Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oh where, oh where, has Ret gone to?

WHERE IS SHE??? Is that what you've been asking yourself? I'm sorry I've been absent for the last few days. Things have been just crazy here. Last week I was working really hard getting ready to have a yard sale for yesterday. Boy, they are alottttt of work!!! It was worthe it tho, we got rid of quite a lot of stuff. And as some of you know, I've been having some problems with my left hand since my cast was taken off. Well, Friday I had a consult with an Orthopaedic Specialist and he informed me that the tendon that connects to the thumb, has had some damage. He wants to perform emergency surgery on it this coming Tuesday afternoon! YIKES!!! That was the last thing I was expecting to hear! We have alot in the works for this time of year, one of them being going away for a month to Upstate New York to visit with my Family & Friends!!! Along with other commitments I've made. I don't have time for surgery! lol stampin, no!! So, today I sought out an alternative type of healing...Reiki. If anyone has had any experiences with this, I'd love to hear about it. I will be talking with the surgeon again tomorrow and will know more then. OK, ok, ok....enough of that STUFFFFFFF!!! On with stampin...
For this card I used Stampin Up's Tart and Tangy set. `Actually all products used on this card are from Stampin Up. (Which reminds me, I wanted to mention...although I use ALOT of SU products, I'm not a Stampin Up Demo. I do plan on branching out to other rubberstamp companies and will be sharing those cards with you, I just need to get busy & purchase some rubber!!) LOL

So, back to this card...I decided to try a different size for a change. I used one of SU's note cards, the finished size is 5 x 3 1/2". I like this little note-size card! Here's the recipe:
Stamp Set: Tart & Tangy
Designer Paper: Summer Picnic (I used the striped page)
Card Stock: (SU Note Card), Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
Punches, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle.
Verse: from Stampin Up, but somehow I seperated it from the set & I can't remember what
set is was from. Arghhhhh!
and lastly, Dazzling Diamonds along with 5/8" wide Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.
I love the strawberry, don't you? And with just the little dusting of Dazzling Diamonds on it, I think it looks pretty realistic! Almost good enough to eat! hehe
Enjoy your stampin time! Bye for now, Ret.


Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

I have been having Reiki done for a couple of years now. Mine is just a general balancing of my energy. I have fibromyalgia and it makes me feel sooooo much better. I am not aware if it will actually "heal" a damaged tissue or not. My lady does work on specific spots where I have pain or tightness. I just know it really helps me. Good luck!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

The dazzling diamonds really make this strawberry delectable! Looks just like the morning dew on the berry. Great job. Sorry to hear about your troubles with your wrist. I'd check into that alternative method deeply before I went that far. Good luch on your decision...

Shirley said...

I love this and I love strawberries. I find that all of your cards inspire me, Ret. This one is no exception wtih your dazzling diamonds accents. The colors make it so stunning and vibrant. A breath of summer.