Hey All! I know it is Thursday, but before I could finish my post to publish it last night, I had an allergic reaction to something I ate for dinner, and welted up like a blowfish! My face was so welted that I looked like a space alien! I had to go to the store to get some Benadryl, and walked into the store with my head down so no one would see me. It was awful! And of course the Benadryl knocked me completely out and I didn't wake up until 10:00 this morning! So, sorry for the delay. I swear, I think I'm under a curse!
I do have stuff to share with you today. In all of the chaos that has ensued over the last couple of weeks, I forced myself to get upstairs and have a little "me" time. As most of you know, my sister is going through a rough time and I've been so proud of her for the strength she has exhibited through it all. So I made her this card:
Here is the side view for the 3-D dimension:
I loved this card idea when I saw it on Dawn's Stampin' Studio. She has a great video tutorial you can see HERE. This is really quite a simple card to make. On the inside I used the sentiment "When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade." I used liquid diamonds to make the water drops on the front of the glass, and used diamond glitter on the rim of the glass for a "sugar" effect. I used the Stampendous stamp set to make the lemon background and colored them with my colored pencils and oms. The vellum was inked with yellow ink.
I also made her a note card set as a pick-me-up gift for her. Here it is:
Here it is opened:
Here are the components: Gift cards with envelopes
Note cards, 2 each of each design:
The note cards were made using the DIY Topiary stamp set from Flourishes. I colored each with colored pencils and oms. The gift enclosure cards were made from various stamp sets that had butterflies included. The gift tags are from a SU set. I love this box and have used the design many times. I love how you pull up the box top and the whole thing falls open to reveal all that is inside. You can find a great video tutorial HERE.
Just a quick update on what's been going on. . .Jay had complications with his surgery and had to stay in the hospital longer than expected. Once brought home, he became dehydrated (in less than 24 hours-hospital's fault) and I had to take him to the emergency room because he was delirious. That hospital kept him for another 3 days. Just crazy. . . .But things are better now and we are getting back into a routine again. Gunther is doing better as well. His little claw is healing nicely, but now I'm in search of a new groomer. It's never ending. . .
But thanks to all of you for the sweet emails and comments you have left me. I do read each and everyone of them. I would be so depressed and worn out, but then I would check my email and find such sweet and awesome comments from you all and literally would feel so much better. Thank you so much for that! You all really helped me through it. Don't know what I would do without you all!
Well, that's it. I'll be by in the next few days to catch up with all that you've been creating. Can't wait to see! Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below!
Love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."