Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pink Cricut Give-a-Way / Thank you to "my" blogging world!!

Hop over to Sarah's site PinkCricut......check out her website and all her crafty creations. She has a give-a-way going on right now and you need to go check it out :)

She is a really sweet gal and I would love to meet her sometime. Even though we have NEVER meet, I feel a true connection to her. I don't think she knows how much she has helped me in my "healing" process. Almost 2 months ago I had a REALLY sweet, dear friend basically die in front of me.

**I just searched emails to find dates, because that entire month was a complete BLUR to me...hence the reason I JUST joined the Cricut Circle. We became friends on June 9th and Wendy's tragedy happened on the 11th and she passed on the 12th.

However, Sarah emailed me on June 12th and let me know I was a WINNER of a stamp set that she was giving away - whoo hoo! But honestly at that time, I was thinking "stamp set, big deal, I just lost a friend". That was my first EVER blog/facebook candy win (still is)...actually it was my first give-a-way I had entered online. I SHOULD have been elated, but the feelings were not there. Don't you love the "curve" balls life throws at you??

Back to Sarah......We had just "friend-ed" each other over on facebook and few days prior - so we basically had NO knowledge of one another. She probably thought I was a goofy person, because I did not respond to her emails.....hadn't really read them! I sat down on Saturday evening, maybe Sunday to look at emails and update my facebook page.....which has gone neglected since then. She instant messaged me to see if I was at the computer...sure enough I was. I have to be honest, I really didn't want to talk, but she told me I had won and she would like to get them in the mail and needed my address. I responded and poor lady probably thought I was crazy! I apologize and let her know details of what had just happened and she let me "CRY" through our conversation via IM.....She even went as far as to ask about the family. When I received my stamps, she had included handmade cards for each of the girls (6 and 9) that my friend tragically left behind.

I don't think I ever thanked her.....that time was very difficult and is still REALLY a struggle to *write* or talk about. But to receive such a kind action of love from a complete stranger, touched my heart!!!

As the month went by Sarah asked if I would join her in her picnic blog hop, I agreed. Then she was asked to be a guest designer in my first Friday Challenge, she agreed.....and the rest they say is history!!

Thank you Sarah for being my blog friend!!

Creating has become VERY therapeutic for me and I seem to have created my own world of friends in this blogging community. Which has almost been necessary, otherwise I would have probably curled up and died.

Thank you to all my internet friends that "unknowingly" have helped me heal. A shout out to Carri at DoubleClick , she has been a BIG encourager and awarded me my first blog award. My emotions where so HIGH at the time that I sat and cried and cried over my first award....that was VERY special to me!! Thank you!!

If you are STILL reading my ramblings, thank you for hangin' in there 'til the end!! I TRULY LOVE each and every one of you!!

As Wendy always said:
It's All Good!


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and thank you for sharing your story it touch my heart very deeply.To be honest I got teary eyed reading it.

  2. Abbie!! While I was reading your posting it brought tears to my eyes and I cannot believe that I was included in this story, I feel your sadness and pray for you, you are so sweet! I feel the same way, I can't believe how many people have touched my life by just leaving a comment!

  3. Abby, you are so cool! I thinks it's so great how honest you are, and how you put yourself out there. I'm so happy for you that Pink Cricut and DoubleClick were there to help you during a such a tough time. I just want to say what an inspiration you are for me. I am a pretty private and kinda insecure person, and usually don't reveal too much. But little by little I have been trying to share, and the connections I've found out in the crafting blog world has been nothing short of awsome. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but since we were in the picnic hop together, I have felt like you were a good, REAL person. Ok, sorry for the novel of a comment, I just wanted to thank you for your honesty :)


  4. Abby,
    I cannot even begin to tell you how much this post means to me--it brought tears to my eyes--and I am so glad that we have connected via our little scrapbooking blog world! Same goes to Jenny and all the rest from the Picnic Blog Hop really-- I feel very connected to you girls! :)

    If you ever need anything--I am always a few clicks away--and I would LOVE to meet you in REAL life sometime too!!

  5. Sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your friend's family in my prayers. I enjoy your blog and feel somehow connected to you through your everyday writings. Keep up the good work.

  6. Abbie,
    I started following your blog just before the blog hop. How brave of you to share this story. I'm so glad to hear that crafting and blogging has helped your healing process. Its not easy to go through this alone and just know that you have a whole world of crafting friends/bloggers that will help you mend during this journey. Take care!!