Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday Sketchers, Just Magnolia, Winner, More Sweet Stuff for YOU!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! Sorry I have been so long in posting but last week was one I would like to forget!! And I am very sorry in advance if what I am going to tell you offends anyone BUT I was diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer last this week will be filled with scans, tests, and all of that pre-op stuff, and surgery is scheduled for February 2 with a radiation regimen afterwards! I would like to apologize for not being able to get around to visit you and your blogs because of so many time constraints with appointments, etc. BUT you all know that I will be over to see you as soon as I can!!! The good news is that it is so difficult to keep a strong woman down SO I will be here as much as I physically can!!! Ladies, please, please, please remember those mammograms for both you and your loved ones!!!!

Now on to happier stuff!!! This is my DT Sample card for Just Magnolia this week using a delightful sketch by the very talented JayJay. The DP is from K&Co and I have added a pink rhinestone heart, pink organza ribbon and gold heart buttons. This darling Cupid Tilda, colored in Copics with a touch of MS glitter on her head and Diamond Glaze on the arrows, and from Magnolia-licious is encircled with pleated grosgrain ribbon. Finally I added a Tiny Tag from SU.

This is my DT Sample card for Friday Sketchers where we are being hosted this week by Jacqueline from The Netherlands. Again I used the same DP from K&Co and added some wide heart ribbon, a little Melissa Frances frame, and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tilda with Key from Magnolia-licious is colored with Copics and the key is highlighted with a bit of Gold Smooch. I bordered her with lace/heart trim and finished the front with heart gems on the corners.

To match this card I decorated a papier mache heart box with the same trims and added doilies, gold hearts, and a bit of ribbon and roses.

I have filled the heart box with Happy Valentines embellishments and it is ready to be mailed to some lucky commenter!! I would also appreciate it if you would invite others to drop by. Inside you will find....
--packs of both red and white paper lace doilies
--a pack of Smitten K&Co rhinestones
--a pack of red rhinestones
--a handful of heart charms
--a length of red heart wire
--Happy Valentine's Day stamp
--6 types of Valentine ribbons
--red tulle
--a packet of heart buttons
--heart stick-ons
--a bouquet of Wild Orchid Crafts red roses
--a jar of Fire Engine Red Shimmerz!!!

Let's end this on Thursday, January 28 at Midnight EST....thanks

AND NOW....The Winner of the Pink Sweet Stuff from last week's Pretty in Pink Blog Hop is....

STEPHANIE!! Congratulations, Stephanie!! Please send me your address before Thursday, January 28 so I can get your package out to you right away!!!

Since I am going to be out of the mainstream for a little while, I just wanted you to know in advance that I plan on doing some more Sweet Stuffs all along....and ONE pretty significant Sweet!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here. I love and appreciate all of your comments so much and hope you will come by often! Big Hugs til the next time....


Helen said...

Wow. We will be praying for you, if that is ok. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, but what you said about not being able to keep a strong woman down is soooo true! :) My mom beat it not once, but twice and I know you can too!
Your Valentine's cards are beautiful, as I knew they would be. :)
Take care of you!

Vivi Casale said...

Oh my Gosh Sweetheart and I'm deeply sorry to hear about your diagnoses! My eyes are full of tears..... I'm feel so so sorry for you.... I cant help, I'm crying.....
You will be in my prayers every day!!
I'm sure you will beat this thing out as you a very strong and full of happiness woman!!

about you card, it is stunning as usual.. It is unbelieveble how you come up with new & gorgeous ideas every time you post a new card.

Love you my Friend!!



Angelwood said...

Jacque,so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I will keep you in my nightly prayers and hope all will turn out positive for you!

Your cards are lovely of course! Beautiful coloring and embellishing! Love all the pink-iliciousness. Truly a delight to visit your blog! hugs and prayers, Angela

Stampin Mindy said...

Jacque, I'm so sory for what you are going through. My heart is with you, I pray that you have the strength to get through this!

Your card is stunning as always, I love your coloring. That box is darling too. Have a wonderful and restful day!

FarHai said...

So sorry to hear of your diagnosis. We will be praying for you, if that is ok.

Your cards are beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

I will be praying for you. Your can do spirit will be in your favor. You can beat it.

Your card is gorgeous and I love the matching box. I will post you candy on my blog. Thanks for a chance.

Congrats to the winner!!

Waipahu CBDO dba Waipahu Community Coalition said...

Jacque- so sorry to hear about the cancer, I will keep you in my prayers. May God continue to bless you with strength, healing and faith Your cards are beautiful as always. I love the red. Take care and God Bless~

Dawn Wheeler said...

Oh Jacque xxxx
i am sorry sorry hun xxx
that must have realy knocked you off your feet when they told you that xxxx
i am sending you positive thoughts and lots of hugs xxxx
my heart is with you and we are all here for you xxxx
your cards are as beautiful and inspiring as always
huge hugs Dawnxxxx

Lia said...

I am so sorry for you.
Hope that its getting better soon for you.
My sister has survived cancer twice.I'll hope that you got lucky also.
( sorry for my bad English but i mean it from my haert).

kisses from Holland i'll keep my fingers crossed for you

Christina C. said...

You created such beauty despite the sad news. Nothing can keep you down, my friend.
You are woman and you are strong!!! You are invincible. Does that sound like a song???
Your cards are soooooo the lace and the coloring is phenomenal. Hey, I see bling!!!!!! Love and hugs, Christina

☼ Cheryl* said...

Oh Jacque, what bad news :(
I am so glad you are not letting it bring you down, you are so so strong!!
I hope next week brings some good news xxxxxx

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Katie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the diagnosis but I know you'll come through the journey fine, with your strength you can beat anything!
And using your art to help you along the way I'm sure ;)
Your cards are as beautiful as always and I want you know you are in my thoughts.

