Saturday, May 22, 2010

Glad to be back and Simple Friendship

Hello to my faithful friends, stampers and followers!!! I can't believe that the last day I posted was in February. I miss posting and reading comments from all of you!!! You really and truly do make my day, and that's why I'm back here. I do feel, however, like I owe you an explanation why I've been gone so long...but, I'm going to keep it short....(don't want to bore you too much, ya know!) In January I came down with a plain & simple common cold (or so I thought) and to my delight it only lasted a day and a half. But what I didn't know body was invaded by some nasty little virus that still has not left me. Don't worry, I'm has just caused some complications with my COPD and for some reason, my fibromyalgia has been enraged and I literally was exhausted for 3 full months!!! I am a little better, but I'm still waiting to wake up some morning and feel like my old self again.

During this time, I have done a little stamping. How else would I still be sane, right?? hehe I want you to know that during all this, I have realized how much I miss blogging and how much I miss contact with all my readers and fellow stampers. So here I am gals....LET'S STAMP!!!!!

When thinking of things that we cherish so dearly, I find that simple friendship is right there near the top of the list. So today, I'm going to start with the "SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP" stamp set from Stampin Up! I love this set!

All products used were Stampin Up! As you can see, I primarily used Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry colors. I used dimensionals to pop-dot the butterfly, the 3 flowers and the friend medallion. For the background paper I used a piece from the Cottage Wall DSP. I've used Dazzling Diamonds to outline the beautiful butterfly, the centers of the 3 main flowers as well as the flowers in the medallion.I love how it came out! I hope you do too, please let me know what you think of it as I love to hear of your likes and dislikes.

Thanks for dropping in and rest assured, I'm can't get rid of me! hehe I hope you'll forgive me for being gone so long and continue to check out my blog to see what I've been stamping.

Take care & happy stampin,


Carol Matthews said...

This is lovely Ret. So glad you're feeling well enough to post. Hope each day get better!

wwilloww said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere and to Gingersnap Creations!! Hope you are feeling 100% soon!!

Pam said...

Very delicate and pretty, Ret! Nice job and welcome back to the blogging world!

Lindsay Weirich said...

very pretty! Glad you are feeling better!

Cheryl said...

So glad to see you back Ret! Take care and get your full strength back.

Terrific card BTW

Julie said...

Good to have you back Ret! Sure missed your creativity.

Back Porch Stamper said...

A lovely card, Ret. The dazzling diamonds really make the butterfly pop!
So glad you're back to blogging! I missed seeing your lovely creations!
Hope you continue to feel better!