Friday, March 19, 2010

It's an Eastertime Hanglar at Friday Sketchers 94 and WINNER!!!



A very happy Friday to everyone!!! I trust that each of you has had a magnificent week and are looking forward to a marvelous weekend! I have some VERY good news and some not so good news...so I will give you the good news first!! I went today for my pre-chemo labs and conference and I have been deemed by the oncologists as their "Poster Child" for my first round of chemo...let's just hope the next round goes so well...which is Monday the 22nd....eeeeek...lol...And now for the very sad news...Hospice has been called in to the Life Care Center where my 81 year old Dad has been since this past July suffering from advanced Alzheimers...he is not expected to make it through the weekend so please join me in hoping that it is fast and very painless. My sincere thanks and appreciation to the professionals with the local Hospice and the Life Care Center where both my Mom and Dad are residing!! My thanks to each of you also for your concerns and continuing support...Hugs!!!!

This week at Friday Sketchers Week 94 we are hosted by the magnificently talented and creative Claudia who has provided us with a challenging and fun sketch so I hope you can join us. Thanks to Plum Purdy for sponsoring this week's challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to shop over at her store. Just remember to link your posting with MrLinky and also be sure to link back to Friday Sketchers in your posting.

I would not have been able to make my DT Sample Card this week had it not been for my special friend Carole who sent me this darling Easter hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp as a gift. Please visit Carole and share a bit of smooches with her...you will be amazed at the beauty of her cards and the talent she always demonstrates on her cards!!! I stamped this little cutie twice on Cryogen White and cut out one image to prop up on dimensionals...they were colored with Copics and a touch of Shimmerz (thanks, Claudia for the sweet gift and for the introduction to Shimmerz). I used tiny satin ribbons for the horizontals and added a Bow-Easy bow, a few flowers, and a dangling Easter Basket charm. I hope you like my interpretation of Claudia's magnificent sketch!! I bet you may be able to win a Bow-Easy and some more Sweet Stuff if you check back with me tomorrow...smile!!!!

I hope you like my little creation and will want to try your hand at the sketch. Please visit the other DT members and check out their magnificent interpretations of Claudia's sketch:

Aud, Beatrix, Carole, Claudia, Jacqueline, Jeanette, Tanja

WINNER!!!!! Where is this package going???? CONGRATULATIONS to...

Gosh to the UK again!!!! Diane J said...
What a beautiful card... its gorgeous. Thanks forthe chance to win the candy... the flowers are so lovely... I have linked your candy on my side bar. Glad to read that you are okay at the moment.. Take care xx

Diane, please contact me before Sunday, March 21, at Midnight DST so that I can get your little package to you real soon!!!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by to check on us today! It is always such a joy to hear what you have to say about what you find here. I hope you will come back often! I may even have some Magnolia surprises for you tomorrow....smile...Big hugs to each of you!!

64 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Jacque! Love the ribbon treatment!

I'm sos sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are most definitely with you.

Hugs, Kelly

Kylie said...

Oh Jacque - My heart goes out to you. Sending your extra big hugs for a difficult weekend. Best of luck for the 22nd. You card is, as always, just goregous.
Love KylieK (Aus)

ya said...

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iluvmybugs said...

Very pretty card Jacque..love how you did the ribbon!!!

Sorry to hear the news about your Dad. Extra big hugs sent your way!!!

Terry

Marlene said...

Beautiful card! Great news about your chemo treatments....and I will keep you and your dad in my prayers.

ursula Uphof said...

What a lovely card. That ribbon effect is so lovely. Good news about your chemo. Loving thoughts for you and your family, you are in my prayers.
Warm wishes

Kimberly S said...

A gorgeous card, and certainly mixed news. I'm so happy to hear your own news, and I am sorry to hear of your Dad's failing health. Good thoughts for you both, and continued success in your therapy.

Julye said...

Well done you fingerscrossed for the next chemo round and peaceful and painless wishes for your dad.
Your card is wonderful yet again it almost has a maypole look to it and thats definitly spring thanks for sharing and keep well, well you know what I mean Julye

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jacque I am so sorry to hear of your Dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and him.

Congrats on your good news.

I just love you card A1 as always
Hugs

Sue W said...

Beautiful Cards Jacque, so pleased to hear your good news and sorry that it had to share a spot with sad news....... I'll be thinking of you and your family and hope your Dad drifts into a painless sleep!

cabio's craft corner said...

Jacque, you and your family are in my thoughts!!
Love your cheerful card and keep it up :o)
Sending you big hugs,
Cabio

Pamela said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, my thoughts are with you and your family. Hope your next treatment goes well.
Beautiful card Jacque.
Pam x

☼ Cheryl* said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Jacque x
I am glad to hear the good news though.

Your card is beautiful!
Congrats Diane!

Sharon Keanly said...

Another winner Jacque, so beautiful. My prayers and thoughts are with you right now. So sorry to hear about your dear Dad. Huge hugs Sharon

Moni said...

Hi my dear Jacque, your card is gorgeous as always, love the color combo and Tilda is so cute and fab colored.I am sorry to hear about your Dad. Hugs, moni

Debbie said...

