Thursday, July 31, 2008

Featured Stamper challenge

This weeks featured stamper is Julia aka artystamper! She has a wonderful blog which I love to visit often-check it out! I cased this card very closely as I love hers! I wish I knew someone to give it too...but I'm sure an occasion will arise someday! The giraffe stamp and dp are both from Imaginisce. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the valances as Julia calls them and a Marvy scallop square for the mat behind the image. The "baby" sentiment is from Stampendous. I inked around the image and the mat and paper pieced the giraffe. His spots were covered in Cinnamon Stickles. Base card is cream and image is stamped on white cardstock both from PTI. The ric rac I think is from was on a little roll with some others for $1. I never ever use ric rac so although it is very close to Julia's card I thought it was appropriate. It was little sparkle to it. I colored the giraffe with Copics but I just wasn't happy no matter what I did to it so finally I had to just stop before I ruined the image and had to start over. It's still cute though-but I am very picky. I am totally in love with the baby paper though-how cute is that?!

On another note-sorry I have been posting infrequently. I have been so busy with different appointments, family gatherings, and getting things ready for my sons birthday party in a few weeks. He will be 5 and it's a big deal! He's also going to kindergarten and that's even bigger-I don't know who's more nervous, me or him!

I have been having terrible pain in my right thigh which has now traveled into my foot as numbness and tingling for about 8 weeks. I got muscle relaxers and pain killers from my primary physician to hold me over until I got to the ortho. Saw the ortho on Monday and he said he thinks it's a herniated disc so I am headed for an MRI on Sunday. In the meantime I am trying to get a PT appointment-something, anything, that will alleviate some of this pain (I can only take the drugs at night, so I still hurt all day long). So with all of that I have fallen behind on more than just posting...there's house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. I think I am going to take tomorrow off and drop the kids off at daycare and just try to get caught up on somethings.

I hope everyone has a fabulous day!


Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, I love your colors and sweet image. Thanks for the award, you are so sweet to think of me.

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Danielle, wasn't it hard to pick a card to CASE from her.

Anyway, I'm sorry that you're in pain and hopefully they'll find out what's wrong and you can get help soon.

BIG cyber HUG to you from me =)
Take Care!

peanutbee said...

Adorable card!!

I'm sorry to hear about your leg. I hope your appointment on Sunday goes well and you feel better!

Anonymous said...

Danielle I hope get to feeling better asap! I am going to checking out your blog frequently to see what you are up to! I love dragonflies and green and purple are my favorite colors!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....such Amazing work!!!!

Julia Aston said...

I just love the cute little giraffe you stamped on this! thanks so much for playing along for my FS day!!! I'm honored!!

Joy said...

This card is so cute. Love the layout and love the dimensioned giraffe! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable!! I love the dimension and your pretty lace edging!!