Saturday, March 31, 2018

Something For Mom

With the way things have been going in this house, I thought I should get a jumpstart on my mom’s Mother’s Day card.  This technique is inspired by Theresa Momber (visit here blog HERE) and was featured on Stamp TV  at the end of March.  I loved it so much, I wanted to try it for myself.

TemplateThe first thing I did was cut a template out of white cardstock.  Then I used a sponge and started sponging on my inks starting at the bottom corner and working my way into the middle.

After the sponging was done and before I removed the template, I stamped the tall meadow stamp so that part of it hung over the bottom edge of the template to give it a crisp line across the bottom.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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Then I removed my template and completed the rest of the stamping in black ink.  First the “You=awesome Me=grateful sentiment, and then the butterflies.

I stamped the largest butterfly onto a second piece of white cardstock and used my Copic markers to color it.  Then I adhered that over the top of the stamped outline to add some depth.  I colored the smaller butterflies with Copic markers as well.  I typed the word Mother into Word using a fancy font.

I adhered that entire piece  to a folded grey base to complete the card.  I sure hope my mom likes this card.  Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Tea Dye

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink - Wild Honey

Inkadinkado’s Meadow stamp set – Floral stamp

Stampendous Daisy Thanks stamp set – Large Butterfly stamp

MFT Adorable Elephants stamp set – Small Butterfly stamps

Paper Smooches Many Thanks stamp set – YOU=awesome ME=grateful

Friday, March 30, 2018

Hello There!

Wow, it’s been a little bit since I last posted.  A lot has gone on but I am back up and running again and looking forward to sharing my cards with you again.  But first, let me tell you a little bit of what’s been happening in my life.

My youngest daughter (25) had what was supposed to be “routine” gallbladder surgery on the morning of February 2nd.  The surgery went well and we brought her home that afternoon at around 3pm.  My oldest daughter is a youth leader at our Church and at 4pm. I drove her to the Church to meet up with the youth group as they were going away for the weekend. While I was driving home, I stopped at the drive-thru to grab my husband and I some dinner as we hadn’t eaten much all day.

While waiting at the drive-thru I got a call from my husband to let me know not to be alarmed when I arrived home and saw that there was an ambulance in front of our house. He said my daughter had a seizure and was bleeding quite heavily out of one of the incisions....enough to completely saturate the shirt she was wearing, the sheets on her bed, and the heating pad she had for her sore shoulder due to the gas they use to blow your abdomen up during surgery. Imagine hearing all this while being trapped in a drive-thru line with nowhere to go.

To make a very long story shorter, a blood vessel was nicked when removing the laproscopy instruments and, after several days of ups and downs (mostly downs), my daughter ended up needing a blood transfusion.  What was considered to be a routine day surgery ended up being a 5 day hospital stay and 6 weeks off work.  She finally went back to work full-time this past week.

March was spent with my entire family experiencing an extremely horrible stomach flu.  One would just get over it and the next one started.  Not fun!

I think things are pretty much back to normal and I look forward to getting back into my craft room.  I actually spent a day in there last weekend making a card and I will share that in the next post.

Thanks for sticking by me.  I’ll see you in the next post!