Jane said...

I am thinking of you with all my heart Jacque and sending positive vibes your way every day, hun. Your cards are all stunning as always, I am so in awe of you creating under such circumstances! (((((((((Big hugs)))))))))) Jane xxxx

Diamond Doll said...

Awww Jacque so sorry to hear this news,but as you said your a strong woman i will be praying all goes well with the op.
Your cards are just Stunning as always you have so much talent thankyou for sharing it with us.
Take care
(((BIG Hugs)))
Trish (-:

Beccy said...

Oh Jacque I am so sorry to hear your news and am sending you loads of virtual hugs. Your positive outlook will go a long way to helping you to beat this awful disease.

as to your cards they are stunning as always and that heart box is adorable.

Good luck next week.

Beccy x

gina g said...

I'm so sorry to hear this i will keep you in my thought hunny now take care, your card is so beautiful as always, keep strong luv gina xx

Nancy said...

Jacque, My heart breaks for you sweetie and you are in my prayers! I will miss seeing your cards but I know it will only be for a short pass of time before your awesome masterpieces are back with the great stories that go along with them!
Your cards today are so awesome! You have a amazing talent! Thank you so much for your willingness to be so helpful and shareing your talent with all of us!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Biggest of Hugs to you my friend!

~Jeri~ said...

Wow! Your work is stunning and absolutely beautiful!! I'm just sitting in amazement as I look at all the detail in all of your work.
Your beauty and strength shines through your work, and it will help carry you through these trying times. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you as you go up against this horrible evil. I hope it's all behind you very soon. Your attitude and outlook is an inspiration.

Kathy said...

Jacque, I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Sounds like you have a great attitude and are so strong. Sending warm thoughts your way. Big Hugs~Kathy

Don't worry about "sweet stuff", please rest and be kind to yourself right now! Although I'm sure your paper crafting is therapy in way, also. Please take care.

Katie L Oakley said...

I am so sorry to hear your news hun. Sending lots of hugs and strength your way. Take Care xxx

Tertia said...

Will be praying for you.
Your work is amazing!

Yvonne said...

You seem like you have the right way to kick this into next week . So you go girl.
Such beautiful cards. the lace looks so pretty agaist the lovely reds x

Unknown said...

So sorry to her about your BC. I have some breast health issues myself so I know how scarry it is. You will be in my prayers. What an awesome person to offer up candy while going through something like this. I just missed getting in your last draw som I am jumping in on this one. I would so love to win your beautiful card! The candy is just the cherry on top!
I have reposted your candy on my blog.
Hugs and prayers your way!
True :D

Julye said...

So sorry to here your news but happy to see you are getting prompt treatment and staying positve, hope all goes well and surgery andtreatmet doesn;t cause you too many side effects, keep positive hugs and kind thoughts sent your way Julye

Danielle said...

Oh Jacque, I'm very sorry to hear of your diagnosis but I know your positive outlook and strength will beat this! My thoughts & prayers are with you as you head into your treatments.
Your cards, as always, are gorgeous! Beautiful detailing and your colouring is as wonderful as ever! Keep up the great work!
Hugs, Danielle

Donna said...

As usual, your card and box are amazing! You are such an inspiration in many ways. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you face the upcoming weeks. Your attitude is such a wonderful thing to pass on to others. Take care of you! Big healing hugs. Donna

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous set Jacque, you always come out with lovely things to share with us. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but I'll send my prayers to you and your family on Feb 2nd and the rest of the treatment. Keep strong and positive.

Suzan L said...

You inspire me with your strength along with all your creativity my sweet friend!! Even under these circumstances you are able to create such gorgeous cards!! These Valentine's are so sweet!! I love all the lace and pleated ribbon that you used!!
With Love and Hugs,

susana said...

Jacque, sorry to hear about your illness, I think the best we all can do is pray for you. I know you will be fine because we can't afford to lose a light of inspiration like you are. Don't worry about blog candies and cards right now, you need to get well and sharp for your big comeback. Hugs and kisses.

Rhonda said...

Jacque, Praying that you and your doctors will have widsom and great strength for you! Sending {HUGS}!

Anne said...

Jacque I'm so sorry to hear about your cancer. I'm sending positive thoughts your way :)

Oh, and Hugs!

Bev said...

Jacque you are one gutsy lady sweetie, keeping positive is so important and you know we are all here for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers xxx

Your cards are just gorgeous - they take my breath away. Love the detail you add to your cards hun, stunning!

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear your news - but you sound so strong and positive, just the way to be to beat this. I am thinking of you!
Your card and box are both absolutely stunning - I will post a link on my sidebar.
Love, Andrea xx

Georgina said...

Jacque your cards are beautiful. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis - but, please know that all of us the Magnolia blog group are pulling for you - and don't forget all the little angels that we love so much - they will be with you along your journey to recovery.
Warm hugs and best wishes.

Wilfreda said...

Oh my goodness. I hate to hear that. You are in my prayers. Make sure you keep us updated. Stay strong and positive.

btw – your card is beautiful

Aunty Sue said...

What can i say this isnt the best way to start the year but i hope all goes well forr you. Thinking of you and if there is a god hope he is on your side and looking after you.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Jacque sorry that you are having to go through all this but try to think only positive thoughts and stay strong!!! I'll be thinking of you!!

Your DT cards are beautiful!!!!


Linda . J said...

Hi Jacque I'm deeply sorry to hear about your diagnoses!I will be praying for you, I know how devesting news like this can be, my siser inlaw was diagnosed 3 months ago with breast cancer and is doing well, my hubby was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer at Christmas too but we stay posative.
I know you will be posative and stay strong
god bless you Jacque and please keep us informed of your progress.

