Monday, August 29, 2011


MIA again here lately, we have been dealing with illness in the family. My MIL passed away and my sister has been in the hospital for about 6 weeks, crazy!! Her problem started out with a bladder infection and she is now laying in the hospital and pretty much can't move, her arms & legs are swollen like balloons!! Just a warning for everyone, if your Dr. tries to give you Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) don't take it!!!! After seeing what happened to my sister and talking with others this is a horrible drug!! Can't believe they don't take it off the market!! I'm so worried about my sister and afraid she is never going to come out of this.

I just had to take a little time this weekend and try get my mind off of it and created this piece for SSSS where the theme is Travel.
When I was a young girl we used to go over to my aunts house for the holidays and we took an old wooden bridge over the river to get there. Here I stuck to the song and put grandmother's on it. So I tried to recreate that scene for this piece, I didn't have much time so not the best but that's OK it was more about clearing my mind. Again I used the snow stuff I had laying around but really need to get some sparkly fluff, the stuff I have is to hard to work with!! I made the river using a piece of plastic and colored with stream alcohol inks then on other side I used the new snow cap alcohol ink, I likey!! The piece is held up using Tim's easel die cut, love it!!

Have a good one!!


  1. Nice job Donna! So sorry to hear about your sister. I hope she's feeling like herself soon! It's hard to wait and wonder, isn't it?!?
    Have a great week, remember to take some time out for yourself to rest and recover with so much going on right now... *Hugs*

  2. I truly love this piece. It is perfect!
    I am so sorry about your MIL and your sister. It is scary about your sister. I have been on cipro and never knew anything about it doing this kind of thing. They were going to put my mom on it for something, but then changed. I will keep this mind if they ever prescribe it to me again.

  3. Ooh time traveling is a great idea!!! Wish I could sometimes : ) Neat snowy scene with the automobile too!!

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  4. Great idea Donna! Love this! Sorry to hear about your MIL and sister, I hope your sister feels better soon!

  5. This is a wonderful, fun piece! love your snow on it. So sorry for your loss and sure do hope your sil improves and heals up very soon. What a terrible side effect!

  6. What a fun card!

    So sorry to hear about your MIL and sister though, I hope things get better for your sister soon.

    The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  7. Love your piece, Donna. Many great details especially all that snow. I'm so sorry about your MIL and sending good vibes for your sister.

  8. Fabulous piece! Great Christmas decoration and with special meaning.
    Wishing your sister a speedy recovery.
    Hugs, Karen.

  9. Love this! Great take on the travel theme! Awesome details and I love the verse!

    I send you thoughts and wishes...