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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR OCTOBER 9, 2013

Hey All!

Welcome back to another edition of the Wednesday Evening Post!


I wanted to start by telling you that I celebrated a milestone this week. . .On October 4th, I celebrated 1 year since my heart attack!  Can you believe it has already been a year????  I had an ultrasound done on my heart on September 28th and a cardiologist appointment on October 3rd.  He said everything looked great and my heart was 20% stronger than right after the heart attack.  I had even lost more weight (total 38 pounds) and the ultrasound showed nothing abnormal.  I just wanted to share the good news with you all!

Here are my cards this week.  And can you believe it???  No Fall or Halloween!!!  GASP!


My best friend's birthday was last week, and I made this for him.  I really like these treat box cards.  This one is stuffed with Hershey's toffee nuggets.  This is a House Mouse image which I colored with my colored pencils and oms.  Here is the pic with the tag pulled out:
The paper looks like cake frosting with sprinkles.  I fashioned the candle and then attached it with a dimensional.  I wrote my message on the back of it.

My next card you will need sunglasses for!:
I was so thrilled this week.  Melanie Muenchinger (a stamp designer from Stamp TV) sent me 3 sets of her stamps.  She had noticed on my profile that I was a caregiver for Jay and she said that touched her heart and she wanted to send me some "happy mail".  So I used one of the sets she sent to make this thank you card for her.  This flower comes from her set "A Year of Flowers 2".  She is so talented!  I Stamped the floral images in Versamark ink, then embossed them with white embossing powder.  I created the background by covering the card stock with Mustard Seed Distress ink, then stamping it off twice to achiever a very light image.  I then colored the petals of the main flowers with my water brush and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to achieve the various shading levels.  I cut the stems from green card stock.  Thanks so much for your kindness Melanie. . .it was so appreciated!!

Last card:
I did this card for my sister who loves that insurance commercial where the camel wanders through the office asking everyone what day it is. . .What's even funnier about the commercial is that the camel actually uses my sister's name (Julie) and her ex-husbands name right after (Mike).  I must have been drinking when I made this because I'm noticing in the picture that stuff is kind of crooked!  Dang!  Oh well, it was just for laughs anyway.  The image is a digital from Doodle Pantry.

Pic of the Week

That's all I've got. . .Hope you are all doing well and enjoying this gorgeous Fall weather we've been having.  I'll be seeing you on your blogs this week!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy you got great news about your heart! Just love the "sunglasses" flower card. Thanks for telling what colors of Distress Ink you used. You do a good job with them and I have many that I'd like to use better, so copying Curt on this one is looking like a distinct possibility. What a neat thing for Melanie to do for you. Caregiving is an intense labor of love. Your camel is cute, too. nise

mark said...

Wow - I totally forgot that you had a heart attack! Congratulations on not having another one for a whole year!

richardbreaks said...

Curt, so glad your good health continues! Keep going! Love the cards. That Melanie is the sweetest thing.

Patti J said...

So happy to hear that you got good news from your doc! Wow...would not have thought you'd had 38 pounds to lose! Your cards always make me smile :-) can't believe there was nothing spooky, though. Are you sure you feel okay? Lol! That Melanie is a sweet lady! And always doing something nice for others! Great photo...so pretty! Love when the leaves are changing! Happy Hump Day!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh Curt, what wonderful news and I'm so very glad you shared it with us!!!

I love your cards but I have to tell you that as the camel commercial is one of my favs, your "what day is it" card is just awesome and sooooo funny! The camel image is sooooo cute!!! Love it!

The pic of the week is gorgeous - I can't believe the pinks and blues combination -- beautiful!!!

Hugs, my friend!

Patti J said...

P.S. thanks so much for the nice shout out last week!

Jackie said...

I'm so glad to hear such a great report on your health! Keep up the good work and keep on making awesome cards like these, please.

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so laughing...It's hump day!!! where did you get that image? We were laughing about that commercial all day today! Great HM goodie treat too!!! That was so nice to read about Melanie's kindness...that is what the stamping community is all about isn't it?

ursula Uphof said...

Curt, great news you had from the MD. Just keep it up. Love your cards especially the 'bright' one. I so love using my distress inks, so maybe with your blessing, I am going to make a Curt 'look alike' Also love your photo..we don't get to see much of colours like that here in the autumn and I do love to see the foliage change to these beautiful shades. Have a great week, hugs, Ursula

tilly said...

Such a happy post today Curt,.......so pleased your health continues and to loose 38 lbs...wow. what great cards you have today, love the treat box and how kind of Melanie to send you those wonderful stamps, I love all 3 cards and enjoy the fall sunshine.
Tilly
congrats on winning my small candy lol

Diane said...

First of all, congrats on the good news, I bet that makes you give a big sigh of relief!! How nice of Melanie to send you those stamps, and a nice idea to create her a thank you with them!! Cute birthday card with those little mousers (hope they didn't eat the nuggets before the arrived)!! That crazy camel cracks me up...I used to do craft shows and made a silly Christmas camel , wish I knew if I had still had the pattern I could make you one to give her for Christmas. Have a great day!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Congrats on the clean bill of health for your old ticker. It's nothing to mess with and you obviously know that so keep doing what you're doing ... it's working.

And on that note, I almost fell over when I saw that you had no Halloween to post. See how much better your health is when there is none of that "H" stuff in your life?!

That birthday card/treat box is just too sweet. You and your house 'mouses' did a great job. (I'm drooling over the thought of toffee nugget chocolate - don't think we have them up here.) Guess I will add them to my shopping list when I come to vacation with you!

