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!


  1. Rosy, I was thankful to be able to send you a card with the Tea Potters. I hope these cards brought a smile to your face and give you a bit of hope. Sorry you have been dealing with so much. Love the card you created! The dies are lovely and make a very nice card.

  2. This is beautiful, Rosy. I love the lacy edger die....very delicate and beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I know it must be a worry for you. This year has certainly been a challenge for everyone. Prayers for both of you. Hugs, Sharyn

  3. So good to hear from you Rosy, I think of you often. Life certainly has dealt you some challenges, but I have to say that you meet all of them with such grace. You have always been an inspiration to me and I'm praying that you will have the strength to meet this new challenge in the same way. Your card is beautiful, I love that gorgeous die cut. I wish you peace, my friend. Please keep us posted. Hugs and love to you! XOXO

  4. Glad to hear from you! Love the card! Prayers of comfort and strength being sent for you and your husband.

  5. Your card is beautiful Rosie. Sorry this challenging year has been so much more challenging and stressful for you. Hugs to you and Bruce.

  6. Your card is lovely! So sorry to hear what you and your husband have been going through. Saying prayers for both of you!!

  7. What a beautiful card design and I love the beautiful edger die.

  8. Love your card design especially the dies! I went through this with my Mom and it is a hard road. I wish you and your husband the best!


Your kind comments really encourage me a TON! Mahalo nui loa!