Saturday, February 25, 2012

February Papertrey Bloghop

Happy Saturday! I hope your week has been better than mine. I have been having problems with my health again specifically with my right arm and shoulder. I could barely move it a couple of days ago so I finally had to go to the doctor. I have been putting if off for awhile now because my husbands employer changed our health insurance and now we have to meet a $3000.00 deductible before things are covered 100%. That means we have to pay out of pocket for everything before that now which is not affordable for us. Unfortunately we don't have a choice though. My doctor thinks it is bursitis or tendinitis and gave me some new anti-inflammatory to try. Hopefully they will help. She is checking some other things too. Today is also the 25th of the month which means it is time for another Papertrey Bloghop.
This month the challenge was to make an interactive card. I love those. It was hard to get anything done this week because of my arm but thankfully I was finally able to finish it in time. This is what I came up with.
I originally had this idea in my head for a Valentines Card but since that holiday is over now I made it into a Anniversary card instead. I started by drawing the hill on some white card stock then cut it out. After that I punched 2 small circles then cut the track which created the template. When I was done with that I used the template to cut the hill out of the pink argyle paper from Amy Jaz Designs new Follow Your Heart digital paper pack
Next I attached it to another piece of white cardstock where I stamped the sentiment from Damasks Designs then I added foam tape and attached it to more patterned paper in the kit. The penguins were die cut and stamped. I attached the boy penguin with a die cut heart in his hand to a penny sandwich that I added to the track. The girl penguin is waiting at the bottom of the hill with a pink flower in her hair. I also added some die cut clouds that I embossed with tiny dots. I received my release night order late last night just in time to add the pull here image from the new Movers and Shakers Sentiments Stamp Set under the penny to help keep the boy penguin in place until it is time for him to slide down the hill. Below is a quick video showing how it works.
I am very happy with how it came out. I hope you like it too. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with on Nicole's blog now. I hope the rest of your weekend is great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

29 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Terri I love it! This is brilliant the way the penguin comes down the hill to his or her friend. Love it, thanks for the video.

June K said...

Adorable, Terri. I love the boy penguin spinning down the hill to the girl penguin.

Victoria said...

That is too cute! What a sweet anniversary card. Thanks for including a video to show the card in action!

Leigh said...

Oh, how sweet that the little penguin joins his mate! I love it!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is wonderful as are all your projects!
I am so sorry to hear about your arm and your health insurance situation. I know all about arm problems unfortunately! Hope you are better soon and take it easy!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a darling card! Love the penguins and the digi paper! So sorry to read about your shoulder and arm. I do hope you are feeling better with the new meds.

JJ Bolton said...

Awww, that is so adorable! Great idea to use the penguins:)

rebecca said...

What a very sweet idea!! Lucky person to get this creative card!

Marybeth said...

This is so adorable, I love that you use two so they end up together. So sorry to hear about your arm pain and the insurance situation! But you made a great card!

carol (krillsister) said...

This is so cute. Love how the penguin slides down to be with his girl. Very pretty papers too. I'll watch your video after the blog hop.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

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Ally said...

Awww, this is such a clever card. I love it! Such pretty papers, and I love the penguins coming together with the anniversary sentiment.

Cheers to you on your health concerns. I hope you are able to find some (inexpensive) relief soon. My heart goes out to you! ;-)

The Paper Parade said...

AWWW how cute to have the two meet at the bottom of the hill :) That is a sweet card for an anniversary, for sure :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Terri, feel better soon!
I love the card. Lovely colours and such a sweet design!

Joyce said...

So sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope the new medicine works. Your card is just darling. Very clever to use those penguins, and to write a sentiment in the track.

Suzanne said...

Terri, this is SO adorable. I love the papers too!

Juanita B said...

Major cuteness going on here, I LOVE your card and wonderful papers. Great work and TFS [including the video which was very thoughtful of you}!

Helen F. said...

Super cute, Terri. Thx for sharing your creative card idea :)

Kay said...

Oh gosh, Terri, this is unbelievably adorable! I'm just in love with the little sliding penguin!

Rhonda said...

Very clever Terri. Love those penguins. Hope the medicine works so you feel better.

Karen C. said...

Oh my ... this is so much fun!! I love the way the little penguin 'slides' down the hill and meets up with the second little penguin!! So cute!!

Terri E. said...

Serriously, the video did it for me. Okay that and the fabulous name LOL! Way to rock out the PTI blog challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Peggysuez said...

I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. That's awful, the health insurance issues. We're familiar with that. Cute little penguin card.

Lynn Put said...

Terri I'm sorry to hear about your right arm and shoulder health problems, I know all too well what its like not to have health insurance. I hope you can find some relief soon.
Your card is adorable! I love the cute little penguin for a spinner card!

Chaitali Narla said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for adding the video. Sorry to hear about your arm. Hope you feel better soon!!

Sharron said...

Adorable card, Terri! I love the papers and the penguins are so cute! So sorry to hear about your medical problems. It's awful when you are having to deal with a high deductible like that. I hope the meds give you the relief you need. Hugs!!

Kara said...

this is so cute!!

Kristii said...

So very cute and fun!! Love those penguins!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is so CUTE! I LOVE how it turned out!! Hoping your feeling BETTER!!!
Have a GREAT Day!