Friday, March 11, 2011

Flourishes A Cut Above the rest


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This has been a long week for me so I went simple beauty with my card and the challenge. I will explain my week after the details. A Year in Flowers 2 is my favorite bunch of the series A Year in Flowers. I used the gorgeous roses out of this set. They are layered on Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals SM. Rhinestones always glam up a card, then who can resist the gorgeous yellow silk ribbon for a fresh spring feeling? Satin ribbons were my favorite on cards until they came out with the silk. I haven't look back at silk since. lol The background dp is from the new Prima Sweet Fairy pack and I have used just about all of the papers in this pack. Its a wonderful spring set! The sentiment is from my go to set called Tag Lines. Be sure to check out the beautiful creations from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Leslie
Dawn
Barbara
Jan Marie
Danielle
Julie
Now for my week.... I am feeling much better today and just glad that this cold is behind me. The kids are starting to feel a bit better also. My hubby was out of town teaching a class this week. I never do well when he is out of town anyways and to feel cruddy doesn't help. So he calls on Monday night as usual to tell me he is in the ER. And with the class he is teaching I was alarmed instantly. However it had nothing to do with that. He got a piece of steak caught in his chest at dinner and they had to sedate him and put a tube down his throat to get it out. Normally this happens if you have acid reflex a lot, smoke or have eustashia (spelling is wrong sorry) but he had none of these issues ever. They got the steak out, scrapped a biopsy sample to send off for results back to our local dr. to make sure there is no cancer or anything we are not aware of. Monday night was a long night since I am 4-5 hours away and could not be with him. Luckily he is with several officers that all knew what to do. Throw the sleepless night into over drive since he left the hospital at midnight, the kids all day field trip that I was a driver for and not feeling well you can say I am glad this week is over. So simple was the best way to go for this challenge this time. :0) If you are still reading I hope you have a wonderful day!

34 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh you poor thing, and hubby too. Worry is a terrible emotion and being so far away makes things worse. Hopefully the biopsy will come back clear, fingers crossed.
Your card is beautiful. I love simplicity with a bit of bling.
Lynne xxx

Debbie said...

And I thought I had a rough week..You poor dear, I am sure all is OK, but I will keep your hubby in my prayers.....Keep us posted

You card is beautiful, love the yellows and love the idea of the Year in flowers, would make a perfect calendar choice... So will go check it out

Hugs
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Glad the weekend is here for you and me. Here's to a relaxing one. Also thankful that everything turned out well.

I'm completely with you on loving the silk!! It's just heavenly to tie a bow with and it looks so pretty to! Love your card, it's a little ray of sunshine on a day when we're getting more snow... blech!!
Beth Greco

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh..how scary is that. I will be praying for you all. What a week. Hopefully everything turns out fine. Your card is beautiful. I LOVE the way you put your image on an angle. Great job through all that stress..Huge hugs.

Cassie said...

Oh my your poor husband! I'm so sorry that you couldn't be together when he went through that :(

Your card is gorgeous. . .love that big bow.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Stacy, big hug!!! It stinks when you're sick and still need to do all that you do!!!!! And with a smile on your face!!!!! And poor hubby too! Glad he's ok!

Your card is beautiful! Love the yellow, makes me think spring. Wish it were here, we are under a winter storm warning, already hit with 6 inches of snow!!!!!! YUCK!

Linda

Yogi said...

glad you're feeling better, glad everything is ok with hubby. Sounds like a miserable week.

But your creation is beautiful. Love the yellow tones. and that ribbon just sets if off beautifully.

Julie Koerber said...

Sorry you had such a rough week Stac -- I said some prayers for you and hope you felt the hug I sent! I hope John's back to 100% and glad you are feeling better! You said your card is simple -- doesn't look it! I love the layout, the beautiful bow and all the bling! Too elegant!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness Stacy! What a crazy happening for you husband, I hope he's doing better now! I know, it's so much harder when they're not with us isn't it? I appreciate my husband so much, and after all these years, I'm glad I still miss him when he's gone :)

Such a gorgeous card too...a beautiful ray of sunshine. Beautiful layering of the dies in the ovals.

