March 16, 2009

NEEDED TO SLOW DOWN

Hi all! Sorry I took such a long absence, but I really needed to step back and slow things back down a little as I was pushing myself too hard, and causing my recovery to take a step in the wrong direction! Soooo, I have been sleeping, reading, and well, resting, and actually feel so much better than I did this time last week! In fact, I stamped a bunch of cards this weekend and I am excited to get to share them with you this week!! Here is the first one - I really hope you like it, I am trying to find my mojo again! Funny how you can step away from stamping for just a little bit and it feels like you have to start all over again! But, I am getting my groove back slowly but surely and will go back for another checkup on Wednesday to hopefully hear that I am allowed to drive again. I miss being out and about, but I understand the need now for all the rest - it has definitely helped!! I am also looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to, I really miss it, and feel so out of the loop - LOL! Blog hopping is definitely something I plan on doing tonight! So, on to the card: I used my stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral, which I think is beautiful! I love the flowers, there is so much you can do with them! I also decided to break open my new dp from the Spring Occasions mini - the paper is uber yummy, I just love the colors in this paper. And, it is available to order come April 1st, so start making that list! I also cut out my flowers, water colored them, popped them up, and using versamark and Iridescent Ice, added some bling to them. They really sparkle IRL! I will leave you with the recipe and will be back on Wednesday morning with another card! Smooches, all!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Going Gray, Whisper White, Baha Breeze card stock, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
Inks - Baha Breeze, Going Gray, So Saffron classic stampin' pads
Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, So Saffron Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Iridescent Ice, Versamark, heat gun, mini glue dots, stampin' sponge, blender pen

43 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is gorgeous, slowing down can be a good thing. Hugs Cindy

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Soooooo pretty! Love it!

Ila said...

I love your Gorgeous card Alex!...Glad you feeling a little better....Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Diane said...

Alex, so glad to know you are feeling better...but it's really good that you are being wise and pacing yourself. We are all so eager to see you wonderful creations, but we will be patient while you heal. Will be praying for your quick and full recovery!

This card is beautiful. Love the layout, and know the sparkly always glitters more IRL. But it looks great here! Blessings! Diane

pescbrico said...

Alex, I'm so glad you are in the right durection for recovery.I'm happy you liked the card and images too :) Don't do to much. If you are like me, you are hard to slow down but in the end it's better to do so :) Hug :)

Diane said...

Nice to hear you are feeling better
Alex! Now you must listen to your body and your drs.
Your card is beautiful btw!That paper is super nice indeed!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous card Alex and I'm happy to hear your feeling so much better! {SMILES}

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Alex! I'm so glad that you took it easy, and that you are now feeling better! This is very pretty! I love it!! Continue to take it easy until you are 100%!!

Maureen said...

glad you have slowed down...I know how easy it is to think you can work through anything...cuz we're women and we're strong...BUT...we can also overdo it....except when we buy STASH and yummy stamps....love the card sistah! lovely to "hear" your voice again!
((()))reen

Dawn Easton said...

I'm glad you are taking care of yourself Alex! You know we will be here when you are well ;)

I'm in love with that stamp set and can't wait til I can afford to put another order in! You have shown how beautiful it is!!!

Hope you continue to recover with no more set backs girl!!

Michelle said...

Love your card Alex - the colors are soooo pretty - good to know you know your limits! Take it easy Alex - your cardmaking & scrapbooking will still be there when you are 100% better!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Alex, your card is gorgeous!!! and you take things easy, dont be pushing yourself, get plenty of rest :) hugzz ♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey GF!! This is so very pretty!! I love your colors on this!! :) It's good to slow down once in a while...I think we all need that! You take care of yourself and don't worry...take time to heal!! BIG HUGS TO YOU!!!!

Manna said...

Oh, Alex, so glad to hear you are doing much much better! This card is beautiful! Love the paper and the layout is great! Take care of yourself!

Emily said...

Hey Alex! Glad your feeling better! I hope you get good new at the doctor Wednesday! I love your card! The colors look great. Love the glitter too!

mudmaven said...

Very pretty card! Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've subscribed via Google Reader and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. ~chris

Dani said...

Gorgeous! Glad you're on the mend!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Alex! I'm glad to have you back. Take it easy and go at a pace that's comfortable for you. Take care. Kathleen

Risa said...

Hey Alex, I'm glad to know that you are feeling a lot better. Remember to take it slow and try not to take on too much!
Your card is beautiful and your embellishments are awesome!
hugs
Risa:)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better! Sometimes taking it easy can be harder than it sounds for someone who's so active! :o)

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - The card is beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so beautiful, Alex!! I love the images and colors!! I'm glad you're feeling better, and hope you don't overdo it.

Thanks for all of the sweet comments (you didn't have to do that). *smile*

Hugs!!

Lauren said...

Slow down lady! We'll all be here, anxiously waiting when you are ready. This is a fabulous card.

Christie said...

Beautiful card Alex, I'm so glad that you're feeling better!

mochamama said...

Hey chickie, sooooooo sorry I've neglected you! You definately need to slow down, the last thing you need is to get run down because your recovery will take longer!! Your card is sweet hun and thank you for still stopping by for visits while I've been such a slack off! HUGS

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is so pretty Alex, I'm so glad you are feeling better now after resting, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Deb said...

oh Alex this is so beautiful! I am glad you are taking it easy, look after yourself and get plenty of rest!
Have a great evening, hugs Debx

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card, Alex! So glad to hear you're feeling better!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I looooove how you edged the flowers in irridescent ice!

Take it easy and take care of yourself. We miss you but we'll be here when you're ready. {{hugs}}

Chris said...

what a great card!! i just love the colors you chose! so glad to hear that you are feeling much better!! >"<

Staci said...

Glad you are feeling better, alex - taking a break is sometimes a very good thing!! Love that card -those flowers are gorgeous!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous, Alex! So glad you are feeling better and able to get back into stamping... You've been missed. :)

Silke said...

Hi Alex - I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Sometimes it's okay just to take a break...and fully recharge - life is too short and you have to take care of yourself first!!!

You will know when you are ready again and I know you'll be right back in the spotlight!!!

Until then big hugs back and may the Lord bless you and heal you quickly!!! ~Silke~

Joan said...

Very pretty Alex.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Alex!! Glad to hear you're feeling better but don't overdo! Take care of yourself! :)

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Yeah! I'm glad you're feeling more groovy!

Wendy said...

Your card is beautiful, Alex! It looks to me like you didn't miss a beat! So glad you are really doing better now and thank goodness you were wise enough to slow down to take it easy.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

This is sooo soft and elegant Alex!!! I'm glad you're slowing down...you don't want to add lots more healing time!!! Take care of you!!! HUGS!!!

Latisha said...

glad to hear you are feeling better
great card too

Jenn said...

I LOVE this new paper! Beautiful card! Thanks for your comment on my blog today :)

Natalie said...

Beautiful card and great sentiment. x

suzann said...

Glad you are feeling better. Cards are so pretty!

Katie said...

Such a pretty card Alex. It is so nice to have you back

Katie
x

Lisa H. said...

Alex, this is sooooo pretty. love that set with those papers.