Beautiful card by the way and love the detail and colours.

Big Hugs Linda x

Shirley N said...

Jacque I am so so sorry to hear your sad news. But I am sure with your strong and positive attitude you will get through this and it shows through your work because despite your news, your work is amazing and just gorgeous. Take care Jacque, we are all praying for you! Lots of hugs!

pinky said...

Jacque your positive attitude already tells me you have this beat, you just need to go through the motions now. My prayers will be with you all the way. Many hugs. Love your work and I hope you will have the strength to keep doing what you so enjoy.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Jacque, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Your positive outlook is fabulous and my thoughts are with you. Stay strong even though it's easier said than done! Your cards are gorgeous!

Hugs, Kelly

Unknown said...

my hopes and prayers are with you today and onwards with you..... I am so sorry but I know you are a strong woman to deal with this.

will email you privately later honey.

love always


Sharon Caudle said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Jacque! And you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong. Hugs!

Victoria said...

I just wanted to say stay strong, we are all supporting you, if there is anything I can do, you need a shoulder to cry on etc please yell. I would love to send you a card to cheer you up if that is ok with you, just ping me your address over.

Hugs Vicky x

Lorraine A said...

You just take care of yourself hun ,,, I am sure you will overcome this ,,, just stay positive x x x i will be thinking of you and sending healing vibes your way x x x:-)

Gorgeous cards as always ! :-)

Lols x x x

Cards By MI said...

So sorry to hear about your illness. I'll think about you. Enjoy the good moments, they will make you strong(er). ;)
Hugs, Marie

Julie said...

Jacque - My heart is aching for you. Last year, one of my best friends faced breast cancer for the first time, and my cousin for the second time. They are both now cancer free. The wonderful thing is it is now so treatable. I will be praying for you.

Your cards are adorable as always. Please don't worry about us. You just take care of you and know you have friends all over the world that are praying for you.

Love ya,

Grenouille Greetings said...

So sorry to hear your news, Jacque, but I'm happy to see that your attitude to the news is so strong. Keep it that way and know that there are loads of virtual ladies out here who are rooting for you!

You made two lovely cheery cards and decorated the heart-shaped box beautifully!

the warmest of wishes! Lesley

Barb Hardeman said...

My dear friend! I'm so, so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It brought tears to my eyes. I'm {hugging} you! Please take good care of your self and don't push too hard. Many days ahead - I'm here if you need a shoulder...

As always your cards are just wonderful! I love how you worked with the lace and ribbon around your image panel on both cards. The colors are wonderful, just radiating vibrancy and life! Tilda has never looked better all done up in red! Love them both...hugs...Barb

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Jacque,what a beautiful creations,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

juli (sweetpz) said...

BIG HUGS to you!
I'm sorry you are going through a tough time, but know this will make you so much stronger!
We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers =)

Great cards by the way, and thanks for hte chance to win some yummy goodies!


liza said...

hi Jacque,
so sorry to hear your news,just want to let you know im thinking about you and wish you well with all your tests and treatments,try and keep strong and positive....

....your cards are wonderful and what fab sweet stuff

love n hugs

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear of your news. Please stay strong and know that a lot of people are pulling for your recovery.

charlene said...

Jacque I am sitting here with a big lump in my throat....I am so sorry and I will keep you in my prayers. You have the hardest part on the battle won and that is you attitude. Please know I am here thinking of you and praying for you. You are an amazing woman and have inspired many and will inspire many more I am sure. Your cards are just adorable as always.
Gentle hugs to you

Moni said...

My dear friend I am sorry to hear so bad news. my fingers are crossed and will pray for you!
You are amaizing woman and you inspire me a lot! Your cards are gorgeous, and love your design!I will pray for your recovery! Hugs,moni

Kimberly S said...

What a difficult way to start out a new year, but that strength will help in seeing you through. {{big hugs}}

Your Valentine set is gorgeous. :)

Glenda Mollet said...

Jacque, you are definitely in my prayers! Lots Cyber Hugs, use one now and hold the rest in your heart until you need one. I love your cards and your Copic colouring, truly inspiring. I am the "Glenda" who is friends with Candy, so you already hold a special place in my life as she has shared your blog and cards with me for a while now.

Regina said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis, Jacque and sending lots of hugs.

Your card is just amazingly beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to win. It would be a dream come true to win the lovely card and goodies!

A lot of hugs from Germany

Betty Jo said...

So sorry about the cancer, my prayers will be with you. The cards are always beautiful, but I really like these. Thank you for your inspiration.

Jackie Randolph said...

Jacque, just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You will come through this like a champs as your a strong willed woman and have a very positive outlook just going into it. If you ever need to vent, yell or just want someone to listen please know I am here for you. As a mother of a BC survior I will not judge but lend a shoulder for those days you think it's just too much as there will be them but know they don't last forever!!
All my love, thoughts and prayers.

Tineke's hobby said...

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your diagnoses!
We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Your card is just amazingly beautiful.

GR Tineke

Mummylade said...

How could anyone possibly be offended by this post? it's sincere and from the heart and i can totally understand that you have much on your mind. You're in my prayers hun.

Regina said...

All I can say now is that my heart and my prayers will be always with you.
I'm also hugging you with a bear hug!!! Take good care of yourself. You´ll have a lot of days ahead and I´m very sure you´ll be very strong!!! You are a warrior and will fight with all weapons, specially with your " joie de vivre". I'm here (anytime) if you need a someone just to listen you.

Your card is absolutely stunning as always!! You know how much I love your coloring.:)))
The box is also adorable!!!:)))

Take very care of you and may God bless you my friend!!:)))


Random Acts of Krafting said...

