Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm Back!

I want to say thank-you to everyone for all of your kind thoughts and get-well wishes. For those who didn't know, I had hip replacement surgery, but I'm on the mend and slowly regaining my strength and ability to walk again. I still have to be careful about bending and twisting, so the card making will be sporadic until I regain my flexibility again. Thanks for stickin' around all this time I've been AWOL :)
I made this card before surgery but never posted it so I thought I'd share it with you today. I used the SU butterfly die along with some yellow and black dsp from PTI. I embossed the bottom layer of the butterfly with a CB ef and the tiny butterfly in the center was done with a MS punch. The scalloped border was done with a SU punch, and some black Kaiser pearls were added for accents. The sentiment is by Verve and was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Ribbon is also by PTI. I sent this card to another blogger who is also about to undergo hip replacement surgery. You might say we're joined at the hip :)
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for your patience. I'll gradually get back into the swing of things, but it's slow going for the time being. In the meantime, have a wonderful Sunday!

Carol

10 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

Hi Carol...so glad to see you are back on blog. Hope you are healing and taking it easy too.That's a huge surgery to go through so take care of yourself.
Lovely card, great color combo and well everything about it is perfect. Great work! Pat

JD said...

Carol, Your card is lovely...and it is so good to have you back! Thank you for my lovely birthday card...which I HAD to post on my blog...so pretty! It made me feel very special...thank you...

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Miss Carol, I knew you were taking a break, but I guess I missed why. Glad to hear you are moving around some...that is such a major ordeal! Goodness gracious!

This is a great card, esp love the black papers you used in this!

Velta said...

Oh Carol...I have come back to your blog again and again...just hoping that you would get back...So sorry to hear about your hip replacement...but selfish me..I just love seeing your creations. I do send prayers and hope that you get better...BUT take it easy...K?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

We've MISSED you!! So glad to hear that you're recovering well. Just be sure to do what the doc says and take it easy and you'll be back to pumpin' out cards EVERY day in no time. {{big hugs}}

Silli said...

Carol, your card is beautiful. I love the colorcombo and the butterflys... Great work.

LeAnne said...

Glad you're back...hope you feel like stamping SOON! Lovely card, the colors are delightful!

JD said...

White chocolate cheescake! That sounds yummy! Thank you for visiting my blog...and for all the nice comments you leave...

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a stunning card, I love the yellow and black together and the punched butterflies, wow! I hope you have a speedy recovery from your hip replacement surgery so you can get back to your stamping ;)

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Carol...I missed you GF!!! I'm sorry to hear you had to have a hip replacement!!! I'm praying for a quick recovery!!! So thrilled you feel like stampin' again... :)!!! Your butterfly card is BEAUTIFUL...YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR MOJO!!!

Life has been crazy around here...finally had a minute to hop around and I'm so happy I saw your post!!! Big hugs ~S~