Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sympathy Card for a Friend

I couldn't resist taking a picture of my card with a bear! This is a card I made for a friend who tragically lost her Mother in a car accident. I really like the black and white colors together. You can't see it well in this picture, but I used my cuddlebug and a floral folder to impress an image that matches the black and white printed paper. I used a punch that I have for the flowers and some white brads and stamped the sentiment. I used a white iridescent bow below the flowers. The bear is from Boyds Bears and Friends!

It's been a while again since I have posted here. I am still sick. I went back to the Doctor's again this past Monday and think I am finally on the mend. I was having bronchial spasms and my bronchial tubes were collapsing on each other. Today is the first day since I was laid off from work that I have been able to breath almost normally. It's funny that in the 10 years I worked at the bank, I was hardly ever out sick. I had 300 hours on the books for Personal Time Off that I didn't even use, nor did I get paid for when I left. I sure would have used it had I still been employed there. lol Of course, I probably would have gotten over this sooner had I not had the stress. It just makes you realize, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.

Hope to be back soon with more of my creations! Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

St Patrick Lady Bug Card

Here is my first edition of St. Patrick's Day cards I will be making. St Patrick's Day happens to be a holiday at our house that we all love. This also happens to be a Holiday I decorate the house for. I have a St. Patrick's Day tree in my foyer that is just adorable.

As a side note, I am still sick. Went to the Doctor's yesterday and got a $200 antibiotic to try to kill this bacterial infection in my bronchial tubes. I can hardly breath. I just went out to the mail and didn't think I was going to make it back.
Hopefully, this will do the trick soon so I can get back on my feet and do all the wonderful things I love. I want to put up my St Patrick's Day decorations as soon as possible so I can enjoy them. I skipped the Valentine's decorations because I was not up to it and I really missed doing it.

I also want to express a warm welcome to my first follower CarolH. I appreciate your stopping by and viewing my blog. It's kind of funny that I am a CarolH as well!!!! Thanks a bunch.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Cake

Here's the cake I made yesterday for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. My husband and I got married on the evening of Valentine's Day back in 1990.

I had to watch a couple of You-Tub videos to try to get the knack of making the roses. My son Ryan came to sit by me and wanted to try out the technique. So he actually made most of the roses on this cake. I think we need more But, I will say it was great spending quality time with him doing this and making memories.

By the way, this cake was delicious!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wow, I can't believe all that has happened to me in the last month. The rug has been pulled right out from under my feet. The Heritage Bank of St Marys, Georgia decided they didn't need me any more after 10 years. It's a very difficult thing to loose your job.

I lost my job January 22, and to top everything off, I have been so sick it is unbelievable. I would say I have been sick close to 6 weeks. I have lost a lot of weight, which is a positive thing out of all this mess. No one will recognize me when I get back on my feet. I am starting to feel better today and was able to put this card together for my dear Mother. Bless her heart, she has been there for me everyday since the beginning of this ordeal.

The job thing, for sure, is not the end of the world. I have some things I am working on right now that may or may not pan out. With the way the economy is, I might have to lay low. But, God has always been good to me and I know there is something else for me to do. Right now I am concentrating on getting better, because the better I feel physically, the better I feel mentally.

Anyway, I am planning on coming back soon with more cards. My sister-in-law had surgery today, so I need to do a get well card for her. Hopefully, I will get my creative Mo-Joe back and have lots of new things to post.