Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Few Firsts!

I love how this card turned out!  I made it for a special friend, for Father's Day.  Now, for some personal crud.....I've kept some of my personal life from my blog, because well....this is a happy place for me.  Some of you know I've had a rough last two years.  Started with my marriage falling apart two December's ago, topped off with the betrayals that threw me into a dark place that took time to heal from in '10.  I haven't talked about any of that on here.  This is my space, place where I can express myself in a positive way, and the situation with my family has been very public in my community.  My blog was my escape from that, and all that went with it.  Bringing this up now, because things change, and there's gonna be some new names popping on here.
A couple months ago, God brought someone new into my life, and flipped me upside down again.  Went on a date....a first after 16 years.....gosh, scary, right?!  Anyhow, he's been so super sweet to me, and I feel totally blessed to have him in my life.  One day I'll have to share the story of milkduds!  He's a dad of two kids, both are about 6 months older than Gabi, and Trey.  He's got a daughter, Sophia, and son, Kyle.  Sophia has been introduced to stamping thru me, and has made some cards, so I'm gonna have to show them off.  But we've spent a lot of time together with the kids and without when we can escape all of them!  This was his Father's Day card from me.  I've never done black and white...but so pleased with this card.  It's even got a touch of bling on the airplanes! 
Sweet Tammi sent me this image, and I had so much fun coloring it!  Thanks, Tammi

My second card is Sophia's card to her Dad.  We used a TAC set for it, because she said it looked like her dad.  He's lost some hair!  LOL!  She loved the rainbow, which was also an image from Tammi.  And we cut out extra clouds from felt with PTI's cloud die. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Supplies: nesties, stickles, colored pencils, copics, K and Co paper, DCWV stack, SU cardstock and ink, EK punch,


Jessica said...

Just love your cards...and good for you. Everyone deserves happiness!!!
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Nancy said...

Anna, thanks for sharing your cards and your life with us! I had no idea, so you must have kept your blog a happy place. So glad that you had it to escape to. And, how amazing to have such a wonderful man and his children in your lives!! 2011 is a great year! Hugs to you!

Tammi said...

I'm happy for you Anna! :) At least one of us is putting good use to those cute images...both cards are amazing! Love the layouts too!

Kim said...

Amanda told me about this new development. You deserve some happiness woman!!!! I'm glad you've found someone who can make you smile again. Give me a few weeks to settle down (life has been crazy busy around here and we move next week), but then I want to hear all of the details ;) The cards are fantastic.

Rufus said...

Good for you, everyone deserves some happiness! Both of the cards are winners.

debbies said...

It doesn't surprise me one bit that you found someone - because YOU'RE AWESOME!!!! You know how much I treasure your honesty and friendship. BTW, your cards are super cute and love the b/w one. I've been too scared to try it. LOL Love you!