Barbara said...

Very pretty, Stacy! That bow is gorgeous! I'm sorry you've had such a rough time--hugs on the way!

Marisa said...

LOVE how you used the oval for the image and how you placed it. Great card.

Crystal said...

Oh my word LOVE that Bow Stacy, this is GORGEOUS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Stacy what a week you had, so sorry. You card is BEAUTIFUL!!~

Hodge said...

I hope the doctors find nothing wrong! That would have been terrifying!

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I LOVE the ribbon you used, it looks so soft!

Leslie Miller said...

Good heavens, Stacy! Sounds like a stressful week! I hope everything and everyone is okay, now. Nevertheless, you've made a beautiful card. I love all the yellow. I can't believe you've almost used a whole pack of that paper already.

Lisa Lara said...

I hope the biopsy comes back clean Stace. How scarey. Sorry your and your babies were all sick too. Well your card is a beauty!!! I just love that gorgeous bow and the bling.

Peachy Wessels said...

Your card is beautiful, but your week was terrible! It is a bit scary to end up in the hospital while out of town, nerve wracking for all. Been there, done that. Let's hope that your week-end is better, that you all get healthy and everyone starts to have a more relaxed and comfortable time! Take care of yourself!

Nancy said...

Oh Stacy, sorry you've had a bad week. Hope your hubby is feeling better; I know you must have been worried out of your mind!
Your card is beautiful! Love the pretty yellos and the tilted oval!

Karen W said...

Very pretty Stacy. I hope everyone is feeling better now.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Poor Stacy! Your nerves must be a mess. My heart goes out to you. Your card is pretty, if that makes you feel any better, sweetie!

Kerri said...

Oh wow, Stacy! I'm glad your hubby is ok!!! I will definitely say a prayer for him as well! Your card is gorgeous and I love how you tilted the oval. You do wonders with yellow:) Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, girl.

The Rubber Maid said...

Hope all is well with your DH. What a scare to have him so far away and all on your plate. Beauty of a card...love the use of yellow.
Pat

Amanda said...

Oh Stacy, I LOOVE your card!! I love the color you chose - yellow :) And the ribbon is just as lovely as can be! I love your cards :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, girl, it sounds like you have had QUITE a week indeed! So glad everyone is feeling better, and that your hubby is okay...scary stuff!

Your card is so beautifully springy! Love the yellow, and your offset ovals...gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty of a card.....so your creative mojo was still in full drive despite the challenges of your week...it is pure elegance

Angel said...

wow, stacy, i'm glad he's ok!!! i'll pray they find nothing else wrong! we need to chat this week, it's been soooo long! i'm so totally grateful that we have a week off!!! {{{hugs}}}

nona said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you had a horrible week. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hopefully, there's nothing wrong with the biopsy sample.
Your card is simply beautiful. Yellow is such a happy color :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Stacy!! I just love your coloring, your layout and the bright and cheery yellow!! Beautiful!

I am so sorry this week has been so rough. I am praying for you and your hubby!!
hugs,
Chris

Theresa said...

I just had to tell you that this card is stunning!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh you poor thing - wish I could give you a hug! :( It's hard when they are ill and so far away!! I hope he is doing a lot better and you are feeling better too!!

I saw this beauty on SCS - it's absolutely GORGEOUS Stac!!! Love these roses in yellow and the big bow is fabulous!!

America said...

GORGEOUS card, yummy bow, love the happy colors.

acreativeneed said...

Aww, Stacy, so sorry you had a crap week!! Hang in there, it will get better. Thank goodness your husband is fine and I'm sure the biopsy is routine to be on the safe side! Hugs! Your card is gorgeous by the way!!
Keep smiling!
Deena

dpkennedy said...

The roses in the oval, placed sideways like that is so elegant! Add that gorgeous bow and WOW!

Traci M said...

This is so pretty, love the angle of your image and all the glam!! I am sorry about your week...my husband traveled (and still does) all the time and I can so empathize with you...and it always all comes at once, doesn't it? I hope this week is much better for you!