I'm starting to feel a little back to normal! Playing cards with friends on Monday helped a lot. I went to our neighborhood pool the past two mornings for water exercise class. The water is still a bit nippy but once you get in and get wet, it's not bad - even refreshing. My back is not liking me doing anything but I have got to do some kind of exercise and I am being careful. I just take an Aleve when I get home and get out the ice pack. I have found that it is limiting what I can do though which I don't like. I can make one card and then I have to take a break. My friend called me Clumsy Clara and my mom and husband want to give me a walker! I get no respect!! ha ha!
I hope by the time I get all the goodies I ordered yesterday from the NEW Annual Catalog, I'll be good to go and I'll be able to make lots of cards! I ordered a lot more than I usually do but I figure I haven't spent much money in the past 3 months so I gave myself permission to splurge! It took me about 2 hours yesterday to get my order in. I kept getting error messages and the wait time to talk to Stampin' Up was crazy! But I finally got it all in the computer. Now just to wait for my order to be winging it's way to me! I ordered a few of the new Stampin' Blends, all the In Color reinkers and stamp pads, some shimmer paint, Playing With Patterns DSP (6x6), Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack and the Stampin' Blends Storage Trays (pg 145). The stamp sets I got are: Blossoms In Bloom, Celebrate Sunflowers, Sending Sunshine, Drybrush, Tasteful Touches and some dies to match some of the sets. Now looking over my order, I realize I ordered a stamp pad twice and neglected to make one of the stamp sets a bundle. I think a lot of that was due to the error messages and how many times I had to close the order and come back to it. I hate when that happens, but it's ok.
Here are a few cards I have made this week.
This card uses current product!!! The card is Old Olive cut at 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I matted the Ornate Garden DSP onto Terracotta Tile cardstock. The flower image is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with my Aqua Pen and ink refills. It is adhered to the front flap just on the left side. I cut a 1" piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock to mat the small strip of DSP on the inside right of the card.
I know we all like to look at our Designer Papers, maybe even take them out of the package and stroke them sometimes .... but come on, let's share the love and get cutting into those lovely designs or you'll be like me and have a LOT of left over DSP when a new catalog comes along!
I used the Tailored Tag punch and the Sale-A-Bration Golden Honey DSP for this card. I did a lot of layering using the Rectangle Dies.
By doing all the layering on both cards, I was able to get 2 cards out of it. (I like the first one better!)