Thursday, December 10, 2020

This Year & Topaz Card


I'm sorry for not keeping up with everyone's lives, blog posts and beautiful creations. Talk about a challenging year!

My husband, Bruce, has been having a hard time with his memory. It took me a couple of years to see it. The signs were vague and not consistent. I thought it was just forgetfulness. By the time I and the doctors put the puzzle pieces together, I was super stressed. Since March we've been busy with all sorts of new doctors, long tests, lengthy appointments and changes in his medications and how we approach day to day living. But Bruce is my favorite guy and boyfriend not to mention husband so somehow we will walk this new journey together. I hope to get cards made and out to so many of you. 

Becky (TLady) & The Teapotters at SCS have recently filled my mojo with love and encouragement. Thank you, Becky and all the friends in Teapotters group at SCS!

This card:

I made 3 of these similar cards and one of them for Becky. It's very simple, using a die cut for the front edge, adding the topaz-like bling, a little ribbon and the "friend" but it's a big step for me and feels good. 

Stamp Set (leaf) "Autumn Splendor" kit by Gina K. Designs
Ink: GKD
Cardstock: GKD and SMS
Die Cuts: "Friend" and leaf by GKD 
(I'm sorry I forgot which I used for the border. It's either SMS or Spellbinders? Oops.)
Ribbon and bling

Thank you cardmaking buddies everywhere.
Each one of you is a gem!