Monday, October 22, 2012

So very merry...

Good news my friends!

I was able to bring my mom home from the hospital on Friday and she is doing amazingly well. So much stronger than the first time she was released and she is working hard with her physical therapy. I am so proud of her and the progress that she is making. It finally feels like we are all on the road back to normalcy. You can read a big sigh of relief there. :)

And since everything is going so well I was able to get into my crafty room yesterday and just play. Mom was actually pretty insistent that I make a card since I have been such a slacker in that department lately (my words not hers, LOL) and I'll be honest, it felt really good. I had started coloring up this Anya Celebrates a month or so ago but only got as far as her skin so yesterday I thought she would look good on a Christmas card with that big present of hers. I only tweaked her a bit by adding some holly berries to her hair clip and with a lot of red and green she was ready to celebrate the season. Doodlebug is always a great match with the Greeting Farm cuties so when I spotted this print in my scrap bag it was a natural choice. The layout is super simple but with the busy print I didn't want to do anything too crazy. That and I've been feeling kinda rusty lately. Amy needs to get her groove back so I'm baby stepping until that happens. ;)

Alrighty, it's a brand new week and I should be getting ready for work. Have a good one everybody!   

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Anya Celebrates), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug Christmas twine
Studio Calico Gold Mr. Huey
Kaiser Craft pearls
Martha Stewart holly punch
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E33, E35, E99
clothes- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, C3, R24, R27, E09, E18, T5, T7, T9
present- YG03, G07, G29, R14, R17, R27, E09, W5


Heidi Brawley said...

Oh what Awesome news AMy!!!!!! So happy to hear it!!! Love your card! she is adorable!!! Can't wait to see more Awesome creations from you!!! Have an Awesome week.
hugs, Heidi

Tiffany said...

I am so happy to hear your great news! Give your mom some love from the blogosphere :).

This card is fantastic and I don't see any rust at all! Love the holly and the pearl on the bow. Those details make it perfect. :)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you made her into a Christmas stamp ♥♥

Nancy Thomas said...

Wonderful news Amy!! I know both you and your mom are happy and relieved! I hope your mom's PT continues to go well. And your card is super adorable too!

Marianne said...

Hey, I'm baby stepping all the time. I wish my baby step cards would all turn out as your current card Amy. Still trying to get the hang of colouring my images LOL.
So happy things are really looking up for your mum. You've been so quiet all week, I was kind of worried your mom might have had a setback after the drains were taken out last week.
Big cyber hugs to all of you!
Marianne x

WickedPixie said...

Super cute card - what a great idea to put this Anya on a Christmas card! I am so happy your mom is home and doing better! :-)Traci

Cindy H. said...

Your card is really so cute! This is great news!!! I'm sure your mom is feeling sooo much better just being home.

Tress said...

So happy for you and your family! Continued good wishes!

Lau W said...

Oh so wonderful news Amy !! I'm happy for you and your mum !
Your card is delicious !

Mimi said...

Hi Amy! That's fantastic to hear your mom's home and doing so well!! Very sweet holiday card with Anya! Have a wonderful day! ;D

Islander Girl said...

This is just so gorgeous! As in all your work!! Love it and will lift it one day (^_^) Thanks for always inspiring!

Enfys said...

Just wanted to say welcome home to your mum, you must be so relieved. The card is lovely, love the way you turned her into a. Christmas image

Enfys said...

Just wanted to say welcome home to your mum, you must be so relieved. The card is lovely, love the way you turned her into a. Christmas image

KellyRae said...

Wonderful news about your mom, Amy. This card is darling - I LOVE the colors of Anya's outfit and the little extra embellies that make this a super special card.

Cami said...

Wonderful news about your Mom being home again and doing well! I am so happy for all of you! This card is like a "gift" on your Mom's well being and now you can all celebrate the holiday season together! Your card is so cute, and beautifully colored, Amy! That peppermint twine under your flower embellie and the holly in hair is a nice touch!

Nikki said...

This is just so cute love how you've coloured her in :) and cut out the flower from the paper so perfect :)

Sparkplug17 said...

This is just precious!

kim.scrapper said...

That is wonderful news, I bet you all are feeling pretty elated to have your Mom home, especially your Mom. Great card, hope your Mom continues to get better and stronger every day, hugz

Unknown said...

So cute!!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Sweet little card and amazing coloring! :)

xx Tracey xx
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Leanne said...

Awesome news!!! And she must be on the road to a full recovery if she's bossing you around! hehehe.. So awesome!!
O my Amy!! This is beautiful!! Those colors are bold and fantastik! I love this card!
Your groove will be back in no time!

Tina said...

so sweet card amy!

AtStudioD said...

Love the bright green and red of this card. =)

x0, D

RiNNE said...

super pretty!! love the red and green and her shoes are divine!