Friday, June 7, 2013

Swinging by to say hi

Well it's Friday and later today, my step-son, Jim should arrive.  He is driving in from South Carolina.  He hasn't been here in WI since just after Christmas, and my husband's health has deteriorated since that time.  The doctor has put my husband back on steroids to try to help with pain as well as increase his weight because since November he was loosing about ten pounds per month (I wish I could do that!); however, now he was down to about 150 pounds and too weak to walk.  On Monday he was upto 162.6 pounds and he is doing much better walking with his walker.  He still has quite a bit of pain and we are working with the pain medication to try to find the right regimen.  It just is complicated when my step children see their Dad like this because they don't tend to handle it well since they are not around it much whereas my kids see it routinely.  So it tends to get a little stressful.  So that is why I work on my cards.......
Here is one using a cute image from Pink Gem with the sentiment that I cut out with a cloud Die-namics.  The sentiment is from a set from TLC.







Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Pink Gem -  Andy on a Tyre Swing
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle, Scalloped Grand Circle
Divine Twine
Die-Namics - Clouds

Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 82 Summertime
Paper Crafting Journey - Masculine Cards
Totally Paper Crafts - Ch. 170 Punches and/or dies
Cupcake Craft - Ch. 245 Summer Scene

17 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous summer card Lisa! I like the primary colours and the sweet image.

Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Love
Maarit

Linda Anderson said...

What an adorable card Lisa!!! Love, love, love that darling image! Fabulous idea with the clouds too. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

mulberry station said...

Oh Lisa, your card is simply adorable. Adding the clouds really brings it to life. I love this card!! Have a great week.
Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

Shea said...

What a darling card. It's a perfect take on the sketch and our challenge, and I love the colors and papers you've used! Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Jeannie said...

Such bright and fun Summer colors! Sending good thoughts to you and your family! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

mags said...

A super card. Great image and love all the bright colours. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem Of A Challenge.
Mags
x

Laine said...

This is fabulous. Wonderful image and design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TPC Challenge
Laine
xx

Heide said...

What a great card, such happy colors. Love the adorable image and your clouds are a great added touch. Happy that you could join us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Sally Dube said...

Love your card!! Love the sweet image and your colors are so bright and cheery!! I do hope your husband's health improves. I'm so glad your card making is a great get-a-way for you from the stresses of life - I too get such comfort in creating!!
Always enjoy seeing your cards Lisa!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW-DT

Penny said...

Darling take on the sketch! Love the cute image & fun papers you chose! :^)
So sorry your hubby is having such a rough go of it, but glad to hear that he is a bit better! And keep on crafting, Lisa Lynn! It can be such a stress-buster! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Joanna said...

This is sooo cute Lisa. Love how bright and summery it is. Sorry to hear about your husband's health. Thanks for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Liza said...

A lovely summery card, thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Monika Reeck said...

the image is soo cuuutee this is really cute boy card love the color combo too..good luck with the challenge..

I am also joining the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge, my card is number 175, would you mind to come and see it on my blog, and I would be happy if you could leave me some love...happy sunday...Hugs, Monika

Delphine said...

Adorable card! Super cute image and I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Kathie said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, it's so hard on all the family especially the ones that are closer to him and the stress of the step children visiting. Love your card this week and those wonderful bright colours would cheer anyone up. This is such a cute image what a great masculine card. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Holly Gwilliams said...

Hi Lisa,

Great card this week. So bright.

Sorry to hear about your husband.

Thank you for joining us at SSW this week.

Holly x

Sharon Basel said...

This is so cute Lisa. The image is darling and I love how you positioned it on the circle panel. The fun, bright and happy colors are terrific. So sorry to hear of your husband's health challenges - please know that I send prayers your way. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT