Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thanks So Much

Here's a sneak peek!  One of my cards will be in the Apr/May/Jun issue of The Stampers' Sampler, scheduled to hit newsstands April 1st.  (No, it's not an April Fool's Day joke!)   You'll see this one on page 75.

Stamps:  Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Lime Rickey (BasicGrey)
Paint/Ink: Memento Ink in Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, and Danube Blue (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Felt Arrow (Creative Imaginations)

This card is my first published since I returned from my all-too-long stamping hiatus.  I'm hoping to spend lots more time stamping as (a) my husband has had his kidney transplant and (b) my doctors prescribed stamping to help me with my Caregiver Stress Syndrome.  I'm lucky to have some wonderful friends to stamp with, and I hope you do too!

Speaking of sneak peeks...  Stampington & Co. often posts a few pages of upcoming magazines to advertise for that issue, and I noticed one of my cards shown on the page for the new 400 More Ideas for Handmade Cards (formerly called Catch Up Issue), hitting newsstands on May 1st.  If you've read my blog, you'll recognize the card.  It appeared here and is one of my favorites.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Prayers Sent

Hubby & I are so lucky to have so many friends and family sending prayers and happy thoughts our way.  He unexpectedly got "the call" a few weeks ago, and we rushed to Salt Lake City for his kidney transplant.  We were out of town for weeks and are now driving back & forth to SLC for checkups on his new organ.  He's doing well so far.  As thrilled as we are for him, we're also thinking of a very sad family somewhere whose relative gave the gift of life.  We're so thankful.

This card features stamps from my favorite designer, Kim Hughes @ Paper Smooches.  Her style is so fun & whimsical, but it can also be used with softer patterns for more somber projects.  The soft patterned paper is from Memory Box.

I'm especially glad to have met a new stamping friend in the SLC area.  I grabbed a few of my supplies on the way out the door, and I even got to stamp with her one day while we were there.  She was so nice and even spent time with me at the hospital while hubby was in surgery.  I'm sure we'll be friends for life.

Happy Stamping!