Sunday, December 9, 2007

More Heart to Heart

I know the butterfly is a little big, but I couldn't help it... she's so cute! I had fun making this one... have I said that I love Lizzie Anne Designs? The antenna is made with the little loopy heart and the wings are from all three hearts in the set! The body is from the designer paper punched out with the Word Window Punch. The flower stems are sewn with my sew mini. They don't show well in the photo, but they do show nicely on the real thing. ;)

More paper from Heidi Grace..... my BFF. This one has all kinds of glitter and little embossed dots on it. Man, her paper is just the coolest!

The recipe:

Stamps: Heart to Heart, Simply Sentiments
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink, It's My Party DS paper.
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink
Other: Dimensionals, Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.

On this card, I used the set Celebration Frames to make the main image frame. I stamped four all together. Along the bottom is the circle and X from the set Shapes & Stitches. Have you seen the new Celebration Fame set? OMG... it's so cute! I adore every single set they make! I'm so lucky to be on their design team! I wish I could sit and stamp all day long!

The Recipe:

Stamps: Heart to Heart, Shapes & Stitches, Celebration Frames.
Paper: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Craft Whisper White, Blue Bayou.
Other: Stitched Ribbon, Janome Sew Mini, Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Scor-Pal.

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I had some news from my Dr. about my back that set me back a bit. MRI results were not what I had hoped for. My bottom four disks are degenerating and the bones around them have arthritis.... it is narrowing and crowding my spinal cord. That is what is causing the pain in my hip/leg. My only option is a fusion and that will limit my mobility. He won't do surgery now while I'm still young (almost 40 is still young). So, I started physical therapy and some medication. If that doesn't work, I'll see a pain management Dr. and hopefully put off surgery for many, many years. I had already been doing a daily exercise routine since my last surgery, but now they are steppin it up. I am feeling new ab muscles indeed. I am starting to feel better and I'm super optimistic about PT the rest of the month. I do have some nerve damage in my leg, but my strength hasn't been affected. I think I'm going to try stampin while sitting on my exercise ball!! So..... my sitting time is limited for now. Thanks for the emails and the nice comments. I'm working hard in PT and will post as I find time to stamp! Bounce, bounce, bounce..... snort.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!



Cheryl said...

Wow, Cambria, sounds like we both have the same issues with our backs. I have spinal stenosis and have had 2 sets of guided (under xray) epidural steroid injections which have really helped. I am 59 so I am afraid that surgery is coming sooner rather than later, but if I can put it off, I would like to. I try to keep active. Do you like the ball? I need to get more active. I sit in front of this computer entirely too much.
Be well.

Pam Varnell said...

I'm really loveing all the cards you have been doing lately with the hearts. All your work is awesome.

I'm sure you have had a hard time lately but I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Take care of yourself,

Lorie said...

Oh, Cami...that just stinks! I'm sorry your are having such problems. Thankfully you are still 'da bomb in crafting! Love your cards girl!

jen del muro said...

hugs to you!!!

your new creations are just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I have had two fusions in my back at S1,L5 and L4. It didn't restrict the movement to bad except when I try to do Yoga I can't do all the folding. It did help the pain in my leg some but I still have problems. I have found some things that help. You just have to find what helps you. I will be praying that you get to feeling better. It does hurt to sit too long...but it helps to have creative outlets like stamping. Love your stuff! Kay

Erin K said...

Cambria, I love these cards! So colorful and fun. :)

Bevie Pearl said...

Hey there its me.........
I am in love with your stitching on your card for the flower stem.
My hugs are there for you and your pain management.
I am glad you found some time to stamp during this busy busy time.
Love ya!!

Jami said...

Hey, Cambria! I'm sorry to hear about your back. A bad back makes everything more difficult, even simple tasks. I hope you feel better soon. I have missed your posts for the last week! As always, your cards are awesome. I especially love the blue bayou and pomegranate is lovely!
Even though I have never met you, you are in my thoughts!
Jami Newman

Stamping Moments said...

Cami, You are always in my thoughts, Wow those exercise balls take ages to blow up don't they, I had one given to me by my hubbie one year and was so excited until I started blowing the thing up. That was an exercise routine in itself, then after using it I thought where should I store it, Now its in the Loft!!!!Haa Haa

Glad to see you back on here, Missed you.xxxxxxLuv Jenny x

Carolyn King said...

Fantastic cards! Love them--they are so much fun!
Take care of yourself--hope your back feels better soon!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful cards, Cambria! I especially love the first one!

I'm sorry about your back, and wish you the best with your PT!!