Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Back And I Have Lots To Share . . .

I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers for my mom.  It's been an emotional journey that has a happy ending.  Friday 1/6, my sister and I were advised by the doctors that my mom wasn't going to make it.  Her sodium levels had dropped to a critical level and her body was shutting down.  In a flash we found ourselves saying our good byes. Well it seems as though God had other plans for my mom.  He wasn't ready for her yet.  After 4 days in ICU my mom was released and is doing fine.   I am so thankful to still  have my mom! 

I'm thrilled to be the guest designer over at Stuck On U Sketches!  Back in 2010 I was on their design team.  Sandi, one of the co-creators of SOUS asked me to be a guest designer, and I couldn't resist.
Thanks girls for having me! 
My layout is of my parents on their wedding day!  It felt good to use up more of my stash.  I just love the beautiful papers in the Crate Paper Portrait collection.

Here are a few closeups:

I added lots and lots of Recollection pearls.
 I got to use my new Martha Stewart Vintage Doily punch.  I hunted high and low for this punch and was finally able to purchase it from Frantic Stamper.  What do you think of that beautiful resin photo corner?  Isn't it beautiful!!!!  I found it at Michaels.  They have several different packages of them by Recollections.
The newest sketch at SOUS is designed by Nanne, and it's a gorgeous sketch:
Please stop by SOUS to see what their DT has created using Nanne's sketch and join in on the challenge!

Don't forget that today is the January Blog Hop at Frosted Designs!
Start the blog hop  here at Frosted Designs!  Have fun!!!!
And while you're there, don't forget that Frosted Designs is having a Design Team Call.  Check out all of the details here.
You also still have time to enter the sketch challenge at Artful Delight.  Create a project using the January sketch for a chance to win the February kit! 

Between my mom and blogger issues, I haven't been doing much crafting lately or visiting your blogs.  But I want to let you all know that I am back up and and running, and if blogger behaves I will be around to visit all of you.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Barb Craft said...

Debbie... that is GREAT news!! I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing better! Treasure this time with her!

Your LO is stunning!! I loved those Crate Papers before but you make them look so much better!! Love the new punch and all the little pearls you added! Congrats on being asked to be the guest designer!

barb :)

tania said...

stunning layout:)

Unknown said...

Yay! Thrilled to hear that life is on the up and that you are back in blog land! I love, love,love the photo of your parents - oh to live in that era. Your layout is the perfect backdrop :0) Ali xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy to hear that about your Mom!! That is AMAZING!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee your lo!! GORGEOUS photo and loving all the layers!!! CONGRATS on the GDT! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Shona said...

Hi! so glad to have you this sketch with us...this is really gorgeous!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Great news about your Mom Debbie! And I love your beautiful page. :)

Lea said...

Oh so glad to hear about your mom! What great news!!! And what a gorgeous layout you created here. Love what you did with those horizontal borders, all the pearls, and those corners are fabulous!!!

April said...

What amazing news Debbie!!! God is SO good isn't He?? :)

Gorgeous work as always hon...
- April

Fern said...

Debbie, I'm so glad to hear about you mother... That's exactly what happened to my dad the last time he was in the hospital.. No hope at all and now he's still getting up everyday.. Treasure every minute you have!!!
Your layout is beautiful and I love the pearls!! Hugs!!

Andrea Amu said...

How wonderful to hear about your mom's positive turn-around! That's such a blessing... so happy for you, Debbie!

Awesome to have you creating with the SOUS dt again! I think your page is scrumptious! Love that doily punch too... can see why you wanted it so badly! ;)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Debbie!!!!! You rocked the house with this one, girlie! I totally love those papers. And the Crate Paper is perfect for this page of your mom and da .. soooo happy about her recovery!!

Thank you, thank you for being our guest this week! Cannot wait til you can be back again!!

Have an awesome weekend, sweetie!

all the days of our life said...

Oh Debbie that is such wonderful News. God is so wonderful.

And WOW!!!! That lo is STUNNING!!! you can tell you put so much love into it. I love this line of pp. the lace and embellishments and all the dimension looks amazing.

Cindy Gay said...

This is a beautiful layout Debbie and I'm so glad to hear about your Mom's miracle.

annette said...

absolutely beautiful LO Debbie... yes I do love those photo corners & that doiley punch ...delighted to hear about your Mum God is so good, what a blessing for you all..great to have you on SOUS again ..hugz X:)

Jocelyn said...

Oh Debbie....I am so glad things are going well for your Mom...we are both dealing with this stage in our lives!!!

I just adore you LO....filled with the most wonderful details....

I have missed you and am hoping to create very soon!!!

Love ya girlie....take good care of yourself!!!

Anonymous said...

Hiya Debbie!!!!
I'm so glad to again have you grace
the SOUS blog! Each of your pages are
such treasures!
I'm also beyond thrilled to hear of your
Mom...I can't imagine at all the kind of
journey you have been on! I hope its
some peace to know that so many of us

Talk soon my friend! ~Leah

Nanne said...

I'm so glad to hear your mom is doing so much better.. Its never easy to see a loved one suffer :(
I am however so happy to see you had time to join us girls over at SOUS and you did an amazing job with my sketch.. once I have to say " I love your eye for detail!".. the pearls and that punch.. stunning!!