Monday, March 30, 2009

A long time coming

Greetings friends!
I know it has bee sooo long again since I've posted. Just a quick update on what has been happening here over these long winter months. I am so looking forward to nice warm spring days.
For those of you reading to learn about the card I made - simply scroll down to the end of the post and there you find the my list of supplies and such - otherwise, please feel free to read on.

Over the past few months I have become quite addicted to Facebook where I have spend many hours catching up with old friends and making many new ones. So, you will see my FB badge now here on my Blog.

The past few months have not been without worry and stress as my DD S* has been continuously ill. Over the past 3 months she has had two bouts on pneumonia and 2 bouts of strep throat, undergone 2 rounds of blood tests, 3 chest x-rays and soon some allergy testing and meeting with an immunologist. Shes been on 5 different medications trying to fight these illnesses. Please keep my sweet girl in your prayers as we once again are dealing with health issues with her. She has missed lots of school, but her grades are still very good - thank goodness. Hopefully with the warm weather on the way, we will find some reflief and some answers.

Now for those of you wondering about any upcoming stamp classes.... Nooo, the basement is not done yet but we do have a shower in and all the electrical in. We are on our way to having the basement bathroom finished - then I am thinkin since I've gone this long without my classroom, that maybe I should think about tearing that apart too and repainting that too. What do you think??
Okay - enough about me for now - above is a card I made for my DH for our 13th anniversary on March 2.
Stamps: All Stampin' Up! Nature Silhouettes, Branch Out, small script (retired)
Ink: So saffron, basic black, elegant eggplant
Paper: whisper white,So saffron, basic black, Basic gray, DSP (sorry, it's SU, but I can't remember which one)
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, silver brads, crop-a-dile, charcoal taffeta ribbon, brayer, curly label punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, matting tool
The deer and tree are stamped onto whisper white cardstock. Brayered on using Michelle Zindorf's brayering technique. Punched a circle using the 1 3/8 circle punch from regular copy paper and adhered using dotto adhesive to paper. Brayered again with so saffron, then with elegant eggplant and basic black. Cut image using the Top Note die then sponged the edges with basic black. Using the magic matter I matted the top note die cut piece with so saffron and basic black. Remove the circle (moon) mat. Assembled the rest of the card. Hope you like it! Todd did!

Oh yes, btw - the big white cup to the left of my card is a big tin mug I found at the local antique store - it says "Stamps" on it. I got 2 of those and one that says "clips" and another with "cotton balls". Very cool find for my stamp room!


Ann March 31, 2009 at 3:24:00 AM EDT  

Hi Laura,

Glad to see you back! Hope everything continues to improve for you with what you are dealing with!!

I have to know more about those cups! I love the Stamp cup!!! How much was it or were they one of a kind?

Take care of yourself!

Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)

Laura March 31, 2009 at 9:15:00 AM EDT  

Ann, the mugs were from a local antique store. There are no markings on them so I don't even know where to begin figuring out where they came from. I got 4 of them - 2 say "stamps" 1 says "cotton balls" and the other says "clips". Next time I go I will see if I can find out more.

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