Thursday, January 17, 2008

Flower slides awarded and a fresh card!

I didn't think I would EVER get to this post. We were out of town for mos of the day (about 10 hours) and once we arrived home we had lots to unload. The kids were already sleeping so I knew I could finish my card and post it...well that was what I THOUGHT. Lesson: never assume anything. My poor boy has been feeling sick and scared since he got home. I have had in my stamp room for the last 2 hours. Most of the time we were cuddled up on the couch. It always makes me sad when my little ones aren't feeling well.

The winner of the Making Memories flower slides is

Blogger Katie Skiff who said...

"Good luck with the new Photo set up!!
Improve? You can't! Although I am sure that the new way you take pics will be better. Otherwise, I truly love your blog!!"

Katie, can you please contact me with your snail mail and I will get your goodies in the mail today?

Now onto the card...

The card was inspired by some material I saw at a store today. I just remembered this crisp colour combo and thought it would be fresh for this gray winter day! Now remember...everything takes some getting used to...I need a little play time to get used to my new set up (colour balance, shutter speed etc...) so please forgive my first photo which was taken a little after midnight after the LONGEST day *lol*'s time for bed!


paper: basic black, whisper white, green (prism)
ink: brillance graphite black (tsukineko), whisper white (SU!), colourbox queue (clearsnap)
stamp set(s): beautiful blooms (papertrey ink)
accessories: cuttlebug (provocraft), flower templates (provocraft), corner rounder, green rhinestone brad, misc ribbon, spiral punch (SU!)

A quick thanks goes out to all the well wishes in regards to my son! I really do appreciate your support and want you to know that I am also here for you. If you have a child with SPD (sensory processing disorder), or think you have a child with SPD and just want someone to talk to, you are TOTALLY welcome to drop me a line. I know, from personal experience, there are days you feel like you are the only one going through it. Our son was diagnosed with severe SPD only 6 days ago. We knew he had SPD...we just didn't know what scale. We have a long journey ahead and I am happy to walk it with you.

Because I love to stamp and you do too!

P.S. Here is another place I got the colour inspiration for this card...Amy Mowbray's bathroom reno--the before and after are amazing! Amy and I started chatting mid 2007. Although we don't talk a lot we make an effort to pop by each others blogs from time to time (let's just say I stalk her blog until there is a post!!! ) Amy has INCREDIBLE taste--especially for design. I adore her fabulous household projects, I am envious of her organizational skills, wish I had her shopping ability and absolutely love her sense of humour. Make sure you check her out!


Beth said...

What a pretty card! Isn't interesting how inspiration can come from so many places! So sorry to hear about your rough day yesterday! My little one was not felling well last night either, so I hear ya sister! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Katie Skiff said...

YAY!!! Thanks Alli!!

My snail mail
Katie Skiff
PO Box 692
Malta, MT 59538

Thank you so much!! I love your blog and one of the first I check daily, so to see my name...SUPER!!!

Carolyn King said...

Hugs Alli--I know you are going thorough a lot...just know we are praying for you and your family.

Your card is gorgeous. love the color combo and the picture!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Alli! Our prayers are definitely with you as you go through this process of helping your son!

MEG BEE said...

Stunning Card Alli! Love the colors you used!


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this Alli...I have that punch,you've inspired me to use it!(((Hugs)))

Bee said...

Hey Alli, I just read that your son has Sensory Integration Disorder (that's the same as SPD I assume). My daughter is 6 1/2 and we know for a few years now that she suffers from it. Because her little brother is autistic we have been very aware of Sensory Integration Disorder and spotted it early on in her.

I'd recommend "The out-of-sync child' and its sequel loaded with activities "The out-of-sync child has fun" but I'm sure you already have those.

I'm here if you'd love to talk about it. (My e-mail address is also on my blog.)