Sunday, May 4, 2008

Hi, everyone!! It's been a long time, huh??


Sorry for such a long absence....our busy lives can get in the way of even the best intentions, can't they? Here's a quick update on what's been going on around here....first, a very dear friend of my mother's was diagnosed with advanced, terminal pancreatic cancer, and passed away within a week of the diagnosis, so I've needed to be there for my Mom. (It's nice to know that she can lean on me when she needs to---Lord knows that she's been there for me through thick and thin!!) (Hi, Mom!! :-) ) My sons have both been very busy with end of the year school activities, and my oldest son has his Confirmation ceremony in our church this morning. (I found out just HOW grumpy a teenage boy can be when it comes to trying on a new suit! Ugh!!) My hubby has been working extra shifts on Saturdays, due to high demand in his industry. That translates into trying to get more done in much less free time!

Anyway, I've been thinking about you all---and I've missed blogging and keeping in touch with everyone. The messages, personal emails and posts that many of you have sent (regarding the removal of my Ribbon Blossom tutorial) have meant SO much to me. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've gotten teary-eyed! I'm touched---beyond belief---in the support and encouragement that you've shown me. My blog readers rock!! Big hugs from me to all of you!

I think it's about time that I reward you, so, how about some blog candy?? (I'll post that in a separate post later today, OK?)

I've gotta get going, for now. (It's time to get everyone dressed and ready for church.) Here's a new card for you to look at. I'll be back later this afternoon to post some goodies for the blog candy drawing.

Have a wonderful Sunday morning!


27 comments:

Lauri said...

Glad everything is okay with you, but sorry to hear about your Mom's friend. She is very lucky to have you around! We all understand! Family is always first and your blogging friends will always be here!

Beautiful card, too!!

Peggy Maier said...

It's great that you & your mom have such a loving relationship. I miss mine so much - she also passed away from pancreatic cancer (very quickly). Beautiful card!

Rachel said...

Very pretty....and so much detail! Your cards are awesome! I am sorry to hear that your mom's friend passed! I am also sorry to hear that you had such nasty comments left about your Ribbon Blossoms! (very belated apology..I just came across it today). I look forward to seeing your new tutorial!

Jan B said...

Pam
I'm so glad you posted today, at least I know everything is OK!! Was a little worried since it's been so long. I can't wait for the 'ribbon blossom' tutorial. I'll be waiting anxiously. Thanks in advance.
Jan B

PUGMAMA said...

Sorry to hear about your mom's friend. Your mommy is very lucky that she has such a wonderful daughter to lean on! Congrats on your son's confirmation..what a wonderful day it must be you! Glad you're back..you were definately missed!
Terry

Jan B said...

Awsome Card !!!

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, what a way to say, I'm back. Your card is stunning. I've really missed your blogging, and wondered if you got so upset with the nasty comments re your ribbon, that you weren't blogging any more. I'm sorry there has been bad news to go along with your post. Sending hugs to everyone.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So happy to see you back, your card is super gorgeous!! Hugs to you and your mom!

mochamama said...

I missed you Pam! Glad your back! keep hugging your mom, she'll need them. Love the flowers on this card, way cool.....and of course love the ribbon blossom. I am still trying to wrap my fingers around this one with no luck!

Til said...

Glad everything is fine. Busy lives are okay! Just take some time for yourself! Love the new card.

Marie Cramp said...

My mom just moved here from Montreal to be with us and since she has been here was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am so glad to be able to be there for her which I would not have been able to do if she had stayed in Montreal. God Bless our Mothers...

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

dpkennedy said...

This card is gorgeous...I love those flowers you made! Sorry about your mom's friend, but you two are a blessing to each other it seems! Don't even get me started on grumpy boys...I swear mine is 4 going on 14! Looking forward to more posts. Have great day!

sheffsue said...

It's great that you and your mum can be there for each other..and we have missed you!!!..well I certainly have!
Beatiful card...and can't wait for the ribbon blossom tutorial.
Take care

Dianne said...

Awesome card, as always!!! I always look forward to anything you do. The colors are great and your ribbon is always such a great match. I'm still having to make ribbon blobs while waiting for your tutorial :)
Sorry about your mom's friend. I'm sure your mom appreciated your being there for her....

Whimsey said...

What a gorgeous card; love those bright Springy colors!!!! Glad you could be there for your mom; it's nice to return that favor in life huh?

Iowa Gal said...

I bet your mom loves you very, very much!!!!!!!! And Iam sure she is glad you are her daughter.

diane mcvey said...

Hurray, you are back! Sure did miss your posts...
I'm so sorry about your Mom's friend. Cancer is such an evil disease...it can strike so quickly, too. Please let your Mom know that we care about her and her friend's family.
Hope you are back creating soon! :D

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I just wanted to give you a shout out. I have been in the past 2 ATC swaps with Michelle G. and have received your awesome swaps. I lOVE and admire your work, and was so excited to receive your work. thanks so much! Chris

Sorry to hear about your moms friend, and she is lucky to have you nearby. hugs

wanda said...

What a lovely card. Glad you are back, sorry about your Mom's friend.

wanda said...

Great card. Glad to see you back. Sorry about your Mom's friend.

Janine said...

Great card and glad you are back!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Pam, sorry about your Mom's friend, so glad you can be there for her.

Was getting worried about you, but know that everyone has a life beyond stamping.

thinking about you take care.
your friend Cindy

Jana M said...

Ok, how silly is it that I was super excited to see you had posted. I check your blog daily.

That card is stunning, but then again, so is everything you do.

Theresa said...

glad to see you are back! and u definetly need to put the tutorial back up, b-cuz i keep trying to make one and they do NOT turn out like your (actually, so far they have been kinda ugly....so none have made it onto an actual card yet. Do not let those nasty people get to you...they are OBVIOUSLY JEALOUS of your creative talents!!! anyway I am glad things are going better for you now and hope to see more of your creations soon!

wanda said...

Beautiful card, so glad you are back.

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card! So sorry to hear of your mom's friend. Wonderful that you are there for her for support. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

this card is stunning! I'm glad you shared it. I wish I had viewed the tutorial - I just bookmarked it for future reference. I hope you put it back up. You can call it whatever you want, and if you figured out a way to make it then you should feel free to share it.
Best to you and your mom. My grandmother passed away from pancreatic cancer too. I'll still be looking for other creations that you share here!