Dressy Gratitude

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Happy Sunday 
Happy August!

Time for another "Sa-weet" Challenge

at Cupcake Inspirations!

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our randomly selected winner 
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And here is our inspirational photo:

Photo Inspiration compliments of Little Sooti 

This week is a COLOR Challenge --

Mint ~ White ~ Gold

Stop by Cupcake Inspirations Blog and check out what my fellow Sweeties have done for some added inspiration!

Here is my card using 
"Mom's Hat" digi 
from A Day For Daisies:

STAMPS: Mom's Hat Digi (DayForDaisies).
PAPER: Sage green and white cardstock.  DP - 
INK: Copics and Blick markers.
EXTRAS: Tiny triangle die (Spellbinders); Thanks die (Taylored Expressions); Photo die (Taylored Expressions); Cookie dough seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties); mint and dark yellow enamel hearts; Diamond Stickles.

Boy, July just flew by, at least for me it did!  I've been a little MIA from the blog and crafting world the last few weeks.  I've been horribly ill with an antibiotic induced infection.  I know you are probably thinking --- antibiotics are suppose to cure what's ailing you.  Well, yeah unless it's too strong of one and that's what happened.  So, instead of getting better, I got worse. One ER visit and another antibiotic later, I thought I was feeling better, but I was wrong.  I could at least get out of bed, but I was far from better.  And the timing for it was particularly awful!  My son and daugther-inlaw from Oklahoma came for a week's visit and then we all traveled to WV last weekend to surprise my mom with a belated 80th birthday party.

Just the last couple days have I really begun to feel normal.  And looking back now, I do not know how I did all that I did the past three weeks with as bad as I felt. But, I did enjoy my families and the time we spent.  By the time we rolled into Chapel Hill on Monday evening to drop off the youngest son, I felt like I had hit a brick wall again.  I guess as they say, "where there is a will, there is a way" and once the party was over and everyone was back home, my body shut down for a couple days again.

And I have to put a shout out to my dear ole Hubs, Dave.  He has been a real trooper the whole time, doing everything at home, including taking care of me.  And some of that time was his vacation from work!  I owe him big time!  So I kind of made this card with him in mind.

Today, is the first time I've felt like being in my craft room and it felt good.  I'm rusty, but happy!  I missed it! 

Now, don't forget to link up your own project using this week's inspirational colors for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate to A Day For Daisies Digital Shop!  

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Indy said...

Nance, So good to have you back in the crafting world! Your card is spectacular! Love all the triangles! Take care of yourself!

Jenny said...

Thanks for this sweety card !
i love it.
xo, Jenny

Kirstin said...

Such a lovely card, Nance. The image is just too cute! Thanks for playing at Inkspire_me this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

How horrible! I'm so glad you're feeling better & that you managed to enjoy all those plans. It's true that our bodies eventually hit the NOPE wall. My sister & I both have had antibiotic-related infections (from the same drug) and they aren't pretty.

Andrea und Annemarie said...

What a lovely card! I love the little lady and what you did with the ribbons. I am sorry to hear that you were so ill and glad it's getting better! Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me this time! ~ Annemarie

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