Friday, July 25, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY... it's DAY 10... going to see TIM MCGRAW

HAPPY FRIDAY. I am pretty excited. Today I am working for the first time ever from my new office space. I am completely NOT unpacked. I am on the floor right now as I blog. I have cried ALL morning. My heart is full. This week has been a busy week with a trade show, a birthday, moving my office, and just CHANGE. My sweet husband was too weak to start his 4th chemo this week. So they are going to test him next week to see if he is in remission and just proceed with the transplant. I cry nonstop. Often it's tears of happiness and then those moments of sheer sadness. Can you relate? 

Each day seems to be a mixture of this. I have recently learned who are my REAL support are during this time. I got a text on my birthday from someone who came into my life about seven months ago. This person and I clicked. She saw something in me that I don't know if I saw in myself.  We became friends instantly and she we shared a heart felt connection. She sent me a text that was so special to me... one of encouragement and her belief in me. I started to cry. Then she mentioned she had thought of me all day. She sent me a song to listen to. It was the SAME song that I love and was played at my mothers funeral. She had no IDEA of the connection. It was so special. I listened to the song. It is the song that I have posted inside my blog. This gives me comfort. I want to thank this very special friend for caring about me and for seeing my struggles and encouraging me to SHINE through the hard times....

When times get tough... and they do- I always think this...

I cannot change anyone else but myself. I can't change situations, or Ty's cancer. I can't change the things I wish I could. I can change MYSELF only and be better and do better. 

I am excited to go to the TIM MCGRAW concert with my son tonight. Zach and I love country music and I exposed my children from an early age to all types and genre of music. Coming from NC- country music is in my soul. It is a reminder of me of home. So I love that my girls and Zach love it! My son Ty is not really a fan as much and did not want to go. WATCH for photos!!!! I can't wait. I loved that he actually wanted to go with his mama. I'm lucky!!!!! 
of my 30 days of INSPIRATION
I have really enjoyed doing this?

This is is my CLEAR 12x12 PAPER SHEETS!!!!
They are THICK but can be cut with the cutting machines.

Hard to photograph anything CLEAR!
This is using my FISKARS heart punch and then you
make a clear HEART garland with added pink beads.
YES, it can be embossed, painted, glittered, misted
and MORE!!!!!

YOU get FIVE beautiful heavy weight clear papers to a package.
They were a MASSIVE hit at the show. You can't find this product anywhere... trust me I tried to find it...
so I designed it! IT is clearly beautiful and if you
do find a clear paper I know it will not be the same
thickness and quality- so try it out!

take photos...
& celebrate TODAY!!!

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  1. Your heart is so big. Here is a GIANT HUG. That is why I love you so much, you keep everything real! You are beautiful inside and out, and I think that your smile encourages so many people to "just keep faith" and stay strong. You can be whatever you want to be, you chose to be an inspiration to the world. A voice of how merciful God is even during dark times. Your strong faith and constant positive outlook is what makes you so dear to the world! Remember that you can't have a testimony without a test. You get an A+. Your love for your family shows the vision in your heart. Keep inspiring us, and let us hold you up when you need it. And Oh by the way - I love the clear paper. MY MIND IS WRING With IDEAS on how to use this with your glorious new lines!

  2. You are such a beautiful soul ♥ Have fun tonight with your son and I am super excited about the clear paper!!

  3. I trust you and Zach jad a great time at the concert.........I've heard he's an awesome performer! You are so blessed to have that special bond with your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Can't wait to see your clear paper in my scrap-room!! {-}

  4. Teresa, I am always thinking about and praying for you and Ty. You are loved!

  5. Keeping you and your family my prayers. I had such a fun time in your class on the bus tour.

  6. You are wise beyond your years! Your dedication, love of family, priorities and determination are outstanding. Keep STRONG !

  7. Love your SPARK & SPUNK!!! You be strong, keep the faith and never back down!
    Hey...I think thats a country tune lol! Love ya Lady!!!! Big tight hugz!!!!!

  8. I hope the concert was awesome!

  9. OMG, I love clear paper, and it is so hard to find. I cut up my packaging and use that. Thanks for developing this product! I have seen Tim McGraw in concert is he is awesome, you will love it.

  10. With hope and peace each day. Stay stong. Stay in Faith. You are amazing!