Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm finally back!!

WOW - it's seems like a long time since I've posted! Thank you to everyone for all the kind words during my recovery! I'm happy to say that I'm feeling MUCH better and am expecting the surgeon to give me a full release this afternoon! Good news as I am so ready to get back in the swing of things but I'm so VERY far behind that it may be awhile...

Things are already changing for me - Abby will be out of school next week (YIKES) and starts T-ball tomorrow. Just when I get the hang of a schedule it totally changes!! PLUS Abby has been sick so I took her to the doctor this morning and she has bronchitis - no school until the fever goes away!! Speaking of Abby - Mother's Day was wonderful! Even though she was feeling yucky, she said the sweetest things and even made me cupcakes. I can only hope that she didn't lick the spoon or cough in the batter as I'm not really wanting to get sick after all I've been through! I hoping that my Mommy defenses are up and in play, protecting me from all evil germs!! (I know wishful thinking!!)

With it being Monday, I have a Christmas Card to share but I have to tell you it was hard creating a card! I don't know what happened but it seems as though my creative juices are still recovering, LOL! Although the card is nice - it just seems to be missing something. Problem is I have NO IDEA what that could be!! Oh well - it will get better, right?

This week on the Christmas Blog, Vicki issued a challenge for us to use bling. Also, Maria provided a sketch for us if we wanted to use it but I didn't.

Sorry for the poor lighting...maybe I should ask for a new camera for my bday :o) Here's a close up

I added tiny pearls to the center and put Crystal Stickles on it. I then used Lime Green Stickles for the leaves. I can't really give any details of the card as I'm not sure who makes what - I know I got the stamp at Archiver's and the paper from Hobby Lobby. I used colored pencils to add a little color to the flower and leaves. Honestly it looks better in person, trust me!

Be sure to stop by the Christmas blog to see the team members creations and to play along! We'd love to see what you come up with - and who doesn't have some bling just lying around waiting to be used!!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday and thank you so very much for stopping by!


Ineke said...

Nice card, I like making Christmascard. I should start to and place something on the Christmasblog. Hugs Ineke

Nicola said...

So pleased you are on the road to a full recovery Michelle and I am so sorry to hear poor Abby is now ill.
Your card is beautiful, I do love this stamp and your addition of pearls and stickles.
Take care.
Nicola -x-

Anna said...

Yea, so glad you're back! I've been thinking about you. Sorry to hear Abby is sick. Hope the new schedule doesn't throw you for a loop!

valerie joy said...

U so silly, it looks wonderful, like you always do! A birdie told me about your site. Hope your recovery goes well!

-Valerie Joy

Stef H said...

How great to hear you're feeling better and your mojo didn't go very far as this is beautiful!

Sure hope Abbey feels better soon too.


Ellen said...

I'm so glad you're doing better. It was great talking to you this morning. Hope Abby is feeling better soon.

Love your card. You know how I love bling!

Jodi said...

Very pretty for the challenge!! so glad that you are back!

Liz said...

Hey Girl, good to have you back. I missed you!

I'm glad you're doing better and hope Abby starts feeling better soon too. Being sick sucks! Trust me I know,... we've had a very rough 1st half of the year health-wide. But I'm hoping we just got it all out of the way to enjoy the rest of the year,...(wishful thinking!) :-)

I'm sorry, I don't want you to think that I'm ignoring you, but I haven't received an e-mail from you which explains why I haven't replied.When you get a minute (lol) please try sending it again. I promise to respond.

Love ya and miss you!

AmethystCat said...

glad you're feeling better! Love the pearls in the center! Great touch to a great card!