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Monday, October 11, 2010

I've Been Such a Bad, Bad Blogger!

In my last post...which was over a month ago (GASP!), I promised to post the remainder of the hand-stamped get well cards I received.

Well, right after making that promise, my computer crashed and then I was told to get off my feet for most of the day. Now I elevate my feet a few hours each day(need to lay down for this!) and wear a compression stocking on my right leg...trying to reduce the swelling in my operated knee. (Life just keeps getting better, doesn't it?!!) I'm still not sleeping well, and still going to therapy, which wears me out. But, I have been stamping...I just don't seem to be able to multi-task these days! UGH!
Anyway, I have a number of things to share with you, so first....thank you for your patience; and please come back soon! (I'll also be participating in a Blog Tour, I've begun to work on that!)
For today, I have the remaining 2 hand-stamped cards I received some time ago from a couple of on-line friends. The first one in browns and greens is so much prettier in real life! I have to admit when I first saw it online (Rose posted it for a Challenge), I thought it was pretty, but it just didn't stand out. Well....a week or so later it landed in my mailbox and I have to tell you that it is just drop dead gorgeous!! Rose has lots of great little details on this beauty, which make all the difference...I'm so lucky to have received it!
Stamps: Growing Green, EnFrancais, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Misc: 1 1/4" Round Punch, Buttons Sizzlet, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Crystal Effects (each leaf has been "painted" with CE), Natural Hemp Twine, Garden Green Mini Brads (from the Regals Collection), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensional (under "button" accent), Woodland Walk DSP, Sponge
Please note: All materials used to create this sample are currently available from SU! This card was created by Rose Kerry from California.

My next surprise, was from Marjie Schulsinger, who lives out in Colorado. This is another beauty that is so much prettier in person! Marjie used that wonderful, new (I really want it!) set, Just Believe, and a great, old favorite, Inspired by Nature. Aren't they great together?!! For the focal piece on this card, Marjie embossed the floral image and sponged the background. Easy, but so stunning!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Just Believe
Inks: Black Craft, Not Quite Navy (saying), More Mustard
CS: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Glossy White, More Mustard
Misc: Black Embossing Powder, Narrow Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Sponge, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Please note: ALL materials used to create this card are currently available from SU! This card was created by Marjie Schulsinger of Colorado.
Aren't I lucky to have received these beauties?!! All these wonderful cards made my recovery so much brighter!! Thanks so much for stopping by today...I am so sorry there was such a lapse of time since my last post! I'm now coming up on the 3 month mark since my surgery and although I am far from totally recovered, I am feeling better and getting around more, and am beginning to feel like my old self, although I still have a way to go yet. I promise to post much more often, so please come back and visit!!

1 comment:

Rose said...

Oh Barb, aren't you the sweet one to post my card. It really is much prettier in real life. I love Marjie's card, very colorful!!! I sure hope you are hopping around like you used to, no fun limping. Hugs dear friend, Rose


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