Monday, February 15, 2010

Big Hugs and THANK YOU ALL for EVERYTHING!!!!


Happy Monday and great big hugs to every single one of you!!! Your cards, your emails, your thoughts and prayers, your phone calls, and your every single sentiment expressed has been so magnificent and so touching to me. Thank each and every one of you for everything!! I had the breast and lymph surgery on February 2 and just knew that I would jump right up and be my OLD self...lolol...that was not to be...I have been extremely lacking on my right side due to the lymph node removal but HEY!!!! don't we all have a few bumps in our roads???? I am finally able, with doctor's permission, to join this best community in the world again as of today!!!! woooooohooooooooo In a couple of weeks I have to begin chemotherapy and then radiation so I guess I better contact Diana and Roy and order some extra Scor-Tape so I can at least wear bows on my head....hahahahha...they say it works for EVERYTHING!!!! Gosh, I have so much to be thankful for...my bones are FREE...well, except I have an ankle that might get OLD-AGE arthritis (pffffffft)...and all of my other organs are FREE...so what's a little chemo and radiation in the grand scheme of things...My doctor told me that all I have to worry about is staying active (cough cough...is he NUTZ???) and drinking lots of water...and he tells me to hurry up and get better because he wants me to be his official interpreter on his mission trips to the Honduras...oh boy...I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my DT Sample Card for this week's Just Magnolia Challenge blog where the sponsor of a wonderful prize is Wild Orchid Crafts, one of my very favorite companies for flowers!!!! Our challenge this week is LOVE...so come on over and show us your love card using a Magnolia!! How easy is that??!!??

I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is from the Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaisercraft. This little darling Tilda is from the upcoming Wedding Collection which will be available soon at Magnolia-licious. AND she is colored with distress inks...my very first attempt so please be gentle!! lol The roses, asters, and slider buckle are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. To finish the front I only added a double heart dangle to the organza bowand pearls to soften the corners.

For the inside I used the same DPs and added another aster and a SMILE charm to the organza ribbon treatment. The charm was a gift from the lovely and talented Jeanette.



Since the flowers added so much dimension to the card, I decorated a matching presentation box:


The WINNER of the Webster's Pages Sweet Stuff is........

Aud said...

Wow, your card is fabulous!♥ How sweet and kind of you to offer such wonderful blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a nice weekend, my dear! Keeping you in my thoughts. Big hugs, Aud

GOSH!! It looks like this Sweet Stuff is going all the way to Norway!!! Congratulations, Aud!! Please contact me before Friday, February 19 at Noon EST so that I can get the prize out to you right away!!

Thank you all so much again for everything and for dropping by to see what's happening in my little corner of the world!! I love reading what you have to say about my projects and hope you will return often!! Big hugs to each of you!!

160 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhhh, Jacque! This card is just so romantic done in purple and pink. I can't wait to get my hands on that Wedding set! You are one amazing lady, you're so positive and very humerous about your recent "bump" in the road. I love you...hugs...Barb

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely to see you back... Love your card, it's gorgeous... Hugs to you,
Kim
x

Rainmac said...

Great to see you back lady, your card is stunning xxx

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful! Love all the purple on the card, flowers are lovely. Glad to have you back, and so happy to hear all the wonderful news regarding your bump in the road.

Hugs
Jacki

Claudean said...

great to see you back and love your positive attitude. Love this card, purples are my favorite color. great card as usual..

RubyM:) said...

WE ARE HAPPY YOUR BACK! and in great spirit. Jaque the most important is to take care of yourself now. Scortape is not really gonna do it LOL! to no offence to Diana,he he! Though i really don't know you well we are all relief that things will progress with you. We do think of you , come on your our inspiration and even now more than ever,TOUGH TOUGH LADY! Honduras wow! that seems a fun place to be:)
Well on to the card, so much prettiness here the paper is yummy and the colors are beautiful.That little girl is a must have.Your card is very nice.Great to have you back and by popular demand(smiling)♥RubyM:)♥

Pinkllilac said...

Great to have you back with us Jacque and I am so glad you have a positive attitude and with such happy news too :-) thinking of you.

Beautiful card and love the way you coloured here with inks, not tried that myself yet. Great layout and embelishments.