I will say a prayer for your Dad, and continue to keep you in my thoughts are prayers as you go through your rounds of Chemo..

Oh and by the way, love the card...

Crafty Feeling said...

Hugs and prayers honey I hope he has a nice calm enter into heaven without pain. Sending hugs and know we are praying for you and you family at this time.

Jayne
x

Rosie said...

This is such a gorgeous card Jacque, love the bright colours you have used. I am so sorry about your dad. This message brings a big hug to you from the UK. Rosie x

Sharon said...

Hi Jacque,

Beautiful card as always, the ribbon is lovley!
So sorry to hear of your sad news... sending best wishes to you and your family.

Sharon x

Esme said...

Jacque, that is a spectacular card!! I love the bright colours and that little charm is so cute!

So sorry to hear about your Dad - I know the difficulties of relatives with Alzheimer's - have lost two Nans after long drawn out suffering, and my 86yr old Grandad has already called twice this morning very confused about when he is being collected for "work" (the Day Centre he visits 4 times a week).
I join with you in hoping that it is fast and painless for your Dad, and hope that you can stay strong over the weekend.

Much love

Esme xx

Sandie said...

Jacque, I am happy to hear that your chemo is going well but so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts this weekend and I hope along with you that your dad's passing will be peaceful.

Take care
Sandie
xXx

oh, and congrats to the candy winner :)

karenm said...

I love what you have done with the ribbon here it is beautiful. I think I may be trying this idea myself in the future!
Please accept my prayers for you and your Father at this time.

Mandy said...

Jacque your card is so beautiful as always.
I so pleased your first round of chemo went well, fingers crossed the second goes as well for you, with your wonderful positive attitude I'm sure it will. I'm so sorry to hear of your dads poor health, you & your family will be in my thoughts
big hugs Mandy xx

hayward69 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the ribbon detail you have used and that image is just so cute. Your choice of colours and dp are fantastic.

jayne xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable, gorgeous card. Good luck with the chemo and sending hugs.
luv
Debby

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque bless your heart you have had so much to go through. I pray that your Dad will not suffer and the good Lord will take him home quickly. You and your family are in my prayers.
I am so happy that you received good news on your treatments. I pray that everything continues to go well for you and you will be cancer free at the end of all of this.
Your card is totally awesome! Claudia sketch is awesome and you have totally rocked the sketch! You have an amazing talent and I thank you so much for sharing with us all.
Biggest of hugs to you,
Nancy

KarenB said...

It's wonderful news that your treatment is going so well Jacque. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this weekend for your Dad's peaceful passing when his time comes.

Claude said...

Jacque, I love your card!
Those are some are my favorite papers these days.
Congrats to Diane, btw!

Christina C. said...

Dearest Jacque...wishing for a peaceful passing for your dad and very happy to hear some good news from your end.
Your Hanglar card is simply amazing.
Your impeccable presentation of this image is nothing less than astounding.
Love, love it!!!!!!!!

Chrissie said...

Hi Jacque!
I love what you did with this sketch and your little H&S stamp is so sweet.
Such good news about your chemo results, long may it continue to be good news for you!
I was so sorry to hear about your poor Dad, I hope it will be very peaceful for him.
As you know, I lost my beloved Mum in January and I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and sending lots of love for the days ahead.
Stay strong, my sweet friend
lol Chrissie xx

Мурзик said...

A wonderful postcard! Juicy, bright colors create a mood of spring ...
I wish health to you and your family, let everything will be fine!

Jeanette said...

Hey Sweetie. I am so sorry to hear about your dear Dad. I hope that you know that I am thinking of you all. I hope it will be gentle and peaceful. Bon Courage. Jeanette xxo

Dena said...

Jacque! Your cards are always inspiring as are you! You seem to be such a strong woman. I so admire you. I had 2 grandparents and a MIL with Alzheimers, it is a mean thing. I will keep your Dad in my prayers.
I truly love your card!!! Don't you just love those Hanglars! Pretty paper to go with it!
Hugs, Dena

Crystal said...

GORGEOUS, LOVE LOVE that ribbon and flowers....WOW!

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about everything you are going through. I will be saying a prayer for you and your family. This is such a beautiful card.
hugs, Tammy

Debbi said...

Hugs and Prayers for you and your Dad, Jacque. I'm so sorry about your Dad. :-(
Jacque, how wonderful about your chemo! I'll be praying that the next round will be even better.
As always, your card is AMAZING. I just love what you did with the ribbons!
*smiles, hugs and prayers!*
debbi

Kim. said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. your card is amazing, love the image and those papers are out of this world. Hope all goes well with the next chemo.
Kim xXx

MarieL said...

What a wonderful springtime card.
Congratulations on the terrific outcome of your first course of Chemo. That shows what positive thinking can do. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and it shows how strong you are the way you are dealing with this sad situation. You and your family are in my prayers.

Suzan L said...

Dear Jacque, You always show such grace and strength through the toughest times. You are such an inspiration!! You know that my thought and prayers are with you!!
Your card is just gorgeous!! The little Hanglar girl is the cutest!!
With Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Sarah said...

