Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Monday and Blog Candy

I've been missing from Blogland for 2 months due to a car accident. Early April I was rear-ended while driving on the Highway by someone who was in a rush and not paying attention to stopped traffic. I've had to take things a bit slow due to bad whiplash so I won't be posting or creating as often as I would like.

This is the first card I've made since the accident. My daughter went to a birthday party yesterday and we made this card together. The images are Penny Black stickers my daughter said she just "had to have for the card, mommy", so how could I say NO when I feel that way about sooooo many stamps, paper, embellies..... - LOL. I like how it turned out but I have to tell you it's not how I envisioned it. I'm obviously out of practice but sometimes the best cards turn out when you just go with the flow.

Here's a blurry view of the inside of the card. Told you, I'm out of practice.

I would like to send a big hug and thank you to all those who have stuck with me during my absence and for the wonderful emails of concern and good wishes. I have a $10 CDN Stamping Bella Gift Certificate as blog candy for one lucky Follower and will be drawing a winner on Friday, June 12. Nothing for you to do but wait and see who the lucky winner will be. I have written out your names on a piece of paper and one of my girls will pick the lucky winner. I will have another blog candy later in June that will be open to everyone who vists but this is only for my Followers.

Bella Blinkie with Border

Two parcels I sent out in April did not reach their destination so I've posted some replacements. Lost mail happens but twice - urrrgh seems a bit strange! I may opt to do Gift Certificates more often in future as they've proven more reliable.

Have a fantastic day,


Moni said...

Sorry to hear this, hope you are ok now! the card is so fab gorgeous. hugs, moni

Angie said...

Oh My,
I wish you a speedy recovery,
super card,

Danka Doo said...

So glad you are getting back to creating and hopefully feeling better. I was rear-ended in Jan 08 and I know the effects. I still have some recurring issues on my left upper back/neck area. I am just grateful I am alive (and my 4 DS who I had JUST dropped off at day care). God Bless and prayers for continued healing.

bonnie said...

Hi Maria, Glad to hear from you. I wasn't aware of your accident, so sorry. How your is hip doing through all of this? I have been checking you blog daily and wondering where you were but did not know blog ettiquet (sp). Hope you are on the mend and not in too much pain , take care.
PS I have shown everyone the altared tin I won and also was able to give my neice a couple of the images you stamped for her. Thanks again

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria sorry to hear what happened to you I have known people here who have suffered the same so please take care.

It is lovely to see a card you made and it's pink lol. I love the image and design well done.
Lorraine x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Dear Maria, I hope you are on the mend and i have missed you. Beautiful card and that image is just so cute. Take care Hugs Nikki x

craftyb said...

HUGE welcome back Maria!! So nice to see you back! How can you go wrong with pink, red and Penny Black...oooh and a little helper!! I know what you mean though about "outta practice"....i always struggle after a break from crafts...even a short one!! Hope you're looking forward to summer....hasn't it just sneaked up so fast..?! bx