Thursday, September 27, 2018

So Jolly

Hello, everyone!  I wanted to pop in with a quick update about my husband's health.  He was misdiagnosed in the local hospital's emergency room in August, and was sent home with some anti-seizure pills and a referral to a neurologist.  At that time, he didn't even know his own name, and he did not have a seizure.  Fortunately, as soon as the neurologist saw him on September 11, he was immediately admitted to the hospital (a different hospital, thankfully).  My husband had a stroke caused by a blood clot, and it has affected his thinking and speech. 

Two days ago, he was transferred from the hospital to the rehabilitation center.  He is where he needs to be, and I hope he can recover fully and come home soon.  In the meantime, I have been making the 4-hour roundtrip by bus every other day.  I've taken a few days off as I'm physically and emotionally exhausted.  I'm hoping to make the trip again tomorrow or Saturday, depending on his rehabilitation schedule. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for his recovery - your prayers are appreciated.

I will not be blogging for a while, but I am committed to Rudolph Day and do not want to miss it. I've cobbled together this quick card by recycling an old holiday card and using some stickers for the sentiment and bird. The snowflake-embossed background (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow) and silver snowflake (Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes) were already made and waiting to be used. 

So sorry I cannot do any blog visiting at this time but I will catch up with everyone later, whenever I am able to have some time for myself. 

I would like to support the following challenges:

  1. ABC Christmas S is for Snow UE
  2. Cardz TV 66 AG 1/3
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Patterned Paper UE 
  4. DL.ART September Linky UE 1/d
  5. Happy Little Stampers September AG with Dies UE
  6. Hiding in my Craftroom Any Holiday 1/3
  7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3
  8. Rudolph Day September 1E C10
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
  10. Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Guest Designer at Cropstop

Hello, everyone!  This is a scheduled post.  As I mentioned in my previous blog post, my husband is going through a health crisis so I have not had time to be online.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for his recovery - your prayers are appreciated.

I'm happy to be sharing a card today as a Guest Designer for Cropstop!  Thank you to Esther for inviting me!  Each month there is a Cropstop Link Party with a wonderful prize from Cropstop - I hope you'll check it out and join in the fun!  For my project, I decided to make a quick and easy anniversary card featuring butterflies.

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This quick and easy card worked out well for me considering my husband's health, which has left me with little time for crafting at the moment.  I started by die-cutting the Oriel Butterfly from patterned paper, the Lunette Butterfly from white cardstock, and then the Butterfly Buttons from teal cardstock.  I adhered the butterflies together, Lunette onto Oriel and Button onto Lunette.  I embossed a white cardstock panel and stamped the sentiment (I recommend stamping the sentiment before embossing, but I had no problem stamping on the embossed cardstock).  I layered the embossed panel onto teal cardstock and then onto patterned paper.  I finished off the cardfront by adhering the layered butterflies and embellishing with a number of sequins.  Lastly, the cardfront was adhered to a top-folding white A2 card base.

Thank you to Esther at Cropstop for having me as your Guest Designer!  It was fun to spend some time in my craftroom!

I would like to support the following challenges: Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter E (I went with E for Embossing Folder) 1/3; Cardz TV AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Butterfly 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Pastel Colours UE; Creative Inspirations AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART September Linky UE 1/d; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie 4th Anniversary AG 1/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Poppystamps PSC48 AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp it On (the sentiment is stamped) 1/5; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC95 ~ Anniversary; The Outlawz Festive Friday FF090718 Anniversary 1/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5
09-18 copy

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!