Back in 1991 I was living in Sylmar, Ca., and I
lived downstairs from an amazing woman named, Rusty LaCroix.
She was a red-headed, Irish spitfire who took no guff from anyone.
She had some health issues and spent quite a bit of time in her apartment.
She pretty much had a jungle growing in her living room window.
She shared many plant cuttings and growing tips with me, but the one thing
she shared with me that gave me the most joy was a Christmas Cactus cutting.
I have had the plant from that cutting for well over 20 years, so when Mitzi from
But then it hit me. My puppy Gabbi, had eaten that plant this summer. Damn!
I was now kinda sad, as that plant always reminded me of Rusty, and was the one
plant I had that bloomed so beautifully in December. Sad face.
And then I remembered that I did salvage some clippings from what
Gabbi didn't gobble.
And to my surprise and sheer joy, they were blooming!!!
All is right with the world now. I'll get this beauty transplanted
and relocated to higher ground this coming spring.
The gorgeous fuchsia color was my inspiration for this card.
This cutie is for the new challenge at Aurora Wings challenge blog,
"All That Glitters".
I went with a Christmas theme, but any type of glittery creation is
welcome for this challenge.
I added Stickles to the background paper, the sentiment tag, and
I outlined the Sprite in it as well. It is a glittery challenge, right?
Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to check out all of the sparkly treasures the DT created over
at the Aurora Wings challenge blog.