a few days (he leaves again today though :( and I'm sad), I had to get in as much PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS family time as I possibly could!


Add to that, see THIS little cutie?   She's my treasured sweater Anya that Marie gave us as an exclusive Greeting Farm Design Team gift for Christmas and I have been dying to use her...so I finally did yesterday, and last night as I went to assemble my card I spilled hot tea ALL over the image.  GAHHHH!   So, I started over from scratch this morning ;)

Today's Diedrich Dare is brought to you by my ADORABLE son and the best lil' rebounder on his basketball team, Jack :)  I bring you DDSC18:


I'm going to keep this post short and sweet because I'm gonna jump right back into my morning coffee and conversation with the one I love.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  It's in the air...I just wish HE didn't have to be in the air later today, but ahh, such is life, right?    Thankfully we have enough love to carry us through this crazy traveling schedule until he can be home with us as usual :)

Be sure to check out the other Daredevils and their INSPIRING posts:


See ya tomorrow!
Jess xoxo

31 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

I totally feel your pain girl!! I would have broken down and cried if that had happened to me! I don't cope well with late night crisis's like that! But you did AWESOME! Love that sweater Anya!

Kris said...

I'm with Sandra! i would be such a mess... but hey, you could of fooled me anytime... looks like you spent hours on this one!! and she is ADORABLE!! LOVE it!!! =D hugs, Kris

Gwen said...

Sorry to hear about your tea incident, but your card is as cute as can be! Thinking of you...enjoy all that familial love and visiting.

Smiles!
Gwen

Jacqueline said...

Oh NO hun, I would have tear stains all over the second time!! You are such a coloring star you pull anything off!! She is just completely DARLING!! Lucky girl! Sounds like the perfect way to spend your days, with family and loved ones...Enjoy them!! {{{HUGS}}}

Stampin Mindy said...

Cute image, I love those brads. hugs!

Lysa said...

LOVE this! Hope to see them in the store soon?!

Enjoy the time with your family!
Sending Hugs :)

Valerie said...

what an adorable card..I love your silver embellies very pretty!

Martha said...

so adorable!

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card Jess!! I love sweater Anya...she is too cute!! Enjoy your time with hubby!!

Jen Shults said...

I don't know how you do it. If my hubby traveled a lot I'd be pulling my hair out. I'm glad you got to spend a little time with the family yesterday though... that's what counts. :D This card is lovely! I really like how you colored her and your interpretation of the sketch is awesome and I'm going to use the heck out of that sketch, lol. Hugs!

Kim Y. said...

Sorry to hear about the tea thing, Jess. Sweet card! Love the papers! Enjoy your time with your family!

Melyssa said...

Oh this card is just sweet! I love your colouring.

Cindy Haffner said...

She is daring Jess!! Enjoy your family!! Hugs Cindy xxoo

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Taylor said...

I love this Anya - she is too cute!

Danni said...

Enjoy the precious family time..cards will always be there! Hugs!! You should call me sometime when dh is out of town, we could have a pity party..hehehe!
Fun, cute card!!

Donna said...

...Ummm I know how you feel...My hubby travels a lot too...I just try and think about how nice it will be when he comes home again!!

Well for your second try you have done an amazing job honey...You card is just gorgeous...Great sketch Jack!!! ...And enjoy the time with your family...we will be here when you get back :) Xx

Robin McK said...

Really cute card! Love that image, and the papers with the ribbon are darling!
Wish they had that sweater in my size!

Kelly Booth said...

She is so Cute Jess....Love your Card! I Love Sweater Anya and Ian...
Enjoy your Family..

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Gorgeous card Jessica; Gotta love Sweater Anya and Ian, i feel so priviledged to have them :)

Glad you getting to spend some quality time with your family; i'm sure you'll make the most of every minute.

Take Care
Luv to ya all
Suzi
xxx

Pam Varnell said...

This is so cute Jess. Bless your heart, I can't believe you had to color her twice. The card turned out adorable and that paper (that I know you love) looks great with Sweater Anya.

Two more days!! Woohoo. Hugs!!

Peggy said...

Cute Card Jess!! Enjoy your family time!!

WickedPixie said...

Cute card, Jess! That stinks that you had to do it twice!! It is really adorable, though! :-)Traci

margie c said...

Such a sweet card! Adorable lil Anya :)
Enjoy your family time!!!

hugs, margie

Elena said...

Oh, so sorry about the tea... But so glad that you finished this sweet card!
So happy that you have some time with your family!

~*Joni said...

So sweet!! She is definitely Tea-riffic Jess. ;) Lol! Sorry, I wanted to just make you smile...heehee! The second attempt is just as darling, I am sure. I am so excited you have family visiting! YAY you! And CHA coming up - woot woot!
btw, I know all about DH being gone...military wives are unfortunately so used to that lifestyle. :( He'll be back soon, and the nice thing is it feels like a honeymoon all over again!!

Randi said...

So adorable Jess!!! I love how your coloring always flawlessly matches your DPs!! Such an amazing flow to your cards!! Those brads are awesome!!

Kristy Young said...

This is so gorgeous! I love that stamp. I have these papers and have used them for wild card wednesday.
Kristy x

Kim R. said...

I'm so jealous. I want sweater anya!!! :-) This is so sweet. I love they way you colored her. Great job! xoxoxo

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is soooo cute! I love sweater Anya! What a fabulous DT giftie. LOVE your coloring and the shading is fabulous. I feel your pain on the tea.

Shesjetlagd said...

Oh man - that would just suck - but you being you, of course you sat right back down and colored her again! :) Great job w/ her! I LOVE her & sweater Ian! They are too adorable and you are a lucky ducky - very sweet gift from Marie.
Reall Adorable card & purdy colors & DP!