Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Completely Touched~

Hello my lovely friends.
I am extremely grateful to have such wonderful friends here in the blog world. I must say that my heart is warm and touched by the outpour of email from many of you expressing your concern, love, encouragement to me and kind words. Lately, I have been depressed and wondering why this is all happening to me? Did I do something so wrong in a past life? LOL. But in any case, you all have lifted my spirits and have given me the support that I have needed to get through the days and nights.
So thank you! I really mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Now I have had many requests for my address as many of you have expressed to me that you want to send me cards and such. So I figured I would put my address in this post for all of you, that way if you lose it you can always refer back my blog. =)
If you want to send a little card or something, I'll be ever so thankful and appreciative of your kindness and thoughtfulness. Here is my mailing address:
Jo Williams
9709 Monmouth Avenue #C3
Margate City, NJ. 08402
I appreciate all your concern and support. Thank you so much.
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Health news, a baby boy & last of FFC Winners~

Hello my friends...
I want to start this post with saying thank you to all of you who have been praying for me and emailing me with your kind words and love. I would have loved to get on here sooner but my health and time did not allow. I have been through a rough couple of weeks and my body is taking a beating, literally. What I do know as of right now is that my diabetes has grown a little more out of control, my body has been more tired then normal and I'm starting to bruise in various spots of my body. Mainly my legs. I'm saddened to say that I am in the middle of ordering myself my first wheelchair. That time has come. I have dreaded this time coming but I no longer can prevent the inevitable. My DDD is showing rapid progression and while I still have my mobility and the ability to walk, it is very limited. So now I am working toward acceptance of my health issues and staying positive to find a way to move forward and make the best of each day. So again, I thank you for your prayers and your continuous support, love and patience.

I also wanted to announce that I'm an aunt again!!! My sister gave me a little nephew!
Please meet Gavin Joseph!
Gavin was born on 7/16/14 at 2:47am weighing 7lbs, 9oz. He will be 2 weeks old tomorrow! His big sister Alaina Rose is super excited! I cannot wait to meet this cutie pie next week!

Now we have some winners from our last two Funday Friday challenges and I'm so sorry that it has taken longer then I had anticipated to get these winners announced.  =( 
Without keeping you all waiting any further, let's see who the lucky winners are!

We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun-day Friday challenge
 #55 & #56  posted below! Are you a winner???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #55 "Summer Fun":

#9-----> Katya Bess
#31------>  Stacy Rogers
#44------>      Min Hobbyverden
 And now our winner of the 5 pack of digis from StampArt Designs is...

------> 14. Deonna B       

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #56 "In the Garden":

#4-----> Rebecca Billard
#9------>  Cass
#21------> Judith W. 
 And now our winner of the 3 pack of digis from the Stamping Chef is...

 And now our winner of the 7 pack of digis from Bugaboo Stamps is...

The Funday Friday challenges will resume again in the Fall! 

Congratulations to all of the winners!
All Winners & Top 3 winners Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Health News & Funday Friday Challenge News

Hello my sweet friends~

My apologies to you all that last Friday's challenge did not post. There is a very good reason for this, my health. I have been struggling for months with my health and in the past two weeks, my health has been downhill and as a result, I was hospitalized and was just released yesterday. Due to the situation with my health and me not being able to give my 100% at this time, I am saddened to say that the Funday Friday challenges will be postponed and resume again in the Fall. I feel that this will be the best option right now for everyone. I am the kind of person that likes to be on top of things and give my all to everything that I do. I have not been able to do that recently and that is not fair to you. Also with summer being here, this frees up time for everyone to enjoy summer and time with family. My design team has been amazing and they could also use this time to kick back and enjoy summer without the worries of meeting deadlines and getting projects completed. I hope you all understand.

This is not goodbye to the challenges, they will be back. I am thinking sometime late September or early October. This will give me the time needed to get my health back on track and to devote myself completely to you again. I miss crafting too. It has been rough for me not to be able to join you all in the challenges and get crafty with ya. I will check in with you here on the blog and give you updates on my health from time to time and I will use this time off to also brainstorm and bring more fun things to you once we start back up. I know that my blog has suffered with my health and I feel like I have let you down. I am so sorry!!! You are so important to me and I want to be able to be well and give you everything that I can.. like I used to. So please be patient with me and say some prayers for me if you will?

I have not had a chance to go through any email yet so if you have personally sent me an email and have not heard back, I am not ignoring you! I promise to get back to you. I will also be announcing the last of the Funday Friday Challenge winners on Friday. If you have won a challenge in the past two weeks and have not heard from me, do not worry. You will get your prizes. I will be answering all emails all week as I go back into the hospital on Monday for tests.  Thank you so much for your support, love and concern. Much love back to you all. XOXO

Until next time~ Enjoy life's blessings~