Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy & Sad

all in the same weekend... I don't know how it's possible but it definitely is possible to be happy and sad at the same time. Let me start with why I'm happy. I had the pleasure of taking a class with Donna Downey at Scrapbooks N Stuff. Vanessa, Damaris, Esther and I had a great Friday night together. We celebrated Damaris' birthday very early this year but it worked out great because this my present to her. I love to give presents that people love and she truly loved hers this year... Go Me!!!

What an incredible teacher. She makes you feel as if you've known each other forever and she truly inspires you to think out of the box and get out of your comfort zone. I had a wonderful three hours of learning and laughing. I ended up with a beautiful project that I can't wait to finish.

I learned the art of painting. I'll be honest, I'm the type of scrapbooker that likes instant gratification. If I have to work to hard at it, I usually lose interest fast! This project required steps and I'm so proud to say that she peeked my interest and I stayed focused, intrigued and I couldn't wait to see the end result. I really truly learned a lot with her. Go Donna!!! I can't wait to take another class with her.

Wow, that was a mouthful. LOL Here are some great pictures I have with her so far.

Here are some sneak peeks at the album. As soon as I'm completely finished with it, I'll definitely post some photos.

On to the second half of my weekend. I was so energized after the class that I tossed and turned in bed for hours with excitement until 4:00am when I received a call that my aunt had lost the battle with ALS and that she wouldn't make it until the morning. At 6:15am my aunt passed away peacefully with her husband and children. I know this was coming, I know this is the best for her because she was so weak, I know she is in heaven with no more pain, I know she's there with my dad but none the less it hurts and it saddens me.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great new week.




Maritza said...

So sorry for your loss. God bless.

You guys look great in the picture. I'm so happy you guys enjoyed her class. I know what you mean about feeling like you are old friends. She's funny too.

Damaris said...

My friend..thank you a million for my birthday gift. IT WAS THE BEST!!!! Donna Downey was a fantastic teacher. I loved..LOVED..loved that class. I had such a good time. You and Vane have a special place in my heart and I treasure both your friendships. Here's to delirious scrapbooking, new shoes, NOT FINISHING 20 LO!!!, mongolian beef, expensive pizza and laughing until it hurts.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

CHEERS!!!!! I hold my glass up to what Damaris is saying! LOL! I had a fgabulous time with you girls and with Donna. She was amazing and yes, I 'll admit it, I have a girl crush... teeheee!

My BFF... I'm so sorry about your aunt. I'm glad I was able to pass by and spend time with you and your family tonight. Love you lots!!!!

RiNNE said...

Ady, I am so sorry about the loss of your aunt. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially one who had been suffering for so long. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

On another note, your class seemed so fun! And the pictures are soo great! I know what you mean about simple and fast gratification. I must have a dual crafting personality though, because at times, I like to take my time and really put in lots of details as well! Yay for learning a lot (from a celebrity no less :)).

Sharon said...

So sorry about your loss Ady. I'm glad you were able to have fun at the class though. It looked like so much FUN! ok, gotta go baby's crying!

bwgayoso said...

Ady, I'm so sorry about your Aunts passing. Very sad.

I'm glad you had fun with Donna Downey. Sounds like you girls learned lots!

Lou said...

I'm so sorry about your aunt. Even when you know that it is for the best and that she's in a better place, it doesn't make it hurt any less. You still miss her the same. Only time will ease your sadness. You know that you are surrounded by family and friends that love you and will do whatever they can to help make this time more bearable for you.

I'm glad you enjoyed your classes. We missed you this weekend.

Love you!

Marlene said...

Sorry Ady about your aunt.
I'm so glad you guys had fun, the project was so beautiful and you got to hang out with your pals. How great is that.

Anilu Magloire said...

I'm sending you big (((HUGS)))...

How cool that you guys got to take that class. I'm gonna have to see that mini all finished when I come back!!!

lawrenbc said...

Hi Ady...I am so sorry about your aunt. Just thinking about you and wishing that I'd been better about my blog reading in these past months. Hopefully that is now a thing of the past:)
Looks like your class with Donna was a blast! I just registered this weekend for my mini classes at Inspired and I can barely stand it.