I know you all have been worried about me and I so appreciate it. This has been one hell of a couple of weeks, but I've survived, albeit a little worse for wear. Jay is back home and I have been working on transitioning from his patient advocate while he was in the hospital and rehab, back to his home caregiver. Now it is an endless parade of physical therapists, nurses, etc. until he is back 100%. Thank you so much to those of you who sent cards and emails of well wishes. You don't know what they meant to us. . .
This post is all about thank yous. My neighbors have been true angels through all of this. One had me over for a cookout, one painted my mailbox post, one brought me one of the best roast pork dinners I've ever eaten, one brought me a House Mouse stamp, one brought Jay and me some special diabetic cookies, etc. etc. etc. . . I truly am blessed with people who care. So many thank you cards are needed so I thought I would share a few.
I will always have a special love for the House Mouse line of stamps. The images are so perfect for so many card needs. This one is going to the nice lady who painted my mailbox post. As always, I colored it with my cheap colored pencils and oms. If you are wondering why she painted my mailbox post. . .we live in a neighborhood where things are supposed to be uniform such as the color of our mailbox posts. Ours was looking ratty, but I was planning to paint it when I paint the house this Summer. She had bought the "correct" paint and had a bunch left over after painting hers so she did mine. It was so appreciated. So I thought this mouse painting was perfect.
Here is another thank you card that is going out. I saw a card on SCS a while back that had used hounds tooth paper as the background. I loved the look so I re-created it on mine. The card is simple, but I think a black and white color scheme makes cards look so elegant. I used a white gel pen to put the dots around the scalloped edge so it would stand out more. I created the double bow with my trusty old Bow Easy. Stamped thank you on a small tag, added a black eyelet for a ribbon to attach it to the bow and done. The bird stamp is by Anna Griffin.
This turned out a little brighter in the photo than it is in real life. For some reason that yellow is screaming in the photo. I saw a technique on YouTube where you use an image and just keep stamping it in different colors to make the background, then you use the same image in normal color as the focal image. The butterfly stamp is by Stampendous.
I'm sorry my cards tonight are pretty simple, but I haven't had much time or energy to get upstairs and create. Though simple, they were made from genuine gratitude, and I hope the recipients know that.
PIC OF THE WEEK
I took this photo of the waterlilies this past weekend. The lake that they are on is just covered with them. They are stunning this year. I think the waterlily is one of the most perfect flowers.
OK, that's it. Other than to say I would like to thank you all in some way for all of your kindness and support while I went through this latest episode with Jay. It was so nice to know that you all were thinking of me. So I'm going to have a really fun BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY in the next couple of weeks, and I think you will really like what I'm going to give away. Stay tuned.
I've certainly missed each and every one of you. I'm starting my blog reading journey tomorrow and I'll be around to catch up on all you've been doing while I was taking care of things here. Can't wait to see what you've been up to!
Hugs to all of you! Thank you so much for your support and your kind and wonderful comments!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."