Monday, July 9, 2012

Cute with a side of sprinkles

Hey there,

I wanted to jump in here and give a quick update on where I am and what's currently going on in my world. My mom is still in the hospital over in Seattle and things have been a bit back and forth for her this past week. She had another procedure to remove more of the infection from around her pancreas and also had a biopsy done on her kidneys. During all of this she ended up back in the CCU and back on the ventilator for three or four days. She is doing much better now and has been moved back out of critical care. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go and stay with her because I came down with a really bad cold and cough that completely knocked me out for the majority of the week. Yea, lucky me. But, I'm feeling pretty good once again so I'll be heading back over the mountains tomorrow to stay with mom for awhile.

And even though I'll be away this week, that doesn't mean that the blog will be completely quiet. You see, there is a special surprise release from Sweet November debuting this weekend so you won't want to miss checking that out. And you know there is always a chance to win the new rubber as well! ;)

As for today's card, I made this for the CC Designs release previews last week and it features the new Ice Cream Beatrice. I think that this new stamp is completely adorable and I couldn't resist giving her a nice vanilla and strawberry look to go along with her waffle cone tights. Mmm... she's making me crave a bowl of the sweet stuff right now, LOL! And once again, the Neapolitan papers were a perfect choice. Seriously, this paper pack has proven to be quite versatile and has been well used because of that fact.

Well friends, I've got work to get ready for today and a three hour car ride ahead of me tomorrow so I'll chat at'cha later. Hugs! ♥       
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper/stickers- American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan)
stamps- CC Designs (Ice Cream Beatrice and Sweet Treat Logos)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox creamy brown
Creative Cafe rub on stitches
crinkled ribbon
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- E50, B0000, 0, R000, R11, R12, E30, E31, E33, YR21, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y06, R14, YG03, G00, YR15, E81, W0, W2, W4
background- BG0000, 0


Heidi Brawley said...

AWE it's my bday card!!!! I love this very much!!! She is super cute and those papers are Fab with her. Darn it I thought for sure your mom would be home by now. You are all in my prayers still. Stay well!!! Take care and God Bless!!
hugs, Heidi

Georgene said...

OMG, how cute is Ice Cream Beatrice?! Gorgeous card, too, Amy!

Craftdee said...

Cute card! Love the image, and you're right; those papers are perfect- as is that sentiment :-) Hope things continue to improve with your Mum, and that they get easier for you too Donna

Jovan said...

Super cute!

Unknown said...

Hope things continue to improve on your side. It's beautiful!

Jenny said...

So adorable! Love the paper you used with it!

Tress said...

So soft and sweet! Send your mom our best and please drive safe!

Helen said...

In my thought's all off you hope Mum get's well soon. Love the scrummy yummy card it's fab & she's just a wee cutie. Thank you for sharing & take care x

Country Mouse said...

Adorable image!!! Super cute card!!!

Marianne said...

She's adorable Amy, and your papers are simply amazing. I don't know how you manage to always find the perfect papers.
Sorry to hear your mum is still not ready to leave the hospital, but I'm happy to hear this new procedure means she's doing better now. Hope things will continue to improve so that things will get a little easier for you too.
Will keep on sending positive thoughts your way!
Marianne x

Anne said...

oh my how cute is he??? Gorgeous card Amy, love it
Anne x

JACKIE said...

Soooo the lush ice cream paper...hugs Jackie xx

Is said...

Hi Amy, I hope your mom gets better soon, I'm sure she will!
I totally love your card, the soft colors, the coloring.. really nice!
Hugs from Spain

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love this Amy! Amazing colouring and what a cutie pie :D

Maria Therese said...

So cute ♥ Love your card!!

RiNNE said...

Love everything about this card-- from that sweet and adorable image to the way you've colored her and that yummy colors and pretty paper!

So glad your mom is out of CCU and that you're over your cold. More importantly, that you get to spend time w/ her. Still continuing to pray that your mom recovers soon and that you and your sis continue to stay strong and have hope. Hugs, my friend!

Sammi said...

oh too cute! LOVE this Amy!!! Oh I am sorry to hear your Mum is not doing great! Glad she is better than she was .. Thinking of her and of you!!

Cindy H. said...

Glad you're over your cold and you get to visit with your mom again. I'll be keeping both of you in my thoughts.

Your card is so cute!

Leanne said...

Hi Amy! This card is totally sweet and yummy! Makes me want some neopolitan ice cream right now. :) ooo! Love little mini releases, especially when they r sweet novembers. Hooray a new story too. Looking fwd to it.
Sending lots of prayers to you and your mom. You both are also getting big hugs sent your way.
Take care and say hello to Patti from me.

Joy said...

you make each card so festive and matches the theme to a "T". love your coloring and this one is so cute and sweet! I wish I could color like you so that I could buy every stamp and know it will look like this! lol! keeping your mom in my prayers. hope everything turns out well. take care of yourself & can't wait to see more creations! have a good week!

Tonje said...

I see it doesn't pay off to be lazy on the blog front... missing your giveaway... hmmm... not good.
Anyway... Your card is gorgeous. Love the ice cream cone DP. It's just perfect for the image.
Hope your mum feels better soon. Good luck with the drive.

Take care.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. I hope that your trip over the mountains went well and that your Mom is doing better. I keep praying for her and your family. I know how much somthing like this can wear down everyone, so I hope that you are loading up on the vitamin C. Anyway my dear friend I just love this card and she looks good enough to eat. lol... Yes, ice cream seems to be my favorite sweet. Your coloring is as always just beautiful and I just love the papers that you have put her with. Too cute! Have a wonderful week and I can not wait to see your sneak release of more Sweet November Stamps. Hugs, Lisa

Nikki said...

She is to adorable love the sprinkles she's throwin about :)

Loz said...

eek, I love it!!! x