Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

Just when I have time to really get back to crafting after the wedding --BAM!  I broke a bone in my right foot on Friday falling off a curb.  Lucky I don't need surgery (it was a close call) but I am in a boot and cannot walk on it for six weeks.  I have been getting around in my ranch style house on a wheeled walker.  I put my right knee on the seat and wheel myself around with my left foot.  The big problem is my craft room is in my basement.  I have finally worked out a solution to get down the stairs.  I go down on my rear end.  At the bottom of the stairs I have a rolling office chair to wheel me around in.  Going up the stairs is another story requiring great arm strength to lift myself up to each step and sit on it.  Very tiring.  Makes me appreciate greatly our veterans who have to do this every day because they have lost a leg.  Today I did manage to get downstairs and actually make a card.  I have been viewing a lot of You Tube videos in my boredom, and this one caught my eye from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie.  She used the new Stampin'Up! Hardwood Stamp.
I have this stamp somwhere, but getting around the craft room is hard and I had right next to my desk this Jillibean Soup Hearty Barley wood look paper leftover from this blog post.  I also loved that it had little hearts in the wood grain.  Here is my version of the card.  

I got a little messy with the inking around the edge of the heart but it still turned out cute.  The You + Me stamp is from a Stampin'Up Stamp set called Hip Notes.  I embossed it with white EP.  The banner punch is a FREE item (along with a matching stamp set) in the Sale-A-Bration catalog (starts Jan 25th to March 31st).  With any $50 purchase from Stampin'Up you could get the banner punch and stamp set free!  Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede from Stampin'Up.  

Don't forget there is still another week to enter the Clean & Simple or Classic & Elegant Sketch Challenge over at the House of Cards challenge blog.  You can read about on this blog post of mine.

Happy Crafting!


  1. You've put a lot of effort into this card, sounds like quite a task to get up and down the stairs with your bad leg. I do love this card, the wooden look and clean design is just fab!

  2. Sending you some (((((hugs))))) so sorry to hear about your accident.
    Look on the positive side you will have a nice "firm butt" bumping down the stairs.....LOL!!!!!
    Certainly has not stopped your creative juices flowing your card is brilliant.
    Have as good a day as possible

    Patricia xx

  3. I'm so sorry about your accident, but I admire your determination to not let it slow you down either! When you think of so many disabled veterans, it tends to keep things in perspective and give you more strength to keep going. I'm glad you made your way down to your craft area, because this is one great card you put together! I love the sponged woodgrain look! Take care now! {hugs}

  4. What a great masculine love card Donna! I am really sorry to hear you hurt yourself and totally impressed that you're so determined to craft that you're dragging yourself up the stairs with your sheer force. Inspirational to say the least! :)

  5. Donna, I'm so sorry you broke your foot and have to struggle getting around. It really does make you appreciate all your working limbs. I hope the healing is happening smoothly inside the boot so you'll be good as new before you know it. Considering the circumstances, you have made a magnificent card! Truly. I love the dimension so much!! Take care and hang in there. Think of how buff your arms are gonna be!! Hugs, Darnell


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