Sunday, December 20, 2015

I'm Baaaaaack!

Wow, life has been really crazy the last couple of weeks -- my dog having a life saving surgery -- twice!  DH having to have a 2nd back surgery from spinal leakage.  Oyie Vey - this Christmas pretty much won't be happening.  Both are in recouping periods over the next 2-3 weeks.  That said, the crafting time has been pretty non existent.

I just needed the distraction of a few challenges to take my mind off all that is going on.  I joined in at Inkspirational Challenge #37; bah-humbug [no problem there], and Can You Case It #100, a sketch.

I am taking this to the Emergency Vet location.  They were AMAZING in treating my little girl and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!  I used ink sprays for my background after stamping with Versamark and clear embossing.  I used STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments and Fond Expressions 2.


  CYCI#100

I went on to play in Tag You're It #37, and since I used a fun new die I got from Simon Says; Calliope Flourish, I am entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; die crazy.

The timing for this tag is perfect, it will go with my 2016 journal!  Isn't this die awesome!  I really like this one a lot.

  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


Thanks for stopping by~

27 comments:

Eva Bussom said...

Vickie, I love it... The orange color is just wonderful and your sentiments WOW!!! Thanks for joining our 100th Challenge at CYCI :) Eva

Judy Sander said...

So very sorry for the ick you have been dealing with and I pray your husband will be recovered and back in action soon. Doggie too! I hope your beautiful bright colors are indicative of bright days ahead. Merry Christmas.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Sorry to hear of the problems you and yours have had Vicki! Glad everything is getting better now. I LOVE those mouth watering colours on your card . . . real zingy my friend! Have a wonderful Christmas and a great upcoming New Year! Thanks for the inspiration in 2015, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

~amy~ said...

Awesome projects, sorry about all the chaos you're dealing with!

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear all of this bad news Vicki. I hope you and your hubby can get some enjoyment and relief from stress over the holidays. Your card and tag are wonderful!!

Shery said...

Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear about your last couple of weeks! Oh my! I'm so glad to hear both your hubby and dog are on the mend. I hope you get time to relax and take it easy. Hugs!

Suchi said...

Oh Vicki! So sorry to hear about the chaos you are going through..wish them a speedy recovery! And big hugs to you...! Your card looks so wonderful! :)
Suchi xx

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Tough couple of weeks girl! Sending hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery for both your hubby and dog. No doubt there are brighter days ahead! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wisconsin hugs for you!

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Vicki - so sorry for all that's going on with your family! Hope all show improvement as the days go by - Your card is so bright and fun - I'm sure they will appreciate it at the dog hospital - and that tag is so vibrant with the green on the black! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas - Julia xx

Loll said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby and your sweet little girl. I'm happy that you found a time to create ... it's a great way to escape from reality and have a little fun. Take care of everyone ... and yourself. Your bright and cheerful card is so fun and I'm sure everyone at the Vet Clinic will appreciate it. Merry Christmas. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

A lovely card and tag you created and so glad you are back. I hope all heal fast and will soon be feeling much better. You must have been really stressed with all of this going on too, so hope you can rest up as well.

Nonni said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dog and hubby! I hope they both feel better soon. My dog sends best wishes to yours. :) Great cards too here, I love all the color! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Ruth said...

Missed you and sorry to hear about your troubles, but glad they are both in recuperative phase. Prayers are with you. Love the orange on the card - it's beautiful. xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh my - how awful! You need some good news - here they are:
you are one of the winners at the Coffee Lovers blog hop?
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/12/2015-winterholiday-coffee-loving-blog-hop-wrap-up-super-sponsor-winners/

Congrats! Fab card!

Donna said...

Two lovely 'makes' :)
Glad you've been able to carve out a little time for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by and playing along at Tag You're It...
Happy Christmas.

Aileen (mum) said...

Two great makes, Vicki. Absolutely love the card, the colours you chose and that set of words are perfect together. Hope they both recover well over the next couple of weeks. Take care and enjoy what you can of the season.

cm said...

Sending you hugs and positive vibes that your role as 'nurse' to your poor husband and dog doesn't take too exhausting a toll on you! Attached to that: another round of hugs that both your loved ones experience speedy, complete recoveries! Poor them; poor you! I know you'll do your best to make Christmas as festive as possible. I'm glad you found some 'you' time in your crafting space, as I suspect your abundant creativity was near to bursting! Your first card: perfect thank you for the ER team at the vet clinic, who will absolutely adore it - for its beauty and thoughtfulness - as do I. Your tag: gorgeous! Love green/blue/black and the flourish...so pretty! Thank you for sharing this gem at Tag You're It!
Hugs (and extras)~c

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful cards! I hope everyone recovers quickly!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

VanessaB said...

Wishing you and your husband a quick recovery and sending healthy wishes. Your cards are amazing.

Pam Staples said...

Amazing card! Love the background with the versamark & clear embossed words sprayed with the Orange Spray Ink! So bold! Great finishing with the vellum and stamped black sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CYCI? Challenge 100!. Pam DT

Kara Lynne said...

So sorry to hear about all you are going through right now! Your card has wonderful style, and I love your tag! I have (and love) that SSS die too. I love how you dressed it up!

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic card Vickie! Love the embossed words in the background and then the bold, vibrant colour over the top! Thanks for playing along and joining in the 100th Challenge Celebration at Can You Case It? Rochelle xo

Laura Nolan said...

Vicki, this is a great card! Bright and vibrant!! Love the use of clear embossed sentiments and the orange spray! Thanks for joining CYCI 100th challenge! Laura

Happy Stamper said...

wow!!! this is stunning! i love the contrast! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It?

Pia Larsen said...

Oh my, it hurts my heart to hear about your dog. Do hope everything is okay now.
Thank you for playing with us at INK :)
Pia xx

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Vicki, I'm looking at all your cards you posted during Dec and I've seen now that your husband and your dog needed some surgery!!! So sorry to hear that!!! Hoping that both are much better by now!!!

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