Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sharing creations & some SAD NEWS . . .

Hello Everyone! 
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  
Mine was AWESOME!  Hubby took the day off from work and spent it with ME!!  We went out for breakfast ... did a little shopping ... went to the movies ... out for dinner ... and just spent quality time together!  It doesn't get much better than that in my book!!  

Cards to share with you today are for the following ...

Isn't this image adorable??   It's from "priscillastyles" store and is called "Heart Balloon Puppy Dog".  Be sure to take a look around ... she's got some wonderful digis for you to create with and be watching in the next few weeks for a NEW RELEASE she's been working on!!  

Here's another card using a "priscillastyles" image (Sweet Pea Flowers) and I think it actually fits the sketch today fairly well too!

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I have more cards I could share but I think I will hold those for another time.  Right now I would like to tell you about a dear sweet lady who has gone home to be with the Lord.  Her name is Ruby Salyer and she is the Mother of Joan Fricker (Joan's Gardens).  You have heard me mention Joan's name on my blog MANY times and I'm blessed to have become a close friend with Joan, and her mom Ruby.  

For the past couple of years I've been making the 5 hour drive to Indiana to partake in the workshops Joan has at her home/store and it is during these times that I have gotten to know sweet Ruby.  This lady (in her mid 90s) was as sharp and witty as they come and I must add ... very insightful!!  We talked about gardening, home-canning, the soap operas (specifically The Young & the Restless) and many other topics.  And a heart of gold!   

At my last visit I was having some pain in my hip and even though she was in pain herself ... she was more concerned in helping me relieve MY pain.  She advised me to take a long walk out in the sunshine and say a prayer to God to help ease my pain.  And let me tell you ...the lady knew what she was talking about.  The next morning when I woke up ... the pain was gone and she & I both had a pain free day that day!!!

Sweet Ruby will be laid to rest this week and I for one will miss her sweet smile and kind words!  If you would like to send your condolences to Joan & her family ... the address is below:

Joan Fricker
25790 Stanton Road
North Liberty, IN 46554

Give a kiss & a hug to those you love today ... for we never know what tomorrow holds!  Rest in Peace sweet Ruby ... you will be missed!

See you all tomorrow ...


THERESA said...

So sorry for your loss Darlene and for your friend Joan, even though i did not know Ruby, she was still my sister in Christ , may you all find peace in knowing she is sitting at HIS feet at the moment and enjoying every second of it!! Hugs and luv my friend ..:)

Debbi said...

So sorry about your friend, Dar! It is so wonderful to know, though, that sweet Ruby is pain free and walking with her Savior! AND you will see her again!!
I pray that God will ease your sorrow and Joan's.

Jen Leeflang said...

I am so sorry that you lost a friend, Darlene, and I hope you will find comfort in the fact that you were blessed by her friendship. She sounds like she was a very special lady indeed.

On to your MMSC Card I love what you've done with the balloons! They are so shiny!Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

Guro said...

I am sorry for your loss Darlene, news like this is always hard, and makes us treasure all the small moments even more.
Both your card are beautifull, I love what you have done with Priscillas images :-)The shiny ballons are awesome, and the flower looks so life like! Great work as always!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challeng this week.
Hugs Guro

marsha said...

Darlene, sorry to hear about he loss of Joan's mother and your friend. How wonderful that you were able to travel to Joan's and have so many wonderful times.

Both of your cards are just fabulous! I love the shiny balloons and you did a gorgeous job on the sweetpeas too! I always enjoy seeing your creations!

Denise said...

Darlene, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and Joan's mom. How nice to have such a wonderful friendship.

Your cards, as always, are beautiful.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Darlene! I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. What cute cards you have created this week. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness

Valerie said...

These are such pretty cards! I am sorry to hear you have lost your friend. Please take comfort in knowing she is with you in your heart. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Valerie PSDT
PriscillaStyles Design Team