Hugs Linda

Knerten said...

I've been missing your posts lately, but am so happy to see you are back again; although you are heading for some rough time.. My thoughts have been and will be with you on this journey :-)

In the meantime; let me praise you for your colouring; wow, you're so professional ! The nuances, the shiny hair, and all; just lovely !
Thanks for sharing, Jacque !

Brgds fm Knerten

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jacque!! Beautiful as always!! xx

Linby said...

what a wonderful uplifting and inspiring post - one of the reasons I am glad to be part of blogland. Go girl.
hugs Linbyx

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm glad things went well for you. I'm happy to hear your bones and other organs are clear. I have been thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

What a great card. TFS.

janet said...

i am so happy you are back. you are a stron woman and you will get thru this phase of your life. keeps it interesting anyhow right? love your card. i have not tried distress inks yet, but the effect is lovely.

janet

Sharon Caudle said...

It's really good to see you up and about, Jacque! I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Your card is beautiful and I totally love the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts! Please be careful and don't overdo things! It really is good to hear from you! big hugs!

angelwhispers said...

What a lovely post!! You sound such a wonderful person and very humerous considering what you have just been through!! Sending you love & hug's xx

Love you card the colours are fantastic the image is beautiful a must have!!!

Danni said...

I've been thinking and praying for you. I'm glad to see a post from you! Hugs!
Gorgeous card as always!!

Kimmi said...

Good to see you back and in blog land. Still wishing you a speedy recovery! Take care and listen to the professionals about putting yourself first and taking it easy. I soldiered through my chemo and felt the worse for not taking time out for myself. I was always worrying about loved ones! You will know your own limits though! Good luck for the treatment cycles!

Congrats to Aud!

Kimmi x

Mandy said...

Oh Jacque your card is stunning hun, so pretty, the paper, the sweet image and embellies are all gorgeous.
You are an inspiration to us all, not only with your beautiful creations but with your positive outlook, after all you are going through to still make us chuckle you are one amazing lady
hugs Mandy xx

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card and so good to see you back. Hope you get better real soon
Hugs
Suzanne x

Gry-Beate said...

This is just stunning;0)

Margreet said...

Wow Jacque...so glad you are back again....loved your humerous post and wish you all the best with the chemo and radiation.....your creations are stunning!.....and so fab coloured!
xxx Margreet

Diamond Doll said...

Awww Jacque I,m so glad things are looking up for you.All Your cards are so gorgeous, i love all shades of purple so love this one is even more Gorgeous Lol!!!!!
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Christine Riley said...

Wow, Jacque, what a gorgeous card! I love what you did with the lavendar flowers. Absolutely beautiful! You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Christine

Christine said...

Hi there Jacque so nice to hear your bubbly posts again..you sound one tough lady, dont do tooooo much play with your craft stash & leave EVERYTHING else..sending you healing hugs..
now onto your awesome card gorgeous colur combo fab job with the colouring of the lovely Tilda..the inside & box are just as stunning..

Hugs Christine xx

Elaine Stark said...

Glad to have you back with this stunning card. You are an inspiration to all with your fantastic attitude. Good luck with your treatment. Elaine

Donna said...

I am so glad to hear your great update. I've been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Your wonderful attitude will have this beat in no time. I'll continue my prayers for a full recovery. Lovely card! I just think your work is amazing! And thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Marlene said...

Beautiful card - and I'm so happy you've got good news, medically speaking. Just wanted to let you know that my mom, who also had breast cancer, is now 19 years cancer-free!

Jackie said...

Those are just beautiful! I love all of the flowers. Your work is amazing!

sandra said...

Wow,wow and wow again. what a beautiful card. The colours are just yummy. Love everything about it. You sound in such good spirit to say what you have just been through. Hope everything else goes well for you. Sounds like you crafting gives you great comfort. Love Sandra x

Nancy said...

Hi Jacque,
Sooo good to se you again!!!! I missed you and your beautiful cards and this one is no exception! It is gorgeous and your destress coloring looks awesome! Love this new Tilda and can not wait to get her. I will still be praying for you.
Bigest of hugs to you,
Nancy

shelly said...

