Friday, April 3, 2009

Stamp Simply #81

Hello from the Cleveland Clinic Waiting Room ...

While DH is back giving up more of his stem cells for the upcoming transplant, here I sit playing and waiting! Yesterday was a a long, rough day for him but at least they were able to harvest more than half of the stem cells required ... Amen!! Hopefully today will be just as successful and we'll have a long weekend at home before he is admitted on Tuesday for the ... "rest of the story"!!

Enough medical talk ... on to my card for today's Stamp Simply Challenge by Sharon Johnson. Here is the challenge requirements in Sharon's words:

The Incredible Edible Egg! Since Easter is fast approaching, I thought we would have some fun this week and take a look at the traditional Easter Egg. Let’s try to contain eggs in our creations this week– and you know me, I’m easy! Could be a beautifully decorated Easter egg, eggs in a birds nest, or in a frying pan, or a 3-D project containing jelly bean eggs or chocolate eggs. Let’s just get a bit *eggy* this week!!! No other rules - but to have FUN!!!

Please keep in mind that I made this card at 5:15 this morning before making breakfast for Mark and heading to the Clinic. I mean to tell you ... this is the FASTEST card I have ever made!!! Thank goodness the title of this challenge is STAMP SIMPLY ... because this card took me 5-6 minutes tops!! And, it is certainly stamped simply!! I used Pink Pierouette paper for my base card, DCWV designer paper which was punched using the Martha Stewart floral border punch . My main EGG image was stamped using Pink Pirouette ink and the Close To My Heart Easter Eggs stamps. (maybe I should have used a darker shade of pink??) I edged the panel with Old Olive to help make it stand out a bit. I stamped my sentiment (by Verses Rubber Stamps) with Pink Pirouette then over stamped it with Versafine black. The ribbon is pale pink dotted swiss from Michaels and THAT'S IT!! Quick and Easy!!

I made this card a while back and never uploaded it .... AND ... since there are EGGS in the nest I figured it fit the challenge also. The image is by Inkadinkado which I stamped using India Ink Black onto glossy white paper and colored using various SU inks and inking nibs. I then cut out the image with a swivel craft knife and mounted it onto tempting turquoise cs which has been cut into an oval using my Nestabilities oval diecuts. I did a little faux stitching around the matting to help set it off. My base card is Pink Pirouette overlayed with pink vellum which was run through the Cuttlebug (stylized flower ef) and border punched with the Martha Stewart doily lace punch. The ribbon is SU temping turquoise grosgrain.

Well, there you have it. A medical update and my challenge cards for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and again .... thank you so much for your kind comments and well wishes ... they are so appreciated!!!! Have a great day ... I know we're certainly hoping to!!!!!!


  1. Darlene, I wish you and your husband the best and pray that everything goes well! On to the card, it is sweet and unbelievable you were able to do it so quickly! Very soft and Eastery looking!

  2. Stamping much be tremendous therapy for you as you are cranking out the awesome cards. These are beautiful..I adore the bright blue behind the birds just pops!

    Keeping you and your husband in my prayers, Darlene.

    Have a nice weekend together. (((Darlene)))

  3. Both of these cards are lovely, Darlene. The bird's nest is particularly sweet.
    I have been thinking of you lately and keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

  4. I can't believe you can do all of this with so much stress. I am happy that you were able to take goodies to stamp with. Still thinking about you and praying.. Great cards Darlene.

  5. Both of these are wonderful, Dar! The nest is simply gorgeous! I love that stamp, and what you did with it!

  6. Beautiful nest card, the colors are so soft and the blue behind it makes it pop out so beautifully.
    Prayers are out to you and DH in hope that all goes well. Pat

  7. Darlene, I am so impressed that you get this stamping done and up on your blog! I am so impressed...hope hubby has a good day today! Always prayers lifted for you and your dear husband! Keep us posted!

  8. So pretty Darlene, both of them. Wishing you both the best - take care.

  9. lovely cards! Hey, I live in Hinckley..hi there neighbor! great blog! :)

  10. Stunning Dar! What a fabulous nest!

  11. These are beautiful Easter cards, Darlene -- and a Blessed Easter to you and yours!!!


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