Monday, January 23, 2012

In My Thoughts

Hi there - how are things?

I'm late posting today, I had hoped to get here earlier, but you know how it goes. This morning I had a doctor's appointment - had some trouble with kidney stones a few weeks ago and am still trying to track down what's going on. After a CT scan and some other tests it seems I'm stone-free, but a little uncomfortable right now. At this point, the only recommendations are to watch the coffee/tea intake and drink lots of water. Hopefully I won't have to repeat any of that entire experience.

I made a card yesterday for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. Very woodsy colors this week.

Here is the card I made.

Was in a fussy cutting mood. I used images from the Wplus9 set Guiding Light to create a little scene on my card. I particularly love the grass and bird images in this set, and it was a joy to put them all together. I so enjoy using these stamps.

I thought the colors suited this design well - something serene and calming, which plays perfectly off of the ocean scene. My Mom is having surgery on Friday and I think she will like this card.

Thank you for stopping by - take care!


STAMPS: Guiding Light, Guiding Light Sentiments - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Soft Stone, White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Slate - Amuse|Studio; Crumb Cake, Mellow Moss, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink


  1. Having a kidney stone was one of the worst experiences I've ever had, I hope that your problems resolve soon. This card is beautiful, you work wonders with Wplus9 stamps.

  2. Beautiful Anya! I had surgery to remove my gallbladder last fall because I had gallstones - and I've heard it's the exact same pain as Kidney stones, just in a different spot. Glad to hear you're now stone-free... hopefully you'll continue to feel better!!

  3. Simply beautiful!!! I just love the scene that you created. So serene.

  4. Gorgeous! I love the soft colors and I am going to have to remember I can cut apart that rock cluster, brilliant! I love everything about it:)

  5. Anya, This is absolutely stunning. The color combination is absolutely fabulous...and your cutting is amazing!

    Glad you are feeling better! Hope it continues!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! You rocked these stamp sets!

  7. Wow Anya! You always make fabulous cards with WPlus9 stamps! This is another beauty!

  8. *gasp!* This is serene and stunning! Beautiful job with this set.
    I hope you're feeling much better!

  9. This is absolutely beautiful, Anya! Such a calming, peaceful take on the color story and perfect for your mom! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

    And ugh to the kidney stones! My brother had them years ago, and he was in such pain. I'm so sorry! Here's hoping that'll be the end of them forever. Hugs!

  10. Anya, Sorry to hear about the kidney stones! I know that is very painful and hope you are doing better. Your card is beautiful - it's got me day dreaming about vacation in Hilton Head South Carolina!

  11. This is amazing, Anya!! Wow, the soft neutrals and your cutting are genius! :)

    I had gallstones and they were horrible so I may be able to imagine what you are going through - not fun!

  12. Again! LOOOOOOOVE your card! This is a fabulous take on our colors--AMAZING:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

  13. Gorgeous card Anya. Love the pretty image and all the different layers! Great colors and cutting job. :o)

  14. Wow I love your card, found you through a link on Jax blog! The fussy cutting was so worth it, a fabulous scene :)
    Jenny x


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