Friday, April 23, 2021

Crummy Tummy Thinking of You

Hello again! I've been distracted by a few days of better weather and my allergy meds. Everything's taking me longer than the usual longer!  I did manage to finish this card I'm sharing. It's for a girlfriend's mom who had a recent bowl obstruction scare at 92. I thought she would like a card.

I found this Lemon Shortbread digi Teddy Bear Banner in my files and I thought, how perfect! I added the sentiment in PSE before printing. I had this one 12x12" sheet of very old get-well-themed scrapbooking paper (Karen Foster? American Crafts? Those are my guesses.) I used the largest of my Tutti Stitched Rectangle Slimline dies to cut 3 pieces from it, which used up most of the sheet, leaving only word scraps for my art journaling. I also used Springhill Digital for the card base, SU navy blue card stock, and green and red stash scraps. I cut the hearts and Art Impressions medical mini die cut from Springhill scraps. The smaller sentiment words on the right were stamped with VersaMark and heat-embossed with white powder. They are on a strip of the navy SU I die cut using a Tim 5.5" File Tab border die to get that tab (which I adhered to my card front before stamping and embossing the "Prayers" like the stoopid allergy-med-induced airhead I am, so I had to add after the fact - Sheesh!). 

I followed SplitCoastStampers sketch SC846, resizing to 4 x 9".  The big rectangle was just made for Crummy Tummy Bear, don't you think?

For one of the challenges, I needed stitching, real or faux. In addition to using the slimline stitched die, I used my Fiber Friend ruler to poke holes around the edge of the navy card stock matting the focal image. 

Another challenge was to use glitter or metallic inks or paints, so I took a red metallic Posca Paint Pen and traced around all the stitching so it would show up more. I also colored the bear's bow and the punched hearts with red Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. I used a brown metallic marker to color the bear's brown fur. The bear's foot pads and tummy/snout/ears colored with Promarkers, as was the pale green banner. 

I have marked out the name of my girlfriend for privacy. I created the sentiment in PSE and matted on more of the die-cut paper.
And still more of the die-cut paper with some scraps cut with various dies I pulled off my magnet wall. The red die cut is Spellbinders from the same die set as the larger red and green squares on the card front. Both the navy and green die cuts are Papertrey Ink. The white-heat-embossed stamp is I/O.

I hope this card brings a smile to my friend's mom and to her. They both went through a scary experience that thankfully had a happy ending with only 2 nights in the ER. I admit feeling a bit emotional about it because both my maternal great-grandmother (in 1938) and my mom (in 2010) died on the operating table with bowel obstructions too far gone to repair. In my mom's case, she fought surgery for years fearing the same fate and because of that fear she met the same fate. Not me! This is my PSA to you all: get your colonoscopies and follow your doctor's recommendations! 

Thanks for visiting and I hope everyone has a good week's end! XOX

2.   Lemon Shortbread Challenge #144: AAG -- #1/3 I used one of Vera's freebie digis, Teddy Bear Banner
3.   Inspiration Station Challenge #4 --  I used the colors in the photo and used hearts to symbolize the couple's affection  
6.   Creatalicious Challenge #209: AG + Opt. Slimline -- #1/3  Option played!
8.   My Time to Craft #455: Use a Stationery Item -- #1/3  I used a File Tab die cut
10. HLS April: AG with Dies -- Dies I used: On Front, Spellbinders Art Deco Fairmont squares to cut red and green papers, Tutti Designs Stitiched Rectangle Slimline die to cut the base mat (also inside and on back), Art Impressions Health Mini-Dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz On the Edge File Tab Border die; On Back, also used PTI Bookmark Topper and Banner Border dies.  
13. Passion for Markers Week 588: Add a Heart -- Used Promarkers and metallic markers and used hearts


Beebeebabs said...

Very cute thanks for sharing!!!

Leslie said...

Awww, sweet card! Would make anyone who's not feeling well feel better!

Elaine Stark said...

A super card, I hope the recipient is recovering well. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your card and the puny sentiment, your friends Mom will be over the moon with it. Love the insert, very true. I'm so happy to hear she pulled through it.
A scary experience to be sure. My friend's mother died just after her operation, they had left her too long saying she just had diarrhoea and sickness. Until my friend screamed at them, then they took her seriously. I'm glad the lady has got over her operation to live to be a 100, I hope.
Faith x

Linda Mc Enery said...

A wonderful little teddy who is sure to make anyone feel happier, but the best part for me is your fabulous sentiment! Fun card design! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Just popping back on behalf of Passion for Markers, to thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us there too!

Lisa xx said...

Such a sweet card, I'm sure it will bring great cheer

My husband also found himself in hospital at the beginning of this year which a bowel obstruction, this had been an ongoing issue and led to him having a colostomy and can be hard work at times, looking him and "the bags", but I am thankful to still have him with me

Thank you so much for joining us at PASSION FOR MARKERS x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This is such a cute card, and it will be well loved by the recipient. Very sad story, and your recommendation is well stated.

Your layouts are always so intriguing and this teddy bear is just to huggable.

Thanks for leaving kind comments on my video. I hear a difference in that I have more confidence and am less nervous in them. Finally bought a microphone because I talk so soft.

Have an excellent week ahead my friend.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee! Sure to cheer your friend up after such a scare! Hugs, Chris

D.L. Walls said...

Such a sweet card for someone feeling under the weather! Thanks for playing along at The Inspiration Station Challenge, it's a fun card and a great intrepretation of the inspiration photo! Donna, DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Beautiful work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Zoechaos said...

Have to start with sympathy for the Hay Fever and other allergies. As a fellow sufferer I know just how miserable it can be so hope you have some good meds to help keep things manageable. x This is a delightful card and for such a good cause any health issue at 92 is scary and a bowl obstruction could be very serious. I'm sure she loved this. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Station and good luck x

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
DT Maria

Jackie Cornfield said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Stay safe and well.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

sweet art designs said...

Very cute. Thank you for sharing with us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

sweet art designs said...

Your card will certainly lift up the recipient's day. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

kel Acopan said...

Love the colors, that dark blue is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Station!

lovies, =o) kel
Inspiration Station DT

Monica C. said...

What a sweet card, Aimeslee! I love the blues and the teddy is so precious. The tab is a wonderful idea and all the other details you have added are so fun.
Hugs Monica