Hello my friends ... I hope you are off to a fabulous start this week!
Sorry I've been MIA but like SO MANY others, the flu bug got me! And of all times ... Valentine's Day Evening! Yep ... hubby actually thought he had poisoned me somehow since we opted to not go out for dinner (too crowded) and he made some of my favorite dishes for our dinner and it was VERY NICE! In fact, he even surprised me and created one of my favorite pies ... Egg Custard!
Do you see the 'heart' he made in the center???
Obviously, I didn't when I took this photo ... it was only when I started cutting us a slice for dessert that I noticed it! How sweet was that!!! THIS MAN ... is truly MY BEACON OF LIGHT and I thank God every day for bringing him into my life!!
Being the good wife I am ... I shared my flu bug with this dear, sweet man and now HE is dealing with all the same symptoms I had. Hopefully he won't be down for too long and I will try to take care of him as well as he took care of me! (Uugh! I hate being sick!)
BUT on a good note, I was finally able this morning to complete the card I started last week for the current challenge at Craft a Scene: Let Your Light Shine (use a lighthouse).
I decided to create a 5x7 tag card which it turns out will be needed for a funeral at the end of this week.
Here are all items used on this card:
Papers: White & black cardstock,
Stamps: Stampscapes 220G 'Light, Rocks & Waves', Our Daily Bread 'Light of the World'
Inks: Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz 'Tumbled Glass', 'Broken China', 'Stormy Sky', 'Scattered Straw' distress
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers Tag die, Spellbinder Labels 9 die, large sponge daubers, Offray gold ribbon, Ex-Press It foam tape
I'm still practicing with my new markers but chickened out and colored the sky with sponges & inks ... but the lighthouse, rocks, & water were done with the markers so I guess that wasn't too bad. I sure need a LOT MORE practice to actually get the 'highlighting' thing perfected! Baby steps they tell me! LOL!
A few other challenges:
The Crafty Blogger Network - Anything Goes
Creative Creations #4 - Inspired by a Song (You Light Up my Life - Debbie Boone)
Eureka Stamps - Inspired by a Song (You Light Up my Life - Debbie Boone)
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - Stamp a Scene
MyGrafico Challenge - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Use a Sentiment
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I think I need to go take a little rest ... starting to feel a bit weary and don't want to overdo it!
Have a fabulous day and as always . . .