Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm baaaaack!!!

First, I want to apologize for neglecting my poor little blog over the past couple of weeks. I think I might have mentioned in an earlier post that we live next door to my 81 yr. old mother in law. Well, since October 31 of last year it has been one thing after another. In January, she fell in her bathroom and broke her wrist and underwent surgery to have it repaired - one hurdle out of the way! Shortly after the surgery, she started complaining of a back ache. They told her it was her sciatic nerve and for a couple of months it pained her to stand or walk - another hurdle out of the way. Then, this past month she started complaining of a stomach ache and back ache. Dh took her to the emergency room on Saturday, March 14th and after 12 long hours in the ER, they finally decided to admit her. After one week of hospital stay and numerous tests later they decided to remove her gall bladder. As of today, she is once again next door and doing well - despite a chest cold that developed over the last day or so. Thank you Jesus! I'm hoping and praying that the worst is behind her now and things will finally get back to normal - or at least for a little while anyway. lol.

Okay, enough about my woes. lol. Here are some cards that I made during a month long card a day challenge over at YMBD. I didn't complete all 31 challenges but I did manage to make 21 cards last month and I'm pretty dang happy about it - it doesn't take much to please me these days. lol. I LOVED working with the new Chloe's Closet line by Making Memories!

This one was for the inking challenge.

Embossing challenge.

Button challenge.

Bird challenge.

Stitching challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long post and looking at my cards. Hope you all have a wonderful day and happy scrappin'!

17 comments:

Kimmie said...

SS about your MIL. Hope shes on the mend! Love your cards

Jackie said...

Glad you're back and that MIL is doing well! Cute cards too....love the layouts!!

Patti said...

I am so glad you are back. My thoughts have been with you and your MIL. Your cards are awesome. I just love that DP you used with the different patters, Eveything is gorgeous.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I am glad your MIL is back home. Hope she is back to herself soon! Your cards are ALL so beautiful! You have inspired me to get that paper pack back out! Love it! :)

Corey said...

now that mil has gone through so much everything should just be a piece of cake now!

I always love your cards - so clean, crisp, gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Jan, so good to see you back! I'm praying that your MIL is finally on the mend! Great cards!!!

Paula said...

Wow, you've certainly had a busy few months...hope your MIL stays healthy! Love your cards and those paper are TDF!

Thomisia said...

Great cards!

Melonie said...

Super cute cards Jan!! Good for you on making 21 of them. I am so behind on card making. You have inspired me. Hope your MIL is feeling better soon.

Lil' Inker said...

WOOWWWWWWWWW I love ALL of these SOOOO much. I am going to have to go and check out that kit you used. it's so great. Wow, these are publish-worthy cards. You should totally send them to PaperCrafts mag!!!!! They would so use them in a heart beat!!

MollyD said...

I see your creativity just waited for you to come back - great work!!!

Ellie said...

These are all beautiful! Glad to have you back!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!! tfs!!
-t

Laura said...

Missed you, girlfriend!!! These cards are super!! I love the papers and all the embellishments you used!!

stampin abi said...

wow love the first card!! glad your back!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you were able to make so many different cards using the same set of materials. Very creative!

Dragana Skoro said...

I hope your MIL is feeling better. Great cards!