Glad to hear you are back =) Prayers that all goes well. Beautiful card, I really love that new Tilda.
Hugs,
Shell

Handmade by Vivi said...

Stunning card Sweetie!! And this image is just gorgeous!! I absolutely love your card!!
xxx
Vivi

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Kim said...

YAY my Jacque is back! WOO-HOO! I am so glad to hear surgery went well! Stay strong hun you are a total fighter and I know you are going to pull through with shining colors ;)

Amazing card hun! Love all of those flowers and the box is just as pretty as the card! Stunning work darling!

Big Hugs~
Kim

DesertBuni said...

WOW...So glad to see you here!!! You sure were missed! Another beautiful card! WOW...your work is truly amazing! I am in awe!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent...and your story....you are inspiring on so many levels!

heidy said...

HI jacque, Stunning card,love the gorgeous bow.
Hugs Heidy

Moni said...

Hi my dear frined, welcome back! Hope you are ok and you feel ok! I still pray for you and your health!
And your creation is stunning as always, you did fantastic job, so love it. Great colour combo you have used and Tida is so cute!Love the fab flowers and details! Hugs, moni

☼ Cheryl* said...

Hi Jacque,

I'm glad your feeling better and your free!! thats such good news xxx

Congrats Aud!

Jessica G. said...

Jacque -- so glad to see you back in the swing of blogging with your amazing positive attitude intact!

Gorgeous card; you definitely haven't lost your mojo! This Tilda is adorable and I love how you've continued the flower theme with that beautiful DP and wonderful Prima corsage.

Welcome back, my friend! You will definitely stay in my thoughts during the next round of treatments and as you continue to recover form the first round!!

Marcea said...

Hey there wonder woman, so lovely to see you back here with us all. You are one hell of a woman and I admire your strength, courage and sense of humour so much.
Totally gorgeous card my dear - I am so proud to be your teamie
-x-

Amanda said...

So good to have you back! You got the strenght to get through the first round of things and you will get the strenght to get through all the other rounds as well.
Fantastic card! Love the colors.
Warm hugs from sunny South-Africa!

Rhonda said...

Jacque, So thankful you are doing well.

Anonymous said...

Search internet for vitamin B17, or for the book "World Without Cancer". I KNOW it helps to fight cancer. Give it a try.
Love your new card.

Chrissie said...

Firstly, I have to say a huge 'WELCOME BACK' Jacque, I've missed you and your beautiful creations so much my dear friend!
I'm praying that you will now go from strength to strength and that this period will soon be nothing more than a hiccup in the rich tapestry of your life. I admire your spirit more than I can say.
Now, on to your latest work of art! You have certainly lost none of your creative skills Jacque, this little darling is just adorable. Your colouring is superb (can't believe this is your first attempt with DI's!!) and all your little embellishments are just the perfect finishing touches.

Esther said...

I am very happy for you that it is going better with you.I am glad you're back.
Your card is a beauty.

Big Hugs Esther

Cami said...

Yay! Welcome back Jacque...and what a beautiful card you have here for us to drool over! This is gorgeous and I love that purple! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations and pretty embellies! Hugs, Cami

Patti.Jo said...

My best wishes for a speedy recovery and your upcoming treatment. You have an amazing, fantastic attitude! You are one inspiring lady!!!

This is an adorable Tilda! You did a great job with the DIs. Love the card both inside and out!!! Fantastic work Jacque!

scrappyjacky said...

Such a stunning card...gorgeous colours.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is so adorable,stunning detail and you are one very strong lady and i admire you so much take care of yourself and you are in my prayers hugs cheryl xxxx

Penni said...

Wow a gorgeous card, I love purple.

So glad to see you back. You'll be in my thoughts as you tackle the next leg on your road to recovery.

Hugs
Penni
X

Katie said...

I am so glad that you are doing well and that the prognosis is as good as you can hope for! Keep up the sunny attitude and good luck with the treatments to come!

Peggy said...

Awesome Card !!!!

Peggy xx

Aud said...

Dearest, sweetest you!!!
WOOOOOOW! So many good news at once!
I'm so happy to see you back in blog land, and your card is amazing! Love it!♥♥♥

And then I read that you picked my name as the winner of the sweet stuff! OMG, I can't believe it! Thank you so much!!!