You are in my prayers!
Take care,

DawnMarie said...

You are a very brave lady. My thoughts are with you, and your cards are stunning. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Danni said...

I'm thinking of you and praying for you, my friend. Hugest hugs!!
Gorgeous cards! You're truly an inspiration!

Peggy said...

I am sorry to hear of your trial. I will keep you in my prayers. You always do such beautiful work. Please take care of yourself. God bless!

Anonymous said...

My dear friend I am sorry to hear so bad news.
All I can say now is that my heart and my prayers will be always with you.
Take very care of you and may God bless you my friend Jacque.

Your card is absolutely stunning as always.

Hugs Jannie.

Jessica G. said...

Jacque, I am so sorry to hear your diagnosis, but I know that you have the strength and spirit to knock this cancer for a loop. You deserve a break, my friend, and I hope life treats you better soon!

When I'm stressed, my mojo disppears but that obviously is not the case with you! Wonderful cards and that coordinating heart box is amazing!!

Nicki said...

Jacque, I'm so impressed by your determination and positive approach to such devastating news. You have amazing spirit and such a good heart, with all your wonderful 'Sweet Stuff' giveaways. I've added a link to the candy box on my sidebar and asked people to pop in and say 'Hi'.

Hugs, Nicki, xx

Deb (dcorder) said...

Oh, Jacque! I'm praying for you - with your attitude you can beat this! I'll post a pink ribbon on my blog for you!

HUGS, my friend!

Candy said...

Hi Jacque Love,

You know I am praying for you and am always here when needed! I also know you will keep strong and win this battle.

Both of your cards are most beautiful as is your little box with the gifts inside :o) You have made the DP look completely different by colouring your images differently . Great work as always. Am writing from Ryan's... Love you, Candy

Rosette said...

See here jacque... you are unstoppable!!! Strong and full of courage because the Lord is in your life, and He will give you strength! These lovely creations are so beautiful as is your heart sweetie xxx
Big big hugs sent your way, everyday! xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jacque
Have only just found your beautiful work on your fabulous blog and I'm very sad to hear of your news but you sound like a very strong lady, so keep it up! You are in my prayers.
Take care.

DesertBuni said...

Jacque, I am so sorry to hear your news...I wish there was some way I could help you...I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I can see you are a strong woman, it shows in the way you are continuing to do your “normal tasks” are already taking control!! I admire that! We never really know how strong we are until we are faced with an adversary…The work you do with your cards is so beautiful, you have showed us what a beautiful, strong woman you are!!! You have the strength to fight this and the support of your friends to carry you through the time you feel week…..Stay Positive, Keep your Heart Happy….Take Care….

Anonymous said...

Jacque I'm so sorry about your news...I'm here for you in any way you need:) Sending prayers and positive energy your way!


Fran said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of your diagnosis, just stay strong and you will get through it. You shall be in my thoughts.
Beautiful cards, your work is always amazing and these are definitly no exception!

Kay said...

Jacque, Your creativity motivates us and your courage inspires us. Survival is a state of mind and you will definitely triumph over this adversity. Your support group spans the world! Love the cards and your spirit! KayW

Marla said...

Love this giveaway. Valentines is my favorite holiday!!

Jean said...

Jacque, just one more mountain for you to climb and you will do it with all the grace and dignity you can muster, why, because that is what you do and who you are.. so you get in there and start your fight... we will all be here behind you climbing that mountain with you.. can't let our favorite girl do this alone so you just remember when times are down you are not alone... we are there with you... so God Bless you and we will keep you in our prayers... also do LOVE all your latest cards... so gorgeous as usual!!!

Mary Lou said...

Oh my goodness Jacque~~ don't have words other than I am so sorry this has happened :( God gives all of us Highs and lows in life--it is how we deal with the challenge! Will keep in my daily prayers. God is good~~keep the faith~~we are here for support!!!(as tears are streaming down my face) Beautiful creations--thank goodness for crafts:D
God bless you friend!!
Mary Lou

Unknown said...

Oh Jacque, I am so sorry to hear your news. You are right though, strong women cannot be held down. I know you will be back up visiting us and creating awesome things before too long. I will keep you in my prayers for a FULL speedy recovery!!

Angela said...

I am saddened to hear your news Jacque. I will be praying for you during this process of surgery/recovery/treatments. My Dad just finished a series of 42 radiation treatments and he is doing well. You seem to have a great attitude; this will help you immensely. You are loved by many!

Maria said...

Jacque, I've always been impressed by your creativity but I admire your strength and courage even more. You have a challenge before you and I know you will face this with grace and dignity and more importantly beat it!!! You are in my thoughts and I wish you all the very best for a full and speedy recovery. Hugs, Maria

PBrown9624 said...

Jacque ~
I will keep you in my prayers. I am saddened by your news but I am glad you are being so positive & that you are a fighter. Thank you for all you do for all of us in "blog land".
Hugs ~
Pam Brown

Anonymous said...

You have the battle half won with that positive attitude. Good luck! Love your cards.Hugs...Pam:)

Leonie said...

Wishing you all the best and have added you to my prayers! Just keep all those good positive fighting thoughts and you will be fine!!
Your cards are just gorgeous and all that red is just lucscious!!!
hugs from down under
Leonie :)

Kelly L said...

Definitely praying for you sweetheart! I hope the doctors found it quickly and don't you worry about us and your blog hoppin' we will be here when you are needing a lift or hear when you are feeling better. I know you will beat this, because you are ONE tough woman! Love and prayers always help though {{hugs}}

As for your beautiful creations -- I am starting to think you can't create a card without a matching gift box or gift of some sort. This is really beautiful with the lace trim and beautiful color combos. Sweet Jacque, you are SO generous with all of your lovely creations! With love, Kelly

limelight said...
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limelight said...

