I hope you all are doing fine. I've sure missed you, and hope you can forgive my absence from your blogs this past couple of weeks. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the heartfelt comments you left for my and Jay. You honestly don't realize just how much they meant or how much they were really appreciated. Jay has been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital and will be there for the next 10 to 14 days. He is doing much better, so those thoughts and prayers you were sending sure did help!
I have forced myself to take some time and make a few cards. I need to make a bunch more, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'll get them made as pressing issues allow. So here are three I've completed this week:
SUPPLIES: Inks: Distress inks (walnut stain, tea dye, old paper). Stamps: Swirl (unknown), script writing-Stampendous; Weed-Stampabilities; Sentiment-Studio G.
Here is my second card:
I made this card with the inspiration of the new punch I purchased from EK Success. It reminds me of a trellis and this is the card I had in my head. The flowers were made using two different punches, and the leaves were a punch as well. I cut very narrow strips of green paper to use as the "vines" and wove them through the trellis. I just realized looking up at the picture and describing it, that the only stamping is the sentiment. I used an embossing tool to draw the lines in for each leaf.
I've been looking for a good Eiffel Tower stamp and finally found this one at Michaels. It is by Inkadinkado. I added the flag by cutting it from a piece of card stock. I created the diamond background with my Score Pal scoring lines every quarter inch then flipping the paper and repeating the scoring the other way. I wanted the card to have a simple look, so I didn't add a lot. I created the sentiment on my computer. The stamp actually has a banner across the tower that says "Paris", but I covered it up with the sentiment panel. I kept it as a monochrome look. I wanted it to look like a vintage postcard.
I also received the nicest surprise from my very sweet blogging buddy Linda of Scrapcat Cards. Thank you so much Linda! It is so awesome! Instead of showing it, I thought I would let you see the wonderful You Tube video she made:
Well, there you have it. I'll start tomorrow making my rounds of your blogs. Thanks again for your patience. It took me forever to write this because I kept having to take the boys and go for cover because the tornado sirens keep going off.
I hope you have all been safe from these horrible storms that we have been having all over the country. I actually teared up watching the coverage of the tornadoes in Joplin and Kansas. I can't imagine that kind of destruction and loss. I don't know how those poor people get through it. My heart breaks for them.
Again, thanks so much for your support. You have been wonderful and I am so appreciative of all of you.
PIC OF THE WEEK:
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Don't forget the new poll for this week! I can't recap the last one because of the stupid blogger issues that we all experienced last week.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."