Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Seek Joy

Let me say how much I've missed being here, blogging with all of you!  I have been SO very sick these last two weeks.  I have bronchitis, and treatment upon treatment didn't seem to cut it.  My doc put me on a steroid a couple of days ago, and at long last I feel able to breathe.  Sweet relief!  It was so bad that just taking a shower or sitting at the computer winded me and I had to lay down most of the time.  Yikes.

But here I am, ready to share a card with you.  I'm so glad.  :o)


I am playing in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge, where we are to CASE one of their DT members' creations.  I found THIS beauty by Cindy Haffner, and loved the color combo and touches of lace.  Cindy's card inspired me to bring out some chocolate and pink inks and stamp on an old book page.


I'm also playing at Shopping Our Stash.  The challenge:  "What Was I Thinking??"  I bought these stamps by Inkadinkado and Hampton Art at Michael's quite a while ago 'cause the prices were too good to pass up, but they have just sat, untouched until now.  



This page tore as I removed it from the book, but I like how it looks in the corner.  Looks like a little mouse nibbled on it.  ;o)

Thank you SO much for your visit and comment -- I relish each and every one!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Carpe Diem - Hampton Arts; Floral Damask - Inkadinkado
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake - SU; book page; patterned paper - DCWV
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray - SU; Frayed Burlap Distress - Ranger
Fibers: crochet lace trim - Mark's Finest Papers
Other: Big Shot; Labels Four, Fleur de Lis Motifs dies - Spellbinders; Scallop Dot border punch - Martha Stewart; pearls

34 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You poor thing!!! I hope you feel 100% soon..I get bronchitis every year... so I feel your pain! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card!! BEAUTIFUL colors and loving the pearls!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh boy, sounds like you had a nasty bout of bronchitis. You poor thing. I hope you feel better soon!

You did a beautiful job CASE'ing Cindy. I love everything about your card. So elegant!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful. Glad you are feeling better, hope it goes away soon!

Anonymous said...

Wow you had it bad! I see you didn't totally let it get you down - or at least the steroids helped enough! This card is so fun - I love the colors and that lovely touch of lace. When are you going to learn not to fess up - I thought the "torn" page was on purpose and antiqued! I really like the sentiment too. Good job - I hate to see what you will come up with you are 100% better! Just kidding! I know you get nasty bouts with bronchitis and such.

Chris R. from Iowa

~Tammy~ said...

Thar's terrible glad you are on the mend. Not much crafting going on in my world.

Love the gorgeous vintage feel to your card. Love that die! That is a must have in my collection. Will have to search for it!!!

Lin said...

So glad that you are getting some relief now. Beautiful card here - love the lace and the text!

Lisa said...

Yikes is right,goodness Colleen sounds like you've had a rough couple of weeks. Hope you're on the mend. This card is lovely as always and I like the thought of the little mouse having a nibble!!

Cricutbug - Marie said...

You poor thing! So sorry that you have been sick! I am glad that you're feeling a little better. Your card is lovely.

Annette said...

wow totally gorgeous...love the soft colors and those added pearls..

LeAnne said...

Oh my, I am so glad you're feeling better! I was only sick for a couple days and I can only imagine how bad it would be to have it longer! So glad you're back in the stamping saddle and shared this beauty with us!

yyam said...

Sooooooo pretty Colleen! You make such classic cards!

Glad you are on the mend now. Listen to your body. Sometimes you just need to slow down a bit. And come back with a vengeance! lol

Jennifer said...

Wishing you get well soon! Beautiful card, love all the little details, chocolate and pinks, pearls and little torn corner!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful CASE! So sorry to hear you were THAT sick! I hope you get to feeling more normal VERY SOON!!

Kara Lynne said...

So glad you're feeling better, sounds awful. Your card is gorgeous! Such pretty details and I love the torn page (looks like an intriguing topic as well).

Marisa said...

So sorry to hear you have been so ill, Colleen, but glad to hear the steroids are working! Your card is lovely. Great papers and use of stamps for the BG.

Martha H. said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. Your card is gorgeous!
Lots of details, and love that lace!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. You can't do much without air. Prednisone works wonders. Gorgeous card you made! Love the subtle colors and very feminine design. Take care!

Karen McAlpine said...

OH no!! Glad to hear you are feeling better and glad the illness did not effect your ability to make a gorgeous card!! Take care.

Benzi said...

So glad you're getting better, Colleen. That had to be a miserable experience.

Your card is outstanding and I do like the mouse nibbled corner. The die for the sentiment is super. Just a beautiful creation.

Take care.

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Colleen, I;m so honored you like my card and cased it.

jimlynn said...

Simply over the top GORGEOUS! Beautiful colors and all those details! So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.
Lynn

Stella said...

No0t feeling wellbut still able to create a card that made me sigh. It;s a beauty Colleen! Good to see you back but most of all I hope that you are on the mend...Take care...XX

Linda R said...

I am so sorry to hear you have been under the weather. That's no fun.. But your card looks amazing.. LOVE the die cut. And the book paper look great. I love to use book paper.

Hugs~

Patrice said...

Love those tiny little pearls, Colleen!

nwilliams6 said...

I am such a horrible friend! I had no idea you were that sick - it sounds horrible. I am glad your doctor gave you something that could help you on the road to recovery. Forgive me for not keeping up better. Sending up prayers now for continued recovery.

Now to your beautiful card! Love the colors, love the book page (wonderful book page to use too - how great is that!), and the lace is perfect. This beauty is full of special details and sooooo you!

Hugz and hopes for continued improvment!

~amy~ said...

Feel better soon...your card is simply gorgeous!

alicaz said...

wonderful! so soft, elegant and pretty! Great stamps and papers too!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash Challenge!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Hope you feel better soon! HUGS:)

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card--super soft colors! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just gorgeous, Col! LOVE all the stampy details and layers! And that color palette is yummy! So sorry to hear you've been feeling crummy! I can't even imagine. Sigh. Praying for you.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation, love all the layers, colour and your design. Hopefully you continue to heal. Shirleyx

Maria said...

So sorry to hear you have bronchitis! This humid weather is not good for people with breathing and allergy problems! Am keeping you in thought and prayer, Colleen. Hope it improves very soon for you! Your card is shabby lovely! Beautiful focal point and sentiment! Love the sweet die cut, too! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Marlena M. said...

Good gravy, girl. I'm glad they could help you~praise God!

Beautiful work~love the sentiment panel. I love the nibbled part too. ;)

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Colleen! The whole card reflects the wording on the page! Beautiful lace and pearls.

Carla said...

Beautiful and classy! I have a few stamps(okay more than a FEW) I bought because they were a bargain and I need to get them out and use them! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

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