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'm definitely praying for you. Hopefully the doctors will be able to locate it quickly. Get well soon!

Keep up the great work. Your creations are absolutely extraordinary!

Nikki said...

Jacque's you'll be in our thoughts and Prayers and May it be very quick and your on to the road to recovery very soon. And what you've Created is amasing and very inspirational
hugs Nikki

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my goodness Jacque........I'm so very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You have been such an inspiration to me & I'll be keeping you lifted up in prayer.
Your always........are are you, sweetie. Every time I come to your blog I am always inspired by your beautiful creations. Thank you for being so transparent & sharing your life's journey with us.
Sending you (((((HUGGIES))))) and prayers ~
Sharron ♥

paperpapier said...

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis..I firmly believe God is by your side and you will have the strength to go thru the test and trial..
Your cards and creations are so beautiful..and you filled up so many beautiful things inside your candy box. Likewise, hope your life is fill up with more charms, love, health, friendship,luck and happiness..
I posted the link in my candy bar and hope it helps to spread the word around.
warm hugs.

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque, I am so sorry to hear your news, but you are a strong woman, and you have a lot of strong women praying for you. Together, with all our prayers, you can get through this. I send gentle hugs and many, many prayers to you. On a lighter note, you have done it again, with another beautiful giftie for your followers. I will see if I can't get this on my blog with the other blog candy and get you more visitors! God bless.

LINDA W. said...

O My Jacque you have my prayers for you and I
know alot of others will be praying on Feb 2nd
and every day before and after that.
Your cards are always so beautiful.
God bless Linda W.

Shawna said...

I am so sorry Jacque --- you are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

HI Jacques
Iam so sorry to hear about your diagnoses .I was diagnoses with lung cancer .They are going to have to take the one lung . but they want to do the rediation and chemo frist .becouse of the mass being to closes to the main blood vaine. I too am trying to be strong with this . It.s hard . You are in my thoughts and prayers . Iam hear for you . I love your valentime card and your sweetheart candy blog .
You do wonderfull work . If you need someone to talk talk to Iam here. Bless you .
Lots of Hugs
Sandy. O

Anita said...

Jacque, I am so sorry and sad to hear your news, I have been following your blog for a while now and have always been in awe of your talent, now I am in awe of your strength and I know that will carry you through (((hugs))) Will be thinking of you and sending healing hugs.
Your latest creations are nothing short of stunning, as
warmest thoughts and wishes

Lori said...

Hi Jacque! I am truly sorry that you have to go through the tests, the surgery, the treatments... but I am also here to let you know that I am one who has gone through breast cancer - double mastectomy - and am a SURVIVOR! You don't have to go through this alone and you don't always have to be strong! I encourage you to grieve (as it comes)- this is important and will help you in the long run. If you have any desire to contact me, I would love to support you, pray for you, whatever you's my e-mail:
May God's healing hand begin to bring your healing even now - physical, emotional, and spiritual. May His peace surround you and comfort you like you've never known before.
In Christ's love ~ Lori
My blog

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Know that you are loved and he will give you strength. - Judy

Unknown said...

Wow I'm so sorry Jacque... You are a strong woman and you can get through this. You have such great artistic talent, surely your work is not done here. Stay positive, I know you will. Sending hugs and kisses, just like your lovely cards!

cabio's craft corner said...

Big hug to you Jacque. Good thing that you are able to do something you like and forget about all those bad news. Keep yourself busy and have fun at your craft table!!!! Don't worry anything until you need to :o)

Ann said...

Jacque I am so saddened by your news, my love and prayers are sent to you, but I have no doubt that you will confront this, you are a beautiful and strong lady, and you can see from the tremendous love and support that you have from the messages on your blog, you will never be short of a friend to support you in your journey back to full health. Love and hugs, Ann xxxxx

Only By His Grace said...

Dear Jacque!

I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I am a breast cancer survivor. Two years ago I had a double mastectomy. At this stage I am still cancer free. My DH has just gone through a year of chemo and radiation and at this time has no more cancer in his body. The most important thing is to keep positive and have all your friends keep you in their prayers. I will certainly be praying for you as I know others will as well.
I tell everyone to have a breast screen. It saves lives. You sound very positive and strong so keep believing that you will pull throught this with flying colours.
Your creations are just so beautiful. I love seeing them. You do a super job.
hugs Marion

Jackie said...


Sorry to hear your news but you'll fight your way through this and I know you'll come out the other side. Keep strong and remember you have lots of bloggy friends here thinking about you.


debby4000 said...

Sending huge hugs to keep you strong, hope everything goes like clockwork and you get the all clear soon.
Wonderful creations, such wonderful Tilda's and details.
lots of love

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Sending you a BIG hug!
You know that you are ALWAYS in my thoughts♥!

The Valantine set you have created is stunning. One lucky winner who gets that in the mail!

Take care my dear friend♥/Gunilla

Monique said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I wish you a lot of strength !!
I love your cards !!

Hugs Monique

Cami said...

My dear Jacque, I am so saddened to hear about the diagnosis. You will be in my constant prayers and being the strong and cheerful person that you are, you will pull through this. Your cards are beautiful, as you are, and your strength to continue to do such wonderful work shows. Thank you for also offering such a wonderful blog candy. Love and Hugs, Cami

MarkerGeek said...

Jacque, a huge hug from me to you.

Your cards and box are stunning, as always.

Will be thinking of you. x

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so so sorry to hear your news. You sound very strong and positive though, which is very important. Sending you and your family best wishes and hoping you can get through this.


Aud said...

