November 29, 2010

I'm alive and well (finally)

Yes I'm alive. 
For all you sweet, sweet folks who emailed me, called me, texted me, sent me cards, and thought about me...I thank you. 

This has always been an emotionally rough time of year for me (Both my FIL and my Dad died in the month of November), but the death of my 22 year old niece this year really threw a wrench in the spirit of Thanksgiving. She will be missed.

I have also just gotten over a severe illness in which I could only keep down water for several days. (On the pus side, I lost quite a few pounds! *grin*)


I whipped up this wedding card for my youngest's first grade teacher. She got married over Thanksgiving break and all of the moms in the class got together and purchased gifts and threw a surprise party for her.
I used Wedding Day and Giga Guidelines. The large poofy flower was just some punched scallop circles that I crumpled up and stacked together.
Here's the inside. I love that sentiment from Birthday Basics!



If you are looking for a good deal today, Practicing Creativity Designs is having an AMAZING Cyber Monday Sale today. All stamp sets are only $10!!!!!!! So if you've been wanting that one particular set, now is the BEST time to get it!



Thanks for stopping by today, and for all the love and support you've been showering me with. I am truly blessed to call you all my friends!


Big Hugs,

24 comments:

Sue Ann said...

D I am so happy to see a post from you today. I have been very worried about you!! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!!! xoxo

Helga said...

Dana I'm so glad to see your post !
When I have difficult and sad situations in my life I find consolation in art.
Don't despair! Be strong!!

~amy~ said...

Oh Dana...my heart goes out to you sista....hang in there....

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I bet the teacher loved being spoiled by all you gals!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Dana, sorry to hear you have been having a tough time. Know that you were missed.

Laurie said...

So glad to see your post!! I have been thinkin' about ya!

Your card is gorgeous! Love the green flower!!

Stephanie said...

Dana.......This is so, so pretty. I don't know you well enough to know that you have been so sick or had so many trying times in November. But, that said, it's good to see that you feel better and are working through a tough, tough November. Glad that you are back!

Nancy L. said...

glad you are doing better. so sorry for the losses you had!

Lindsay said...

Oh Dana, I have been thinking about you quite a bit lately and I hope that your days are better and you are on the mend! I love this card! LOVE! I keep staring at that flower, it is so fabulous!

Rhonda said...

Hi Dana! So sorry that life has been tough. Thankful that you are feeling better. Praying for you.

Love the card too!

Christina said...

It's wonderful to see you back again, Dana! I'm sorry to hear the last month was so rough for you, but I hope things are on the way up!

Your card is so elegant and pretty! I love the layered flower and the soft green color with the chocolate brown.

Hugs to you!

BethieJ said...

Dana so HAPPY to see you back.. and again so SORRY for your families lose..
Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE that flower, what a PRETTY color combo! I bet she just LOVED it!
Have a GREAT day!

Aimes said...

Oh My! Dana I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your niece. I didn't realise but had missed you here in Blogland still. Sending you lots of hugs and positive vibes for what's a really difficult time for you. Hang in there!
Now onto this card. Well it's just simply fabulous - love the green, adore the flower and totally smitten with your style!
HUGE HUGS!
Aimes
x

Jay Gee said...

Hugs to you Dana :) Your card is lovely.

Noora said...

Dana, good to see you back to the blogland! I have been thinking about you! I am glad you are doing better now! love the card!

Kara said...

gorgeous card....so glad to see you back again!

Sara Mac said...

Good to see you posting again Dana. You have been missed. I've thought of you often and hoped the family was pulling together and doing better. Sending love and best wishes your way!

alexandra s.m. said...

Glad to hear you're better!
Your card is beautiful!!

Diane Jaquay said...

It's good to see you back Dana! I'm sorry you've been going through such a difficult time; you've been in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear you're feeling better physically, and time will heal your heart.

IamDerby said...

This is beautiful Dana. So glad you are feeling better.

Rose said...

Dana I've been thinking about you since your last post. So sorry for the horrific news and continuing to send prayers and hugs to you and your family
Glad to see you posting again

Mara... said...

Glad you are feeling better, Dana. Big hugs to you for the losses you've had to deal with, my heart goes out to you. So nice to see a lovely card from you!!

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! :)

Alice Wertz said...

sending you big hugs, Dana. so glad to see you posting and well again. very pretty and elegant card, too. take good care. =)

Jen Carter said...

Every time I see someone use Giga Guidelines I hit myself over the head with the whole "WHY haven't I purchased this set yet". I love it! This card is so beautiful! The colors are so pretty and that flower is just stunning! Gorgeous!