Wednesday night, I returned from my weekly torture session (ie., yoga) and found an message from my sister. She was at the urgent care with my brother-in-law. He'd fallen playing soccer with the kids in their cul-de-sac and torn his Achilles tendon. A trip to the orthopedist yesterday revealed it is a complete rupture and surgery will happen today to reattach it.
Bam! Just like that...Life happened. And you just have to roll with it. Life for the next few weeks and months will look different in their house. And they may regret, like so many of us when life happens, not having a bedroom or at least a full bath downstairs. Thankfully, school ended for my niece and nephew yesterday, and I've offered to fly out to California to help if needed.
Life...it just happens. And coffee certainly helps!
Base: Early Espresson, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Crumb Cake, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla, 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 4: Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Coffee Cup Die
Layer 6: Early Espresso, Coffee Cup Lid Die
Layer 7: Very Vanilla, Coffee Sleeve Die and Textured Die
Inside Layer: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
I met my Hubs almost 11 years ago, country line dancing at a club in New Jersey. (He's the one in the blue shirt and long hair). Yeah, I know...line dancing in New Jersey? You just have to trust me when I say that[some of] those Jersey boys can dance! I can just hear Lydia Fielder laughing all the way from Texas!
Anyway...right after we started dating, he came down with a terrible cold. Being a kind and considerate girlfriend (I'm the one with the long fake blond hair), I immediately ran and bought him tea - herbals full of echinicea and other terrible tasting but good for you stuff. As I drove to his house, I started second guessing myself. Was he going to think I was weird bringing him all this tea? As it turns out, he was a big believer in the healing power of herbs and teas. Score another point for him!
Tea, as it happened, is his second drink of choice. Mix in a little honey and whiskey and it quickly becomes tied with #1 - straight whiskey! The first time we vacationed together, I was surprised when he pulled out a plastic baggie filled with a whole variety of different teas when we got to the hotel. Years later, he still packs tea on when we travel. And when I travel by myself, I've often found tea bags packed away in my suitcase as a surprise. Even in the middle of a hot and humid North Carolina summer, he'll make a cup of tea before bed. And he's the first to grab the echinicea tea when he doesn't feel well.
The Have a Cuppa bundle and coordinating designer series stack is the perfect stamp set for us. As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought, "Now there's a stamp set the Hubs would like."
I'll be featuring the Have a Cuppa bundle and coordinating designer series paper stack at my April 10 - Second Sunday Sip & Stamp class. We'll make 4 cards using this very versatile stamp set. Whether it's Teacher Appreciation, Mothers' Day, of just to brighten someone's day, this stamp set is for you.
This class is also available by mail. I'll send you all your pre-cut paper and embellishments plus step by step instructions on how to assemble. You use your own stamp sets and ink. Cost is $15 + $6.10 postage. Just use the RSVP button below to sign up.
Happy Stamping...I'm off to have some tea!
Last week, my brother-in-law had surgery for a ruptured stomach ulcer. I volunteered to make a get well card. With the 4th of July quickly approaching I decided to use a patriotic theme.
I love this gate fold card. It's a simple fold, that's sure to impress. Using Whisper White card stock, I cut it into 4 ¼" X 11", then scored the sides 2 3/4" from each end, and folded the ends in towards the middle. The stars are layerd with Night of Navy and Real Red cardstock. To adhere them to the card, use adhesive only on the left side; you don't want to glue your card shut!
I hope he feels better soon!
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Suggested $99Starter Kit list:
138358 8½X 11 Card stock and Stamp pad Bundle: $32.50
138333 In color Markers: $15.00
138329 Cucumber Crush Refill
138332 Delightful Dijon Refill
138331 Mint Macaroon Refill
138330 Tip Top Taupe Refill
138328 Watermelon Wonder Refill: $16.25 (all five)
138432 Designer Series Paper Stack In Colors: $22.00
138383 Blossom Accents In colors: $8.00
138378 Tin of Cards Project Kit: $27.00
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