Sunday, September 18, 2011

Celebrate Love!

Hi friends.  I'm calling summer 2011 "The Hospital Summer".  I'm happy to be able to report that my sister and mom are doing well now.  A big, heartfelt thank you to all of you for your concern and prayers.  You really touched my heart.  Shortly after my sister and mom got out of the hospital my husband landed in the emergency room and then five days in the cardiac unit with his heart condition.  He gave me a nasty scare, but he's doing well now.  The doctor has him on new medications and except for being tired from the medication he's back to normal.  While hubby was in the hospital I was using his van and someone backed into it in a parking lot.  Ruined the back bumper, but we were fine, except that it upped my stress level. :)  Hubby is principal and a teacher at a residential boy's school and the boys were back for the start of school three days after hubby was released from the hospital.  So much for his easing back into things like the doctor told him to.  The humorous thing is that hubby honestly thought that WAS easing back into things.   Plus he had worked some on the 3 days in between. lol

Next our daughter had her turn at the emergency room due to her doctor insisting she go there during an office visit.  It ended up being a waste of time and money seeing they didn't diagnose her problem.  Just gave her pain meds she had an allergic reaction to and told her to go to a specialist.  So she's seeing the specialist now and having tests. 

Okay, enough of that stuff.  On to my card.  I made this for Mark for our 30th wedding anniversary.  Thirty years and we're more in love than ever. :)  Can't beat that!  The sentiment is from a digital set called "Celebrate Doodled" by Create with TLC.  The hearts are from the "Amore and More" clear stamp set by Scrappy Cat and I used my "D'vine Swirls" Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.  The sentiment is
on a Spellbinders "Labels Eight" die.
 I used clear glaze pens on the sentiment to make it shiny and raised and I used clear embossing powder to do the same for the hearts.  I inked the edges of the hearts with silver ink.

Challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Punches or Dies
Wee Memories - No Pattern Paper

Blessings
  • We had a very nice, but too brief, visit from hubby's brother.
  • Juicy watermelon!!! Better than any candy. :)
  • Fun, family time. :)
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

9 comments:

Regan said...

My goodness! I do hope the Fall is much quieter for you and that everyone enjoys good health! This is a lovely, sweet card! Love the embossing, the die and your hearts! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)
{hugs}
Regan

E.T. said...

I looooove it! Looks gorgeously yummy! Love that blue too. I am so thankful to God that everything is OK for you guys now.
*hugs*

Ira said...

You are a strong and resilient woman Shelly! With a troublesome summer like that! But I'm truly happy to hear that everything is more or less 'back to normal' again, isn't that the best way of living? What also pleases me is that the love between the two of you is ever so strong, I'm extremely fortunate to have a very sweet husband, too, so I know the feeling. Wish every woman could have the same though! Your card is gorgeous, love those blue tones!! Hugs, Ira

Tammy said...

Hi Shelly! Oh I'm so happy things are better for you and your family!! Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the beautiful shimmer! Take care of yourself!!
Big Hugs, Tammy :)

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, sweetie.....hope you get a chance to just breathe....ha!
Your card is a stunner....love those hearts, all snuggled up together...aawww.....and the blues are gorgeous.
Hold onto that love...it really can just keep getting better and better....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Lindsay Weirich said...

glad to hear your hubby is OK:)

Brandi said...

This is fabulous! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Shelly,firstly Happy Anniversary,you card is GORGEOUS!!! OMG so many things have happened to you and your family,I am so glad things are looking up and I hope that it continues.Take care.
Hugs xx

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Love the embossing, the hearts etc.