Here we are! We made it to Friday, ya’ll! Wahoo! It’s really hot here in Oklahoma so my weekend plans include staying in and having some cool stamping time. If it’s too hot to get outside, join me this weekend and stamp with me. I have a great Creative Juice sketch for Week #25. It’s a little different than the norm so let’s check it out.
Each week I serve up a big glass of CREATIVE JUICE to get your creative juices flowing. Let me share this week’s card inspiration.
- Get creative with your color combinations.
- That blob is supposed to be a water wash (yeah, my computer skills weren’t great creating that look) but get creative with any background you want!
You can print out the sketches each week OR you can save them to your computer. By doing this you will have sketch ideas at your fingertips, whenever you need them. Just click the pic to download or print it. Remember, you can always find them here if you go to the ‘Categories’ (located on the right side bar) and click on Creative Juice.
Here is what I came up with for today’s CREATIVE JUICE sketch…
I combined two new stamp sets for today’s card – Bokeh Dots and Healing Hugs. The Healing Hugs stamp set was at the top of my wish list when I got the new catalog. That rose is STUNNING!
I thought the Bokeh Dots stamp set kinda reminded me of the watercolor wash. This stamp has a hard edge rather than a soft one so I got creative and just added a Very Vanilla background accent.
I needed a really nice get well card (keep reading and I will tell you why) and this sentiment was the most PERFECT sentiment ever!
I think most stampers would see these stamp sets and think soft, subtle colors. I decided to go a little brighter – Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, and Flirty Flamingo.
Here are the measurements for my GET WELL SOON card but remember, these measurements are not set in stone. Get creative with your measurements!
- Coastal Cabana – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
- Very Vanilla – 2 ¾” x 4″ 3 ¾” x 5″, and 4″ x 5″
Here are the supplies I used to create my card. I hope Healing Hugs is at the top of your Wish List! To add it to your next order, just click the pic!
*Also Available in Wood Mount
So… why did I need a get well card? Sadly, it’s for my daughter, Ginny. Last week while she was at Broadway Bootcamp, she said her jaw was locking up every once in awhile. I honestly thought it was from all the singing (they were doing a lot of vocal coaching).
Fast forward to Monday night and her jaw was completed locked. She could barely talk and she couldn’t eat. So I made her an appointment with the chiropractor thinking that maybe she just needed something adjusted. The doc did his best but her jaw wouldn’t budge. Today I took her to the orthodontist to get a better idea of what to do next. Diagnosis? TMJ (temporomandibular joint but TMJ for short). He suggested a specialist so I am hoping to get her into see him ASAP.
In the meantime, my poor girl is only able to eat soft food and talk with her teeth together. The GOOD NEWS is that she says it doesn’t hurt at all. It’s just frustrating.
Oh, and the worst part for Ginny? Tomorrow is her 17th birthday and all she wanted was for Dad to make her a steak dinner on the grill. Unfortunately, no steak for her unless we put it in a food processor and that doesn’t sound tasty at all. <sigh>. I know a card doesn’t fix it but I hope it makes her feel loved. I hope that we can get some answers soon.
Take it one step further and SEND that card to someone you know who needs a pick-me-up. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend my wonderful stamping friends! See you guys on Monday!
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
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