Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Im Back! With a Birthday card!

Wow! What a week! I'll fill you in on my absence in a moment, but first I have to say
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
To an amazing young lady named Rio. This sweet thing, when asked what she wanted for her birthday replied with a request that her money that would have been spent on her be donated to St Jude's Children's hospital!!! OMGoodness!! Doesnt that just make your heart melt! So her mother.... Betty of Simply Betty Stamps had this special Birthday Rio Emo image made up for her to sell and donate all the proceeds to the charity as well! I've made a card for Rio using her current FAV colours Lime Green, Purple and Bright Orange! Quite the combo! But it works for such a unique girl.
So Rio, I hope you have a FABULOUS day! My card is on route to you now.

As for my absence of late. My little family has been thru the ringer the past month. My husbands dear father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in December and then passed away on January 28th. It's been a really tough time for us here, and while we're climbing up out of the sadness, it will take a long time for such a wound to heal. So I've been taking care of my family who desperatly needed me. Im starting to get some time to myself to craft and try to catch up with some DT work and well, just to craft to feel better myself.
Thanks for sticking with me thru my absence....and thru my periodic melt downs to those of you who know what Im talking about. :) Love you all.
Hugs
Cheri

8 comments:

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hello Cheri. I recently found your blog and I am in LOVE. Yup with a blog! Your work is fantastic and I could sit here all DAY and look at your stuff. I am so sorry hear about your FIL, so sad. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am glad though that you are now getting some time to yourself, so you can start to feel better soon. I can't wait for your next creation.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Christine D said...

Love this card! Rio is a lucky girl to get a Cheri card!!! :) Love the flowers and the bow!!! OMG!! Perfect!! Hang in there take it day by day!! :)

Hill Top Creations said...

Wow lovely card so glad to see you back in the pink room for a little me time. Take Care thinking of you.

ScrappinRPN said...

Welcome back Cheri! What a fabulous card, I am sure Rio will love it. Glad to see you crafting again, take care and you are in my thought daily.

Tanya S said...

Your worth the wait!!As we can see here!Fabulous card.Don't you worry about venting,us women gotta or we'd explode!!LOL.Take care hun!

Betty Boo! said...

Hi Mrs. Cheri this is Rio. I love the card you made! I love the Halloween colors and the web corners. It's sooooo cool and pretty. I can't stop smiling from all the awesome cards! Thank you from Rio.

Sarah said...

Glad to see you've gotten some time to yourself to do some crafting. Hopefully it lifts your spirits a bit! The card is amazing as usual! I love those colors together. Take it easy. you're family is in my prayers *hugs*

Eulanda said...

I can imagine Rio just LOVED it!! I'm glad to see you back. May be good therapy. Thinkin of you my friend. Hugs!