Monday, October 23, 2017

A Happy Card and VERY Happy News ... X 2!

Enjoy today's happy card and then scroll down for my happy, happy news.
I've been so busy lately with doctors, physical therapy/exercises, and ... best of all ... LOTS of creating.  Remember, I warned you that this is the crazy time of year, an artist, when I switch from All-Occasion - to Fall - to Halloween - to Christmas - and so on .....  This includes cards, canvas projects, framed projects, home decor and lots and lots of cute ways to package treats.  And ... I still have cards and projects to share with you from the summer, so you won't lack for inspiration.   
Today's card is proof that I have a fondness for card designs with large circles.  On this one, I included a smaller circle, as well.
I absolutely LOVE this color story--- Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  This makes for a wonderful birthday card.  These are truly happy colors.
I think anyone would love a bright and lively birthday card like this one.

Recently, I learned that my infection from my surgery is FINALLY healed.  I am a little anemic from it all, but not alarmingly so.  I am continuing my exercise/physical therapy and working on getting stronger and being more active each and every day.  (Joey is helping me with that, as are the pups:)

Last week, I became officially 15 years out since my cancer diagnosis.  I don't talk about it a lot, but it's always in the back of my mind.  My cancer specialist told me that he thinks my arthritis has become an even bigger battle for me than was my cancer.  I don't know, but I'm happy to be cancer free ... and for 15 years.  Such news is always a relief, but it is also terribly humbling because so many are still being diagnosed and treated for cancer.  I thank God every day for blessing me with such good doctors, medical resources, His love, the love and care of my family and friends, and my inherited stubbornness that just won't let me give up on fighting for a better life.  God is in the details and I will never forget that.

Remaining classes / events for 2017:

November 5 -- Open House Christmas Party / 2:00-5:00
November 13 -- Scraps and Prayers
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Home Decor Project for Christmas
November 18 -- Christmas Retreat
     10:00-3:00 / $45.00 / 18 Cards: 6 Designs - 3 of each:)
     Fee includes materials, a light lunch, and a ton of fun. 

December 11 Scraps and Prayers Class:
     5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Christmas Cards and Tags 

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.


  1. I really enjoyed Saturday's class! It's good to see you getting better and stronger. Yay for 15 years! I have a close friend battling a Stage IV anal cancer right now. So far so good for her as of now.

    1. I enjoyed it too, Dana. I'm so glad you were able to be there.


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