Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday Musings

My most recent disappearing act was not planned but rather the result of a rather unpleasant “slice of life.” I’ll explain later. As for my card, I colored my Elements of Style_2_Nov 2010image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The bird (attached with foam tape) was embossed with Chocolate embossing powder.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Olive cardstock; K&Company Remake Earth Browns Mat Pad; Black, Desert Sand, Chocolate, VersaMark, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink ink pads; Chocolate embossing powder; Stampin’ Up Elements of Style stamp set; CTMH Speckled Background stamp (retired); Mocha Opaques; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Embossing heat tool; Sponge Texture tool; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: Sunday was family day – time with Mom and Karen in the morning, son and grandsons in the afternoon, and home-from-the-hunt husband in the evening. Yesterday, I got up and while I had the ickiest of headaches, I got dressed and was on my way out the door when my stomach started to lurch, and I made a beeline for the bathroom. Once my stomach was empty, I made another beeline for my bed where I slept for about 20 of the next 24 hours. I was hot. I was cold. When I was awake, my head pounded and my stomach continued to expel whatever was in it, which wasn’t much. Although I felt worn out from the ordeal, I was better this morning and went to work this afternoon. A bug – nasty as could be but short in duration. A waste of time nevertheless.

I certainly hope your week got off to a better start. That said, I am off to see what you’ve been up to. After that, I’m heading back to my corner to try to make up for lost time. Have a great Wednesday, friends, and thanks for stopping by.


Sharli said...

Oh Kathi! I'm so sorry you've been sick - I just HATE those nasty bugs! I hope you get back on your feet quickly.

Your card is beautiful - that stamp looks fantastic whether it's colored or not - and it's fun to be able to compare the two versions! I really do love them both - they are very different and elegant in their own ways. Like some people I know - different but still wonderful! Ok, enough babble! HUGS!!

Sheila H said...

I'm glad that you only had a 24 hour bug, but I'm sorry that you were sick at all. Your card is totally lovely.

Jeanne said...

Oh Kathi, what a bummer to get so sick so fast, but on the bright side, if you had to get sick, a 24 hour bug is better than a long drawn out one!

Your card is just beautiful. Wonderful coloring!

Hugs to you! I hope the rest of your week is much better than the start!

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your stomach bug! Those are never fun!

Love the card! I really like the torn edges and how the bird is off to the side!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I'm glad that you're starting to feel better.

Carolyn said...

So glad you're feeing better!
Love the card, gorgeous!! I love the tore edges too!

Barb said...

Your card is gorgeous! I'm glad you're on the mend...sounds like you got hold of a nasty little beastie!

Sylvia said...

Sorry to hear that you had a very nasty bug. I hate being sick.

Love your card, the torn edges, coloring and the sentiment.