Take good care of your self now, don't do too much, rest and get well!

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hugs,
Aud

Mummylade said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you feel ok and have a positive feeling about all. Then all will work out eventually!

Hugs

Christina C. said...

Welcome back, Sweetie. What a lovely Tilda indeed!! Gorgeous papers, flowers and absolutely love the beautiful presentation box!
Your first attempt at distress inks is impressive. I knew it would be gorgeous.
I've missed your beautifully inspirational and amusing posts. Hugs, Christina

iluvmybugs said...

So happy you are back Jacque...stay well and be sure to take care of yourself!!! Your card is just beautiful as always!!!

Hugs,
Terry

Suzan L said...

Jacque, It's so nice to have you back and with such a gorgeous card!! Tilda is colored beautifully with the distress inks and I love the flowers and DP's that you used!!
I truly missed you while you were away and can't wait to see all the cards that you have been thinking about making!!
With Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

stunning card, love everything about it, perfect xx

Ruthie said...

YAY! Welcome back Hun! My mum had similar but without the chemo (think it was an age thing) - she found radio tiring but did fine - is now on yearly checks and LOOKING GOOD! Hope the same for you love

Rx

Marie said...

Lovely card as always. Stay strong and keep smiling. You rock!
xMarie

craftykitten said...

Hi Jacque,
Soooo good to see you back hun. I'm glad the news is looking good for you. I work in Oncology Clinical Trials so if ever you need to talk to someone (unofficially of course) you can email me at anytime (dawns191atlivedotcodotuk) and I'll do my best to help or find out whatever you need to know. Your chemo and radiotherapy will be a bit tough but your character and determination will see you through that. Stay strong hun and keep smiling - and remember, anytime you need an ear (or even a shoulder to cry on and you don't know why!) I'm just an email away.
Loadza love
Dawn xx

Andrea said...

hoi Jacque,
I hope you feeling better soon,
I know the chemo sucks
love and hugs andrea

Mary said...

Oh!!! What a gorgeous card! Keeping you in my prayers.

hugs
Mary

cabio's craft corner said...

Welcome back Jacque and you know that we all are craving for your creations, lol
Gorgeous Tilda and beautiful card and box :o). No matter hoe bumpy the roads will be, but all of us (of course that Maggie too) will go through them together with you :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sue said...

Stunning card, Sue x

Tineke's hobby said...

Glad to hear you are back
This card is just so romantic done in purple and pink.
Tineke

Angelwood said...

Glad you are back, Jacque. Will keep you in my prayers during your chemo - you have a great positive outlook! You've returned with a bang! Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful image and coloring and I love those flowers and lovely charm. hugs, Angela

pinky said...

Jacque sounds like you have a couple more little hills to climb and your there mrs! Keep strong and be yourself, and hopefully you will still be able to craft while recuperating. This is a beautiful creation inside and out. Big get better soon hugs.
Pinky

Kat said...

Hi Jacque, I have been so bad at visiting my favourite blogs recently between work, DT work and visiting my daughter and her lovely family. Still that is no excuse. I'm glad to hear you've safely had your surgery and are feeling so positive about the rest of your treatment. It's nice to think that so many people are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. Keep strong.

This is a wonderful card as usual. Beautiful colours and beautifully coloured, and of course in my favourite kind of colours.

Kat x

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi jacque.. its brill to see you back... and what a great card to comeback with... wowzer i love it...!!!! and the box 2..!!!! i have been told ginger will help when you are feelin a bit sickly.... glad everything is Clear ...!!! and i have had you in my thoughts... and will keep you there....
kaz_za

True :) said...

Wooot woot!
Jacque
Just dropped by to see if you had posted in the last day or two! So glad you are back and in such good spirits! Hope you felt the love that was sent your way!
Beautiful card too BTW!
Hugs,
True :D

Lauren said...

Jacque,

I'm glad to hear that you're back! I've been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

This card is gorgeous! I love this new image and purple is my favorite color, so I absolutely LOVE this card!

Stay well!

Lauren

Deb (dcorder) said...

Welcome back Jacque! Glad to hear that you're already thinking about trips! :D

Sue said...

