Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Belated Holiday and Many Blessings!!

Had a wonderful Holiday... my dad came home from the hospital after some emergency surgery last Wednesday!!!! We were blessed that although, his gallbladder was "dead" he was able to have laparascopic surgery--much easier on the body than an "open abdominal" sugery and with a little pneumonia on top -so much easier for the coughing and deep breathing!! He's still fighing the infection and moving slower than most people who have laparascopic surgery but, doing well!!

Last weekend I was playing with some new Verve stamps and Websters Pages papers. This card is for the weekly Verve sketch challenges on SCS- Amber is taking a break and the other Divas are providing the sketchs. This is Sankiri's. The theme is winter holidays/decor... now, when you see the colors you may wonder what I was thinking... well, I wasn't at the time, hehehe!! Just playing with new stuff...I'm sure you have done that before, KWIM!! BUT- I think that the holidays are a time for us to reflect on our "Many Blessings"!! I have much to be thankful for myself- family, friends, health, and I wish "Many Blessings" on everyone!!

Happy Holidays!!

Honestly... I was blessed with something else... SNOW on Christmas!! This is the first time we have had snow on Christmas day since 1947... can you believe it??? Grew up in the Midwest and not a snow person for everyday life but, recently commented that I Loved it on Christmas... you think someone knew and helped me out????

TFL!! Appreciate when you stop by and leave comments... makes my day!!

Stamps: Verve Many Blessings and Sweet Scallop Tag
Paper: Websters Pages, black, vanilla, always artichoke
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Prima flower with glitter (yummy), twine, SU antique brad, Verve sweet scalloped tag and die, ribbon, MFT crochet border die-namic


Marisa said...

Glad to hear your dad made it through okay and is on the road to recovery :) Fabulous card using this sketch!! Love the big flower and all the details. How fun to have a white Christmas too!

Wanda Cullen said...

That's a gorgeous prima and lacy border! This snow storm really took an unusual path...just glad it went easy on us and only dumped about 2 inches! Hope your dad gets along well and will soon be feeling back to normal!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love how you blended the colours on this one, great job with all the elements of the sketch and of course the verve stamps look great!

Andrea Ewen said...

Great news about your dad, Vickie, I hope that he continues to improve.
I did the same thing with my VLV! What was I thinking! Exactly...I wasn't either! Oh well, I'm happy with mine and I absolutely adore yours. What a wonderful mix of colors and how fresh and fun it is! Super elegant and super use of the sketch. You are definitely a "pro" at angled panels. Now if we could just convert Marisa...
Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for the fabulous inspiration!