Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving wishes

Here we are at Thanksgiving once again. Where has the year gone? I send greetings and good wishes to all of you and hope you have been blessed with much to be thankful for. If you are spending time with friends and family, enjoy your time together. If loved ones are missing from your table, know that I care about your losses and heaven's gain. Life is full of changes, good and bad, but God has promised peace, comfort and understanding.

This card is made with the new SU Inline colors, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. I chose a gate fold card to show off the turkey stamp from the set Gifts from the Earth stamped in Soft Suede on Natural card stock sponged with Soft Suede and mounted on Crushed Curry. The leafy dsp is from the Autumn Meadows Collection. The designer paper and stamp set can be found in the SU Holiday Mini Catalog which holds many fabulous items which are available through Dec. 31st.

Hugs and blessings to all of you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

So Thankful !

It has been almost a year since I started this blog and I am so glad to start up again. The card above is another version of the With Graditude card I posted last year but with a slightly different version of the Alcohol-Ink Resist background. I chose this card because I have not made many cards in recent months except for Stampin'Up stamp camps at which I assist my upline more than come up with my own creations. I hope to get my mojo working again so that you will find my blog worth following again.

Almost a year ago my husband came down with a brutal case of Shingles. He was treated intensely for it with pain and nerve meds., steroid injections etc. He had an allergic reaction to something (never diagnosed) which caused a rash over his body that lasted two months. All of this certainly took a toll on both of us and while I am normally a patient person, I found this all very difficult to live with. My health suffered also in minor ways, but the summer months brought us both relief. Unfortuately, my cards have taken a back seat and I never seem to get around to creating. Then in August, Ed was diagnosed with prostate cancer and you know, the news didn't really upset either of us. I had remembered hearing about a treatment for prostate cancer used at Georgetown University Hospital Center so Ed investagated it on the internet, got the blessing of his urologist and we began the process of getting into the program. At 71, he was not happy about the traditional methods of combating the disease. Surgery was completely ruled out due to his age. He qualified for Georgetown's Cyber-Knife Radiation and found the very best doctors, care and expertise he could receive. We will and have recommended this to other men. Ed completed treatment October 23rd and will continue to have blood tests for the next year, but his oncologist says he is cancer free.

I thank all of you dear friends who have known about all of this and have kept us in prayer. It truly means a lot to us. Where would any of us be without the love and prayers of family and friends. God has been our steadfast friend and strength.

I will try to get back to visiting all of your blogs and will add posts to mine as I am able.