Hi Jacque,stunning card, love the flowers and charms.hugs Sue x

Abby said...

Hi Jacque! So nice to see you pop up on my blog list today....this crafting community is not the same without you and your beautiful Magnolia creations! I'm always thinkin' of you girl...hugs:)

sugar n spice said...

A beautiful card Jacque, lovely to see you back and on the road to recovery, although you may still have a few bumps along the way, just inflate those tires sweetie when you need to, you'll make it to the end. My prayers are with you.
Hugs
Suzi xx

Julie said...

Another beautiful card. I love it.

You have the most incredible attitude. You have a unique way of taking a difficult situation and make it a little lighthearted.

I have missed you. Glad to see you back.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back. Your card is lovely as are the colors you used. I admire your up-beat attitude.
Mary

Lillian said...

BIG WELCOME BACK, Jacque -- you have definitely NOT lost your touch . . . this card is absolutely splendiferous!! Glad to have you back -- we've certainly missed you, but you have been in our thoughts and prayers! Looking forward to many, many more of your fantabulous creations!!
Big Hugs (carefully!), Lillian

HazelQ said...

Hi Jacque!! I'm sooo glad everything went well, you're very brave and optimistic, your attitude is really an inspiration as well as your cards. I'll be praying for you :) you're really missed in this community.
Hugs
Hazel

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Glad to see that you're back and in good spirits : )

Only by His Grace said...

Hello Jacque!
It is so good to have you back and oh so positive. Good for you. You are going to come throught with flying colours. You will stay in my prayers.
Your card is very beautiful. You have done a fantastic job with the DI. Mine are on the way and I can't wait to try them.
Congrats to Aud for winning the blog candy. wow! Lucky gal.
Spoil yourself Jacque. You deserve it.
Hugs Marion

Helen F. said...

WOWSA ~ This card is breathtaking! Welcome back ~ happy all went well we missed you.

Mary Lou said...

Oh Jacque~~it is so wonderful to see you are back :) Missed you and you are sounding so positive even though there are bumps in the road. That is Life!! You are right. Keeping you in my daily prayers
Blessings of Love

Dawn B. said...

It is so great to see you back..I am still sending hugs, love and lots of prayers... This is adorable.. I cracked up at the bows on your head..Take good care and your card is beautiful.
Dawn

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

hugs!

Lori said...

I just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did. You are truly an inspiration. Your work is beautiful! Holding you in prayer, happy the news is positive!
-Lori-

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your card and presentation box are absolutely LOVELY and your first attempt at painting with distress inks is truly excellent (I had to throw out all of my early attempts!). Most of all though - your spririt in dealing with your health issues are FABULOUS! I know from my mother's experience of breast cancer that "frame of mind" is a hugely important part of recovery and I have no doubt that with your joie de vivre - you will be fully recovered in next to no time! Hugs to you! Lesley

Candy said...

Hi My Friend!
So glad to see you back creating. Nothing puts you down Jacque. You are so strong and full of happiness when a trial is in front of you. You are always in my prayers.
What a beautiful card. Love the papers especially and the charms. I think your colouring with the distress inks is fab.
Love, Candy

Loz (Aus) said...

Gorgeous card, I love those flowers!! Wishing you all the very best with your treatment, take care x

Nancy said...

What a sweet card. As with everything you do, she is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, not only the card, but the update on your health. You have had tons of prayers for your recovery and I am sure they will continue. So glad to have you back!

ladydiana said...

Praise the Lord everything is clear. Your strength astounds me, attitude is everything and gal you have truly one of the most wonderful attitudes, personalities I have had the pleasure to know. Know I love ya!!!
Oh yes and your card isn't too shabby either, I love it. You did splendid with the re-inkers. I just ordered them all so I am going to take the plunge too.

hugs my dear friend.
gentle hugs, Diana

Eulanda said...

Ooooh wow so nice to see a Jacque masterpiece! Glad to see you back and glad to hear things seem to be going fine. I love your positive spirit. I have certainly learned something from you. Beautiful card and LOVE the papers! The charm & ribbon slider are so perfect!!
Congrats to Aud!!!

MicheyMoo said...

