Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Good Friday---Life...

So, I have been busy... life gets crazy sometimes...my sweet Hubs was having "sinus" problems- actually a virus infection that he passed on to me... so the last few weeks and a couple doctors visits- still trying to get the fluid out of one ear- taking a medrol dose pak and hoping it works! Then, I received a phone call and my dad is having open heart surgery next week... AVR and triple bypass- I am a nurse and worked Open Heart Recovery for 15 years... it's a BIG surgery and he is 85 (well, in June)- Bill and I are leaving for IN next week to be there... a lot on my mind.... and little time to stamp!

BUT... I did have take a moment to make a card using some new Verve (which I have  had in my stash for the same couple weeks) and for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- coffee is near and dear to my heart- probably even more when I am in the hospital up all night next week :-)

Enough... 

Here's my card..


Not the greatest pic- sorry! I used Verve's Coffee Helps and matching dies Cup 4 All Seasons. The stitched dies are all Lil' Inkers. 

A little close up of this sweet coffee cup... I was going for an antique "painted" look. I stamped the image, colored with copics and covered with crystal effects going for a porcelain look.



Used the second sketch from Verve this month...


And the sweet colors from ColorQ....


Will link all the products in the am... just trying to get posted since I finally had time to play :-)

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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35 comments:

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

OMG - your card as absolutely amazing!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Your card is beautiful Vickie. I'm glad to hear you and your hubs are on the mind now. Those viral infections can be hard to shake. Prayers for your father.

Karen B. said...

Oh how fabulous! Those stitched circles look absolutely amazing!

Ann said...

So pretty, love the colors and design.

Ceal said...

beautiful, love the colors and the design

DIANA L. said...

This is so super I love all the stitched circles and the patterns on the coffee cups
Have a blessed day
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Cindy Boney said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Love the stitched circles and coffee cups. I'll be saying prayers for you and your family.

StampingbugKerry said...

I love your "antique painted look" teacups. They are gorgeous! Great card!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, great sentiment, Vickie!

Lisa said...

Those cups... those cups are gorgeous!

Andrea W said...

Fantastic sentiment and I love the colors.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Vickie, love how you used your colors! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ! Happy ending to a wonderful Hop! Enjoyed it a lot!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous colours Vickie

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable color
love that layout you have choosen and I love the red so red on your card so vibrant
beautiful sentiment
and I ADORE YOUR CARD
my one and only coffee card is #715 hope you like to visit my card back
happy weekend :)
Hugs
Monika

TracyM #6773 said...

Wishing you ALL good health and your father a speedy recovery from his surgery Vickie!!!
I'm glad you got some creative time and shared your BEAUTIFUL card with us, the colours are GORGEOUS, the design DELIGHTFUL - LOVE IT ALL!!!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Oh no, I hope you and your Dad feel better soon!

Thanks for taking the time to link up for the hop! This is absolutely beautiful!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
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Hetty said...

Great design and those cups look absolutely FABULOUS!!
Happy Easter.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the designs in the cups, pretty colors, lovely card with the frames and stiching...stunning. Hope all goes well with your father's heart surgery next week...I went through it with my husband.

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous and rich colors and that layout is amazing!

Jen Mitchell said...

Goodness, you've got a lot on your mind! I hope all goes well with your Dad. And I'm glad you could take a little bit of time and join us at colourQ with this beautiful card.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your card...so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ!

Marisa said...

Your card is gorgeous Vickie!!! Fabulous take on the sketch and LOVE how you did he cups!! So sorry to hear about your sinus infection - they are nasty!! Had one 25 years ago that was brutal and any sign of a tingle has me running for my saline rinse to keep things at bay! Hoping yours clears up soon. My dad had triple bypass surgery so know the feeling. Glad you are a nurse and can be there to help -- hugest of ((hugs)) to you!!!

Gail said...

Beautiful! Love the die cuts!TFS

D.Ann C said...

What beautiful cups and I love all the circles!
Hope all recuperate quickly!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. Love the colors of the cups. TFS

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card, I agree with the sentiment.
Hope everything is good for you soon.

Marianne said...

Love how your coffee cups turned out. So pretty.
Hope you'll feel better soon and that your dad's operation will go well. My husband urgently needed an aortic valve replacement almost 2 years ago, and according to the cardiologist his heart has recovered even more than expected and is still getting stronger.

Tonya said...

Great card!!

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful card--those tea cups are fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a darling card! LOVE the coffee cups.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how fabulous! Love the color on those cups. And all those overlapping circles just make me happy. Thanks for joining us at Viva la Verve!

RitaR said...

So very sorry to hear about your Dad .... but isn't he blessed that you can be there as a trained nurse to aid in his recovery!! Really love the "porcelain" coffee cups and the very interesting layering of your stitched die cuts!!

Michelle said...

I really love your pretty tea cups!!! Great design! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!