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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cards for 17th birthday

   Well, it is two weeks and a half since my surgery, and I guess I can say I survived.  :)  The good news is that the pain decreased by about 75% on Monday when they pulled the staples and "tension straps"!  The bad news is that, tho I was warned by my doctor of flares after, the thing that decided to flare was my Restless Leg Syndrome, which I haven't actually had for a few years, and it also includes my arms.   So my sleep is not... restful, it is hard to fall asleep when you feel like you have to move so desperately.  Plus when I do sleep, I dream of walking and walking and walking and wake up with aching legs and arms!

I did, however, attempt some beadroom time today!  I only made it about twenty minutes, but it was fun.

I made birthday cards for my niece who turns 17 next month.
This one my mom picked.  I used my new Amuse set for the Happy 17th birthday part.  It is one of their clear sets.  The ink beaded a bit, but I didn't have the energy to clean/use the eraser/ etc.  I did that part first then added the flower to fill up more space.  I didn't really have a plan.  :)

   This was the second card.  I was getting tired, so I grabbed some animal print from my DCWV Safari stack.  Thought it looked teenager-ish.  :)

Have a happy Easter.  I am hosting the niblings and siblings for a big egg hunt on Saturday.  Lucky I still have narcotics left... then I will have to wean off them I think....


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Last of the Many Cards

For the record, I did make at least four of each card.  Sometimes more.   Wonder if I am still at the hospital?  Pry am!

This is so cute.  It comes with the sentiment "Rolling by...." and you can pick "with a birthday hi!" or several others.  As there are lots of little boys in my life, I am sure I will find a good use for these.

I love this little girl.  That is why I gave her three stars.  :)

This is the first time I actually used the chicken soup bowl.  I wasn't sure what color chickens were, so I asked my mom, who said they are white.  When I said that was boring, she started listing off colors like crazy, so they apparently can be any color actually.  However, I ended up liking the while, altho the comb pry should be red.

Hope you are having a great week, and that I am recovering well!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Many Cards!

   I noticed this week that my card rack was getting empty in certain areas, especially get well cards.  I spent a few days coloring images, then collected all the old images I had colored and set aside, and made cards.  I did a quick method- picked images that would look good with the same color scheme, then followed a card sketch to do the background.  I mostly worked on my bed, except for the paper cutting. :)

Here is my fave cow stamp.   I borrowed the set from Jodi and stamped some images quite a while ago...  :)

I love, love, love this little girl.  There is a touch of bling in her hair!  I think I will leave the inside blank until I find an occasion for her.
This is from my fave Cat's Pajamas set. 

Jodi's set again.  I even had flocked the image previously!  Can't remember why I never got around to putting it on a card.  :)

I was in the mood for fairies when I was coloring.  I liked how the little pearls looked on one side of the bottom.  The paper also has dimension- it is from Imaginese.
I will schedule one or two more posts for next week when I am off for my surgery.   Don't expect me to answer any questions or comments for at least a week!
Hope you like my cards!