Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Thanks" Doesn't Seem Like a Big Enough Word

Happy Saturday, y'all!  Hubs went in for his back surgery on Wednesday and stayed overnight in the hospital; he came home Thursday morning.  My friend Tiana, who is the awesomest person in the world, drove down here with her daughters to take care of Ryan while I was at the hospital with the hubs, and while I was gone she made a half-dozen meals for us and put them in the freezer, AND she swept/vacuumed/mopped the middle floor, AND she washed sheets/made the bed for hubs, AND she washed towels and cleaned the bathroom counter.  She is the most capable and efficient person I have *ever* met and I want to be her when I grow up. (She's also taught me 90% of what I know about being a mama.)

Tiana mentioned that she could use some thank you cards to send out, so rest assured I am going to mail her an entire box of thank you cards, because I think she deserves probably about 57,413 thank you cards and also a million dollars for everything she did to help us out.  So while hubs and baby slept yesterday afternoon (baby Ryan got his six-month shots, he was all tuckered out after that), I got started on Operation Thank You Card.

Having fun with the sequins again :)  I'm starting to wish I'd bought sequins before now, they're fun embellies and they're flat so this card will go through the mail no problem.  (Sorry the photo is a little dark, I took it this morning and it was really overcast.  What can ya do.)

Meet this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I just got a box full of new stamp sets and other goodies, and I still pulled out my favorite Orange Blossom and Post Script for this card.  Can't help it that they're awesome ;)  But hopefully I'll be able to ink up some new rubbah in the next couple weeks.

Anywha, I also used this week's Color Throwdown:

I used Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz (the long retired Gable Green would be a better match for the color swatch, but I was using all current schtuff), and Daffodil Delight.  My Melon Mambo flower came out much too dark and overpowering the first time, so I cleaned the stamp off and then inked it up by using a sponge and that worked better.  I also tried stamping off, but that just made it turn out kind of blotchy, so for this card sponges were where it's at.

I've got a happy baby boy dressed like Superman.  I think we're going to go have some quality time together while his dada sleeps in this morning.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Orange Blossom, Post Script
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Iridescent Sequins


Eliz Stewart said...

So loving the sketch mixed with our colors! And the sentiment is just perfect! All things do come together, don't they! Thanks for joining at Color Throwdown!

Jen Brum said...

What a pretty card Christy! Love the colours of those flowers! So cheery! Thanks for joining me this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, what a fabulous friend to help you out like that! She will certainly love this thank you card! So glad you joined us at Color Throwdown!

Karren said...

This is gorgeous - a perfect thank you card! Your friend is amazing! Hope your husband heals soon.