Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waving hello!

And it's a very happy hello!

Hi guys... so yea, I've been MIA this past week. But the absence has all been for a very good reason. On Monday Mom was released from Virginia Mason and I was able to bring her back to Wenatchee where she will be spending the next couple of weeks in the Transitional Care Unit at CWH. She has a lot of physical therapy ahead of her before she can come home but she is getting stronger every day. Her kidneys are still doing amazingly well and hopefully the drains in her sides will be able to come out soon too. We are so close to being done with this 'summer of hospitals' and I won't miss it for a second! So thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has kept us in your thoughts and prayers all this time. ♥

This card isn't a new one. I actually made it for the June/July issue of Designed to Color. I followed the sketch call and used Tadpole Polly for a very summer inspired card. I love how this one came together but to be honest, looking at it now, it makes me miss the summer I didn't have just a bit. Time has flown by and the nights here are already cooling down. Luckily, fall is my favorite time of year anyway and I'm hoping that this new season will bring with it some amazing changes.

I hope you all can take a moment and relish this final week of summer and the big holiday weekend coming up.  :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants (Summer Soul)
stamps- Sweet November (Tadpole Polly), Kraftin' Kimmie (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox creamy brown
Making Memories flowers
American Crafts knock out border punch
Kaiser Craft gems
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- Y11, Y21, Y26, E33
clothes- RV13, RV14, RV25, YR12, YR15, YG00, YG01, YG03, E44, E47


Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is such AWESOME news about your Mom. Hugs!!!! Finally yesterday we found out why my oldest daughter has been sooo sick. And it's not because she is 35 1/2 weeks pregnant. After having an endoscopy of her stomach they found out the issue is with her gallbladder. So after she delivers she will need surgery on it. Sad but such a relief to know what's causing all her issues lately. It has been such a horrible 1st pregnancy for her.
Anywhoo.... LOVE your card. It is Beautiful. I love how you cut her out so intricately. It's a very cheery card.
Take care and God Bless you and your family too!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Cindy H. said...

Those are some wonderful summer colors and the card just screams fun! So cute.

Super news on your mom's progress! So really glad for her, for you and for your entire family. You'll all breathe just a little easier now.

Marianne said...

That is absolutely wonderful news about your mum, Amy. This must be such a relief to all of you to have her a little closer to home and of course seeing her gain her strength day by day.
Love your card and the sunny hair colour.

Lau W said...

Super news for your mum, it's great :-)
Your summer card is so cute, such an adorable image with superb colors !

Nancy Thomas said...

In addition to your coloring skills you also have some made cutting skills too! Polly is cut perfectly!

Such exciting news about your mother. I know that you both thought this day would never come. I hope the fall brings you much health and happiness.

Craftdee said...

Yay, such fab news about your Mum, I'm so glad for you :-) Shame you "missed" summer, autumn is my favourite season too - we're heading into spring and then my least favourite season, summer (the older I get the less I like it) We have had the driest winter, the latest in a LONG series of dry winters, it means we have had 20C+ and plenty of sunshine, perfect weather so I'm looking forward to summer even less, lol Your summer card is super though, it looks so fresh. See ya, Donna xx

Mimi said...

Awesome news on your mom! So happy for you and your family!

Super cute card! Absolutely perfect cutting on Polly! Summer surely went by quickly... hope you get a chance to relax a bit now that your mom's closer home! Take care Amy! ;D

Marcy L said...

So happy to hear about your mom Amy! Great new! cute cards too of course!

Kelly Schelske said...

This i fabulous Amy and such wonderful news about your Mom!

Leanne said...

Woo Hoo!!! Yippeee!! Jumping up and down for joy!! Wonderful news about your mom! So happy you have her back in your neighborhood now and sounds like she's fully on her way to recovery. So happy for you and your family. Hugs to you all!!
Super cute card Amy, summer might be leaving soon, but the good things are just around the corner.

Tress said...

Whoo hoo! So happy to read the good news!

Julie D. Richards said...

Such a relief for all of you, good to have her on the mend.

Sweet card, too.

Karla said...

Wow, wonderful card!!! Love it!

yvon said...

That's real good news Amy, wow.
Your card is gorgeous, love her long, long leggs.

gobeagirl said...

oh Amy, I am so happy to read that your Mom is back home. I am sure she is going to get even better even faster now so that she can actually go home to her house. You guys sure have had a long and hard summer. I hope and pray that your fall is a wonderful one with all the things that you hoped for. :O) Still keeping everyone of you in my prayers. Take care and enjoy that awesome feeling that comes with knowing your Mom is finally on the mend. Hugs, Lisa

Evinrude said...

Very cute Amy. Yes, it is wonderful news about your mom. Made my day!

Aluap said...

Super cute!!! Love it :D

RiNNE said...

Yay!! Such great news, Amy! So happy for you and your mom!! What a cute card! I love your elements and scene here. I'm sorry about the terrible summer you had. I hope Fall continues to give you blessings!