Jacque....I can't believe I missed your post about Breast Cancer earlier!! That sort of announcement usually catches my attention above all else. So glad you are now on the other side of surgery and are recovering well. I know you now have the dreaded Chemo and Radio regime looming out in front of you but you have such a positive attitude and that is one of the best things you can have with you on this journey.

Will keep you in my prayers (along with the many, many dear women I work with here in Australia) and am believing that the road ahead will hold few bumps for you and you'll be through the next round of treatment in next-to-no time.

In the meantime, we'll continue to look forward to your masterpieces and give you time off to recover when needed. I am also newish to the world of cardmaking, having discovered it as my new form of 'therapy' early last year.

Hugs, Michey xxx

Lori said...

So glad that you are up and 'running' again - lol! And... yes, of course the doctor is NUTZ! But the doctor is also sooooo right :D If you want to continue crafting, you're also gonna want to get some exercise - otherwise you'll be AWOL again. We want you HERE!!! I'll be praying for ya - and just take one day at a time. You know we all LOVE you : D

Big hugs and prayers of healing peace ~
From a fellow survivor : ) xoxo

orit said...

WOW ,I'm speechless ....I'm one of the silent followers of you and I didn't see the earlier post about the breast ca. With this positive approach you have no chance BUT TO WIN - keep smilling and everything will look better.
and your card is amazing - this is the real therapy

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jacque what a beautiful card and I am so happy to see you and hear from you. Your attitude is amazing, you are on special lady for sure !
Hugs

sue-bubbles said...

A very stunning and beautiful card! Lots of hugs and sparkles for your upcoming treatments!
Sue x

KarenB said...

Congratulations on the positive prognosis! Keep smiling, and best wishes for the upcoming treatment.

Sue W said...

So glad to hear this positive news Jacque! Hope all goes well with the next stage of your treatment - thinking of you down here in Sydney!!
Love your card too - and the decorated presentation box is just perfect!

Terry said...

Hiya Jacque, so good to hear from you hun, I am so glad that it is going well...wohoooo....And yep a wonderfull card with such very pretty colors...Wishing you the best hun and hope to hear from you soon sweetie. Hugs TErry

JulyeB said...

Wow you certainly haven't lost your touch and congrats to Aud. Good to see you still have your sense of humour too keep positive Hugs julye

Jannie said...

So happy you are back Jacque...stay well and be sure to take care of yourself.
Love your card he is wonderful.

Hugs Jannie.

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jude said...

Welcome home hun!well to blogland anyway.Have been thinking of you lots,hoping that everything goes well.Take it easy and do rest as you will feel tired.But my youve not lost your touch your card is absolutely delightful and love the colour combo.
love n hugs jude:)xx

Kreativmonster said...

It is sooo good to have you back and all the good news! I know you will fight your way through chemo and radiation!
The card is really gorgeous!

Valerka said...

SO happy to read from you such positive messages!
I wish you prompt recover! I will pray for you.
And a card is miracle, with mood of spring))

Sharon Keanly said...

It's WONDERFUL having you back in Blogland Jacque. Have really missed you. Pleased that your spirit is high... I've just finished writing in a card that I'll be sending you - very appropriate for what you're going through right now. Tons of hugs and love, Sharon xxx

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

What a gorgeous card and I'm so happy to read your inspiring story...you must be a wonderful woman--upbeat, positive, with loads of life to live! I wish you all the best and send all of my good thoughts and prayers your way!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque
I was feeling very down this morning, and then I noticed you were back, and suddenly the day became so much brighter (have really missed you). I'm so pleased you are doing so well, and the outlook is so positive. Your beautiful cards and wonderful blog give inspiration to so many. You will be in my prayers for your next part of your journey, (although knowing you and your positive attitude), you will not need them.
look after yourself
Hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Jacque and welcome back. I was watching on the weekend for an email and came to your blog to see if you had posted. I was thinking of you and then pleasantly surprised to see your post this morning. So great to have you back! Love your latest creation!
Beth Greco

Knerten said...

Hi Jacque,
I have something for you in my blog, please come in and see :-)
Best regards from
Knerten

Crazystamper said...

Wow Jacque...this is just beautiful. You inspire us all with your positive attitude & beautiful creations. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Mimi said...

