Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fall fun....

I've been seeing lots of fun fall & Halloween cards lately, but sadly I've had no time to create any of my own. I decided to post a card that I did last year around this time, because it's one of my very favorites!

This cutie image is from High Hopes ~~ how fun is this??? I just love these little raccoons frolicking in the leaves. It was hard to get a good picture ~~ I'm finding that my camera is just not liking certain colors these days. Mainly red & orange. I tried editing it about a thousand times, & this was the best of the bunch.


I stamped the image onto watercolor paper, then used my SU markers & blender pen to color it. This is the only card I've ever made with this stamp, because all those leaves took just a bit of time to color, lol!! But I love how it turned out. When I posted this in my SCS gallery last year, it didn't have the Prima & leaves in the corner. Just the twine. Which was fine, but the more I looked at it yesterday, the more I decided it needed something. I definitely believe in "more is more". I didn't want to overpower the image, so I just added a Prima, brad & some leaves punched with my EK Success leaf punch. The Pumpkin Pie layer is stamped with a maple leaf, also a High Hopes stamp.

Here's a picture of the inside:


I used that same leaf punch & punched some leaves in gray, olive & orange, & arranged them in the corner. Added a bit of sponging on the white layers with SU Basic Gray ink & called it done.

Today my hubby had his last test at the hospital. It was supposed to take just a half hour ~~ basically they put a tube down his nose & into his esophagus to measure the contractions. He called me to tell me he'd be there a bit longer ~~~ they ended up having to sedate him. I won't go into all the detail ~~ TMI ~~ but he's done & home. Now he has an appointment with the surgeon, scheduled for next week. They sure aren't moving very quickly with this. I was really hoping the surgery would be scheduled today, but we have to wait another week. How long can one survive on a liquid diet?????

9 comments:

Tammi said...

Oh Michelle I feel so bad for him and all he's going through!! I really hope they can do something soon!!

Cute card, I love the fall colors and really like the added flowers and colorful leaves!

by Shelly said...

Love your card. Thanks for keeping us updated on your hubby. Would he like some fan mail? Something to keep his spirits up? It must be hard on both of you right now. Let me know if you want some happy mail.

Dianne said...

Hi Michelle!
Your card is so cute!! Love the fall colors but hate the thought of fall coming even though it is one of my favorite seasons. Makes perfect sense!!
Your poor husb. and you too! My continued thoughts and prayers to you both.
Dianne

Traci G said...

This is SO cute, and the leaves just jump off the page!!

Sorry to hear about your hubby. Sending lots of well wishes your way!

Lynn said...

This is a real cute card with a fun image! I like how you added the flower and leaves!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Michelle this is so so cute, they are having too much fun.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, my vertical scallop-y strip thingy is a cuttlebug die. From on of the alphabet sets, can't remember which one, but i think it's the one with the circle letters. Hope that helps.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Loretta Rodger said...

Love your card.

I'm hoping everything with the hubby will resove soon.

You are in my prayers!

paulssandy said...

What fun they are having. The card makes you want to just jump right in with them!

Lena said...

this image is so cute! Great card

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