Melanie is a very talented designer and you have done her proud with your creation. Nice to see something good happen to someone deserving.

Now, the camel ... the card says it all. You have one crazy ass sense of humour and that's one of the many things I love about you Curt.


Glittered Paws said...

One year anniversary - WOW - and your news is amazing - keep up what ever you are doing to stay healthy, I think one of them is creating amazing cards - love them all - but the house mouse is my favorite.

Mary said...

Time to celebrate! Good news on your check-up, ya! Your House Mouse is so cute, love those mice that way, not in my house tho, lol! Cute Hump day card, who would not like that one, and your daisy (flower) card is so bright and sunny, makes you happy just looking at it! Have a wonderful day and stay well!

Alli said...

Well that is great health news!!!
Congratulations!!!
The cards are the icing on the cake!
Thanks for sharing your healthy update and your cards!!!
How nice to get fun mail!
Keep on keepin' on Curt!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, it's been a year. I'm so happy that you are doing so well. Your card creations are lovely. How generous of Melanie to send you that terrific stamp set. You did a bang up job with all your inking.

Gina Wrona said...

You are so right, time sure does fly by. I'm so happy for your healthy good news. I wish I could be so lucky but my leaking aorta valve has now been diagnosed as "moderate" from "mild". I guess it could have been worse if I wasn't doing all this walking with my furbabies, but who knows. I don't want to stop and it would just crush them if I had to quit.

Enough boo hoo me, I loved all your creations you shared with us this week. Your best of pic slideshow is so awesome too!

Hugs,
Gina

mudmaven said...

Hi Curt - GREAT NEWS about your health - way to go dude!!!! I love all of your cards this week, but the flower one and the camel just knocked my socks off. Great job. Still on a blogging hiatus, but getting closer. Still in rebuild and repair mode at work from the flooding and it really makes me cranky! All my best to Jay and hug those darling boyz for me too! ~chris

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats on such great news from your DR! Hope you continue to grow stronger! Love your b-day candy holder it is so fun! And your bright yellow one is awesome. Wow, do I love the Camel commercial too! Why oh why do I find it so funny??Carri~Abusybee

Sande said...

Curt
Fantastic news and sometimes it's mind boggling how quickly time passes. Getting this super news from your Cardiologist is just the thing you needed to stay physically but more importantly mentally strong. Congrats! Know the feeling all too well...just got back from my Cardiologist and got super news also.

As always your cards are just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine M said...

Congrats on the good news!! Can hardly believe it's been a year already - goodness. As always your cards are fantastic. Hugs to the 4 of you guys

Jean M. said...

So glad to hear the good news!! I love all of your cards but that camel card just made me giggle...we love that commercial:)

Linda said...

This weeks picture is wonderful!
I have try one of those candy holders. That is great!
OK I love Melanie Muenchinger's stamps I have some from Stamp TV. Now I love her even love her more. What a sweet lady. And the card is fantastic.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Linda

Gail said...

Happy Heartversary!
Love the cards!
Of course the HM one rocks!
The flower 'sunglasses' one is so great!You did Melanie proud I'm sure!
The camel is hilarious!
Hope she liked it!

lisa808 said...

Thank you for sharing and updating us on your good health news. So happy you are 'better than ever!'

Another great treat holder, even if it isn't for Halloween :)

Melanie is so sweet. Enjoy your new sets.

*Vicki* said...

Congrats to you on your one year milestone! That is happy news and something to look at with a smile! :) I have to say that I love your HM design with the yummy chocolates included! I have always thought that the camel was just too funny!! Perfect for your Wednesday postings!! LOL!! Have a lovely week friend! HUGS

Anonymous said...

That camel is definitely LOL material! My favorite is still the birthday candy holder - cause I'm the best friend!
I know more Halloween cards are coming........
Ken

Sonja said...

Well hello and how awesome...a year and your heart is stronger you are definitely doing some thing right...woo hoo for you my friend...

I love the candy card...all to sweet... the second one is full of cheer and happiness...love the ideas of techniques... and # 3 is well okk so I am not a fan of that commercial...nope my ex is a Mike too...geesh...

but I do love the pic of leaves...

so on ward in October we go...
have a great week

Melanie said...

Hi Curt, I am so honored to have this terrific card, I hope everyone believes me it is more lovely in real life. Congrats on a clean bill of health and your inspiring words today! (I must admit I have been in quite a rut!)
Hugs!

Lorraine said...

Great news Curt that you are fit and well and to loose so much weight fantastic. Love the cards this week especially the flowers. Hugs from Jersey Channel Islands x

Carmen O. said...

Oh Curt! I'm so happy to read you are in such great health, my friend. I love, love, love your creations this week. That camel just makes me smile and I'm sure your sister got a big kick out of it as well. Thanks for always inspiring me with your cards as well as your humor. Hugs!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards!!!So glad to hear you are doing well!Love your picture of the week,Beautiful!Trying to get myself back together!Have a Blessed week!!!

Bobbkat said...

Thanks so much for the comment. I thought I'd take a look at yours. WOW, talented and funny. I love the camel card, that commercial is one of my favs too. And I'll definitely be stealing that treat card idea.
Bobbkat's Hobby Blog.

mypurplehouse said...

Curt your cards are great this week.(as usual) I love the house mouse with colored pencils and that Camel is hilarious!! I think everyone will live their cards/treats! Thanks for the inspiration!
Lyn