May 7, 2009

A CARD FOR A FRIEND

Hi all!!! Well, it's official - I am fighting a horrible sinus infection and I am back on antibiotics AGAIN, uggghhhh!!!! Ya know, I have to say, I really regret going through the very painful sinus surgery I had two years ago because it did not help AT ALL!! Not one thing has changed - if anything, they have gotten worse! Sheesh....I wish they could just remove them altogether, lol!! Sorry for the vent, just needed to get it out there!! On to the card: I made this for a friend who is having some serious medical issues and is feeling down right now because these are long-term issues she has lived with for awhile. So, I using yesterday's sketch challenge on Splitcoast (great sketch!) I made this one for her!! I know how difficult it is to be laid up for a long while - I went stir crazy after one month on the couch!! I just want her to know I am thinking about her!! Even though I complain about my migraines and my sinuses, I do feel pretty lucky because my overall health is very good and I should feel lucky that it is! I am going to send her some images to color and play with - she is a stamper but has been too ill to even do that!! So, I hope I can at least bring a smile to her face!! Today is a day filled with errands and finishing up the laundry. I have lots of stamping to do as well so I am looking forward to an afternoon in my studio if I can keep my head from exploding - LOL! So, I will leave you with the recipe - I am off to blog hop and check out what fabulous things you all have been up to!! Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, and if you have not entered my blog candy, make sure you get in on that!! And, for those of you who are working on DT entries, let me just say that I am excited to be able to see them - I just know they will all be BEAUTIFUL!!!
Card Recipe: (all supplies SU! unless noted)
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze, Whisper White card stock, Parisian Breeze Designer Series paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip stampin' ink
Stamps - Font of You, Sweet Sentiments
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, MS border punch, vintage brads, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

33 comments:

chelemom said...

This is beautiful! Love the "raindrops!" Hope you feel better soon!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just darling, Alex! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Love this Alex! It's wonderful! So glad you played along again...fun aren't they? LOL!

Sorry to hear you have another sinus infection...I know they aren't fun...hope it clears up soon with the meds!

Crystal said...

oh wow love it great colors and what an adorable umbrella!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Alex - I never would have thought to use brads as raindrops - very cool! And totally love the color scheme!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I love this card too! You amaze me! Now just get well!!!

Michelle said...

What a great card Alex. I love the umbrella & a great way to use brads for rain!

Love the new blog outlook, I love butterflies!

Tracy.H said...

Sorry to hear about the sinus infection...I have been there and know that they are not fun at all!!

Love this card! Your friend will love it too. :0)

Rose Ann said...

I am positive this wonderful card will cheer her up...it's fabulous!! I love the papers, "rain", and pretty papers!!

I'm so sorry about your sinus infection, Alex! Take care of yourself, girl!! Hugs!!

Tanya said...

Very nice! Love the brad rain drops!

mudmaven said...

Alex this is so pretty. I'm sure it is going to cheer her up so much. Hang in there! ~chris

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my goodness Alex what beautiful card! :)
♥Dawn♥

Nikki Bond said...

Love love love the brads for rain drops...very clever! Love your new header picture too...soo pretty! {sMILES}

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CUTE! Alex, submit this to the gallery for a current challenge over at the Moxie Fab blog! It's PERFECT for the challenge! I love it!

Deb said...

Fantastic card Alex, so love the colour and the pretty ribbon! I am sure your friend will appreciate it!
Hope you are feeling better yourself soon!
Have a great evening, Deb x

Dani said...

Oh my, this is CUTE! I love it! Great job!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Alex, I love the use of the brads. Great colours too. x

a portland granny said...

Someone is going to appreciate that card! Its lovely! Sorry you aren't doing too well. I have several friends with sinus problems and know how they suffer--so I feel for you! Hope you feel better soon. One bright note--the migraines usually go away when you pass a certain age!!?

LuLu said...

Fab card Alex - just love all of it and I am sure your friend will adore it to.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Alex and so clever.. I love the raindrop brads, Sorry to hear about your sinus infection and hope those antibiotics start working quickly, Big Hugs, Nikki x

corinnesomerville said...

Oh sweetie...I'm so sorry that your having sinus problems !! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, KIDDO !!!
Obviously your sinus infection hasn't hurt your creativity...this is gorgeous !!!

Love ya !!!

Jenn said...

I love the "brad" raindrops...how adorable is that!!!! Hope you get feeling better soon.

Risa said...

Alex your card is stunning! I love the sketch and the umbrella and raindrops are "off the hook"! Great job!
hugs
Risa:)

Manna said...

This is awesome, Alex! Love the colours on this card!

Angie Tieman said...

This is adorable! Love the umbrella and how clever of you to make the raindrops out of the little brads! Darling!

Chris said...

beautiful card! that is sure to make her day!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh those raindrops are awesome!!! I've got to CASE that!!! I know how ya feel.....chronic sinusitis here too.....but you're right....things could be worse!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oohhhhhh, LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! The papers are AWESOME!

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous card!!...love the dimensional umbrella and fabulous creative raindrops!!...Take Care!!...Hugs, Ila

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Alex! This is sure to cheer her up!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Your creation is just beautiful Alex!! I love how you've made the raindrops for this!! ;) TFS! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!!

Christie said...

What a gorgeous card!
I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling good. I hope that you are on the mend. And I hope that this card brings joy to your friend in need.

Leslie said...

I am so sorry that I have only now found your site. I have tried a few challenges on the Stamp Something Challenge Blog and today I had decided to actually check out all the DT members blogs, not just comment on them on the challenge blog. What a surprise this journey has been. Your creations are fantastic. I flat out LOVE this card, the whole concept. Just love it. I was reading your profile, way to go for serving our country for so long in the Navy. I was in the USAF, but I took my discharge after 4 years. I was proud everyday to wear my uniform and grateful for everyone that has donned their fatigues before and after me! So, thank you for all your years of service. I am signing up for your blog candy, and I just read about your new Challenge Blog!! I am getting ready to sign off and work my butt off to try to get my submissions in on time!!! What a great opportunity to get in on your blog right from the beginning. Stamping and Scrapbooking, so exciting!! Wishing you well regardless if I make the team or not. I cannot wait to see all that you have in store.
Hugs, Leslie Pershing