Sorry to throw all of this stuff into one post! To be honest... I have been a little nervous the last couple of days thinking about jumping back into blogworld! :)
These two cards are ones that I made right before I found out my 'news' and I never felt like I could or should share them before now. Luckily, the challenge lasted long enough that I could get this posted.
This first card is my card for Cath's latest Moxie Fab Christmas in the Old Country challenge! I have had these Basic Grey stamps for a while. I was drawn to them as soon as I saw them but had never had an occasion to ink them up! Thanks Cath for the challenge and Thanks for just being great! :)
Speaking of... Thank all of you for just being great! I am tearing up just thinking of how blessed I am to know all of you either in real life or in blogworld! I can't tell you how much love I have felt these past few weeks. I have always known that I was loved but ... Wow!! I have had more people praying for me these past few weeks... it is just overwhelming and all of the prayers have been felt and SEEN!!
I am doing well! I came home Thursday night. Not so good on Friday because I took a pain pill! No more of those... Kelley and pills don't mix well! Sat... better! Sunday and today... lots better! I feel more like myself today (physically and mentally) than I have felt in a while! I am having some emotional ups and downs but mostly ups! I know my God loves me and has taken care of me so I know He will get me through the other trials I will go through as a result of all of this! It is just hard coming to terms with what my body can and cannot do anymore!
My mom is here now watching and playing with Carver! I have been able to get up and wash some clothes and straighten up a little. Of course... just for a few minutes and then I have to sit down and rest. I am not going to over do it ... like my family insists I am trying to do! It just helps me to feel better to just get up and do... my body is healing and getting stronger! My parents... man... I can't even get into that now! I will hurt my stitches from sobbing if I do! Let me just say that I have the best parents in the world! I have the best family and friends in the world! I am just blessed!!!
So.... sorry to get into all of that! I just thought you would like to know where I am physically, etc! I hope to get some time tonight where I will feel like getting back on the computer and getting caught up with you guys! I have missed you all!!
This next card is for the current Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge! This was my first time to host the challenge and I hate that I didn't get to follow through on that. Thanks Courtney for taking over for me and hosting this challenge! I had a ton of fun with some toothpicks! I just checked and there are not a lot of participants so far. I think if you guys would grab you some toothpicks and some Copics .... you would find out how much fun it is!! I think if all of this health stuff hadn't come up... I would have found my newest addiction.... using toothpicks! I made two cards... I will share the other one at a later date! You still have until the 9th at Midnight CST to participate!! :)
Well.... that is all for me! I wanted to get this post in and get my feet back in the water! :) I will be back again soon! I hope to actually try to craft tomorrow for a while. Carver will be at school and I am doing so well that I don't need anyone here when Carver is not here so... maybe!?!?! :) I think if I got my craft on again... it would help so much to feel 'normal' again! Whatever normal is! :)
I love you all!!
Peace and Love!!
Supplies: Joy to the World
Stamps - Basic Grey, Signature Christmas (PTI)
Paper - Rustic Cream (PTI)
Ink - Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado and True Black (PTI)
Other - Rustic Jute Twine (PTI)
Stamps - Handwritten Notes (PTI)
Paper - Kraft (PTI), Nutmeg (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink - True Black and Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Other - Dark Chocolate ribbon and Melon Berry Buttons (PTI), Nutmeg Chipboard (CC), toothpicks, copic markers, Corner Rounder (SU)