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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Long Absence

Hello! I am sorry for my long absence. I have been struggling with many many overwhelming issues over the past few months...but am glad to say, I am doing better and beginning to feel like myself again. I lost a dear friend about 3 weeks ago...we were very close and although she was very ill, her passing was a little unexpected. I am thankful she is home with our Lord and no longer suffering but do miss her horribly. And to go to the other side of the spectrum, I am so happy to have become a grandmother again on March 31! We have a new baby to love on...Mom and baby are doing well. I now have a new staff person at work that is working out very well...he is taking a lot of the stress off my shoulders that has burdened me for almost a year. is looking up, and I will be posting again...maybe not real often at first but surely at least a few times a week. I hope you all have not given up on me...

I do have a card to share with you! On Sunday we celebrated our grandson Collin's birthday. He was 2! My gosh how time flies. What a fun day we had. So here is the card I created for my special boy!

The card is a 5x7 in size...I created the 2 in Make the Cut...and used my glitter pens to write the "a sweet grandson" rather than cut it out. Make the Cut is an awesome software as it lets us work with layers...I am not an expert at it...but am working hard at learning it! The corners on the background papers were created with a Martha Stewart punch. The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut out with a Nestie. I hope you like my creation...and if anyone is interested in the Make the Cut file, drop me an email...I would be glad to share it in mtc or svg format! My next post, I will be showing off some vinyl wall art I created for our new grandbaby's wall! Please come back to see me! Thanks again for your patience while I healed....I will be out to see all of you who leave me love! I missed visiting and promise to get out to see what all of you have been up to! Bless you all!



Patti J said...

Glad you are back - missed you! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us - how sweet!!! Bet the little one loved it! Hugs!!!

Pizzazz Aplenty said...

Oooh so glad you're back. You have been missed!!!
Cute, cute card... well done!
Love and hugs,

Rose Petal said...

Hello Vicki.It is so lovely to see you back. Glad things are settling down now for you, and you are starting to make your gorgeous creations again.
Your card is delightful and such pretty colours too.
You take care, am so pleased you are back. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Holly said...

Hey Vicki! i've missed seeing you! So, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I can imagine the void that has left you with. Congratulations on your new grandbaby though! and I'm really glad you have finally gotten some help at work!

Adorable card! I love the bright colors and the stars on the number two.

Anonymous said...

Oh we have missed you Vicki!! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss hun!! I'm happy to see you're back with sharing this darling card for your grandson!! SO SWEET!! Smiles, Vicki

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

love the card and love the blog look. soooooooooo good to see you back to the world of the LIVING!

IM me, i need help with PSE

hugs :)