I'm so happy to you again! I love your positive attitude!!! You're going to beat it!

Chris (catt871) said...

Welcome back!!! We missed you!!!!!!! GORGEOUS card as always!!!!! Luv ya!!!
Chris

Diane said...

Welcome back!!! With your wonderful attitude you will be better in no time!!!
Your card and box are fabulous as always! And congrats to the winner!!!

Marie Kennedy said...

A Beautiful card made by a very beautiful and positive person. x x x

MoMo sprnany said...

Your positivity is truly inspirational...I have known so many women who would chose to wallow in self pity rather than find the bright side and make the most of the "road bump's" of life. I will keep you in my thoughts and heart. You stay your amazing self and all will be well soon! BTW....This card is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see you're back! I've been wondering about you and praying for you! I hope you keep your positive attitude - it will go a long way in keeping you healthy during chemo and radiation! (I'm speaking from experience here) And, don't forget to do your arm exercises!
Donna

Kate T said...

So thrilled you are back in blogland again, we missed you !
Wishing you all the best with the forthcoming treatment, and it is truly inspiring that you are so upbeat, but remember we are here for you even if you didn't feel so tip top !
big hugs
Kate x

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the update, glad you made it through the stay nicely and I pray the next step will just be as smooth. Take things easy. Love your work.

Joanna said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well. Keep that upbeat attitude and your Cancer will be OUT THE DOOR lickity split!

Scrappymax said...

I have not long found your blog but what an inspiration you are to us. I am so pleased to see that you are back crafting and blogging and so positive.
I love this card and the beautiful colours you have used and that little image is adorable, can't wait until they are released.
Max x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacque,
So glad you're back...the card is beautiful as always...love your sense of humour...stay positive, girl...you rock...
Denise Trottier

Sanjava deklica said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ... and gosh I wish I am going to be so talented some day as you are ... really really great card <3

Keep up the good work and lots of hugs to you :)

lalkygirl said...

amazing card jacque
so glad you are back and feeling so good,i wish you a speedy recovery and i am sending you healing thoughts and best wishes.
congrats aud ,enjoy your goodies
tracey x

Linda S. said...

Add my name to the long list of fans who were so happy to hear from you this morning. Please continue to care for yourself. Your card is outstanding as usual. Gentle Hugs, Linda S. in NE

debbies said...

I am so happy to see you are in good spirits and on the road to recovery!!!! Welcome home friend!

Jessie said...

Your card is beautiful and it's great to see you back! Take care x

Shirley N said...

Jacque I am sooo happy to be hearing from you. I've been waiting for this post to see how you're doing and am so glad that you're as strong as ever. It is so wonderful to see your spirits up. Love your beautiful card even more because it shows you are back with the same inspiring creativity as before. Take care Jacque--you are an inspiration in every way!

Hulda M said...

My dear Jacque, I'm so glad to hear that you are ok and that everything is going to be better soon **hugs**
Your card is amazing and I love the flowers and the ribbons!!! I wish I could tie a ribbon as well as you.

derev77 said...

I love this card and how the you arrange the flowers that so nice

LINDA said...

Great card as always
Linda W.

Whimcees said...

Hello Jacque!

I love your card! :<)

I will continue to keep you in my prayers that all goes well with the chemo. You are a brave lady and your positive outlook is going to help you so much!

Barbara Diane

scraphappy4067 said...

So glad it hasn't spread! I only just came across your blog a couple of weeks ago, but you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of you!

Davi said...

Well as usual your card is fabulous. Certainly your creativity hasnt been hindered!! I like everyone else am glad to see you are back and that your surgery went well. Will continue to pray for you as you do the chemo! blessings

Kelly Schelske said...

Welcome back Jacque! So nice to hear from you and hear that things are going along well. You're a strong and oh so brave lady and I wish you well with chemo.

What a gorgeous card, love it all!

Hugs, Kelly

kim.mom said...

Gorgeous card! So glad all is going well for you. I hope the chemo and radiation go quickly and as easily as possible!!!

Elaine M said...

Wonderful! I'm so happy for you!! We'll continue to pray that chemo and radiation goes smoothly...remember - you are loved with an everlasting love!

