Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shabby Flowery Postage


I'm so excited this week it's Gina K's new release and sneak peeks are going to start on Tuesday on Gina & the design team's blogs at midnight CST.  Joining us this month In the Spotlight is Mary Anderson!

Here is a card I made last month for the release but have not shared on my blog (and it was one of my favorite cards I made!)  I love Tropical Flowers although I am not a huge fan of solid stamps, I am of flowery solid stamps!!   I took out my postage stamp by Starving Artistamps (which is so cool since you don't have to print up the template every time you want to do postage, I just hand write the postage price with my copic multiliner pen.    

The Gina K Release Party is on Thursday evening, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. CST!  Hope to 'see' you there!  

On a personal note:
Friday evening my DH was in a serious car accident; rear-ended on his way home from work.  The guy was going about 40-50 mph and never stopped for the stop light (said he was trying to make a call & then when the wife came around, it was trying to get a soda that dropped).  He hit so hard that the lady in front of John said his car bowed in the middle & then popped out to the right of the lane.  In the pics he took immediately after, the guy who hit him ended up just inches in back of the car John was behind!  It was crazy - oh and I was on the phone with him when it happened & heard the crunch.  Prayed immediately and had peace but had to wait for him to call back to tell me the car was totaled (it's o.k. since he was o.k. he's the one not replaceable after all)  I know God/angels surely were protecting him and I am thankful!!).  Went to pick him up & it was surreal - the car was smashed in front & back and since I was in survival mode, I did not lose it there, just got things done (like clearing out his vehicle, getting him some dinner once we got home).  Then Saturday morning I cried as we laid in the bed together, so grateful he was with me.  

He is a little banged up (arm bruises, cuts and knee jammed into the dash) and his neck hurts quite a bit but thank God he didn't end up in the hospital!  He'll make an appt with the chiropractor soon.  Now it's time to get the ball rolling on all the stuff to take care of in the aftermath!  Oy - not fun.  

On a happier note - we are going on a weekend getaway to Savannah, GA this Friday morning!  We're excited and I think in light of all the busyness from the holidays, both of us being sick & the accident, it will be good for us to get away, reconnect & have fun together!  Oh and appreciate the fact that he is still here.  I can't thank God enough for that.  *smile*
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20 comments on "Shabby Flowery Postage"

Elaine A on 8:07 PM CST said...

Donna -
I am so very glad your husband is none the worse for wear, just a few bumps and bruises. He was very lucky and his guardian angel was surely with him. As you said, the car is replaceable, he is not. Enjoy your much needed weekend away.

Elaine Allen

Linda on 8:31 PM CST said...

OMG! I'm so happy that your DH is okay! What a scary thing to have happen. You have plenty to be thankful for:) I LOVE this card by the way! TFS:)

The Doodle Factory on 9:24 PM CST said...

Oh Donna! I'm glad the only things damaged were replaceable, but that was horrible nonetheless. Hooray for weekend getaways though. Stay safe and have fun!

Shannon on 9:48 PM CST said...

Hey Donna! I love this card...so beautiful. Thanks for the tip on this stamp company. I'll be sure to check them out...and probably order a few things in the process. ;-)

Can't wait to "see" you on Thursday! So excited!!!

Mary Dawn on 9:50 PM CST said...

I'm so glad everything is ok with your husband!

Jessie/knightrone on 10:54 PM CST said...

I am so happy he is doing okay!! That is so scary!! And shame on that man...wonder who he was calling..hmmm. Hope the claims process is smooth!! Gorgeous card too!!

Kathy on 1:17 AM CST said...

I'm so glad that your dh is ok! Did he get checked out by a dr yet? A lot of the time, the aches and pains will kick in several days later.

Gorgeous card--I love these flowers. Have a great getaway.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 3:45 AM CST said...

What a beautifully elegant card!!!!

I'm soooo glad John's okay!!!! Been sending you hugs and prayers!! Now you get some well-deserved time away together!!! And rest up for my visit!!!! LOL

Keri Lee Sereika on 6:34 AM CST said...

OH my word Donna I am so glad he is ok!!! Thank God for His angels!!!

Your card is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

Denise (peanutbee) on 6:44 AM CST said...

I'm glad your husband was okay in the accident, Donna. That's so scary.

Beeeeautiful card today. Every detail is just GORGEOUS. :)

Courtney Baker on 7:22 AM CST said...

I hope everything works out with your dh!

Gorgeous card!

Angie Tieman on 7:53 AM CST said...

Love your card, it's so pretty! Am shocked about your dh's accident but so thankful he's all right! Your trip to Savannah is coming at a perfect time!

catdidit on 10:26 AM CST said...

OMG, how so scary for you Donna! And to be on the phone when it happened! I am sooo glad to know he is ok, wow. I will be sending prayers your way that he mends quickly too! HUGGGS you!

Oh, and that card is just stunning! I have collect postage stamps and so need to get that stamp from SA!!

Cedar Creek on 12:12 PM CST said...

I'm glad I'm OK. It was a little scary watching the guy come up on me, but what can one do in that situation? Just wait...and boom. I hope this all works out for the best in the long run. Thanks for the nice comments for me. John

texasjodylynn on 12:59 PM CST said...

Beautiful card! I love the postage style card!

I am SO sorry your hubby was in an accident. Sometimes the close calls just make us that much more appreciative of the time we have! *whew* HUGS and hold him tightly!

Melanie on 10:34 PM CST said...

ackkk, this faux postage is GORGEOUS!!

Carolina on 12:27 AM CST said...

Thud on the card and at first I thought it was a journal is so stunning and it would make such a gorgeous as well.

On John...I've been thinking of you both and so glad John is okay. You both have guardian angels and I for one am glad that they were watching over him on Friday for both your sakes. Big hugs and so glad your vacation is coming up this weekend...I think it's just what the doctor ordered!

Maureen on 3:22 AM CST said...

Thank goodness he's ok!! Hope he recovers quickly and you both have a great time this weekend.

Also, LOVE this card - just gorgeous!

Linda S. on 3:26 AM CST said...

I am so thankful that your DH is O.K. Mine was in the same type of accident but did not see it coming. He was thankfully checked out in the emergency room and then released to come home. I was just like you, did not fall apart until after I saw his truck with the hole in the back window where his head went thru the glass. We are both so lucky and have so much to be thankful for. Linda S.

Rose Ann on 10:00 PM CST said...

Oh my gosh...thank God your DH is okay!! I hope you are able to get things straightened out with the insurance.

LOVE your postage card!! So very pretty, Donna!!

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