Thursday, December 29, 2011

Miss You

Hi there.

I hope your Christmas was amazing and you have been enjoying your time before the New Year. My mom was admitted to the hospital on Monday, so things have been a little out-of-sorts around here. My parents live just down the street from me, so this is typically an opportunity for us to enjoy a little extra time together. Even though she is improving, it is still really bringing me down. I had a great list of things to accomplish while I was off work and I haven't managed one of them. I hope that things get back to normal before the beginning of the new year so we can start things off right.

I have a little card to share with you today, inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog.

I also tapped into inspiration from Maile Belles color blocking with dies post, which seemed perfect for this week's trigger.

The leafy branch and bird images are both from the Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions set from Wplus9. Both were embossed in white onto Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out. The sentiment was typed with an old typewriter that my mom dug out for me. I think the crookedness is part of the charm. Pretty simple - a bit relieved for actually finishing it.. it has been in pieces on my desk for the past few days. I'm hoping the act of finishing this card will help me to get some other things moving as well. If you can't tell, I don't deal well with not knowing what to do with myself - I like tasks and lists and crossing things off. I'm glad you stopped by, I am thinking of you!


STAMPS: Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Violet, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Blush Blossom, Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
INK: VersaMark - Tsukineko
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Typewriter


  1. Anya, I'll certainly say a prayer for your mom that she is home and up and about soon.

    Your card is beautiful. Love the soft subtle colors on the stripes and the beautiful embossed leaves.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Big hugs Anya! I'm very close with my mom as well and I'd be a wreck if she were sick. Hang in there.

  3. Sorry to hear about your mom, but at least you're close and not worrying about her from the other side of the country. Love the embossed look of this card and what a great idea to die cut the color blocking.

  4. I hope your mom feels better soon Anya!

  5. Hugs to you and your mom, Anya! I'll be thinking healing thoughts for her and calming thoughts for you. I know what it's like to be out of sorts when a loved one is going through a tough time.

    Thanks for sharing your card! Love what you did with the typewriter. Just charming!

    Take care!

  6. Anya, So sorry to hear about your mom. It's hard to think of anything else when a loved one is ill - I pray she recovers quickly.

  7. Hey Anya! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. Oh I am sorry to hear about your Mom, Anya! I will be thinking of her and sending prayers your family's way! PS...Your card is very calm and soothing. Let it be your guide this week ;)

  9. Beautiful card, Anya! Love the color blocking.

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope that she is out of the hospital and well on her way to a full recovery. Happy New Year! Here's to a happy, productive, and memorable 2012.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Anya! I hope that she is doing better and that things are getting back to a new normal for you.

    Your card is such a perfect take on the challenge! LOVE all that scrumptious embossing!


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