Alena said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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Cheryl said...

Jacque, it's so good to see one of your loevly creations! Wishing you well as you go into the next part of treatment.
Cheryl

Mandy said...

beautiful card and such great news...you are so positive...take care...xxx

America said...

oh take care of yourself and dont worry about anything. This is great news. You are thought of. This card is spectacular!!!! Love your work! May God Bless you! Big {HUGS}, America

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Jacque, sooo happy to have you back, we all missed you it feels soo good to see your cards again God bless you!!

Hugs,
Patricia

MarieL said...

I am so glad you are back.
You have past the first hurdle and you will master the next two. Take care of yourself and don't overdo it.

Your card is stunning as usual. I love those papers and I have them sitting here waiting to be used. Love those soft lavenders.

Hugs .... Marie L

Helena said...

Oh I am glad to hear that! My prayers and wishes are with you!!!!

YOur card is beautiful!

xxxx

Katarina said...

So glad to see you back and ok. You are lovely.

Kathy said...

Glad to see you back!!! This card is just gorgeous!! I love the colors and of course the image is just darling!!

Best of luck with your upcoming treatments and hope you recover quickly! My prayers are with you!
:)Kathy

Shannon Roberts said...

Oye!! That is major! Glad to see you are feeling somewhat better!! I love your post and purple!! My personal favorite!! TFS!

Wendy K. said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Rufus said...

Oh it's SOOO good to see you back! I'm glad that things went well for you. You sound as if you are def. back and going full speed ahead. The card, by the way, is gorgeous! But better is coming to check on you and finding you back in blogland! Will be awaiting your next amazing creation.
Hugs and more hugs,
R/

Spyder said...

This card is amazing made beautifully by a very inspiring lovely lady
((Lyn))

Pam said...

Jacque, I am was thrilled to see you posted a card! Girl, we both know life can throw you some curve balls, remember to go with those curves Jacque. Prayer is a powerful thing, and just think prayers for you are being lifted up all over the world through your blogging friends. What an amazing thought!
I had to chuckle when I read about your fuzzy socks and flannel pjs on your previous post. Being a fan of fuzzy socks myself, I really do believe fuzzy sock have a healing power that makes what ever ills you better. LOL! I hope you are well supplied with your fuzzy socks Jacque.
Stay strong girl. Lifting you up in prayer,
~Pam L.

Camilla's hjemmekos said...

Glad to hear you're out of the hospital and back in blogg land :)
Such a lovely card (yet again) and the colors are devine!♥

Shelly said...

Fabulous card, love the purple! Glad to hear your op went well, hope the follow up treatment goes well too! Take care, Shelly ;)

Lil Sis said...

Gorgeous card and box - great to see you are so positive about your bumpy road - will pray that your 'suspension' remains so good.

Hugs Beccy xxx

Lana said...

Hi Jacquie,
I have only recently found your blog and I'm so pleased!
Not only is your work so inspiring and cheerful but you have such a positive outlook and I'm so pleased your news is good and that it hasn't spread :0)
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
hugs
Lana x

thread-bare said...

Oh Jacque, I am so sorry hun, got behind in my emails so didn't know you were having surgery & chemo. Stay strong, keep positive & my thoughts are with you hun.
Your card is just stunning... you take colours & transform them into something new xx
Clare x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a lovely card, Jacque! Sorry I missed this last week. My youngest son (26) went into the hospital last Monday & upon his release he stayed with us til yesterday. He had a bronchial infection & was having trouble breathing but is doing much better.
I'm so happy to hear that you're doing so well & have such an uplifting attitude. You are a marvelous example to all of us. Your strength & determination are to be admired.
More prayers going up for you, sweetie!
Sharron ♥

♥...Mo...♥ said...

I am very novice
I would like someday to have results like yours
are precious
I see and see, your cards and I fall for her details and colors
sorry my English is not very good
A big hug and blessings from Venezuela

Kristine said...

I don't kow if you'll see this comment since it's and old post.. But I just have to say, now I have had a look at all your creations back to this, and I simply love them! Your cards are gorgeous! The color combination was adorable on this one! Now I'll go bookmark your page;) I'll be back soon:)
Hugs Kristine