Thursday, September 26, 2013

Light of Life Birthday Wishes

Good morning!  I've been feeling a lot better lately - it really does help when you make yourself do things besides sitting around thinking about all of the bad stuff... because there's always going to be "bad stuff".  I'm not the kind of person who normally lets it get to me.  But I guess I'm only human.  Anyway, Jeremy's dad finished his last radiation treatment on Monday.  He'll continue to feel the effects for a while - the radiation continues to burn even after it's done.  It's heartbreaking, actually, but worth it if it saves his life.  I've been keeping in touch with him via text messages, since he can't really speak (throat cancer).  I haven't spoken to my mom in a few days, but my step-dad says she's not great.  Not terrible, but not great.  The arm just doesn't want to heal - most likely because she doesn't want to sit freaking still.  She told me that she told the doctor if they want to operate on her again, they're going to have to admit her and keep her for a few days because she just can't go home and sit on the couch and do nothing.  She's crazy and stubborn and I wouldn't change her for the world.  ;)  But I am looking forward to going home and being there if she, or Jeremy's dad (or gram, or anyone else) needs me.  :)  Just trying to stay positive and remember that everything will work out the way it's supposed to.

Today I have a card to share that I'm going to enter into the following challenges:
I used "Light of Life" - a digi stamp by From the Heart/Designed2Delight.  I printed it on some polka dot DP and then colored it with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  This DP is from My Mind's Eye - I wasn't crazy about it until I needed to make a masculine birthday card - perfect!  I added a button and kept it pretty simple, but I like the way it came out. Peace.


  1. Fab card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  2. Beautiful card! Stay strong! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  3. Hang in there, Jenn! Here's wishing a speedier recovery ahead for both of your loved ones!
    Great card--it is so textural! Reminds me of a cross-stitch! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Super card fits our theme well.

    Thanks so much for coming over and joining in with our 16th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  5. I love the stamped image on that dotted DP! That gives such an interesting texture...almost vintage-y. Thanks for joining our "anything goes" challenge this week at Crafting By Designs. Hope to see you again Wednesday for our newest challenge!

  6. fab card , thanks for joining in at Rhedd and Rosies . Hugs Tina .xx