Laughter....the best medicine!

I can't believe its been a week since my last post! And it's probably been longer than that since I actually made something!  The last time I was here, I shared that my father in law was in the hospital. Sadly, he passed away this last week.  It has been a blur for the most part but hopefully things will start getting back to normal.  I was super excited to get the news the other day that one of my cards is going to be published!  That was definitely a bright spot in the week!  I thought I would stop in right quick and share a reject....but I am not supposed to call them that....right Michele?  She says NO card is a reject!  :)


This card is so fitting today!  My husband has been telling me stories about his dad and really every time we end up laughing through the tears!  Laughter is just the best medicine!

I hope that you are all doing well!  Are you ready for Christmas?  I am not.  I must bust a move and get some shopping done!  As far as Christmas cards this year?  Yeah that's a no-go.  I am thinking of maybe sending New Year cards.  Maybe.  :)

Hope you are having a warm and happy Sunday!  Thanks so much for coming by!


  1. I'm very sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Blessings to your family. Great card

  2. Sorry for your loss Miss Lady!!! I do love this card and congrats on getting published!!! I believe you saw those two cards that I designed in Archivers?? Yep....those cards will be published....you might just be good luck!!!! Hope all is well and congrats to ya again....yay!!!!

  3. Thinking of you and Lynn and hoping he is doing okay despite such a terrible loss. Love your card...and you are right laughter is the best medicine!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Laurie. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  5. congrats on being published! this card is no reject!!! my sympathies to you and your family...

  6. so sorry to hear about your father in law...glad to hear you and your dh have funny, sweet memories to make this time a bit cheerful. LOVE your card...not a reject in my books...I sometimes laugh at the ones they do pick, rarely a favourite!! LOL I've got some Christmas cards made for challenges and some from last year, but with the move into the new house...I am a little less motivated. I like the idea of New Year's cards...definitely not to lost in the crowd of Christmas cards...how about Valentine's cards? That surely would be a surprise :)

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I'm glad that you and your husband can share happy memories. I wouldn't worry about New Year's cards. That is what I shoot for! I've received Ground hog Day cards from a friend who was really late one year. I love this card--I can't believe it wasn't published. What do they know?

  8. Oh Laurie I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL...
    please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
    And laughter is the best medicine.
    I've had personal loss and even though it's hard...
    remembering them through stories and laughter...
    through laughter and tears...
    "laughter through tears is my favorite emotion"...
    starts the healing.
    And I'm so glad that your husband and you can find that together.
    And your card isn't a reject...
    I think it's gorgeous!
    I have to agree with the above poster...
    sometimes I wonder why some cards are published too!
    This is a beauty! ;)

  9. Hi Laurie- so sorry to hear about your father-in law. I also can't see why this card was rejected- it is beautiful...everything you make is..in fact my fave files are FULL of your creations!!

  10. Sorry to hear about your father in law!
    My thoughts are with you & your family at this time.
    The card is great, made me smile.

  11. Laurie, so so sorry for your loss! Many thoughts and prayers are sent your way!

    Congrats on the pub!

  12. Hey LB, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Your "laughter" card is absolutely beautiful (as usual)...and you should go answer my QOTD in the PTI forums...as it's fitting to your card. ;)

  13. Oh Laurie my most heartfelt sympathies for you and your family. A loss is never easy especially around the holidays. The card you shared today is defintely a winner and very suitable for your current situation. Congratulations on being published Laurie.

  14. Sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. And you're right, Laughter is the best mediine. I'm glad your hubby and you can enjoy good memories together.
    Congrats on your published card! I love this beautiful and happy card. hugs ;) Sabrina

  15. Laurie, so very sorry to read of your FIL's passing. It's never easy losing a loved one, but it is definitely true about laughter being the best medicine. Let your fondest memories guide you through the difficult days and weeks ahead. Regarding your darling card, I wouldn't consider it a reject in any way, shape or form. Will be anxious to see your published one though. Congrats on that bright spot in your week!

  16. So sorry to hear about your father in law! Many prayers for you and your family. I agree with Michele, none of your cards are rejects ;)

  17. I'm so glad that you are feeling better--and again, I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. I pray that you and your family will find strength in the Lord and hold on to the truth and victory through Jesus (we will see him again!)!!! <3

    Congrats on getting an acceptance email!! LOVE this card--I can't believe it wasn't picked up! WOWZA! LOVE those papers:)

  18. So sorry to hear your sad news. Wishing you & your family all the best during this time. Gorgeous card (as usual) and congrats on the pub - always a good way to brighten the week!

  19. Gecondoleerd met je schoonvader ,
    wens jullie sterkte de komende tijd

    lieve groetjes Tonny

  20. Certainly NONE of your cards are rejects my dear, They are always top notch gorgeous! LOVE this bright and happy card, and congrats on getting one picked up!

    I am so so sorry to hear about your father-in-law! So sad, prayers are on their way for your family. Hugs my friend.

  21. My sympathies to you and your family..Congrats on getting one published.Your every card brings smile on my face.

  22. Hi Laurie,
    You've been on my mind so much since your last post. I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law, but happy to know that you and your family are enjoying great memories of him! I pray this holiday season will be peaceful for all of you.
    Congrats on your card getting published! I always go through my magazine to see if you're in there!
    Sending good thoughts,
    Angie in Utah

  23. Beautiful card and sentiment. Sorry to hear of the passing of your FIL and your friends husband too. Don't stress out over sending cards out. There is always next year to them out.

  24. Gorgeous card girl! Sorry to hear about everything that's been going on with you. I will keep you in my prayers! Big hugs!!!

  25. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law!
    Great card! Your hubby is sooo right! Me & my siblings did the same after we lost our father 26-yrs ago! ;o)

  26. still thinking about your hubby and his family in this time of transition. Beautiful card and keep the laughter going. the memories are beautiful keepsakes of the ones we've said goodbye to.

  27. Lovely! I really like this layout and the paper too! I am not sure I ever would have picked out that paper but it is so beautiful on this card! The bow ties things off nicely!

  28. Dear Laurie, so sorry to hear about your FIL…I can't imagine what your family has been through in recent weeks. So glad that you are able to find some comfort in happy memories :)
    This is a stunning card! So happy for you regarding the publication too! Sorry I've been absent in recent weeks - we traveled for the holidays and the internet at my parents is not reliable :) But I'm trying to make up for lost time! Be back soon!!!


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