Saturday, September 01, 2012

You are my Sunshine

Today's card is for two challenges at SCS ... Ways To Use It (WT390 - smile!) and Queen For the Day (QFTD128 - Kathleen Lammie).  Kathleen has a wonderful gallery full of inspirational cards and I had fun looking through to find one to CASE (copy and share everything).  I settled on this card of Kathleen's because the CAS style really spoke to me.  Not only does Kathleen have a wonderful gallery ... she is also so generous, kind and encouraging with her comments on other's cards in the SCS gallery.  Congratuations, Kathleen!  Enjoy your reign! :)

"You are my Sunshine"

Stamps:  All About You & Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); yellow gingham (Making Memories)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Sunflower die (C.C. Designs), Puffy Clouds die (Memory Box), Mandarin Twine (The Twinery); Real Red button (SU!)

I glued three layers together for each die on the card front to make thick dies for more visual impact.  I included a single layer sunflower on the inside panel for interest.


Just a quick update on my mom for friends and family.  Mom had her surgery on Thursday and came through it with flying colors!!  We are so proud of her ... and happy that the surgery is finally done.  She was moved out of the Cardiac ICU after only one day ... and as her nurse told me "she is a Rock Star!".  She is now in the Cardiac ward and already took a walk down the hallway today.  Amazing progress for only being the second day from open heart surgery!  Mom has pain, but is managing it well and concentrating on getting better so she can come home soon.


Susan said...

Fabulous card, Loll - love all that white space! And I'm so glad your mother is doing so well. I hope she gets home soon.

nancy littrell said...

I am so impressed with how well your mom has done after such a huge surgery. She is one tough lady :-)

LOVE your colorful and fun sunshine card. It will make your mom's day. TFS

Carole said...

I'm always excited to see your blog. I was so inspired by your blue hydrangea's that I've recreated something similar, and I'll post it later today. You are my sunshine with yellow gingham is simply adorable. I love the depth you get using 3 layers of die cuts.Be well and good wishes.

Bonnie said...

I love the fresh happiness of the yellow and white and that little pop of orange! I'm so glad your mom has the surgery behind her and is doing so well.

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
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