Monday, August 6, 2012

When in doubt, dance!

I've had my cast and brace off for over 4 weeks.  I am in physical therapy trying to get my hand and shoulder back to it's full range of motion.  I assumed that once the broken bones in the wrist and arm were healed, I'd be back to normal (physically at least, LOL)...However, getting old truly "is not for sissy's)  From being immobilized and fractured, my wrist and hand have become stiff and non cooperative with my will.... As much as I want to  be able to turn my hand over as if I was carrying a tray, I simply can not.  It is rather frustrating, but luckily it was my left arm and I am a " righty"  So I am able to still craft. 
  Here is a set of cards that I made to match the prior card I made for my elderly Aunt who is recovering from knee surgery in a rehab center.  She is the sweetest, sharpest woman who truly enjoys and appreciates every little detail of my work.  Whenever I have sent her a card, she immediately sends me a thank you card noticing every little detail.  So I know she will be thrilled to receive this little package that I customized for her to send to her friends and family while she is recovering.
  It's a simple design using a Kraftin Kimmie Stamp and minimal coloring and a bit of bling with some glitter nail polish.


I made 6 cards with matching envelopes

Then I wrapped them in a simple grograin ribbon with a die cut from my stash and a folded doily.

I am entering the following challenges:
http://365cards.blogspot.com/2012/08/day-159-just-touch.html
http://vintageelusionscardscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-122-anything-goes_6.html
http://atcswithattitude.blogspot.com/http://atcswithattitude.blogspot.com/
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-228-clean-simple.html
 http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2012/08/mim-101-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/2012/07/ptt79-anything-goes.html
http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/2012/08/weekly-challenge-22-show-us-your-bling_6.html




18 comments:

  1. Oh such darling little cards! Love them! Glad I popped in from MIM#101 for a closer look.

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  2. Your card has such a fab design! Love the coloring with lots of white space - it has such a nice effect!

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  3. Sweet little cards .Fun image, coloured sparingly but coloured beautifully .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  4. Glad to hear that you are back in action again and hope fully up to full speed soon... take it easy in the meantime. Pretty set of cards and I love the girly image xx

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  5. I love the glitter nail polish. This is just perfect.
    This is a great Creation. I would like to thank you for coming to our weekly challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Challenge Blog.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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  6. What great cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog from MIM, and good luck with PT!

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  7. Gorgeously creative Sharon. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

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  8. This is gorgeous...Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck.

    Caz, CYP DT

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  9. Hi Sharon, I'm glad you're on the mend, I know what it's like to have a broken hand xx.... Love your cards and what a great idea, wrapping them in ribbon for your Aunt.... the image and colours are Great... Thanks for sharing and joining in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude x

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  10. Hope you have a full speedy recovery. Old Age is definitely NOT for the young or faint at heart. LOL This is a thoughtful gesture that your Aunt is sure to love and then pass cheer on to 4 other people. Gifts that keep on giving. So happy I popped over from MIM.

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  11. Fantastic set of cards, the image is gorgeous! Saw you over on mim. Joey #201 x

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  12. Great idea!! Fab images and I love what you've done.
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

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  13. Love this sentiment, thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

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  14. These are fantastic Sharon. Your Aunt will love them. A really lovely thought. Glad to hear that you have the plaster off - hopefully your wrist will get back to normal after the physio.

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  15. Supercool image. Fab card.Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion. Hugs Eva GDT xx

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  16. A fabulous set and a lovely image. Thank you for joining in with the Vintage Elusions challenge
    Lindsay xx

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  17. Fab cards!! Love the image!! What a great gift!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

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  18. These are so fun!!
    Wanted to let you know you won my blog candy! www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com
    please email me at busybusyhoneybee@yahoo.com :) Congrats!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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