Thinking of you at this sad time, and best wishes to you for your next session. Keep strong - Sarah x

*Michaela* said...

Jacque: Hugs to you. Will keep you & your family in my prayers!
Be strong!

Rainmac said...

What a beautifully sweet card, so glad to hear you are doing ok and sending big hugs for your dad xxx

Esther said...

I like your card it's gorgeous.

Hugs Esther

kimmie_35 said...

Love what you did with the ribbon on your lovely card!
Hugs
Kim
x

Sandra said...

Very, very pretty Jacque!! Love the bright colors!!

Trish aka Diamond Doll said...

Just gorgeous Jacque, i love what you,ve done with the ribbon.
Loadza ((((hugs))))
Trish (-:

HazelQ said...

Hi Jacque! This cards is lovely :) what nice idea of doing the ribbon like that! You and your family are in my prayers :) Best wishes.
Hugs
Hazel

Anonymous said...

What a time you are having of it Jacque but as always you shine through. My thoughts are with you over this weekend and wishing you good luck for next week's treatment. Another lovely card by the way. Take care.
Louise

My name is Wynneth said...

My prayers are sent to you my dear and a wish that Angels carry your Dad gently towards The Light with loving kindness. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time for you and I wish you the strength to cope with all that life is bringing you right now.
hugs
wynneth
x

Kat said...

Another beautiful card Jacque.

Glad to hear that your chemo is going well and hope the next round doesn't make you feel to ill. So sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm sure he is being very well cared for. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kat x (in Scotland)

Danielle said...

Stunning card Jacque - I just love how you've used the ribbon on this sketch! So beautifully done! And WOW - what fantastic news on your lab results - would expect nothing less with your incredible positive attitude! And I will most certainly keep your father in my prayers and hope he passes peacefully and painlessly surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Hugs, Danielle

Judy said...

I love your card. I love the colors and paper and ribbon you used. I like the layout you used. I will keep your dad in my prayers. Thanks for sharing your pretty card.

Diane J said...

So sorry to read about your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Love your card - its beautiful. I was absolutely made up to read I was the lucky winner of your Tilda and Roses Candy. You have made my day - thanks. I have sent you an email with my details.

Thanks once again and Take Care xx

Shannah said...

Oh Jacque, I'm so sorry about your Dad! Sending you warmest wishes and huge hugs for continued strength and peace! And how you manage to keep making such gorgeous creations at the moment AMAZES me!
And congrats to Diane!
Have a great day everyone!
Shannah xox

Rufus said...

Jacque, That is great news about your new status as the Poster Child! LOL. Hope that you get the same honor next week! I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, I'll join with you in hoping that it's swift and painless. I'm astounded that with all that's going on you continue to manage to create such beautiful cards. I'm off to enter your ribbon and Tilda sweet stuff. One of these times random thingy is going to pick me!
Hugs and best wishes,
R/

Shirley N said...

Jacque, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are going through such rough waters right now. My prayers go out to your dad that he will not be in pain. Take care. And on the lighter side, I love your card. Even in tough times, something so beautiful can make you smile.

Cami said...

My dear Jacque, my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult period. I pray for your dad to go peacefully and not be in pain as it will be the survivors that feel the pain of loss. I always keep you in my thoughts and prayers and wish you the best on the 22nd. I love your card and mainly your spirit that you continue to bless us with your wonderful creations. I am always so inspired by you. Hugs, and Love, Cami

Maryann said...

Oh Jacque, I´m sooo sorry to read once again, that you´ve been having more sad news, as if you haven´t had enough lately, but I will sure keep you all in my heart and thoughts, and I wish, your dad will have a nice and peaceful week-end without anymore pains.
Your card is as always soooo gorgeous and I just love to watch your work, and I´m always looking forward to see, what you have to show us each day. You can really inspire anyone to do more lovely work, I just wish, I could make cards like yours, as they´re soo amazing.
Have a wonderful week-end after all and stay positive sweet heart.
Biiiig hugs Maryann

Renkata said...

Jacque, I wish you all the best!
Your card is divine, dear. What great choice of paper and colours.

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your cards...and just want to let you know that my prayers are with you and your family at this time. My dad passed away in 2002 from alzheimers...so I know totally what you are going thru.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my dear sweet Jacque.......rejoicing with you on your good report & my heart goes out to you about your dad. My mom was 82 when she passed in '06. Hospice was such a blessing to all of us & I was so grateful to them. Hugs & Prayers coming your way, sweetie.
Sharron ♥

Candy said...

Dear Jacque,
I am terribly sorry to hear about your dad. It was such a short time ago you and he were out together doing all sorts of things. I am praying he has no pain or suffering of any kind this weekend. Praying for you too dear friend as you go through this very tough time!!

Your card is wonderful with it's bright colours and all the wonderful ribbon.

You are in my heart and prayers - Love Candy

Jannie said...

Fabulous card Jacque,I love the paper and the wonderful image.
Your coloring is beautiful and your details too.
Take care for your self and so sorry I read about your dad.

Hugs Jannie.

Kate T said...

Fabulous card, sending you hugs and prayers that your Dad passes peacefully !