Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Cheeky 'n Colorful MTSC...

Hello, hello!

Everyone on TGF Release Party Hangover like me?  WHAT a fun party! We had such a fun night of chatting, prizes, talking about some VAMPIRES (lol) and had a TON of laughs!  One of the reasons we laughed so hard is because of the good company we had, of course...and because of a CERTAIN DT member ;)   Let me tell you something about Mercy.   Pam brought this up last night, but when I come home from a weekend with Mercy and Pam, my sides are literally SORE.  I am not kidding when I say this.

In fact, last time we got together, it was a few DAYS later and hubby said something to make me laugh, and I was STILL sore.  We have the BEST time.  Laughter is truly the best medicine, whether you're ailin or not!

Anyway, today it's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC76:

It's also RELEASE DAY at The Greeting Farm!  My card today uses the brand new CHEEKY MATE, and you can grab her today on the TGF website :)   This is the second installment of the SUPER popular Cheeky Cherry line, so hurry and get yours....like, now!

Well ,before you go, lots of fun stuff going on with this week's MTSC.  We are being featured at ColorQ color Challenge blog and a few of us have played along w/ this week's combo:

Be sure to check out what the Muses have in store for you today:

Last but not least, a BIG welcome to Jessica Knutsen, our JUNE Guest Muse and the owner of the AMAZING There She Goes Stamp company!  I LOVE her stamps-just wish I had more time to play w/ them.   Be sure to stop by and say hi to Jess and we'll see you next week for another MTSC!

Be back tomorrow with a VERY special Diedrich Dare-there is a GIGANTIC PRIZE...you do NOT want to miss it!

{{{ETA, on a personal note:  I discovered something very sad today :(   Many of you know that I love to write-maybe you don't know, but I've gotten a lot of comments regarding even my blog posts that make me know you "get" my love of writing.  I'd say I have three basic purposes in this life...#1 being Mommy.  My greatest accomplishment/gift.  #2 papercrafting...and #3 writing.

WHERE am I going with all of this?   A few months ago, my computer crashed.  We got an external hard drive and I had to transfer all my data over before they performed a total hard drive wipe/reconstruction.  Well, I had only told maybe 2 or 3 people this....BUT...I was working on my first book.  I started it in the summer of 2008 and was up to 247 pages.  Turns out, it was the FIRST thing I put on my EHD and well, I did it...WRONG.   I am very sad :(   I can remember and re-create some of it, but...it's a little bit of a blow.  Oh well, there are much worse things, right? Thanks for reading....here's to new beginnings and fresh, blank pages, I guess, LOL!}}}


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh I just want to Squeeze her ADORABLE!!

Unknown said...

Super duper cute, Jess!
Ah....I missed the party! I was at my mom's enjoying my niece bday party!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, she is fantastic! I love the color combo and how you used it for your card! BTW - Thanks for all you do! :-)Traci

Brandy said...

This card calls to me. I absolutely love it. I love love the colors! Fantastic job!

Amber Hight said...

OMG Jess, that is so sad about your book, I hope you can remember it cause I'd love to read it! Everything you write either makes me laugh or cry, you have a wonderful way with words:) BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
And SUPER fabulous card my girl, goin to buy the new cheekies RIGHT NOW!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful coloring, papers, and I LOVE all the piercing! Awesome card!

{{hugs}} about the lost file. :(

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! I'm so sorry to hear about your book. That's a lot of pages and having to start over. Big hugs!
Your cards is awesome. I just love this little girl and love this color combo. You rocked this challenge.

Angela said...

First Jess, I love your card!! And I am so sorry for the lost story for your book!! I know that make you so sick to see all your hard work gone!! BUt your right it could be alot worse!! Sending you big hugs!!

Carol said...

First...LOVED the release party. I did not do much chatting, but more observing and laughing at you guys, lol!!

Second, OMG about your book. That is devastating. All that time! Uuugh! Computers are a great evil sometimes. So sorry. Hopefully you can recreate and make it a better story than it was.

Jodi C. said...

She is just FABULOUS Jess!!! I only had time to peek in on the party last night, I would have loved to stay BUT my daughter had other plans.
I'm so SORRY about your book!!!! I SO hope it will come back to you as you go.....maybe even better than the first (IF possible :))

Jackie said...

This card is fabulous! I am loving the new cheeky girls! But I am SO sorry to hear about your book....but, maybe it will some how help?! Sometimes when people are pushed to look at something differently it changes for the better, hoping that will happen for you girlie! Hope things are going well, miss our chatter!

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card, you know i love your creations.:)

I'm so so sorry to hear about your book, I don't know what to say, I'd be mortified if it was me!!

Massive Hugs

Amy said...

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear about your lost book Jess, what a heartbreak that must be. :(
You seem to have a better outlook on it than I would and though it may take some time I'm sure you will be able to re-create it even better than it was before!
And your Cheeky card today is super cute, I'm really diggin' that fresh color combo you used!

Lynne Phelps said...

Oh Jessica, I am SO SORRY about the loss of your book file. I too love to write, although I have never attempted fiction! The loss of any creation is painful, but there is so much of yourself that you pour into a book and it is a slow process - not only the loss of a little piece of your soul but also the investment of all that time! I'm really hurting for you girl!

On the other hand, the card is darling!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Aw, what a cutie! I adore your card! These papers are fab!

I am sooo very sorry to hear about your book! How crushing... I wish you much luck with the re-write!

hugs to you!

Pam Varnell said...

Wow Jess Love these colors. That's a great color challenge. Love all the piercing and her adorable paper pieced hat. Beautiful.

Tasha said...

Wow Jess what a card, the colours are gorgoeus and the layout, well its great! Love love love your colourwork!
love tasha xx

Amy Sheffer said...

Ahhhh.... gorgeous coloring, happy colors, cute image! Love your take on the sketch!

I'm devastated for you at the loss of your writing! I can't imagine the investment you must have had in it. Sending huge hugs, sweet friend!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I have experienced the side soreness...it's the best kind of muscle pain out there!! Sorry again about your book, but I know you and I know that whatever you write, you will put your heart and soul into it and it will be amazing!! GORGEOUS card too, you are superwoman!!

Unknown said...

gorgeous card, sweetie! i hate to hear that about your book, though...what a bummer!