Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day and an Update

I can't believe it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post. A lot has happened since then. First off thanks for all the concern about my migraines. Thankfully they have been better since the last post. The eye doctor turned out to be a big waste of time. He did not find anything wrong with my eyes but he didn't dilate them either which has me a bit concerned. I thought they always did that? He felt my blurry vision was from dry eyes. Not sure if I buy that. I am suppose to use some moisturizing eye drops to see if that will help if not I am suppose to call him back. So far I have not seen much of a difference.
Last weekend the weather was horrible. It was so cold I had to turn the heat back on. All it did was rain for 3 days. Thankfully summer came back on Monday and it is in the 80's again.
On Monday the day started out great! My Mother's Shaker Keepsake box was on the front page of Etsy and finally sold!

Later that day I decided to start cleaning my craft closet. That turned into a 2 day event. 3 garbage bags and 2 giveaway bags later it is done. I can't believe all the stuff that was crammed into it. It still looks full but at least the doors are not bulging out anymore. We still have to put new rollers on it though.
Wednesday night I went down to get some paper in my craft room and smelled something bad. I thought it was a bottle of polish since my craft room is my nail room too but I couldn't find anything. I decided to check in one of my stamp cupboards and found the culprit. A can of red spray paint had exploded everywhere. What a mess. After about an hour I finally got it pretty much cleaned up. I lost a few Cuttlebug B plates in the process but was able to save everything else. My hands were covered in red after that but are finally looking white again thankfully. Later that night I also discovered that Rich had accidentally thrown out my $40.00 set of knitting needles with the recycling because they were under a stack of newspapers. Not a good day.
I spent most of Thursday making a list of TAC stamps I want to sell since I am no longer a demo for them and need to make more room for my PTI stamps. If anyone is interested in seeing the list let me know. So far I have lots of sets from the 2005-2006 catalog listed at half price and ready to go. Some are even brand new so you are getting a great deal.
Yesterday I finally got a chance to stamp. I was planning on making a card for Rich for fathers day and then saw this challenge on Betsy Veldmans Blog. After I saw that I knew this shirt of Rich's would be my inspiration.

This is what I came up with.


The background was made with an image from the Distressed Stripes set and Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening and Brocade Blue inks. The sentiment is a free digi from Paper Makeup stamps. They are also having a contest for using it too. I cut out the sentiment using the Mat Stack Die #1 and added some tea stain dye ink to the edges. 2 wood buttons with twine finish it off. I love that sentiment. Rich is a great dad to Emilia. My dad never really knew how to be a father. He worked all the time so I barely saw him. Now that I am grown we have nothing in common so it is very hard to have a relationship with him. Thankfully my mom made up for it though so I try not to dwell on it. Well that's it for now I hope to be able to stamp more this week. Until then thanks for stopping by and I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one.

19 comments:

Betsy V said...

Terri, your card is fabulous! I love the background you created using Distressed Stripes. So fun! Thanks for playing along!

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Baseret said...

I love your plaid! Great card.

Lori said...

What a roller coaster week Terri!! (((((HUGS))))) Your card is absolutely fabulous!!! I so love distressed stripes!!

Laurie said...

I love it! What a great card!

Nerina said...

What a great interpretation Terri! I love the plaid! Tomorrow is the start of a new week - and I hope it's a true *GOODIE* for you!

Linda said...

Glad to see you posting again Terri. Your card is fabulous, especially the plaid! Hope everything turns to the better for you, last week is history. Enjoy your day with your hubby!

Barbara said...

LOVE that plaid! I'm going to have to get my DS out and play with it--this is awesome!

resmith said...

I love the plaid background! Great inspiration and a wonderful job on the card!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the plaid on this card Terri! I'm really sorry to hear things have been stressful for you :( I know that I have dry eyes and my vision blurs from time to time if I don't use moisture drops, not saying that's what's going on with you, but it can happen. Hope they can figure out what's going on!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Hi Terri!

What a week you had! I relate to the crazy weather pattern and am so glad for the summer like temps. (which are high 70's at the moment) I have dry eyes. PM me via email. We'll talk. And for your card, Fabulous! It's a perfect match to the shirt! Hope things go better this week. No unexpected explosions!

elana k said...

Love your version of the shirt Terri---just great! :)

Laurel said...

What a week you have had!!!! Here is to hoping you have a very boring week ahead of you! Loving the distressed stripes!!! And I love that card! Perfect!!!

Glad to hear you headaches are going away. You know, my mom has dry eyes. I am going to email you what her doc said....

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

i love the plaid!!! Your card is simple and perfect for any guy!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT....... this is fantastic!! Have a great week Terri!!

peggysue said...

So you can relate to Alexander and his horrible, terrible no-good, very bad day! Yuck, and ouch! about the knitting needles! I knit, so I can feel your pain, no not a good day. But ha! I can remember when you were on the fence about the distressed stripes set and you bought them anyway and now look what you've made! Looks great!

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE the card.. it turned out FANTASTIC! I am SORRY to hear about the paint can.. oh my! Good for you getting all the cleaning done.. wanna come to my house and help me! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job Terri!! This is a great Father's Day card!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a gorgeous plaid, Terri! I hope things start looking up for you!!

Cammie said...

Yikes! What a week!
But what a fabulous card! Lovin' the plaid background! Hope this week is much calmer.