Dear Jacque,
I hope and pray for your full recovery. It'll be a hard fight, but you're such a strong and positive girl, you'll get through this!
Sending you and your loved ones warm thoughts and hugs!

Your creations are gorgeous as always!♥


Tracey said...

Oh Jacque, I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I know you will beat this! I will keep you in my thoughts and send lots of healing vibes your way.

Your projects are incredible darlin!! Gorgeous as usual!! xx

phyllis zimmerman said...

Sorry you have to go through this. I will lift you up to GOD and pray for your complete recovery. All things are possible with Him.
your projects are as always beautiful.
praying for you in Rochester NY.
Phyllis Z

Sarah said...

A mountain, a hurdle is one of lifes paths, be strong and determined and you'll manage anything - It shouldn't offend anyone that your graceous enough to let us into your life, we should be thankful to you that you are reminding us that we too much check ourselves -and not be afraid of doing so. With a loving hug sent your way Sarah x

debbies said...

Jacque-your news did NOT offend me or anyone else who visits your blog. Your sweet personality just radiates off the screen and I will be sending my prayers and thoughts your way. Thank you so much for your talent and for a reminder that we need to take care of ourselves. BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim. said...

You are such a strong person that I feel you will get over this hurdle in life with ease and I hope it all goes as easily as possible for you.
As for your cards they are wonderful as always but your gift box is something else it is absolutely stunning. A gift anyone would love to receive.
Thinking of you.
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness Jacque,I am so so sorry to learn about your news. My mum was diagnosed with breat cancer and had 3 tumours removed around Xmas time 2008 and had radiotherapy and has just had the results of her first mamogram a year on and it's clear. I hope it doesn't upset or offend you that I mention that. Please know that you are in my thoughts xxx

Imke said...

Dear Jacque,i´m sorry to hear such sad news. You´re in my thoughts and i send you many Cyber HUGS fom Germany !!

Your creations are beautiful as always and the Valentine Box with all the goodies is fantastic.

Sarah said...

Right, completely forgot to say in my last post, your work is fabulous as always and you are a very generous lovely lady, will pop a link in my sidebar to your beautiful sweet stuff. Sending big hugs your way x

Judy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your bad health news and my prayers are with you.

Your card and heart box set is fantastic. You're an inspiration to me. Thanks for a chance to win some great sweet candy.

Jodie from Oz said...

Your card and heart gift box is beautiful, the images and colouring are wonderful.

OMG, I am so sorry to hear of your illness.
My prayers are with you.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

jaymack said...

Prayers for you in your recovery. Valentines Day is such a special day. I just love the colors. Hugs!

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Jacque, sorry to hear about your illines. I am sure you will be just fine, you are in my prayers and I want you to be strong and have lots of faith in God!!


Alice said...

Jacque, you are very strong and courageous, I admire you and my prayers are with you.

For You By Me, Liz said...

Damn it all to hell. I am sorry that you are going through this and know that you are in our thoughts.

jude said...

Hiya hun,
First of all your strong and very head strong and with all us crafters behind you supporting you ,thinking of you praying for you im sure you will have the strength to fight this.My friend is going through very similar thing at the moment so i shall be thinking of you both.
Feb 2nd my little girl is having an op so i shall be thinking of you both.
Your creationsd inspire so many of us and it's ajoy to see your work.Thanks for the chance to win i would be honoured so fingers crossed
love n hugs thinking of you judexx:)

Anonymous said...

My thoughts & prayers will be with you! You are one tough lady and I know you will be just fine! I truly enjoy your blog and all of your creations! It is an honor to even get to see your beautiful work! Thank you for all you do and for the chance to win!
Hugs & kisses to you!!!!

Susan Lankford said...

Will be praying for your treatments and recovery, Jacque! You are an amazingly strong person and I so enjoy your creations and attitude in spite of adversity! Susan

Chrisd said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this journey of treatment and recovery. Hugs from Michigan

*Michaela* said...

Oh, Jacque: I am so very sorry and my deepest thoughts are with you. I know YOU CAN BEAT THIS!!!! Just stay positive (I know, so easily said...). I believe you are strong and courageous and you will become even stronger person once this passes.

The cards you made put a smile on my face. Really cute.

Sending positive energy your way.

Judy W. said...

So sorry about your diagnosis! I will be praying for you! You must be a very strong lady to be able to continue sharing your beautiful work in spite of such overwhelming news!
Take care!

Joanna M. said...

Oh Jacque ... I was so sorry to hear your news. Stay strong and know that thousands of us are sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

pcrusberg said...

Oh Jaque, how could you apologize! Seriously! You're a super gal and blessing and prayers are coming to you right now for great surgery outcome and quick recovery! Thanks for all of your super projects...that creativity just amazes me. Pam

Gina K said...

As always, your cards are fabulous. And I apologies are needed, especially in this case. The important thing is that you take care of you! My aunt is a survivor and I have worked with survivors on my job. You WILL beat this! - Gina L

Lacey Stephens said...

I am so sorry to hear about your news. My neighbor was recently diagnosed and has an 8cm tumor. She is going through chemo first (with an added trail drug), then will have a double mastecomy over the summer.
Please know that you are in my prayers.

Martha said... many moments in our lives are "faith" moments, when we can not see the days ahead."For we walk by FAITH, not by sight" II Corinthians 5:7 You have a lot of followers who will be lifting you up in their prayers to God on your behalf. May you be strengthened and encouraged by them. You have such a wonderful, creative heart that you share with everyone. Your cards and projects are always, ALWAYS so beautiful and clever. May God bless you and sustain you in the days to come. Hugs, Martha

Ginny said...

Just found your blog today. Sorry to hear about the diagnosis. Really enjoying catching up on your blog and seeing all of your cards.

