Saturday, October 20, 2007

An update and some cards!

Did you miss me? Well I certainly missed posting. We have had an eventful last few days and the start of this post is going to be rather educational, so you may want to skip it if you don't want to read it.

Have you ever been blind all of a sudden? Have you ever lost your ability to speak? Have your muscles been so weak that you have no fine motor control or motor control period? Chances are you may be suffering from a migraine. Yes, even without initial head pain. My poor DH suffered his very first migraine. Ironically, I experienced the EXACT same list of symptoms (add a severe headache to the list above) this past year. Go figure!? I am sharing this not to bore you but to educate you. Both DH and I thought we were suffering from something else each time (stroke, aneurysm?). I ended up in Emerg this summer while DH went to the walk in clinic. Migraines are very scary things! Bless all of you who have suffered or who suffer through them. I have had 4 to date and hope I never have another again.

The long of the short is I missed my post yesterday because I was helping DH. Then today I was busy helping him celebrate his birthday and making a few new cards! The kids (along with me of course) each presented him with a handmade/hand drawn card this morning. I will have you know my lil' princess insisted on wearing a pretty dress "for the party" and promptly asked are we getting goodie bags too? Out of the mouth of babes!

DD (dear daughter) and DH (dear husband)

DS (dear son) DH

As promised, here is my card using Asela's snowman! He is SOOO cute (like my husband above *wink*).


paper: Prism Paper, DP (SU!)
Brillance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
stamp set(s): Snowman and cardinal
accessories: Striped Spool Ribbon, Copic Markers, Tab Punch (SU!)

Yesterday I received this YUMMY card from the beautiful and talented Julie Campbell, my Prettie Girl Teammate over at Paper Pretties! (I actually card lifted this from her site so that it had her watermark on it)
Isn't it pretty?????

Included inside were some of the Wordsworth Stick People I LOVE these stick people. They are sooo easy to colour and I just love their fun nature!
I had asked Julie to stamp some of the images for me (after all she is on the Rubber Soul Team)--thank you Julie!!!!
I certainly plan to buy them ALL but a girl can only buy so many stamps at once! Besides, I am waiting for Christie to have them in stock at the Corner Store *wink wink !*

paper: chocolate chip, ruby red, whisper white, kraft, blue bayou (SU!), Misc DP
Brillance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
stamp set(s): Stick Pie Lady (Wordsworth Stick People) Anyone know the official name? I can't find it on the site. Thanks a Bunch (A*Muse)
accessories: Double Stitched Ribbon (SU!), Copic Markers, Circle Punch (SU!), Scallop Punch (Marvy)

I have MANY more Rubber Soul cards to share. Would you believe I completed 7 today? They truly are quick cards.

Have a super weekend...stamp lots!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Julie Masse said...

You have a beautiful family Alli!!! Love seeing the pics! and your cards are great! I just love those stick people too - can't wait for my order to come but I have some from Julie too! :) 7 cards! That would be a record for me!! :)

Julie Campbell said...

Alli! Your kids are SOoooo cute! Awww! I should have sent you some Rubber Soul images sooner! I love what you created... and I can't believe you've already made SEVEN! Wow!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Hope you and your hubby are feeling better! My mother suffers from migraines. The pics of your family are ADORABLE! How sweet! LOVE the cards you made! And I LOVE those stick people. . .I can't wait to get mine!

Niki said...

Love that snowman card! I have had migranes in the past. I get the blurry vision where there is like a black spot when you look. It was very scary when it first happened. I haven't had one for 5 years now and I pray I never get another one. Hope you don't either. They are terrible!

Bethany Paull said...

Seven?!? Amazing. And this is so cute. I've been eyeing these stamps for a while. many stamps.

Rose Ann said...

You have a beautiful family!!

I just got a few of Asela's stamps, and they are sooo adorable! Your snowman card is so cute, and I love the fun colors!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

I have heard of this happening, my ob/gyn had the same thing happen to him...He thought he was having a stroke...Scary....You have a really sweet family Alli...The Lord has truly Blessed You....Love the cards,Wonderful!!!!

Lisa B <><