Friday, July 27, 2012

With you ...

I haven't been in the art studio much the past couple of days ... and the time I was there, I had other things on my mind and the creativity just was not flowing.  My mom is scheduled for open heart surgery next month, and it's been waying on all of us.  Other than her heart, she is in excellent health, so I know that the surgery will go well and she will make a full recovery.  The hard part is the waiting, and worrying about her health leading up to the surgery.  It's getting close now (as long as there isn't a cancellation and delay, which has already happened once), so we just need the next few weeks to hurry by.  Yesterday was the pre-admission clinic ... severals hours at the hospital with tests and loads of information.  It was good to know what's going to be happening and the timelines, but another stressful day for my mom (and therefore, for me).  I'm glad it's over ... it's the last hurdle before the surgery.  I slept really well last night ... and it's been a while since that has happened.  I'm sure my mom slept well too.

On to the card for today.  Having had a good sleep, I was ready to create!  I used the SCS Sketch Challenge (SC395) for today's card, along with the colorful Summer Smooches designer paper.  This is from the adorable SU! stamps set "For the Birds".  Sweet images, but not very big, so I'll include a close-up of my main image.  They are fabulous on cards, just a little difficult to capture all the details in a photo.

I was inspired by my good friend, Nancy ... who posted her card for this sketch in the SCS gallery last night.  So sweet - I just LOVE her hand-made button!!  Thanks, Nancy ... for always inspiring me!  Hope you like.

SCS Sketch Challenge SC395:

"With you ..." 

Stamps:  For the birds (SU!)
Paper:  White, Summer Smooches (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black; Stampin' Write markers:  Real Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  adhesives

Here's a close-up of the main panel:

I stamped the image and sentiment in Basic Black onto Whisper White cardstock.  I colored in the image with my Stampin' Write markers.

I adhered the main image to my card base and then added strips of the Summer Smooches designer paper to the top and bottom.

I added a strip of designer paper to the bottom of the inside panel for interest.

Easy and quick card!


Darnell said...

Another adorable card, Loll!! I'm sorry to hear your mother has to have open heart surgery. All the best for a smooth operation and full recovery. And to you all for strength and patience!

Bonnie said...

I agree with Darnell. This is adorable! I pray your hard times will be over soon and things will be looking up.

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I just love your CAS version of the sketch with this whimsical and fun stamp set. I LOVE every single birdie stamp in the set, don't you?!?

I will be keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers and will definitely send her a get well card.

TFS and I am so pleased you got to create again. You always inspire me!

Anonymous said...

Great coloring and cute card. I will keep you and your mom in my prayers. So many wonderful advances now in surgery on the heart. Folks are up and dancing in no time!

shirley-bee said...

This card is so sweet, Loll. I love how the colours in the paper are echoed in the image (or vice versa). Fingers crossed for a successful operation and recovery for your mother.

Patrice said...

That lil red wagon is so cute...I hope you'll link up again this week at 52 Card Pickup!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a lovely card Loll-and I like your take on this sketch-I will pray that all goes well with your Mom's surgery and her recovery

Christa said...

You, your Mom and family are in my thoughts and prayers. As always, your card is lovely! You are so good at making clean and simple cards that are truly beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

Hi Loll, just seeing if I finally got a picture next to my comment. If not......back to baking my 2nd batch of zucchini bread for today and 3rd batch since yesterday :-)