Friday, March 18, 2011

It's been two months...

Yes, it seems that it has been two months since my last posting.  Since then, life has been like a run away train.  I returned home after a long week's visit with my children in Hawaii.  I was pooped!! The flights home are very difficult because from Kona to NY, there is always one 'red eye' flight.  But, I arrived tired but ready to continue my life at home.  Two weeks into my recovery from my last trip to Kona, I was on another trip to Hawaii.  Max was diagnosed with Pyloric Stenosis and his parents were in a frenzy.  I arrived the day after they returned from Honolulu with the baby after the surgery.  There are no specialists on the Big Island for medical care of that nature, so arrangements were made to meet the surgeon at a fine children's hospital in Honolulu.  All turned out quite well, but the parents needed Bubby more than the baby. LOL  So, I performed a "mitzvah" and spent another week in Hawaii. As for the Bubby, she arrived home utterly exhausted and immediately took to her bed with a nasty virus that to this day is still dealing with a very nasty lingering cough.  So, for now, few cards were made these past two months.  I have also missed two classes with Diana Kovacs due to feeling too tired to go out at night.  But, I'm getting better. 

Here are a few of the cards I made since my last card posting:

These cards were all made from my vast collection of patterned paper and embellishments.  The first card with the Asian motif has the stamped image and the three gold pearls placed to made the card POP! The last card has a flower that was cut out of the background paper and then superimposed against the stamped area.

Here are two more:

I just love the stamp of the lady on the jar.  I don't think that the card's composition is very good, but I did have fun using chalk to color the image.
The colors in the bird card are so Spring-like that I had to match the paper and the embellishments.  It just worked for me placing the bird & patterned paper against the iridescent yellow background paper.

Well, that's it for now.  Life is good...I just have to shake this awful cough.