Monday, September 27, 2010

Here is this week's card sketch for Operation Write Home:

For my card, I decided to create a birthday card:

Supplies: pp - Sandy Lion; stamp - Hampton Arts; dies - Nestabilities; embossing folder - CB Polka Dots

Right now, we should be winging our way back from California after having attended my brother-in-law's wedding. But, alas, we had to cancel our trip. The day after coming home from the hospital after my appendectomy, my husband started having pain, swelling and severe redness in his left calf. So, Dr. Jayne immediately got on the internet and decided he had a blood clot. No sleep that night! He is not a doom-and-gloom-type person, but, even he was quite concerned. When he got to the doctor's the very next day, they, too, thought it was a blood clot. After an ultrasound, they decided it was cellulitis. He was started on antibiotics -- no change. Then, he had to go in daily for shots. The swelling just started to go down today, but they are concerned that it is taking so long to clear up.

What else happened? Oh, yeah, my less-than-2-year-old, apple green Dell laptop's screen went black on Saturday -- dead!! Peter took it to see the Geek Squad at Best Buy, thinking just to look at it would be almost the price of a new laptop. They opened it up, took out the board, put it back in and it works! Best of all ---- no charge! We couldn't believe it!



  1. Cute card! I love the combination of the embossed polka dots and the patterned paper. And the owl/bird is too cute! Nicely done. Keeping good thoughts your days ahead are brighter & brighter...

  2. Cute card.
    Hope you are on the mend. Tell you hubby to take card. My daughter's friend (she is 24) had a blood clot in her leg and they figure it is still there.

  3. Cute owl image and great color combination too!

  4. Cute card! Love the colors! Hope your & the hubby are feeling better.

  5. This is such a cute card! I wonder if you've heard of Papercraft Star yet, if not, we'd love you to enter some of your pretty projects in our challenges! We have a DT Call coming soon as well and you can also enter our gift certificate giveaway right now!

  6. Very cute card and owl image ..Best wishes to you and your husband!

  7. Wow...lucked out on your computer....sounds like something that would happenen to me!!!LOL!!!Oops....I better be quite!!!;)
    Your card is adorable...I Love Owls!!!