Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happiness (CC377)

Hi Everyone! I have been gone from the crafting scene for a while now...haven't I. Now let me say this, it is not that I really wanted to take such a Long break, it was needed. Back in March, I had let you know that I was dealing with some health issues, and in a considerable amount of pain. Well long story short, I had back Surgery. I had thought that I would bounce back rather quickly, and unforeseen to me, I did not. I had a difficult recovery, and am still doing alot of physical therapy. So that is where I have been for roughly the past 12 weeks or so. I do want to share that I am getting increasingly stronger and better as time passes, and I am thrilled to be back downstairs playing again!! :)
Today I played along in the color challenge on Splitcoast stampers. I thought what a great way to get my feet wet again! :) The colors for today were, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Certainly Celery. We only have a few more days before Blushing Bride will be discontinued by Stampin' Up!, so if you don't have some yet... you had better hurry. :) Here is my card for the challenge -



I also used a set from the new SU catalog called Papaya Collage. I think I did pretty well considering the long hiatus..don't you!? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Papaya Collage, Loving Thoughts
Paper - Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Soft Suede DSP, Newsprint DSP
Ink - Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories - XL Bird Punch, 2 1/2, 1 1/4" circle punches, Color Spritzer tool. basic pearls, Certainly celery satin ribbon, Linen thread, Paper Piercing tool, dimensional dots

9 comments :

Tracey S said...

I've missed you! Nice to have you back, and I hope you feel stronger as each day goes by :)

Patsy said...

Good to hear you are getting stronger by the day. Don't overdo it though, we don't want setbacks. Hoping you will feel much much better by the time convention rolls around. I hope to see you there this July. Love your card btw.

Kristin Moore said...

Oh wow! I think you bottled up your creativity that whole time and poured it all out into this one fabulous card! Love it! Glad you are starting to feel better. Good luck and take care of yourself!

Felicity said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I have missed your cards, they are so inspiring. Take care.

MONICA GALE said...

welcome back lovely Heather, so glad to hear your op went well and you're recovering well, take good carte of yourself and don't over do it. Much love xxx

Jenn said...

Heather I am so happy to see your gorgeous creations again! I can not image how hard it has been for you not to be able to do all the things you have wanted to these past few months. So glad that you are on the mend and for some one who hasn't stamped in a while, you certainly have not lost any of you creative genius:) Big hugs to you my friend

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Heather! I'm so happy to see you're back! I LOVE your work and you're one of my favorite artists! I'm happy that you're feeling better! I'm an athletic trainer and do physical therapy every day at work so I know how hard it can be! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or anything! Doesn't look like your stamping mo-jo went any where!!!!:-)

Elin K. said...

SUCH a pretty card!

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card. I found you on Nancy Riley's ipicks. Sorry to hear about your back problems but pray you will soon be back to normal.