Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! {and a Blog Hop freebie}

This has been one heck of a year for me and my family! I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to what’s to come in 2010.

We had a nice Christmas {even though my Mom was in the hospital}. She came home Monday evening and passed away after only being home 5 hours. We are having services for her this Saturday, Jan 2nd at 1pm. It has been a struggle for me to say “Goodbye” to her because she was my BEST friend! But I know she’s not in any more pain and with her family that passed before her. Thank you to all my amazing family & friends that have sent loving messages to me. I am so grateful. ♥

Ok I don’t want to dwell on the sadness right now because today is the beginning of a New Year and new beginnings!

If you are still finishing scrapping your Christmas pictures, check out my Deck the Halls kit plus all the extras!

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Here’s my 2-page layout

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Look at these fabulous layouts from the DSO CT:

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These layouts were by Kerri (kayjaydo)

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These were by Karen (bydelstorp) also using Jazzy’s A Christmas Song wordart on the 2nd layout.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! The DSO Gals have been busy making gifties for y’all.

NEW DAWN PREVIEW 1 NEW DAWN PREVIEW 2

So, you probably hopped over from Shannon.

Since you’ve gotten this far, here is my special TREAT for you!

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You can grab this HERE

For your next treat, go back to the DSO Blog to see what you’ve missed or hop over to Jazzy!

Since this is a Blog Hop, if you get lost along the way make sure you stop by the DSO Blog for directions! {Plus there may be a surprise for y’all there too!} Please remember that we’re all in different time zones around the world, so some may not post at the exact same time. Thanks!

**Ooooh I almost forgot, ONE LUCKY commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to DSO! Don’t forget to comment on THIS POST {and all the other blogs for more chances} to be entered to WIN!!! The WINNER will be announced Saturday, Jan 2nd on the DSO BLOG!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

91 comments:

thescrappywife said...

I just stopped by to say how sorry I am for your loss, especially at this time of year when we normally spend our time with family. You and yours are in my prayers. May abundant blessings flow your way in this new year.

I really didn't expect a lovely freebie with all you are going through. That makes it all that more special. Thank you so much!

{{{hugs}}}

GSCreations said...

Happy New Year Andrea, may this year be filled with wonderful things and good blessings, am thinking of you, hugs

Susie(Psychozoe), Zoe the cat, Chiquita the dog said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!

I'm sorry to hear about you losing your mother. It's so hard. I hope you have lots of family and friends who will help you during this hard time.
XOXO
Susie

deb said...

Andrea, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Mom. May you and your family find peace over the coming days.

Thank you for the freebie for the DSO blog hop.

Dana said...

Thank you so much! This is lovely.

Sophie said...

Thank you for the freebie. Looks fantastic. Hope you are having a great new year

Nikki said...

Lovely contribution. Thank you and happy new year!

lovetocraftbetty said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mother.

Thank you for the blog train gift!
I hope the New Year will be happy for you and your family.

DonnaJ said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work, especially at this very difficult time for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days. May the peace and love of God be with you and comfort you.

Jazzy said...

Andrea, love your part of the New Years Blog..especially the glittery parts..I am keeping you in my prayers, May God's love guide you and comfort you in this new year and I hope you have all the good things you and your family deserve. Love and Hugs Jazzy

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Your part is lovely Andrea! I too wanted to say that I'm so sorry you lost your Mom - my heart goes out to you and all of your family. May God grant you all His comfort and peace during this time.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Will keep you & your family in my prayers!!!!
TY so very much!!!!!!!
HUGS
Wishing you a SAFE & Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

TJ said...

I so sorry to hear about your mother. I have two dads: My biological dad died Jan 1, 1993 and my other dad died Feb. 9, 2000, but buried on Valentine's day, so I know how hard it is to think of a new year without a loved one. God Bless You through the new year!

Thank you for taking the time to contibute with the blog run.

Candie said...

TY so much for your hard work and for sharing. Happy New Year!

Candie said...

TY so much for sharing your hard work. It paid off...you did a beautiful job. Happy New Year!

mmikes said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I love the wrapped frame.

Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hope you and your family are doing well

canpeg said...

Thank you so much for this gift, Andrea. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Hope you can have a wonderful service for your Mother, as it sounds like she deserves.

LouCeeCreations said...

Hello darlin' Here's wishing you lots of love, joy and laughter for 2010. I am thinking of you, much hugs to you and your family xx

judyinSD said...

May the joy you provide to others come to you four times in return. Sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for the gift.

Lou Ann said...

Sorry for your loss - what a difficult thing! Hope this next year is filled with happiness and love! Thanks for your beautiful freebie.

tammy said...

