Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook News and Reviews "Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop". If you came from Lauri Ingram's blog Paperville , you are on the right track! If you didn't please hop to SNR/Card universe and begin the fun. We have almost 100 blogs lined up for this 4th of July blog hop! Here is the card I made just for this Blog Hop:

For this card I started with my image stamped in SU! Pacific Blue ink on white card stock. Then I inked the edges with red ink and matted it on blue card stock then used my gold marker to ink the edges. Next I matted that on red card stock. Then I took my SU! Sweet Stars wheel and stamped that in Riding Hood Red ink on white card stock. I then inked that with blue and matted it on red card stock. Net I cut a piece of blue card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and used my gold marker to ink the edges of that piece. Then I glued down my matted pieces on the blue card stock. I then wrapped a piece of thin red ribbon around the lower portion of the blue card stock and ran it through a metal star. (The metal start was silver but I used my gold marker to "paint" it gold.) I then glued that entire piece to the center of my red A2 card base.

I also made the inside to match. I thought it would be a great way to thank a soldier. Here's what the inside looks like :

Supplies :
  • Stamps - Liberty United by CI Stamping, "thank you" by Hero Arts, Sweet Stars jumbo wheel by Stampin Up!
  • Inks - SU! Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red.
  • Miscellaneous - card stock by Bazzill, ribbon by Offray, metal star unknown.
I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop, and my work:) Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to leave a comment - I love hearing what people like/dislike about my work. If you made a card for the Holiday I would love to see it leave a comment with a link to your gallery/blog.

The next stop on the Blog Hop is Debby Boltman's blog Debby's Stuff. So hop on over and continue with the fun!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, July 3, 2009

Update on me

I thought it was about time for an update. I have some good news - tomorrow there will be a project on my blog!!!! I signed up for the SNR/Card Universe blog hop a while back and forced myself to make something for it. It took a while but I was happy with the outcome. So make sure you stop in tomorrow and check it out. I'm hoping it will be the begining of my come back;).

On the health issues I'm still not fixed. Monday I am having my first epidural injection and I'm pretty nervous. I have heard mostly positive reviews from people so that makes me a little optimistic. I guess my biggest worry is what if the injections don't work? I know I shouldn't think about that yet but I can't help it. I have already been off of work for 2 months. My time is slowly running out. So I am crossing my fingers these injections do the trick and I can get back to my normal way of life. I know I am extremely blessed and keep trying to think about all the good things. I have such wonderful friends who send me cards, emails, even make us dinner and just call to see how I'm doing. My hubby is having ankle surgery next week so I hope we are able to take care of each other - ha ha ha.

Don't forget to check out the blog hop tomorrow. And thanks for following my blog despite my lack of activity.

Happy crafting,