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Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Sympathy Card and Gift

Helloooo, friends.  Helloooo new followers, I see you there, and welcome!!!

I have not had a pleasant day today with my hand.  I hate taking meds but I broke down and took a couple of pain pills today.  The only problem is the pills wear away before you're scheduled to be able to take another one, so I've been trying to keep busy.  But now I think it's starting to really get to me, so I'm going to share this with you and give this hand a break.

I have been saying I would post something to share for the last several days; unfortunately, I didn't expect my hand to be in this condition.  However, I took my time (that's all I could do!) and worked on a project I'd started.  I told myself I'd post this project today whether it was completed or not, and that's just what I'm getting ready to do.

I had so much trouble trying to work on this today with my hand in this condition, and I made so many errors because my fingers refused to cooperate.  It's such a simple project but because I can't bend/move 2 fingers, it became unbelievably difficult to put together.  I am unable to complete it because I'm having some really nasty pains right now -- like pins being stuck in my hand.  But, I will finish it for you one day soon when I'm better.  For right now, I thought you'd get the idea.

Like I said I was bound and determined though to post today.  I will complete the cut.file tomorrow for you because I still have some "tweaking" to do.  This is just awful, from what I'd already started on this project, it should have only taken me 20-30 minutes and now I've worked on it all day!!!

I cut the card, the cross and the box from the George cart.  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the card front and the cross (maybe if you can click on it you can see).  I typed the words on the card, cut it out and inked the edges.  I used beaded lace ribbon and a plain white ribbon bow and added rhinestones to the flower petals.  I used transparencies for the windows in the box.  There were a few more embellies I wanted to add and I wanted to cut out the words for the inside of the card, but I just can't manage to do anymore.

I hope you like it "as is".  Look for the cut.file sometime tomorrow.  At least, I hope to be able to tweak what is just a small matter without too much of a hassle.  It's even taking me a long time to type, so I'll be back to you all tomorrow.  Thanks for you patience with me, I appreciate it  -- and reading all your kind and warm comments have helped me get through the day too!

Oh, before I go, the fairies and I would like to thank everyone who  entered into the Contributors Showcase.  Everything I've seen so far is absolutely wonderful!!!  We are so glad you came to play with us!!!  Good luck!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Sammibug said...

Very pretty!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, it's beautiful. I am so sorry your hand still isn't better...

Janell J said...

You go girl!! I will be praying for you hand!! I hope you get better soon!!

Janell J said...

I said you go girl because you were able to do all of this with your hand like that!! Super Great Job!!!

paperscissors said...

i see you are a very determined crafter as well as creative and inspiring!!! you commented today "I left a message asking for an email. I wanted you to be a team fairy; I still do! It's up to you! Just so you know it's open to you." i am interested and thought i had commented but as i did not have your personal email in my address, i may not have responded. if you would like to communicate, my email is paperscissors at live dot ca keeping in mind i am not available to respond during my workday for at least 11 hours 6 am to 5 pm.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh hon, this is a beautiful keepsake! I feel so terrible for you with your hand like that. I certainly hope the medication kicks in so you can be back doing what you want to do. Take it easy until then and try to have a nice seekend. I'll be thinking of you! xxD

Treva said...


This is so awesome, tfs!

scrappin sista said...

Beautiful!!! thanks for sharing!!!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey...sorry about your hand again. But girl! you say this project is not finished???? you aren't serious right? :)
Love ya!

PS...my word verification is berta...i like that name...berta. sounds good in my ears. :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Barb's Boys said...

Beautiful job - sure hope your hand gets better soon, it looks really painful!

Blue6366 said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a great job you did creating this.