I just want to tell you again how sorry I am. I'm hoping to be there tomorrow. Taylor has a YM/YW sledding activity so I'm losing my babysitter, but hopefully it will all work out because I'd like to be there.

Jodiann, jodianncates.com/weblog said...

Hey Precious!

You have my heart!

Thank you for being awesome you!

Hugs!

Jo

Barb said...

Thanks for the awesome freebie! Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

Laura said...

Absolutely inspiring, such beautiful attention to detail. Thank you so much for this lovely gift. Also sending comforting thoughts your way. God bless.

Lynn, LPand3dogs Designs-Digi Scrap Obsession said...

Andrea, I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. You and your family will be in my prayers. I hope 2010 brings you Hugs, Lynn

jke7698 said...

thank you kindly and a Happy New Year!!!

txbubbles said...

Thanks so much for the gorgeous gift, Andrea! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Big hugs,
Vicki

Puzzle said...

Yeah! First blog hop of 2010!!! Thank you and Happy New Year! ♥♥♥

Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Love your part of the blog train. Have a Happy New Year.

Kim B said...

Andrea- that you managed to get this done so you wouldn't let the team down even through all that was going on- just shows how strong you really are and how special you are to all of us.

Thanks so much for your wonderful part and will be thinking of you tomorrow
Big Hugs

Always Plumpster said...

Andrea, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers go out to you. I thank you for this pretty gift. Wishing you Peace in the New Year.
LynO

abhall76 said...

First off I am so sorry to hear about your Mom Andrea. We lost my grandma on Thanksgiving day 2008 and it was so very hard. Sending lots of love your way.

Thank you so very much for your gift to us during such a hard time!

MsSweetP said...

Beautiful! Thank you very much for this fabulous gift.

Anjana Anna said...

Thanks a lot for your part of the blog hop. My prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you in the new year

Di @ Legacy4Life said...

Hugs and Love to you Andrea. Been thinking about you. May your new year be filled with peace and joy.

Lots of Love
Di

Penny S said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day is a time to reflect so remember all the wonderful times that you had with your mother.

Thanks for participating in the blog hop and work does help focus you on something other than your pain.

SharonKay said...

Thanks for the great freebie.

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 11 post on Jan. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Andrea,

Thanks for the lovely gift!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May the coming year be filled with comfort and love.

Hugs,
Lainey

Sky said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful freebie. Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2010!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

oooh wow I am so very sory to learn of your loss. My mother passed on dec 11, 2001 and let me tell ya I still get emotional. I will keep all of you uplifted in prayer but we know that someday all of us will be together again and that makes up for some of our earthy loss.

Thank you so very much for sharing your cute mini with us

Hezalin said...

Thanks so mcuh for creating and sharing this. I love it.

Linda V's Digital Scrapbooking said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful kit with others. I have had great fun doing the blog hop and have received tons of great freebies. Of all the blog hops and trains that I have followed this past year, this one by far was the best. Thanks again for sharing. Have a wonderful year.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Happy New Year Andrea!

I was a bit wonky the wee hours of this morning when I posted a message via PP, so please forgive me if I minced my words or anything like that.

You and your family are deep within my heart, my thoughts and my prayers sweetheart and I am SO happy to see you moving right along as you've got such an INCREDIBLE talent to poor your heart into sweetie and I know your family at DSO is with you ALL the way baby!

I hadn't expected to find a gift awaiting me and I thank you for your generosity in helping ALL of us in Scrapland to start the new year out with a scrapping bang! :D

Sending LOTS of LOVE and some BIG, BIG squishy hugs. May 2010 bring you the desires of your heart SWEET lady!

XOXO,
Linda <3

P.S. Thank you for being humble enough to share your family's needs with your digi-sisters and brothers. I am honored to be able to help in a small way and it has also made me more aware of the fact that I need to start making preparations so that my children are not left with having to deal with the financial end of things along with the emotional part that will always be there. I SO pray that all your needs are met for laying your PRECIOUS mother to rest tomorrow.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

I hope that I remembered to say thank you for your part of the DSO blog gifts. THANK YOU! :D

Dinphy said...

Andrea, I can't believe you found the time to create such a wonderful gift for us... You're one amazing woman.

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. You always wrote with so much love about your dear mum.

But you sound strong, and there's always so much family love in your blog, I'm sure you find comfort with them, and they with you.

Big hugs to you, you're in my thoughts.

Thank you for the gift, and may the new year be a happy one and bring you comfort.

Judgirl said...

Thank so much ...Prayers to you and your family through this hard time ...

judy

Lauralee said...

Thanks for sharing your time and talent!!!!


All Good Things
Laura Lee

Rottie Mom said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! Its never easy and the holidays just seem to make it harder. You have my deepest sympathies and hope you and your family will heal with time.