Eulanda said...

Jacque - so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. You certainly don't have to apologize for your absense. We just wait as long as it takes to see your next wonderful creation. Speaking of which, you have outdone yourself once again!! I just bought some of the ribbon you used on the first card, only in brown and can't wait to use it. Beautiful projects!! You take good care of yourself and I'm off to tell others about your lovely giveaway. You are truly an amazing lady!

Gloria R. said...

Jacque, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gloria R.

Rene said...

Jacque, You will be in all our prayers.
Your cards are beautiful. If we don't hear from you now and again we will be thinking of you.
Rene from OZ xo

Charmaine said...

So sorry to hear what you've been going through and what you will be going through in the coming weeks. I will keep you in my prayers.


Denise Trottier said...

Hi Jacque,
Your card and heart are sorry about your diagnosis...keep positive thoughts that you can make it through have a lot of people rooting for you...
Denise Trottier

kathy s said...

how your heart must ache at the moment as mine does for you yet you still have the generosity to give others a pick me up gift- all my prayers and wishes will be with you from now until you have overcome this horrible time in your life - stay strong and focused on yourself -do what you think you have to just hang in there and on behalf of all who visit your blog and others we will surely understand if you are not as active as normal. love your cards as always and although I don't have any tilda stamps of my own yet you have inspired me in so many ways i am now saving to get several- deciding which ones is the hard part. thanks love and best wishes

Janice said...

Attitude is everything and you are already on the right track! I will keep you in my prayers during this process. As always, your card & gift box are gorgeous!!

A Consuming Passion said...

Take care of yourself Jacque! this is a hurdle and you will cross it! Take comfort in the knowledge that so many from around the world hold you in their thoughts and prayers. Your work is beautiful, inspiring and we want to see more, when you feel up to it!

Dawn B. said...

Oh Jacque..I am so sorry to hear this.. I will be thinking about you and praying for you every day...Your card is amazing and you have the heart of gold...Take good care and keep us posted.

Linda S. said...

Please add my thoughts and prayers to the long list of your friends. I agree, although I only "know" you through the internet, I am always amazed at how you come across as not only an extremely talented woman, but a kind, strong, thoughtful woman as well. Your friends are behind you now to hold you up in your struggles. Please let us help, and know you are loved.
Linda S. in NE

PinkLadyCarol said...

Jacque, I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You will surely be a survivor and will be in my prayers. My MIL is a breast cancer survivor (almost 12 years) and I know you will be back to your beautiful cards in no time! Your blog candy is so sweet -- you are in my thoughts, Carol

KarenB said...

My prayers are with you Jacque. You are such an inspirational lady, and I wish you strength. Thank you for generosity in the midst of a trying time for you xx

Patti Jo said...

These are some more lovely creations of yours Jacque! You are very talented!!! My best wishes for you for a speedy and complete recovery.

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWEE Jacque girl... This card and heart box is absolutely FANTASTIC... but since you are the one who made it, I should know it would be... I will be sure to let people know about these wonderful goodies for you... =)
You hang in there sweet girl, we are all pulling for you... You ARE A STRONG Woman, and YOU WILL beat this... You're in my Thoughts every day, and I'm praying for you!
HUGE PINK HUGS Just for you....
Lynda =)

scrappyella said...

Jacque, amazing cards as always. You are in my prayers..

Lillian A said...

Dear, sweet Jacque . . . my prayers go out for you and hope things move right along smoothly and you make a fast recovery. Hang in there -- you have each and every one of us backing you up, girlfriend. And, your cards are absolutely precious, as always. Keep them coming as long as you are able - cardmaking helps me to de-stress, so hope that's your case, also.
Love & Hugs, Lillian

scrappy girl said...

I wish you the best of luck with all you are about to go thru. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I absolutely ADORE this site! I, too, have fallen in love with these little kids. You put them in such a wonderful "light" and it is a true joy for me to view. Keep up the great work and keep us posted (as much as possible) on your progress! Good Luck!
p.s. I would really LOVE the candy you have offered. You are SO generous! Also, I LOVE red and pink so this would be fantastic to win!!

Lauren said...


I'm so sorry that this has happened to such a wonderful person. I am praying for your speedy recovery. Thank you for taking the time to share two more of your GORGEOUS cards! They made me smile. Please keep us posted on your treatment. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I just wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts & prayers, Jacque!
Sending big Huggies & Prayers ~
Sharron ♥

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Jacque, so sorry to hear about your recent news, you are my thoughts, sending hugs and best wishes your way, AnnetteX:) P.S. Stunning creations as always so love all your wonderful detail.

Tina said...

Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I will keep you in my prayers. I've linked your candy to my sidebar. Thank you for the chance to win some great candy!

trish said...

Jacque, I'm so very sorry to hear your news, but one thing I've learnt from following your blog is that you are indeed a strong upbeat person. You will need to draw on all that strength now and also from the many prayers everyone is sending you (including myself)
Thank you also for your generousity in amidst all that's going on in your life.
Hugs and prayers,
Trish x

Anonymous said...

I was recently listening to a documentary about cancer and a person's attitude and it was showing that people with a positive outlook were (I can't remember the %) but there was a marked increase in recovery of people who had a positive outlook. So here's to a speedy and full recovery!!! I'm happy to pray for you too!
I so enjoy your blog!! You provide such wonderful inspiration!
Be Well,
Beth Greco

Davi said...

Another beautiful card as usual!! I join with all the other followers in lifting you in prayer and know that the Lord will sustain you thru what lays ahead. Most important that you take care of yourself.

Caroline D. said...

