Sunday, September 1, 2013

Camilla and Maja Vintage Autumn Basics and Some News

Here is the new gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics Collection from Maja Designs being given away by the amazing Camilla at Cards by Camilla.  You have until September 30th to enter.  I know I can't hardly wait for this collection to be available to purchase.

I know it's been forever since I've designed and posted a card but I've had so much going on in my personal life everything else has taken a back seat.  I keep up with most of you, and those of you that are on FB, even if I don't leave a comment or take the time to say "Hi".

To my wonderful teamies from Christmas Cards All Year Round and Elphine House Australia, I apologize for not sharing all of the information when I stepped down.  In the last six weeks my husbands Alzheimer's has progressed, my youngest son (48) had a heart attack while working in Georgia, and I've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Will be having a mastectomy next week or the week after.  My oldest son who has been living in Texas for the last several years is coming home tomorrow, will stay until I get back on my feet, and I'm hoping it's really soon.  He can work from home, which is wonderful!

I've been coloring some and found the My-Besties big eye images are so much fun to color that I can't hardly wait to be making some cards with them.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  
Sending you all my love, hugs, and prayers.
Carol (Granny)


Patti P. said...

Oh Carol, I am so very sorry to hear all of your news. I feel so bad as I have not been a very good friend and checking in. I have been selfish and self absorbed with my going ons this summer and not blogging very much.
Please know you are in my prayers, I love you my good and kind friend.

Mickie said...

May God bless and help you through all this. Hope everything turns out okay.

Chrissy said...

The papers are just stunning Carol..and I'm so terribly sorry with all your bad news...what a hard time you are having..I send you my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery to you and your Son.Do take care....


Anonymous said...

Those are hard times indeed! I hope all will go well and be well!
Wishing you lots of strength and succes with the upcoming surgery, and may you be on your feet soon!
Don't worry about the online community, all we have is words and maybe some even a card, it's your family, those who are near you and can give you a real hug, who are most important.
Here's a virtual one, nevertheless:
Debbie / Daqa.

Rufus said...

I haven't been spending a lot of time on the computer this summer, happened to check in on you tonight...Carol, my heart goes out to you. Thank heaven for family...don't rush yourself, take the time to heal up before you get back on the roller coaster, otherwise you'll just get to start all over again at the end of the line. Will be thinking of you, sending large virtual hugs!

Linda . J said...

So sorry to hear your news on all your family Carole, thinking of you all and saying prayers.
Big Hugs Linda

Mary Lou said...

Dearest are ALL in my prayers everyday for God's strength!!!! words can take the "concerns" away but one day at a time.
With love
Mary lou

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, Oh my love, what an awful time for you all, life sure kicks us in the teeth sometimes. Sending you big Hugs and hope everything goes well for you and your son fully recovers and things improve with your husband. It will be nice to have your son with you.
Take care.
Hugs Sue W.

*Vicki* said...

Thinking of you sweetie and hope that things can let you take a breather from time to time to do your crafting that you love. Take care and big hugs

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh Carol that's awful news. Hope everything goes well and I am praying for a full recovery. Look after yourself my friend. (Email to follow)

Pat said...

Hi Carol, I am just back from holiday so have only just read your post. I am so sorry to read all the news of your family, I hope all goes well for you, your son and husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers my friend, take the time to enjoy your crafting and having your son with you.

Hugs from Pat xx

Gail said...

Carole, Thanks for popping by.
I see while on holidays I missed the 'news'.
Good luck with your surgery.
I'll be thinking about you & your family!
All the best!

dlough said...

Carol I just found your blog and I love it. I am so sorry to hear of your illness in your family. I will say a prayer for you and your family.
I love the new paper, can't wait to get it.

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, can's see your e-mail so here's mine.
Hugs Sue W.

Elise said...

Carol, I am so very very sorry to hear all that you are going through. Concentrate on what's most important .. your family and yourself .. and we'll always be here when you get back. Wishing you a speedy recovery and praying that all goes well.

Sending you prayers and love,

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