Friday, February 17, 2012

Blog "Break" and Freshly Made Sketch #21

I'm not exactly sure I should call this a blog "break."   It's more like sporadic blogging (more so than usual).  Our son, Ben, will be having two surgeries next week (Monday and Tuesday) to correct his Scoliosis.  Ben has Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and was therefore 30% more likely to have Scoliosis.  We went for years with no signs of it and then within a few months he developed a severe curve.  We're dreading the surgeries, but we're hoping that he'll be much more comfortable once he's fully recovered. 

That said, I'm not sure how much I'll be posting over the next few weeks.  I hope to post a little because card making keeps me sane!  The best way to keep up with my posts is to sign up for email notification (just type in your email in the box on the right sidebar which is just below the "Follow Me on Pinterest" button and follow some simple instructions).  Each time I post, you'll receive an email from Blogger with my new post.  I can't see the email addresses, so you don't have to worry about me sending you any unsolicited emails. :)  Plus, once I'm back to a somewhat regular schedule, you can always unsubscribe.

On to the card....I made this using the Freshly Made Sketch #21.  Here's the sketch and my card:

Here's what I used:

Mixed Bunch

Riding Hood Red CS
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Baja Breeze CS
     3-7/8x5-1/8 Large Layer
     3x2-1/2 Embossed Layer
Pear Pizzazz CS
     3x3 for Flower Petals (Made with the Blossom Punch)
Whisper White CS
     3x3 for Flower
     Scrap for Flower Center
Twitterpated DSP
     2 Strips 1x5 Each
     3-3/4x5 Large Layer

Riding Hood Red Stamp Pad
Basic Gray Stamp Pad
Pear Pizzazz Stamp Pad

Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Labels Collection Framelit
Blossom Punch
3/4 Inch Circle Punch
Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (Occasions)
Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin Dimensionals

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  1. Hey, Beth! I love the layered look of this card. Especially the bit of bling!
    We'll be praying for Ben. Hope all goes as smoothly as possible with a super quick recovery.

  2. Beth, we will be praying for Ben (and you and David), too. :)I'm sure your Mom will keep Dad and Mom posted on his progress.

    Love you!

  3. oh, my. so sorry about your son. so thankful your family is in the Lord's family. i dont know you personally, but i will pray for ben.
    blessings, jo ann.

  4. Good luck with the surgery; my daughter had Spinal Fusion surgery in 2005 and her recovery went very well, so hopefully Ben's will as well. I enjoy checking out all the great cards on your blog.

  5. Best wishes to you, Ben and your family next week. My thoughts will be with you all.

  6. Beautiful card, Beth, love the assortment of papers and that blossom. I will keep your son in my prayers. My mom had scoliosis and wore a back brace. That really affected her self esteem. Good luck with his surgeries.