Bless your heart! And you're amazing to be posting and creating cards after such news! Draw on your strength you obviously have to see you through the days ahead. Let your friends and family surround you in support too. I'll keep you in my prayers and please do let us know how you are when you feel like it. The 2 cards are just absolutely gorgeous!! You're very kind and generous to offer more blog candy! Ive linked you in sidebar candy box. Good luck and well wishes for you.

Alleena Burger said...

All the best with the scan and so forth. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you. Beautiful card and candy.

Vinglefrøken said...

I do not know you, but I will cross my fingers and think happy thoughts for you through your cancer fight - you keep the spirit up and be the strong woman you seem to be! I was lead to your blog from another one, and find your creations really amazing! :-)

Shelley said...

I am so sorry to hear your terrible news. You are in my thoughts so keep strong and take care while you go thourgh you treatment. Keep strong! hugs Shelley

Gosia said...

Jacque,I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis.
I wish you the best of luck .Keep strong

ChrisaBella said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cancer. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Your stuff as always is amazing.

הגר עופרי said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the diagnosis, I'll pray for you...

What a great candy and wonderful creations !!! amazing..!!!


Whimcees said...

Sending you prayers and good wishes! I will keep you in my prayers that you do well with your surgery and treatments. Keep strong! :<)

I love your project - it is beautiful!

Wishing you a good day today.

Barbara Diane

Archies Mum said...

So sorry to read your news. Hope that the treatments you will have to go through won't be too bad for you. Just take every day as it comes, and take plenty of rest. Good luck and take care x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Jacque, I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope the surgery goes well and you'll be recovering Well, You are a Strong Woman indeed! Love your card set and sweet candy. Thanks for keeping up with your card making for us, get well, xox ~Jeni

noga said...

thank you for the romantic candy! enjoy valentine!

hlcarroll said...

I am so so sorry to hear your news, and I wish you all the very best, and lots of luck with your surgery and treatment. Make sure you get lots of rest and that you are well and truely pampered. xx

KellyW said...

Awesome card! and fabulous blog candy!

I have posted your blog candy in the sidebar of my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!


KellyW said...

I hit send a little to quickly. I just wanted to wish you well through your treatment. I will be sending comforting thoughts prayers your way!


Claude said...

Jacque, I wish I could reach out and hug you right now. You are amazing! Stay strong and you will get through this!

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Dear Jacque, I am sorry to hear about your diagnoses. Sending you hugs and wish you strenght and wisdom during your treatment. Don't you EVER apologize for your absence in blogland, we understand why. I will lite a candle for you every day, for strenght and health.
Wish you well,

Katie said...

Dear Jacque,
I have heard about you and how strong and brave (not to mention humorous) you have been through this from my friend Lynda....good luck throughout the whole process! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!
On a happier note, this is a beautiful blog candy with such lovely handmade treats to go along with it! Thank you for the chance to win. How kind of you to think of us in your time of need!
Best of luck,

Jacquie Hart said...

I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis you will be put on the prayer list at my church as well as added to my own personal prayer list.

These cards are so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I linked this page to my facebook thanks for the chance


Anonymous said...

Dear Jacque, I know it is hard to put emotions into words for someone you have never met, but honey I am sorry to hear of your illness. I know you will have prayers going across the world for you. Stay strong my friend. Jacque I have several church friends that have come through this with flying colors. Prayer does work. I have heard that the Cancer Centers of America are a God send if that is a possibility for you. I have a friends mother who has gone there and praised it highly. I hope I am not being too personal. Take care of yourself. And be the "strong" lady that you are. Lifting you up in prayer,
Thank you for all the joy you have given your blog followers through your beautiful art work.

Marisa said...

Jacque, my prayers are with you, too. Please keep a positive outlook (as I know you will) as that goes a long way towards good health. The cards are gorgeous - as always!
Marisa xx

Heidi said...

Jacque- oh my I am so sorry to hear about your news. But you are right, a strong woman will not be held down. They say 90% is in the attitude and well a prayer doesn't hurt either and I will put you in mine. Take care girl.

Denise said...

WOw is this ever cute! I love what you have done!

Thanks for the oppertunity to win this stuff!

Denise WElls

melissa75 said...

What gorgeous candy - I've posted the details on my blog, and I'm now a follower!!! I love your creations - you're very talented!!

Nancy said...

I am so sorry that you have to go through this. My prayers are with you for a fast recovery. Your project is just out of this world. Awesom!!!!

JoAnn said...

First, I want to tell you I'm truly sorry about your health. I know you will overcome this and you will be in my prayers.
I love your cards and the box is awesome!!! You are a very talented lady. Thank you for the oppurtunity to win this candy.

Loz said...

Best of luck with everything... you are in my thoughts, please take care of yourself.
Love your card and matching heart box... stunning x

Donna C said...

Shows how important mammograms are for women .... seems I am hearing more and more women being diagnosed lately ! What is going on ? But the word is getting out there ! Sorry you are going to go through this and you will be in my thoughts ! Try keep up a positive attitude and hopefully you will be able to do stamp therapy before long ! Your cards are such an inspiration ! TFS them , yourself and wonderful blogcandy !

ldemello said...

you'll be in my prayers. i'm overdue for my yearly mammogram, so thanks for the reminder. love all of the heart cards & things you are making!

Unknown said...

im so sorry to hear your news be strong my thoughts are with you, xxx hugs xx

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous cards as always! I just love all the details you add. I hope you are feeling better, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs, Christine

Gloria R. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Many Hugs.
Gloria R.

Ksenia said...

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful goodies that you are giving away!
I would be delighted to win!!

Sue said...

You are truly an inspiration, both in your cards and in the trials of life, I only wish I had half of your positivity, you are in my prayers and thoughts, may the Lord keep you and Sustain you, God Bless, Sue xx