Thursday, June 12, 2014

Farewell for Now & a Fun Box Card

I'm heading in for surgery this morning, so my little ol' blog will be quiet for a while.  I'm having a craniotomy to repair a superior semicircular canal dehiscence. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you might remember my having this surgery two years ago.  I explained my condition in this post.  Unfortunately, it's time to fix the other side.  My fingers are crossed for as smooth of a recovery as last time that will get me back to doing the things I love!  In the meantime, I've got one last project to share with you...


I thought this strawberry basket box card from SVG Cuts would make an adorable birthday card  for a sweet friend!  I just love all of the parts to it that make it so full, yet it's still simple to put together! 


To make my strawberries more realistic, I embossed them with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but I went over the flowers with a Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Pen and then added some enamel dots from the My Mind's Eye Wicked collection to the centers.


The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Vintage Sentiments stamp set, stamped on a banner made with the Vintage Stitched Label Die.

Be sure to keep an eye on Emma's blog while I'm gone.  I know I'm going to be missing out on an awesome My Creative Time release!

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26 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful Katie...best wishes for a speedy recovery and a much improved life after getting this fixed!! Lee-Ann :)

Cathryn said...

Beautiful. I'll be thinking of you Katie. You will do great! :)

Mimi said...

Katie I love this file! I have it and yet to cut it out. Thank you for your inspiration and know that you will be in my prayers. Love you sweet thing.

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CathyinMN said...

Very pretty and fun box card. I'm praying your surgery and recovery go better than expected.

Glora said...

Well you are leaving us with a beauty that is for sure. I LOVE the embossing on the strawberries and the little enamel dots on the flowers. Beautiful job and best of luck with your surgery and recovery! Hugs- Glora

quilt4fun2 said...

Best Wishes for a successful surgery and quick recovery. I hope soon you will be back to doing what you love to do. Your card is beautiful and I love the embossing on the berries. Fabulous job! Thinking of you and waiting for one of my favorite bloggers to be back again! <3
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CA Scrapper said...

I'm sending prayers that your surgery is successful an that you recover quickly. Take care of yourself, we'll be waiting to see more beautiful creations from you when you are ready.

I loved your card, it is so cute!!

Hugs,
Leslie

Anonymous said...

Best wishes--keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today.

Blessings,
Nancy

katieo said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love all of the details. Praying that you have a successful surgery with a speedy recovery.

Cindy said...

OMG Katie, this is just GORGEOUS!!!BEAUTIFUL job my friend!!! Have a GREAT day!!! :)

Tina said...

Very pretty. Hope you have a speedy and complete recovery.

Tina
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Lady Fair said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery, Katie.

Jeri said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Katie. I pray that the procedure goes well and you have a super fast recovery. I'm so going to miss your posts until you are back. You unknowingly give me so many creative ideas and inspiration. Thank you for all of them. Speedy recovery!

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this is beautiful,have a safe and speedy recovery, cant wait till you return again with all your beautiful creations, in my prayers. hugs

Melissa said...

Sorry my blog is FrommtheHeart.blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card Katie!! You will be in my prayers for a safe and speedy recovery! Thanks again for the awesome inspiration! Hugs! lindagk23

Melissa said...

Looks like my original post for par ayers and best wishes did not post. I have been a fan for awhile. My mom was a 6th grade teacher so it is always nice to see your school projects.

Beckie Williams said...

Have a speedy Recovery and your box it just awesome!!

Coelle said...

Best Wishes for surgery to go as smoothly as before and for a speedy recovery!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card. Positive thoughts and lots of prayers are being sent to you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Donna and Sara said...

Hoping all goes well and you are able to recover quickly.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi Katie I thought I would pop on in. Happy I did. I pray your surgery went well. I know you shared this a while back and I'm just so happy the time has come. I know that God is a healer of all things. I'm keeping you in my prayer sweet lady!! By the way this card is amazing!!! I love how real your strawberries look. HUGS AJ!!

katieo said...

This is beautifyl atie. Your box cards have lots of fun details. I will be saying prayers for you to have a smooth recovery. Thank you for all of your inspiration, I don't have a cameo but I'm going to figure a way to make a box card.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful box card Katie-- I am keeping you in prayer for a successful surgery and a quick recovery an, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Pat N. said...

I have seen this strawberry box and yours certainly tops the charts! It looks fabulous--colors are gorgeous and so pretty. Love it!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Well I know whoever received this LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it! Yep I did! It's even more PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL in person!! Everyone who has seen it just ADORES it!!! THANK YOU and I know your surgery was a HUGE success!! YAY!! But whatever you do PLEASE continue to REST!