Saturday, August 29, 2009

Simple Saturday

Oh, boy! I've been a lousy blogger this week ... not to say I don't have an excuse or two. The extreme fatigue I was experiencing (tiredness I was blaming on having so much on my mind) earlier in the week was most likely leading up to yesterday, which I spent flat on my back in bed. With a headache that measured a solid 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10, body aches that extended to every hair on my head, and a fever, I figured I had full-blown influenza. But, after sleeping all day, I woke up around dinnertime feeling better. Today, I'm at around 80 percent. Whatever it was appears to be of short duration, which is good because I have things to do and places to go.

My Simple Saturday offering was created with a sweet little stamp that landed in an online shopping card a while back that I hadn't gotten around to using until now. The image was colored with markers with the exception of the background which was filled in with a watercolor brush and Petal ink. The image was stamped on Colonial White, backed with Olive cardstock, and mounted to the card with foam tape. The rest of the paper is from DCWV's Latte Matstack. I used a Gelly Roll Clear Sparkle pen to add a bit of glimmer to the bee's wings.

Material & Tools: Colonial White and Olive cardstock; DCWV Latte Matstack; Black and Petal ink pads; Petal, Chocolate, Garden Green, and Sunflower markers; Stampendous Happy Word cling stamp; Garden Green mini brads; Watercolor brush; Stampin' Up Ticket punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

Thank you for all of your kind birthday wishes. It was a good day. Today, I'm going to do as much as I feel up to doing. Tonight, we have a wedding reception to attend. I hope your day and weekend are wonderful. Later...


Leslie said...

Kathi, sorry to hear you were under the weather. Glad to hear you are almost better. Funny you should mention achy joints and such. I was sitting at my desk on Friday and felt my body just start to ache all over. I almost called my boss to tell him I was headed home, but gradually it went away. Don't know what it was.
Your card is great. love the colors. I used to have a saying as a teenager - purple with pink polka dots. That was the answer to most questions back in the day.

Carolyn Christie said...

Hope you're feeling better now! Gorgeous card!
Thanks for being on the same page. LOL

Alanna said...

What a rotten day you had. I'm glad that you're feeling better. As for your card, it's gorgeous. I love all the shades of purple and I can see why that stamp set landed in your cart.

Sharli said...

Oh Kathi - I guess now the only thing is we should hope it WAS the flu so you'll be immune! I'm very thankful that you are feeling better so fast.

I love the card - the colors are very pretty!

Enjoy your evening -

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, Kathi! I was so sorry to hear you were not feeling well! I'm glad, though, that you were able to rest and hopefully kick it out of your system.

Your card is beautiful and I can definitely see why that image managed to slip into your cart. You did a fantastic job with it.

Keep resting as much as you can!

Laurel said...

Hope that you are all better now! Love the card, what a cute little image.

Sarah said...

I am SO SORRY you were feeling bad...nothing worse than a headache!!!! You poor thing. I am so glad that it appeared short lived.
You card is a total cutie!