Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feeling Very Blessed!

I'm feeling very blessed this evening! I've been feeling kind of overwhelmed with everything going on, the holidays, my new online store, my husband's job search.... but today I'm feeling very, very blessed!!! My MIL went into the hospital yesterday morning thinking she had appendicitus. Well, it turned out she had a growth on her ovary. They scheduled surgery for today and in the meantime, my dh and daughter got in the car and drove down there. We got the news this afternoon that the growth is benign and she is all taken care of after this surgery. My great neice went into the hospital on Christmas Eve being tested for RSV. She was only 11 days old at the time. She was in the hospital with RSV for about 5 days. They were out of town from where they live then too. Today the are at their own home being greatful for what they've come through. My son received his score for the ACT he took. He won't let me broadcast his score, but it's a good one. We're so proud of him and are thankful that he may be getting some scholarship money for school too :) God is great!!

Thanks for reading my gratitudes for today, I appreciate you letting me share that with you.

Now onto the card. I got some new paper today. The one I used is Black Magic from Core'dinations. It's pretty cool. It's black on the surface, but color in the middle.

I used it to make the card base and then used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the swirls. Then I sanded the swirls so the purple would show through. I stamped the MyFavoriteThings lavender stamp with Memento ink and colored it with Copics. White highlights were made with my Inksentials white pen. I airbrushed some yellow onto the background and adhered it to Bazzill bling paper adding dew drops to the corners. I used the SCS Sketch #207 and added May Arts ribbon to the sides. This paper is pretty cool and I love my airbrush system :)

Our quote for the day: "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening!!!


Lynette said...

What a beautiful card, Jeanette! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news - I'm happy for you.

Maraya said...

Good Morning Jeanette! Way to go, Ben! I've got some of that paper and haven't used it yet. Embossing and distressing is a good idea. Thanks for the idea!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Thanks for sharing - so many things to be thankful for. God is great!

Love your card - that core-dinations card stock is very cool!!!
Happy New Year!!
hugs, jami

Christina Fischer said...

I'm so happy for you and all your good news! It looks like your 2009 will be off to a good start! :)

Your card is beautiful -- I love the colors!

Happy New Year to you and your family! Hugs!

ChrissyM said...

You had wonderful blessings all around you. So glad to hear things went well for everyone. Congrats to your son, what a huge honor to receive a scholorship. Gorgeous card. Like the background with the cuttlebug and how some of the purple shows through.