My blog in a way is a bit of a creative diary. Not only do I post my creative thoughts, tips and artwork, but I sometimes veer off on a personal note.
First off, the power of stamping friendships and girlfriends conquers all and I'm so happy and proud to call so many of you friends. These friendships build me up and keep me going on days when I need it. I honestly don't know what I'd do without all of you (and you certainly know who you are). So I'd just like to say thank you and let you know how grateful I am.
Today was a rough day. I've been sick for a few days and haven't really wanted to move. My husband got VERY sick, very quickly starting at about 7pm last night. I didn't get much sleep (poor guy coughed all night), and I'm really quite exhausted.
I took him to our doctor today, who sent him to the ER. His blood pressure was dangerously low and he was surprised Brian was even still walking! So we spent the day at the hospital.. It turns out that BK has a pneumonia in his right lung. He's in a lot of pain on his right side and I'm praying that now he's in the hospital, they'll fix him right up. If you can say a quick prayer for him, I'd certainly appreciate it.
My artwork almost always reflects what is going on in my life. Lately, my mojo hasn't really been in tact, but I haven't been feeling like myself and I'm sure it will pass. When I got home from spending the day in the hospital, I couldn't just go to bed. Maybe I'm too tired? So I made this card for my sweetheart (and the 411 challenge). I love doing sketch challenges, it's like a stretch to get the creative juices flowing.
In a moment's notice the team from the 411 is picking up my slack today, but I'm happy I took the half hour out to make this card for my honey. I think he will really like it. He's a simple guy and doesn't really like a lot of fluff. He may actually "think" that the hardware wasn't necessary, but I think really adds to the finished look (and it's functional ~ holding the paper banner on). I did put this together in only a half hour, so playing along doesn't take too much time.
I really look forward to seeing everyone's creations with the sketches from the 411. I'm always amazed with the level of artwork and craftsmanship.
My base: 11 x 4 1/4" scored in half at 5.5 inches
Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4
Layer 3: 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" Note: this is just 1/8" smaller on two sides than layer 2 (still simple)
That's all I have for tonight ~ I hope you're all doing well.
(((Big Rubbah Hugs))) And Much Love,