Thursday, January 24, 2013

MDS to the Rescue! / NAC #30 / My Challenge #57

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Hey y'all. I hope you're having a great week so far and are staying warm! Do you ever start something and then have things beyond your control change those plans? Well, that's what happened to me this week.

I knew I wanted to do snowflakes for this week's color challenge (it's a bit of an inside story, Hi Tammy!) and so I got out my supplies and got started making my card Tuesday evening when it all went you know where in a hand-basket! I got very sick and wasn't able to get more than halfway through. I had card stock cut, stamps and pads out and even with pain meds I wasn't able to make my card. I even had it all planned out and knew just what I wanted. AUGH! Many of you don't know this about me but not only am I a nurse, but I ran with our local Fire and Rescue department for many years driving our Medic Units. I've only called for an ambulance once before and I was sooo sick Tuesday night that I actually called 911. Of course, as I was talking to the dispatcher I was crying because I was almost more distressed about the fact that I was calling 911than the fact that I was sick enough to need to call them. Well, needless to say, it was definitely a good thing that I called because less than 4 hours after I called I was being admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery. :( Since they had to work me into the O.R. schedule I had a few hours with nothing to do but distract myself from the pain. When my sweet son-in-law went to my house to get my overnight bag I had him get my mac-book and I decided to finish making my card. Here's how my card would have looked, if I had been able to finish it on Tuesday evening-

This is for this week's color challenge with the Nacho Average Challenge. Here's this weeks Color challenge-

I started with a base of Primrose Petals and then layered on images from the Snowflake Soiree, and embellishments from the More Amore set. A few rhinestones and a Pool Party ribbon and my card was finished. I actually like it so much, I will likely finish the original paper card with this same design. There's still plenty of time to play along with this week's challenge. The fabulous team of ladies over at NAC do great challenges each week and the DT is always full of wonderful inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I hope you liked today's card and I hope the fabulous ladies over at NAC like it too! I love hearing from you and read every one of your comments. They really do make my day! If you liked today's card and would like to +1 or Pin it, I've put those buttons here on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,

P.S. I'm back home post-op and other than being sore and moving slow I'm doing ok. :)

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  1. Oh my goodness...I hope you are okay! You are a die-hard stamper/creator if you can think about stamping pre-op!!! Your creation is beautiful...aren't those colors pretty? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too!

  2. Oh my goodness!! I'm glad you're doing okay now! I can't believe you actually got a card done in the hospital!! You are dedicated!! :-)

    I love your card--love the snowflakes!!

  3. Wowsy.. what a crazy story. Glad to hear that you are doing better.
    Your card is beautiful. So well done.
    Bless your heart Shan and take good care,
    Inky hugs, Pauline

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for leaving me such a nice comment!

  4. Shannon,
    I hope that you are feeling better, and that your recovery is short. And, thank you so much for playing along with us during your health issues.
    I love how you used the snowflakes to create a background. very pretty. and the layers of doilys and hearts are very adorable!
    hugs, sharon w.

  5. Congrats on being our Top Nacho! Wow, that is dedication. I hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos despite the health issues!

  6. Great Card!! Love the snowflakes! Feel better soon!!!


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