Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 3/21/14

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I'm soooo happy it is Friday, what a week it has been!! I am also especially happy that it is time for another SFF Sketch challenge! This weeks sketch was designed by Kim Innis .

and here is her sketch.

I had so much fun creating my card this week. Most sketches I love simply because they challenge me to do my best and see what I can do with any given sketch. BUT, this weeks was a super creative sketch and I just love the way my card turned out. lolol. You be the judge here it is

I love to work with red, black and white as a general rule. But, this week I had thought I would mix it up a bit and try another color that also adds a blast of drama and pop to a card! I really think the Melon Mambo did the trick. I used a lot of  misc. DSP pieces that helped in creating the dramatic effect on the banners. Thank goodness that SU has an amazing assortment of DSP (Designer Series Paper) because  mixing and matching designs in a given paper family with colors and texture of paper is that much easier to work with.

Stamping Supplies used to make this card.

Card Stock
Melon Mambo and Whisper White.
Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Modern Medley.
Stamp Set
Oh Hello and Blessings from Heaven.
Decorative Label, Word Window and Modern Label.
Pearl Basic Jewels and 5/8" Organza Ribbon.
Basic Black.

Here is a look at the inside,

because there is always a little something special you can do to gussie up the inside.

That's all there is for me for this weeks card. If you ever have any questions as to how I did something in creating any of my cards just e-mail me and I'll tell you what I did. I think all special hints or tricks should be shared. That's how I learned how to do many of the tricks I do.

We all hope you got inspired by our sketch this week and are able to do some creating of your own. We would especially love to see what you come up with. Please just add it to our website here

Update on Jeff;
We finally got someone to listen to us and hear our plea for help at Kaiser !  I think we have a good game plan laid out for Jeff. We have a new Dr and he is going to give Jeff a Nerve Block injection tomorrow morning morning. He has also set Jeff up for Acupuncture and Physical Therapy sessions. As well as administered a set of pain medications that are not Narcotics. If the Nerve Block does not work then he will try a Epidural injection and go from there. I feel hopeful and happy that at least we are not wasting time with his old Dr. who said Jeff just may be in pain for the rest of his life??? We are getting appointments much faster and people have take an interest in his treatment plan. It has almost been two months since all this started and he is almost out of sick leave. Jeff had accumulated over two months sick leave so that in it's self goes to show he isn't a sickly person and that this is a real deal. This whole process has been rather unnerving and we almost lost hope. Hard times like there just bring Jeff and I that much closer. 'We really help each other out when the chips are down. I love my honey bunny so much. Please keep your prayers coming. Thank you!



Cheryl said...

So sorry about Jeff and his back. After my third surgery last May that didn't remedy the problem, I was directed to a hospital in Boston, MA. New England Baptist Hospital. I had my second Nerve root block done 2 weeks ago and it didn't take at all. Talk to the PA today and this was just a bit of therapy to see if it would work. It looks like sometime in July I will be having Back reconstruction Surgery to fix all that was done in the past. A lot of praying and thought and much pain, I am going for it. I just want to be normal again. I know the run around Jeff must have had with his previous Dr. Nothing like feeling abandoned. So I also went and got another opinion from the best in New England, I have a peace about this and am looking forward to being finally fixed! I will keep Jeff in my prayers for a smooth recovery and for his nerve root block to work and last for a long while.

Elizabeth said...

I love your card, Patrice! The different patterns work so well together.

I will be sending prayers your way for your hubby!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great card, I love how the pink and black pop against each other. Sorry to hear about Jeff, hope things improve. Take care!