Friday, May 21, 2010

Inspired by “Inspired By…”

Antique Background_Hero Arts_May 2010

Tonight’s card was inspired by this beautiful card (both of them, actually) on the Inspired By… blog. While my version includes elements similar to those of the inspiration cards, I think I managed to “make it my own.” What I’m really appreciating, especially today, is the fact that the inspiration was there for the taking. It’s one of the best things about the blogosphere.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, and Topiary (textured) cardstock; Patterned vellum from Hot Off the Press; Topiary ink pad; Hero Arts Antique Background stamp and Close To My Heart The Good Life (retired) stamp set;  Mini Glue Dots.

Once again, the duration of my ailment was relatively short, which is a good thing, albeit a bit mystifying to me. On Wednesday evening, I was blowing my nose every 30 seconds, and by yesterday morning, I was coughing so hard I was throwing up. I stayed home from work (a no-brainer) and got better over the course of the day. With the exception of an occasional cough and a sore diaphragm from 12 hours of hacking, I am fine today. I don’t know if the Vitamin C I take is a magic potion or if my immune system is just that good. Whatever it is, I’ve had several episodes this year when I’ve been sure I’m going down for the count only to bounce back a few hours later.

Today, it was back for what seemed like a short day at work. Although there is, as always, a lot to do, I have no specific plans for the weekend. We’ll see what it brings. How about you? Plans? Special projects? Fun? Tell me about it, and make it a good one. Oh, and if you’re in the neighborhood, stop back for my Simple Saturday post. While I haven’t the foggiest notion what it will be, I’ll come up with something! ‘Til then, take care, and thanks for stopping by!


Sylvia said...

Such a pretty card. It is so good to be home. Glad to hear you are over your bug.

Sharli said...

Beautiful! I love the patterned vellum overlay - nice touch!

I'm so thankful that your immune system is so strong! What a blessing -

I just got home from Friday evening Yoga - and I'm signed up for a 2 hour workshop tomorrow on Yoga meditation. It's being taught by my favorite Yogini - so I know already that I'll LOVE it!

I meant to tell you - I did my ironing the other night! It only took me an hour to iron two shirts and a skirt . . . I'm a little out of practice.


Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you got rid of your bug so quickly! You must have a strong immune system and I'm sure your vitamin C helps. My mom swore by that stuff and she didn't get sick all that much! I take one a day myself.

Your bug certainly didn't affect your mojo as your card is just beautiful.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft green. I'm so glad that you were able to get over whatever it was that was ailing you so quickly. What a blessing. I hope that you have a most fabulous weekend.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Deborah Young said...

Nice colors, friend! You've inspired me to pull out some green if I ever get my mojo back!!!