Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What a Day!!!

From 8:30 until 2:30 today I sat in different hospital waiting rooms while my DH was having testing done to see where his cancer stands at this point in time ... please pray it's GONE!!! He had testing yesterday and also tomorrow ... then results will be back next Wednesday ... I'll be sitting on pins & needles until we get the results!!

Anyways, this really exhausted him so upon arriving home he went directly to bed and I went directly to my craftroom! Here are a few challenge cards I was able to get completed. Please let me know what you think of these! Both cards will also be donated to the Cards for a Cause challenge over on Splitcoaststampers - Chemo Angels. (how appropriate, huh!)

Card #1 was done for today's Sketch Challenge over on SCS. To keep the weight of this card to a minimum, I chose to border panels 2 & 3 using a Creative Memories round black marker vs cardstock matting. Panel #3 was handmade using a stipple brush first, then stamping the fern image then sponging over with Ranger vintage photo ink. This cute bird image is by Magenta and I stamped it on glossy white paper and colored it using SU inks and inking nibs.

Card #2 was done for the challenge over on the Color Throwdown Blog. I had to improvise a little since I don't have all the new SU IN-colors yet but I came close!! I just received my Stampin' D'Amour stamps and couldn't wait to ink one up! Aren't these three little girls adorable?? You'll be seeing more of these Stampin' D'Amour images coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by and please, leave a comment ... I love hearing what you have to say!!!

Also thanks to all of you who have expressed your thoughts & prayers for me and DH during this cancer journey we are on!!! Bless You!!


mustang skid loader said...

very clever.

cards4u said...

You really can put out the cards! Love your new stamp -those little girls are cute!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome cards, Dar! I love those sweet yellow birds, as well as your Throwdown card!

Wanna' go to Strongsville on Saturday and shop your worries away? We could go out to lunch too, and I'll sit on the pins and needles for awhile to give you a break!

Melissa Bove said...

Oh, Darlene! I hope your husband is cancer free!! God Bless the both of you! You both will be in my prayers!! Your cards are gorgeous!! Hugs, Melissa

Sparkle said...

I hope your husband is well and love the great cards.

Aunt T said...

Great cards. I'll keep your DH in my thoughts and prayers. My DH is a cancer survivor and I hold my breath every December when he returns to his oncologist for a follow up.

Hugs to both of you.


Heidi said...

That first care is beautiful- love the colors and all.
You are in my prayers.

~ j said...

these are great cards. i really love that bird image :)

Lori Washburn said...

those little girls are adorable! I love how you only colored in one of them! Praying for you! :)


Amy Johnson said...

I like both cards, but I really love the bird one. BUt you know, I am partial with birds. I hope you received good news on wednesday. You and your hubby are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie said...

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Your cards are gorgeous.

Marisa said...

Hope all is going well for your DH. I will continue praying that the snews you will both be receiving is good news. Hang in there my friend.

Your cards are just beautiful. It is nice that you have some outlet to keep your mind busy at this time in your life.

Take care,


Dru said...

Both cards are great!! But you know I love birds and your birdie card is beautiful - really!! I'll be waiting to hear how your hubby is doing - your're in my thoughts daily and I pray all is well. Take Care - Dru