Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hello, how are  all of you today?  As we say good  bye to July, one of  my favorite  months usually,  I am ready to welcome  August this year... I have  three cards to share, two are  from out  group that love to share ideas and challenges...And one is a birthday  card  for my  brother Bill 

So  here we go  
First is Bill's card,  both of my brothers and I share a love for trains... I love  Basic Grey Paper  and  this is all I could come up with...  I distressed  the edges  to go with the  look of the paper  

# 2  is  from our August  ideas and goodies,  I love  the  selection of paper  we were  given...Awesome stuff  
This card is  for  my  niece,  hope she is  not peeking in here  today 
 If you are,   I love  you Tanya... 
I used  paper and  die  cut   and sentiment  along with  following  the chalenge to make a  FLAT card  that  would not cost EXTRA  to mail...
I added some  bling because Tanya is a "sparkly "  kind of  gal

#3  is  a special  card....not to be  mailed to any one~ but to start off August  in the  mind to remember and celebrate 

I used lots of  bling to  create a HAPPY  look  
So are  you smiling?  And are  you wondering  why it is a HAPPY DAY

OK  here ya  go... 

Today is a reminder yet also a day to celebrate.... 

10 years ago today 

was diagnosed with cancer and started my journey to fight that battle... 

I had the most amazing support team of my family, my extended family,

 and friends along with friends of each of them~

 and I had God's Blessing

 and Hand ~ 

So today as I know I am a survivor I live knowing God hears and provides 

And I get to watch grand children grow and daughters excel and hope I

 can convey to all of that support team as well as new people in my life 

that my heart says thank you and I love you all .

Never take a second for

 granted, enjoy each and every one of them... 

And always say thank you

Thank you  for stopping  by, I hope the  tea  was  as you like it,  and enjoyed  the sunshine as you   were able to visit... 

Til  next  time I leave you with, smiles and  happiness,   Have a Great Day...  


  1. Love your cards Soni. The one for Bill is very striking. You know that I also love BG papers.

    You did a great job with the challenge. I have used my kit to make one card, but I only used one of the little butterflies. So I have a lot left to choose from.

    Congratulations on being a survivor of more than just your cancer. You're such a strong lady. So happy to count you as a friend.

    1. Maggie such kind words, thank you so much... I enjoyed using our goodies, I still have some to play with : )

  2. Let me say congratulations, also. Thank you for sharing your cards as well as your blessings!

  3. Thank you for that, and so happy that you stopped by to see my cards...

  4. All of the cards are wonderful! I also have a thing for trains so I really enjoyed your train card. I don't see too many of them. Loved it! Your post was just beautiful!

    1. I love trains too...this one is from SU... so easy to stamp too... I think I have one from TAC years ago as well, it is more detailed...but so authentic

  5. terrific card with the train. congratulations on your survival of cancer for 10 years. what a great attitude towards life . thanks for the tea and company

    1. as always thank you for stopping by... and for your sweet words