Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sparkly Snowflakes... #KindnessChallenge

I made this to thank the person who lent me their knee scooter while I was recovering from surgery.  For some reason this time around my insurance company didn't cover it, we were fighting with them to cover the cost as I was going in for surgery.  When I came out of surgery my hubs told me that an email went out at his work and someone we didn't know offered to lend me theirs.  I welled up with tears.  I wasn't sure how I was going to get around for 3 months without it.  Inside was a gift certificate to thank him for his kindness =)

Sparkly Snowflakes... #KindnessChallenge
I kept it very simple.  Sentiment is from A Muse.  I got the ornament from Walmart, attaching it with a brad.


http://www.leonlogothetis.com/kindnesschallenge/

Thank you for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Blue Moon...

In October our spouse's group went to a painting class.  We opened up the painting session to our husband's unit (and a few of them joined us!).  I made this card to thank the newbee's for attending our spouse's social.
Blue Moon...
I took inspiration for my card from the painting we did.  We were actually suppose to paint a different one but everyone liked this one so much we decided to do this one instead.  I used Going Grey, Basic Gray, and Black for the sky, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, and Tempting Turquoise for the moon.  I sponged in the cliff with a torn piece of paper.  Pacific Point Paper, sentiment from SU Noteworthy, tree from Denami Design.

Blue Moon...
My BFF Kellye =)

Blue Moon...
Our group photo...notice one is not like the other ;)
(Photo credit to Barb, thank you Barb!)

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Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fancy Grubbin'...

I made these cards for some pretty amazing people!!!  These went out to all the wonderful people who made my hubs and I meals while I was on bedrest recovering from surgery #2.  I honestly don't know what I would've done without them...  Not too bad for making these in bed, eh?

Fancy Grubbin'...

I used a Very Vanilla card base, crumb cake card stock.  I stamped the silverware from A Muse in crumb cake and the sentiment from SU's Noteworthy in Soft Sky.  Ribbon is from Michael's.  

Fancy Grubbin'...
Photo taken on my zebra lap desk I used to eat my dinnah on =)

My sweet hubs decorated the boot I had to wear and also my crutches=)  Following that are a few pictures from my my surgery, so if you're faint at heart, you may not want to look beyond the crutches=) 

Before & After

2 weeks post op.

2 weeks post op, stitches removed. 

6 weeks post op, healing nicely. 

I'm currently 17 weeks post op.  I'm in physical therapy twice a week building up my strength and stability in my ankle.  I have a long way to go until I'm fully recovered (Dr says a year at least) but look forward to the day where I'm not walking with a limp and am able to return to my fitness classes and run again!

Thank you for peeking at my blog today, I appreciate it!
Have a terrific day!






Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hot Blue...

I made a couple dozen of these to welcome all of the new spouses to our unit.  I try to make sure to make them a card to welcome them here shortly upon arrival, but sometimes life (like a couple of surgeries) doesn't let that happen as quickly as I'd like. It's the thought that counts tho, right???

Hot Blue...

I kept it very simple.  SU's Brilliant Blue, Whit, Cherry Cobbler and Black card stock.  My Favorite Things Die-namics InstaFrame, Cricut 50 States  Cartridge, Sentiment is from a local craft show.  I want to say Stamp Out who does these awesome Southwest and Western Stamps but couldn't find them when I looked online.  Anyhow, made my tag with SU's Square Punch, finished it off with a button and twine.

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Have a wonderful day!
 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Caught in the Moonlight...

Yay...finally...I'm caught up!  This is the last card to catch me up to 2014.  I didn't craft or blog for a year so I only have a handful of cards for 2014, but I'm glad to have finally got all of 2013's cards done, yay!!!  Anyhow, this was made for a friend of mine who ordered some cards from me.  

Caught in the Moonlight...
I of course drew inspiration from Michelle Zindorf, the queen of brayering!  I used Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise and Black ink.  SU's Nature Silhouette stamp set, Black and Marina Mist card stock, and brads.

Have a wonderful day!  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Devious Darla...

Another birthday card for one of the spouses in our spouses group =)
Devious Darla...

I stamped Jamie from Stamping Bella on Crumb Cake in Memento Ink, colored her with copics.  Ribbon and Linen Thread from SU.

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Have a great day!  



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pot Stickers...

I love this stamp!  I got it from a local artist where I live.  I took a couple of his Prismacolor Pencil Classes for coloring faces.  It was a lot different than I had expected, but enjoyed it and had a really great time.  Anyhow, I made these for a couple of the spouses who were new to our spouses group.  I like to make them a card to welcome them to our spouses group for their first meeting.

Pot Stickers...

I stamped my image in versamark on black cardstock then used Denami Design Copper Embossing Powder.  Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango cardstock.  The sentiment is from MFT PI Soldier Boy (retired).  SU square punch for the tag, button and linen cord.

Pot Stickers...

I hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for stopping by!