Sunday, August 5, 2012

IBSIC #20: I'm back!

Hello, stamper friends!  It's been almost 2 months since I last blogged, and a lot has happened in the meantime, but I'm back again and ready to stamp.  I thought I'd start with the Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #20.  When I saw the sketch, I knew I had to use the Delicate Doilies II stamp set which I won from Joanna last month.  I can't wait to try out all the doilies:  they are so lovely and make the most beautiful images.  My background is cherry cobbler card stock.  On the cherry cobbler, I placed a piece of My Mind's Eye paper, which I sponged around the edges.  On a piece of vanilla card stock, I stamped the two doily images in crumb cake and cherry cobbler.  I embossed the image in the middle and popped it on dimensionals, adding a pearl to the middle.  My sentiment is from Petite Pairs by SU.  My "lace" is on of the images in the Delicate Doily set which I stamped and cut out.  I added mini pearls to both sides and a button with ribbon to the corner.   The doilies remind me of snowflakes here, so that's why I went with Christmas.

Here is a recent picture of my two grandsons, Caleb 2 and Isaac 6 weeks.

I went to Mississippi 10 days before Isaac was born because my daughter was having health issues which the doctors finally attributed to kidney stones.  We thought everything would be okay once Isaac was born on June 20th.  I left July 1st for Indiana.  Upon arrival, my husband and I discovered our home had been without electricity for 5 days due to a bad storm that went through Fort Wayne.  All the food in our refrigerator was spoiled, and the apartment smelled horrible! We cleaned up the food mess in the refrigerator and headed to Michigan to visit my husband's brother and his family, and we also visited Jim's mom who had flown in from Colorado.  We stayed there until Saturday.  On Monday night, I got a phone call that my daughter was in the hospital again: the back pain had returned and this time the diagnosis was gall stones and pancreatiasis.  I packed a bag and headed back to Mississippi the next morning.  My daughter had surgery, I stayed with Caleb, and then stayed until my daughter could carry the baby around again.  During the beginning of the second week, I received a call that my dad was going to have quadruple bypass surgery! I stayed the rest of the week, and then I headed to Illinois to visit Dad.  Dad is home and recovering nicely.

So, that's the story in one paragraph.  Needless to say, I'm so glad to be home, even though that extra time with the grandsons (and their parents) was wonderful.  I'm praying now that everyone will stay healthy for a while!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really did miss the blogging.


  1. Welcome back Carol, and what a beautiful card to start off with! It definitely reminds me of snowflakes, and I love how you used the red!

    Wow, a lot going on. I am glad to hear your daughter and father are both okay and what adorable grandsons you have!

  2. Hi Carol! I'm so glad you're back and crafting. What a gorgeous card. I really hope you will consider linking up and playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday. We're having a double prize week and I'd LOVE to have you join us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Thanks, Karen! I will try to join you Wednesday: sounds like fun!

  3. Hi Carol, what a great card and I love the colours, that for sharing it with us