Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Are in My Thoughts

It's been a difficult week to say the least. My husband lost most of the sight in his left eye Monday afternoon. We weren't really sure where to start so we called the doctor who did his lens implants after cataract surgery a long time ago and we managed to get in the following morning. They determined fairly quickly that the lens had slipped out of place but were having trouble locating it so we were there a good part of the day. Not only was he unable to see out of the eye, the wandering lens was compromising his retina. Surgery was scheduled bright and early Thursday with a retina specialist going first for the removal and then the original surgeon to replace the lens. It was a long 2 1/2 hour surgery but thank God all went well. Friday, we went for post op checks with both doctors so it was another busy day. He is recovering but experiencing some discomfort as well as blurriness and we have several different eye drops for use in 1-5 weeks. He is movement restricted and is struggling with the inactivity. By Saturday I was feeling rather frazzled so I retreated to the craft room for a little stamping.

I actually completed a couple of cards and stamped up two more. I doubled dipped on challenges for today's card combining the sketch from the Cas(e) this Sketch #222 and the colors from the Color Throwdown #443 challenge. These are my favorite card colors and I can't resist a CAS sketch.

After attaching a border from patterned paper on the edge, I stamped two of the leaves from the Essentials by Ellen Bohemian Garden set directly onto the card front using green parakeet ink. I then stamped one of the flowers from the same set onto Neenah cardstock and cut out with the matching die from the Bohemian Garden die set. After coloring with Copic markers, it was attached with a foam dimensional dot. The sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Simply Said was stamped onto a strip of hawaiian shores cardstock. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies, MME dp, Neenah and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, B000, B01, B04

Have a blessed Sunday!


  1. Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your difficult week! Hope all works out well with your husband's eye! It's great to see a beautiful card from you in the gallery! LOVE this CAS design!

  2. That is a lot to worry over, Nancy... gosh, I can't even think about the loss of sight - hope his recovery will be short, and successful.
    Your card is really delightful, my friend - bright, cheerful, and I'm so happy that you've played cards with us at CTS and that you found comfort and pleasure in the making.
    Now wouldn't that CTD kitchen be a magnificent thing to cook in? Sign me up! xx

  3. I love this beautiful CAS card, Nancy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown! I'll be sending prayers for you and your husband.

  4. Sending prayers your way. I know how comforting the craft room can be. Beautiful card in spite of the difficult week. Hang in there!

    Nancy in Iowa

  5. Fun use of the colors and sketch!! So sorry to hear about your husband....glad to hear he is recovering slowly but, surely!! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  6. Thinking of you and your husband! What an ordeal! Keeping him in my thoughts for a good recovery!
    Wonderful card, as usual!

  7. Love your pretty card!
    Thinking of you and your scary!

  8. I'm so sorry! Hugs!
    Very pretty take on the sketch!