Sunday, January 20, 2013

Long Winter

First it was Bronchitis and then the following week it turned into the flu.  Then Ron finally gave into his symptoms and he came down with the flu.  For a month, I have been coughing but I am almost all better. Ron is still just tired.  He hasn't gotten his full energy back.  This has been a rough Flu season and I even took the flu shot in late November. OY!
  But, everything will be ok.  Or, as the old adage goes:  this too will pass.
  Meanwhile, I've made a few cards.

 The card above is a large card made for a young man at work whose wife is due to have a baby any day now.I need large cards to have room for everyone to sign the inside.  I used pictures from patterned paper, along with some gold peel-offs to give the card some sparkle.

 I have so much patterned paper that just flipping thru the pads I get inspirationThe card above also has some paper lace, a button with ribbon and some gold peel-offs to enhance the design.

 More patterned paper with a paper doily to add dimension to the card.

 I love this cat stamp and have been waiting for the right inspiration to use it.  What you can't see is that each paw in the circle has Stickles gold glitter on it.  I used Washi tape and some cat ribbon for the background.

I love this card.  It has  the embossed patterned paper with ribbons and a gold  shiny butterfly.  The stamped sentiment  with gold bling dots help enhance the card.

Due to my illness I had to miss a card making class with Diana Kovacs.  Her classes are fun and educational with new techniques to try first hand.  Her designs are original and easy to follow.   But most of all her classes are fun! 

Well, Here's to another good month coming up with good health to me and to you!