Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Creative Blah

Well, lately I've been in a creative blah. We've been sick again at our house and it truly drains me. My oldest also had her tonsils out this past Monday, so on top of being sick...I'm trying to keep her as comfortable as I can. I feel so bad for her when the pain medicine wears off. She's been a huge trooper though and for the most part is doing really well. So, with everything going on...I just haven't felt like stamping or scrapbooking. Could also be the mess in my area because I have no energy (nor desire :) to clean it up. I had to withdraw from a couple swaps as well because I just don't have it in me.

This all said - on one of the many message boards I belong to (2Jills), one of the owners of the business/board is battling cancer. I wanted to send her a card to help brighten her day, as my days in no way compare to what she is going through. So, last night I sat down and stamped her this card. I really like how it turned out as well - a shock since I've been in a scrampin' rut. Hope it helps to put a smile on her face if only for a short while.

I used the D'vine Swirl for my Cuttlebug machine. I got the embossing folder at All That Scraps - she has TONS of items in stock and offers free shipping on orders over $10. Can't beat that even going to the store (gas, time, tax, etc). :) I also use my new SU! tag punch that is in the Spring Mini (will be available for purchase come March). I first embossed the greenish paper (from TAC ). I then sanded the raised swirls to reveal the white core of the patterned paper. I stamped the flowers from Happy Harmony (SAB set from SU) with markers. I edged the certainly celery card stock with the Taken with Teal pad to make it *pop*. I used the Tag Punch (so glad I bought it!!!) and adhered it to the flower piece with black brads. I stamped 'smile' first before attaching. The smile is from TAC, as is the Just Because. I used both Oval punches from SU! and the Horizontal Slit punch to thread the celery ribbon through. Both the flower piece and the oval piece are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Happy Harmony (SAB), both greetings (TAC)
CS: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, WW, PP (TAC)
Ink: Taken with Teal
Other: Tag Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Horizontal Slit Punch, 1/16 Circle Punch, Markers - Taken with Teal, Bordering Blue & Certainly Celery, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sanding Block, Black Brads (from Vintage Brads pack), Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder


Allison said...

This has great colors...super job!

Anonymous said...

i love the card.......... i hope that everyone is doing better!!!!!!!!!

Talk to you soon


asela said...

Hope everyone is well soon and that you feel better. I totally understand how you are feeling. Big hugs, know we love ya!

Tam said...

Big Hugs Karen! I hope that everyone starts feeling better soon. Your card is beautiful!

scrapstampindiva said...

Karen this is a great card - love the colors!