Saturday, July 07, 2007

*Simply Doodled*

Just getting ready to head off to bed but I thought I would post now while I had a few moments of time. I'm sharing the computer with my Mom and two sons so none of us really gets as much time as we are used to. Probably a good thing in my case in some ways. I can waste a lot of time in front of the computer.

Found out after a trip to the Drs office yesterday that Mom has Shingles. She started with a rash on Thursday but didn't tell me it hurt. Yesterday it was no better and I found at least area with a blister on it. Shingles can be contagious so there's no huggin' or kissin' Nana right now. It is also an extremely painful condition as it affects the nerve endings. Poor Mom. I feel so bad for her. While I'm glad I'm here to help out by cooking and to try to keep her a little distracted, I also feel bad because I know Mom feels like she should be cooking for us and doing more. I can't make her understand that I'm OK with stepping up.

We had another pretty hot day here... muggy too. Am happy to have air conditioning. I did sit outside for a little bit before it got too hot. I think the heat wave has broken as of tonight though... still warm, but not that hot hot weather. On Friday we hit a high of 37*C which is about 99*F. That was before you factored in the humidity.

Anyway... enough rambling and on to the card.

I love the simplicity of this card. It started out a lot more simple until I messed up stamping the sentiment on the bottom of the card... that's where the layers of cardstock come in. I used stamps from Stampin' Up! as well as an acrylic stamp from the Rhonna Farrer Swirls set. This swirl was the entire reason I bought this set!

The flower is stamped and cut out. I took a pen and sort of curled the petals a little to create some dimension.

items used:
*Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
*Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
*Images: Rhonna Farrer and Stampin' Up!
*Embellisments: Bling!


Cindy Keery said...

Very pretty... is this a Christmas card? It could be!

I hope your mom gets better soon!

Lorie said...

Nice card! I agree with Cindy it could be a Christmas card. Also, I hope your mom feels better very soon!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card the colors and the simplicity of it!

Tracy.H said...

Love those flourishes!! Very pretty, Nancy.

Hope Mom feels better soon!

Corie said...

Simple yet oh so elegant

Jennifer R said...

Love your card Nancy. Very Classy!

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Very pretty card! Speaking of pretty cards...I got yours Fri, just in time for my birthday. Thank you!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Nancy, I just LOVE this card and I can't believe it appeared in MY mailbox! Thank you so much! You really made my day! I can't believe I haven't been visiting your blog until now! You have AMAZING things on here!

Trina said...

I love this is so simple and elegant!!