Thursday, April 8, 2010

Many Thanks

Well, it seems my family just cannot catch a break health-wise this year. My oldest is recovering nicely from his tonsilectomy on Tuesday - he started perking up a bit tonight! He has suffered from strep throat 3 times a year for the last 5 years, with one bout of Scarlet Fever and an abcess. So glad those tonsils are gone!!! My second son, after 20 days of antibiotics, still had some inconclusive test results today, so we'll need to continue monitoring every 30 days. And now, it appears as if both of my girls have come down with strep throat, which means another Dr. visit tomorrow morning. Can I just say "I've had enough!" But, believe it or not, as I stole some time in the studio today to make some much needed thank you cards, I realized how truly blessed I am to have 4 beautiful (and moderately healthy) children, and one very supportive and helpful husband! I wouldn't trade my life for anybody's, even though I'm feeling a bit weary right now.
I made several designs of both masuline and feminine for my kids to send out for the many gifts they've received over the last little while. These four are the lucky ones that made the cut to the blog. I kept them simple and small (3.5x5). Thanks so much for stopping by today!

CARD #1:
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Tin Types and Through the Trees
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist; CTMH White Daisy
Inks: CTMH Holiday Red
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon, white Ribbon Slide from stash

CARD #2:
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Diamonds; CTMH Thank You; Making Memories (frame)
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy and Bubblegum
Inks: CTMH Clover Meadow, Versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Retro; CTMH Thank You
Cardstock: CTMH Grey Flannel, Outdoor Denim
Inks: CTMH Outdoor Denim; Versamark, White Gel Pen
Accessories: White embossing powder

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Retro; CTMH Thank You, Frame of Mind
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White; CTMH Brown Bag
Patterned Paper: CTMH Grace
Inks: CTMH Colonial White, Cocoa
Accessories: CTMH Pewter Brads


  1. So sorry everyone has been so sick, hope you get rid of it all soon. Your cards are beautiful.

  2. There is nothing more physically and emotionally exhausting than being a mother with children that are hurting (that you cannot fix!). Being the control freak that I am, it kills me not to be able to fix everything. Pile no sleep on top of that and I am a wreck. I am feeling your pain! I hope everyone is healthy again SOON! Take care of yourself! The cards are BEAUTIFUL!

  3. It is emotionally and physically draining to be a mom of sick kids when you don't seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully as we head into spring and then summer, healthy kids will prevail! Until then, keep sneaking in cardmaking or scrapbooking when you can. I love your cards - all of them! I love your color combos and stamped backgrounds. Thanks for the inpsiration!

  4. I'm so glad you found some time for creativity - it's so hard on Mom's when our precious babies are sick!!! These cards are great! LOVE them!

    Get well wishes to everyone!