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous kit, too! Happy New Year!

tworotts4me@earthlink.net

GrannyNKy said...

Thank you so much and Happy New Year!!!

Lauralee said...

Thanks for sharing your time and talent!!!!


All Good Things
Laura Lee

Pink Poison said...

Thank you for the freebie. I am sorry to hear about your mom dying. My heart goes out to you & your family at this time.

iamb said...

Thanks so much, lovely!

cherylzyx said...

Thank you!

Kirsten said...

I' so sorry for your loss.

Thank you so much for the freebie!

Sue said...

Thank you very much for your part of this fun blog train! :)

SandyPie said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing with us, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

charlie said...

I hope you are taking care of yourself my dear friend..I hope 2010 holds a happier year for you and family..lots of love Charlie

Gret said...

Wonderful! Thank you. Happy New Year!

happyscrapper said...

Thank you so much for your freebie. I am so sorry for your loss. My dad spent Christmas 2 years ago in the hospital and never made it home. I was with him much of that time and so I understand a little bit of juggling illness, holidays, kids, grandkids and extreme emotions. May God bless you and your family in 2010.

Vana63 said...

Thank You Andrea! Best Wishes Always to you and your family!

sheila said...

First of all, condlences on the death of your mother. It is always very hard to lose our parents.
I am wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. May it be filled with good things.
Thank you for the blog hop goodies!

Faith said...

Oh Andrea, my heart goes out to you - I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ease your sorrow...I feel that the name of the kit a New Dawn is so very appropriate, though...a new dawn has begun for your mother, if you are religious, you can take comfort in that - and, even if you are not very religious, in the traditional sense, there is comfort in the love that surrounds you now during this time of sadness. Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in the blog hop, especially now. You are so remarkable, truly an incredible person. May God bless you richly.

Trish said...

I stopped by because I read the news over at DSO and I just wanted to let you know that my heart is with you in these moments, and that I admire your strength for not letting such loss take you down during this new year and even for participating in the blog hop. My prayers are with you and your family.

Thanks for the gift, and I hope the best for you in this new year.

jahree said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother about 2 years ago and it really helps to remember all the good memories....makes you smile! take care. And thanks for sharing your talent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your time and talent:)Kristianne25

Junebugmom68 said...

So very sorry for your loss. We lost my mom 5 yrs ago. I will say a extra prayer for your family and your mom.

Thank you for your beautiful part to the collab.

Connie said...

beautiful kit, thanks!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jan [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 02 Jan [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

SuziQinTX said...

thank you for the great giftie and have a happy new year!

fl_connie said...

Andrea, thanks for the lovely contribution to the blog train - it was really, really unexpected - but very appreciated! You are in my thoughts and prayers for the loss of your mother, which is never easy, no matter your age, and no matter the time of the year. ((Hugs)) I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you and your family!

gran2boys said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and thanks so much for the lovely gifty - Hugs Maggy

SusanW said...

I love this. Thanks so much!

puffinliz said...

First, so sorry about your mom but glad she could spend her last hours at home with family.

Thanks so much for your contribution, very sprakly/shiny and girly!

Geogirl said...

Beautiful work TY and Happy New Year!

Nicole said...

*HUGS* I'm sorry for you loss.

Thanks so much for the freebie, I love your work!

Janet said...

Thank you for your lovely kit. Sorry to hear of you loss.

Dannethia said...

Thank you so much for this lovely kit!!

GlitterQueen said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, take care of yourself. Thanks for the beautiful kit.

agravette said...

God bless you sweet girl! I'll be praying for you and your family. Also, thank you so much for the beautiful mini kit! You are so precious to share, even in your time of loss.

Juli and Brett said...

Thanks so much!!!

Lorie said...

Thanks for the resources. I'm just starting to scrapbook and this will help!

dianalyn said...

thank you for the gift. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at the loss of your Mum. soo very sorry,
dianalyn

makeyesup said...

So sorry about your Mom. All I can say is that she may be physically gone; however, she is always in your heart and that love can never go away. And yes, you said the most important thing for her is that she is no longer in pain. Take care, bless you.

Sue said...

Your Mum is just one of the hardest people to lose especially at this time of year. My heart goes out to you. Hope that 2010 is a good year for you.

* Lee said...

Especially LOVE the flower paper! Thank you So Much for your CUTE contribution to the blog hop! :D

Maurine Stettler said...

Andrea: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. How lucky you are to have had your mom for so many years here on earth, but more important, to know that you have her forever. I hope that all the good memories will sustain you when the sadness creeps in. Take care...

TerriM said...

Thanks for sharing your part for the New Dawn BT. Hugs!! Terri, Hawaii

linnie-818 said...

These elements are lovely. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

clubiani said...

this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!