Friday, April 24, 2009

By The Seaside

Happy Friday, Y'all!

It has been a beautiful, sunny week here in N. FL,
so I starting to pull out my 'beach-y' stamps. It was 86 here today!!
I LOVE the beach and cannot wait until we start going
to our condo this summer.

I have been working on this card for a few days now -
I have been busy and have not had a lot of time sit and finish something.
I think it turned out nice, but I might have gotten a little carried away with the Glimmer Mist - Click on this pic to see how shimmery it is! Sorry, a little GM overload, but it is soooo pretty in person!
This set is from Impression Obsession: By the Seaside. I stamped the starfish in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored using Y21, Y26 & Y28 Copic Markers and then covered in Gold and Bronze Glimmer Mist. I added multiple layers of GM on the starfish so it would really shine! I used Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, River Rock and Gina K 80# paper. I inked everything with Desert Sand (CTMH) and then spritzed each layer with either Bronze or Sea Glass Glimmer Mist. I added some sewing in white thread and then went over it with the Desert Sand ink so it would be distressed. I used the swirl and circle embossing folder from CB, my Labels 2 Nesties, Word Window Punch (SU) and linen thread (SU) to complete the look.

Here is the sentiment and GM on the inside of the card!

My other piece of news for tonight is that my baby had his surgery today.
(He had adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears.)
Here is the BEFORE picture. He skipped into the hospital all excited - he had no idea what surgery was, but he wanted it! Then once we were in the surgery waiting area, he got a little apprehensive - hence, this shot:
Shot #2 is of him after he woke up from surgery the 2nd time - the first time was not pretty. The pain meds had not kicked in and he was miserable! In this pic, he had downed a popsicle and was feelin' no pain!
Lastly, he got a wagon ride from the 2nd floor to the car -
he loved that and got to take home a new friend!

I am so glad this is over and am ready for the recovery part to be over too. The meds make hime hyper and then they wear off and he gets a little crabby. Also, I have to administer them every 3 hours - even at night for 4-5 days! Ack! I {heart} my sleep!

Gotta Run, medicine time! TFL!



Dee said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and everything else about it! I hope Carson feels better soon!

Shelly said...

Love the card, it has an authentic beach feeling. Your son is adorable, the pictures are precious. Hope he feels better soon!