Thursday, October 18, 2012

You Go Girl!

Hello friends.  My health has been worse than usual for several months, so I haven't been posting or crafting much for that matter. This is also why I've been hit & miss about commenting on blogs.  Just too sick to keep up with anything extra. Normally there are about 23 foods total that I can eat without being sick due to my stomach problem.  Right now the only foods my tummy can tolerate are saltine crackers and oatmeal.  I'm trying not to take pain medicine as that makes my stomach problem worse.  Between the bad pain and the constant nausea it can be very hard to function.  But enough of my woes. :)

On to the card.  I have a friend who is on a weight loss journey and having been on that journey myself I know that encouragement is always welcome.  The image on the card front and the inside sentiment are digital stamps from Doodle Pantry. I tried to give the bird a bit of a feathery look with my coloring.

Inside the card.

 Word Art Wednesday #50 Encouraging or uplifting sentiments.

Twist of Faith Card Challenges #7 Your Favorite - Encouraging cards are my favorite kind to make & this card uses purple, which is one of my favorite colors.

For quite some time now I've been admiring planters made from vintage wooden chairs.  I never said anything to hubby about this.  Recently he came home telling me about this old chair he found that he wanted to turn into a planter and wondered what I thought of the idea.  It's rather amazing how often our minds come together on things without discussing them first.  I guess it comes from 31 years of terrific marriage. :)  So anyhow, this is a picture of the chair planter right after hubby finished it.  The chair has some seriously awesome chippy, old paint.  Makes my heart smile.
  • My mom came safely through surgery she had on Sunday.
  • The lovely fall weather.  Such a wonderful time of the year!
  • Happy mail. :)
Have a marvelous day!!!

Inky hugs!


GCgirl said...

What a SWEET card and LOVE the chair and chippy paint too! I am praying that you are better SOON :0)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just DARLING! I love the bird image, and I just wanted to let you know about two more challenges where you can share this lovely card that are calling for birds in their current challenges. - The Birds - birds

Good luck in all your challenges, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I am SO very grateful when you share your cards in our challenges, and hope you will always continue to join us - your fellowship is a blessing, and I just LOVE seeing your sweet work.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Tammy said...

Adorable card Shelly! I love that image and your gorgeous colors!! Fun sentiments too! I hope you feel better soon!
Hugs, Tammy

Helen Dooley said...

cute card. I love the cair with the pot of flowers in it. I found a chair on the curb this summer and am doing that with my Clematis plant in the summer. Thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith

Jo Ann said...

What a great encouragement card. That bird image is so cute! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and hope to see you in our Challenges every week. Praying for blessings in your life.


Jenée said...

What a delightful little card. That blue bird is so cute, and what a great way to encourage all of us to be healthy in our lives. Thank you for sharing and entering this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. God bless you.

Laura said...

Shelly, this card that you have made for your friend is incredibly lovely and I know she'll love it. I hope you're on the mend and feeling much better very soon. Thank you so much for joining us at Twist Of Faith Card Challenges!

Laura C.

PS I love that planter too! :)

grandmabonnie said...

Shelly, how exciting to see you at Twist of Faith! Your card is so encouraging and cute!

Pauline said...

Now that's an inspiration.... I wish mine would! (fly off, that is!) Thanks for sharing such a colourful creation at Twist of Faith Cards this week!

Doris said...

How thoughtful to send encouragement to someone else when you have your own challenges to deal with. I do hope you feel better soon!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is too cute, Shelly! It makes me smile! Love it. Thanks for visiting me and leaving your lovely comment. I'm delighted to hear that you are enjoying the freebies. It's wonderful to spread the Word! xx Kathryne

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Shelly, I'm so sorry to hear about your health, will add you to my prayers. I'm sure you're friend will be encouraged by this delightful card. Blessings to you. ~ Abby

Susan Carol said...

Lovely card. I hope you feel better soon.

Sheila said...

The card's so cute - great job! Mark did a great job on the planter too!