Thanks SOOOO much for all of the wonderful comments that you have been leaving me in regards to my mom. It means so much. I am comforted by hearing the wonderful stories of the kindness of others or how my story touched you. It does not make my life feel better, but I am comforted to know that I am not alone. I think only time will make things feel better.
I know it has been too long since my last post. I've had a card made for awhile. It's been a tough week. I did not realize that each day is different as you heal. I am happy to say that the PTO is donating the money from popcorn sales in January to my Mother's Fund. I also got so many coats last week that will be delivered to various schools this week. I will share pictures of that too. It has been amazing....the support. Still, my week was tough. I imagine that will continue to happen.
I have some things to share. First, I will be drawing for my blog candy and announcing the winner tomorrow. There is still time to enter HERE.
Second, I am taking place in a "JUST FOR FUN" Valentine Blog Hop with an old friend of mine from my very first Design Team ever. That will be so fun. I LOVE making Valentines. This year my daughter is old enough that she is only making a few of her own and my son is helping with his. That makes it even better when you don't have to make 50:D
The blog hop will take place this Friday and go all weekend. There will be a few prizes along the way. So stay tuned for that.
My card today uses the sketch from Verve's VLV weekly challenge. I love Verve. Think I may have mentioned that before...*wink* It has been so long since I have been able to participate in these weekly challenges. I really hope I can win a free set from the new release. That would be nice considering that black cloud is still hovering over me. Really! I can't say more now, but I truly need some prayers in that department. OAI! I'm still trying to find the "silver lining" Sally:)
I used some Amy Butler papers that were on clearance at Joann's and combined them with some old Linen Closet papers by DCWV. I also paired my favorite Verve stamp set, Thankful Accents, with a PTI set. This greenish blue color is becoming such a favorite of mine. It's very soothing. I also used some Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon that I've had forever. My goal in the new year is to use more scraps and old stuff.
I should have another card to share tomorrow using the scraps from this card and a story to share tomorrow. Also the announcement of the BLOG CANDY WINNER tomorrow. See you then! Tomorrow...did I mention tomorrow...lol. Sometimes I go back and re read my post and realize how redundant I am. I decided to leave it and just laugh at myself;)