Monday, February 20, 2012

*Lucky* to count you as a friend

I have been sick ever since last Wednesday. I could feel it coming on in the middle of the night and the dread set in. Moms shouldn't be able to get sick. We should get some type of waiver for the duration of motherhood; well....at least while they are little. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Not only am I sick, but Rowan has got it as well as Rhys. So...with that being said, not only do I feel awful, but so do the babies.
My dear, sweet friend offered to bring me dinner and as much as I wanted to protest, I really needed it. She brought some super yummy chicken noodle soup, rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies; just what the doctor ordered. I need to return her dishes, so I thought I would make a card to go along with it to thank her.













This is an absolute first.... but I made the card in my bed! LOL! I had to get up to gather my supplies, but for the most part I laid on my bed and glued, cut and fiddled. I think I may have found my new craft space! LOL! Can you imagine? It is never good to be thinking that way, especially when I had the new episode of "Hoarding; buried alive" playing while I was crafting. Maybe I could become a craft hoarder who only crafts in bed with her supplies piling up around her! LOL!
Anyway, I will quit rambling about nonsense and get onto the card. I had some scraps of paper left over from another project, so I decided to use them. They are all from Hobby Lobby, which is becoming the only place to buy paper around here anyway. The colors inspired me to pull out my "St. Patrick's Day" stamps, which is fitting for the season. I still have my Valentine's Day stuff up, but St. Patty's stuff will be going up soon. Most of the images are from PTI, but the circle "mar. 17" image is from a dollar set I got last year. I got a little "die-cut" happy and used my PTI dies for the focal image, the felt ric-rac and tickets. It is so nice to be able to make your own embellishments, especially when you are limited on space. The trim at the top, is just the extra piece from die-cutting the felt ric-rac. I glued it along the inside flap. It isn't going in an envelope, so I didn't mind adding the extra length to the card. If you do add things like this, just remember to grab a bigger envelope. I added a little bit of gold stickles to the shamrock to give it another touch of St. Patty's day charm and called it good. I really would have liked to have added some sewing, but I didn't think sewing in bed would be very easy! LOL! Making this card has made me want to make another St. Patrick's Day banner; surprise, surprise! I love the one I made last year, but I really like these papers, too.

Also, I still have my Valentine's Day projects to show you. I was down to the wire, but I got everything done that I wanted to get done; except for my Valentine's Day countdown calendar. Maybe next year........ Thanks for fluttering by!

10 comments:

The Apple Crate said...

Stunning, as always. I'm sure your friend will love it. :) I hope you feel better soon!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is fantastic! Can't believe you made it in bed! Hope you're all feeling better soon!

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous creating! Can't believe you could stamp those ticket stamps on the die straight in bed! Awesome! lol I'd say you are a die hard stamper! My grandkids love tickets... so guess where I went.. right to PTI and started an order! TFS! I hope this word verification works... blogger changed and it's a real pain now... you might want to switch to the moderate comments option to keep commenters happy! Thanks!

Kim said...

So happy that you're posting again - love your stuff!!! Hope you're all feeling better soon!

Marisa said...

What a cute card! Love the idea of the new craft area too LOL! I hear you re: mommy's should not get sick. Just recovering from a very nasty flu bug that wiped me out for ten days - UGH! Hang in there!!

harrahx2 said...

So glad to have you back and posting amazing creativity!

Tami McBeain said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers and die cuts! Hope you are all feeling better soon!

Cynthia said...

Stunning! I just love your Vintage designs....wow! I've eaten in bed before but haven't crafted there yet.....great idea...I'll have to try it! LOL Get better soon!

Missy said...

I hope you are all feeling better. The sickies have been hanging around my house for about 3 weeks now :( I agree about getting a pass for sickies at least while the kids are little. I love the card. I need to do some St. Pat's decorating, or make some first.

Nature's Corridor said...

I love this card! I can't believe you made it while sick and in bed! I will have to bring all my arts and crafts supplies with me to bed next time I catch a cold.