Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Not all better, but at least I'm back! ;D

Well, after having the world pass me by for five long days while I was relentlessly tormented by the fever from h*ll, I finally got out of bed Sunday afternoon! I'm slowly getting my strength back and am living with a nagging headache (yeah, those are fun -lol), BUT today I managed to make a birthday card for my oldest daughter (whose 21st birthday was yesterday {UGH} if you recall from my last post). I made it using the same basic supplies I've been using for her coaster book (that I'm hoping to finish tomorrow), and here the only non-Close To My Heart product is the pink velvet ribbon by May Arts. This card was inspired by this one that Kristine Werner made recently.

So here's my version (and my first circle card!): Thanks for your kind comments regarding my mom's card and also for me. ;) My mom didn't win the mouth-watering blog candy Cammie was offering up (just in case you were wondering), but I know it made her feel good to send off a card to a caregiver of Alzheimer's patients, as our family has been affected by that devastating disease as well. I think Cammie did a wonderful job in making more people aware of it and how they can help make a difference in the lives of those special people who devote their lives to caring for Alzheimer's patients. Not only that, in case you're not already familiar, Cammie also designed a darling autumn stamp set in honor of her grandmother who recently passed away from Alzheimer's, and is/will be donating 100% of the profits she would ordinarily receive herself on the set to the Alzheimer's Association. Seems like a wonderful reason to purchase that cute little set, don't ya think? ;) It's amazing what one person can do, and Cammie's proof that you just never know how big a ripple one action can become.

It felt soooo good to stamp again, and I hope to be sharing with you a lot more often! ;D Thanks so much for the visit and for hanging in there with me, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):
Cardstock: Colonial White (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Floral Tapestry collection (CTMH); Stamps: Say It in Style (CTMH); Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Twilight, White Daisy pigment ink (CTMH); Other: scallop and classic circle Nestabilities, tags trio Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), 1/2- and 3/4-inch punches (SU!), ribbon (May Arts), Liquid Glass, sponge, Just Blooms, button (CTMH), embroidery floss (DMC)

7 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hi Christi, I wanted to comment on your last post and let you know I was thinking of you, but I was in Sioux Falls, SD at the time (see my blog) and my mil's computer didn't allow any sort of pop-ups...so your comment screen wouldn't come up.

I am so sorry you were so sick, but am happy and relieved to see that you are on the mend. The card is gorgeous!

Take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing your next creation and hearing that you are back to 100%! Ü

Big hugs!

Pat said...

What a stunning card! What a great job you did. Your daughter will love it! But the best part of your blog is that you are back among the land of the living. So glad that you are feeling better and will pray that you will be completely well quickly.

Maria Gurnsey said...

There is definately some terrible bugs making the rounds. My kids have been sick but it sounds like you've been worse :( I'm glad you got to create, the card is great!! Hope your feeling better soon!!!!

Courtney said...

Welcome back to the land of the living! LOL!

Love your card!

Barb W said...

Hi Christi,
Glad you're up and walking around. I love your card, the colors are so soothing. I haven't tried my hand at a circle card yet, you've done a great job with it, though!

Continue to rest and get better. We'll be right here when you return.

Blessings to you and the family~Happy Birthday to 'M', too!

Barb W said...

I'm back! TAG! You're it! Check out my blog for the details!

Jeanette - said...

Glad you're up and moving around - and starting to feel better :) Your card is beautiful!! You really have tremendous talent!
Hugs!