Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Day Missed.

I am sure by now you are probably wondering why I missed a post (after all I don't have the sick excuse since I was sick last week *lol*). Have you ever regretted a missed opportunity? Have you ever had a moment in time where life comes to a scretching halt? Well I had that moment on Sunday night when I thought I lost my dad in a plane crash. It's a long story but what I took away from it was life changing: Make it right before you lose the chance. Don't wait another day!!! My dad was not in the crash and he is fine but now my attention is focused on my step brother who got into a motor cycle accident on Sunday (talk about a BAD Sunday!). He is in stable condition. If you have it in you to pray or to keep him in your thoughts I would appreciate it.

Although this card doesn't exactly fit my post above, I thought it did have a connection of sorts. 40 years is a long time--and there are so many "moments" in a relationship where you need to make it right--to work it out. Celebrating 40 years is such a special occasion! I can tell you I just love the versatility of
This fabulous Mona Lisa Moments set is going to be one of my most used sets.





Recipe

Stamp Set(s):
-Invitation Essentials (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF

Cardstock:
-Cream by Prism Paper
-Classic Blue by Prism Paper

Patterned Paper:
-Woodland Whimsy Blueberry Grove Pattern Paper by Sassafras Lass


Ink:
-Espresso by Ranger
-Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger

Accessories:
-Cream Lace Trim
-Button by MME
-Hemp Twine
-Flowers by Prima
-Clear flower by Maya Roads

Tools:
-Nestabilities by Spellbinders (www.ellenhutson.com)
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Paper piercer
-Corner Rounder by EK Success
-Stapler

I hope all is well with you! Have a good one.

Alli

18 comments:

Marlou said...

oh Alli, im sorry to hear of your trouble, I will remember you in prayer.
Your card today Alli is beautiful, I just love to stop by and see your wonderful work, take care :) x

The Larsen's said...

I had wondered where you were. I check your blog everyday, and made a slight note of you being gone.... and wow, what a tough time you are having! You and your family are in my prayers.
love to you
k

Jocelyn said...

Oh Alli! I'm so sorry about your brother. It's good though that he's in stable condition. Will definitely keep him in our prayers.

I visit your blog everyday and just love your creations! It's thru your blog I discovered PTI and CHF! :D Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

~amy~ said...

Sorry to hear about your horrid Sunday...hang in there...

A gorgeous card and yes, we should always celebrate our relationships...thanks for the reminder.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Horrible Sunday! I can not imagine the worry you had thinking about your Dad in a possible plane crash...and then your poor brother!

Sending hugs and prayers..
You must be exhausted...

Deanna said...

Beautiful,,, love all the different elements you mixed here!

Juanita said...

Your brother is in my prayers. I am glad you Dad didn't get on that plane. Seeing that crash in the news and thinking of families having to wait for news was just heartbreaking.
Glad for your card and your post.

Kerry J. said...

Oh my Alli! I was watching coverage of the crash at the gym on Monday morning. I'm so sorry for your angst and for your brother. Hope he has a quick recovery.

resmith said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. He will be in our prayers for a speedy recovery. I had the same experience a little over a year ago when my husband was in a motorcycle accident.

Love your card!!

Missy said...

That does sound like a bad sunday. So sorry to hear you and your family had such a heart-wrenching weekend. I am glad your dad is okay and I will definitely keep your brother in my thoughts and prayers that he gets better.

This is a lovely card. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Paula Barin said...

Oh my gosh.... the challenges you have faced this week. Your brother is in my prayers. And you are right.... don't miss an opportunity to tell someoone how much they mean to you.
God has you in his hands.

Anita C said...

Glad to hear that your dad is okay. I am sorry to hear about your step brother. My prayers are with him and his family right now. I will also keep you in my prayers, heres hoping that the days become brighter :)

{{{Hugs}}}
Anita

DeniseLynn said...

Oh Alli, I am sorry to hear about your brother. I will lift all of you in prayer along with praises that your dad is safe. And your card is truly beautiful. I'm glad you shared it.

Kimberly said...

((HUGS)) and prayers for you and your family-what a weekend-yikes!

Love the card, it is elegant, and shabby chic-and just plain fabulous!!

Softangelkisses said...

HUGS & PRAYERS What a wild and scary weekend! Great card and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Christina Fischer said...

Alli, I'm sending hugs and prayers for your family and for you! I hope your brother's condition improves, and I'm glad your dad wasn't hurt!

Your card is gorgeous -- thanks for sharing it and for sharing the beautiful reminder to make every minute count! Hugs!

Kacey Elliott said...

So sorry to hear about your brother - will certainly keep him in my prayers.

Anthonette said...

What a scare, Alli! To think even for a moment that you lost your father must have been heart-stopping.

That is a versatile stamp set. Great job with the card. The lace and flowers are fantastic!

Best wishes to your step brother for a speedy recovery.