Friday, May 8, 2009

Time to Inspire Challenge

I'm back and I have a card to share for Lauren's My Time to Inspire Challenge. Here is the image that we were given to work with. Isn't this dress adorable? I love the color combination with the lavendar, spring moss and white. I chose to make some background paper and to add a little flower embellishment to tie the 2 together. This is my first time stamping in a long time, so this card took me a couple of tries. Here is a little preview of what the entire team came up with. Be sure to take a look at their sites to see all of their creations too! Lauren will have a sample to share Saturday night, so be sure to take another peak later Satuready night.

My card uses PTI's anniversary set "Everyday Classics". I love this set and am so glad that I earned it this year. My colors are Spring Moss and White from PTI and Almost Amethyst from SU. The ribbon and patterned paper are from PTI. I thought this card might be cute with stitching around the edges too. I just ran out of time this week.

It's been a rather hectic week with medical stuff at our house. We ended up at the hospital on Wed for platelets and blood for Ethan. We didn't get there until 3:00 and didn't leave until 9:30. So, we didn't pull into our drive until 12:30. It made for a long day, but they arranged a doctor's visit while we were there too so we didn't have to go back on Friday. That was nice. Ethan's really been fighting nausea, so we are trying to get that under control. Today's battle was's always something. He seems to have had a good day though as far as his leg pain goes. Ethan even went to school and that is the first time he has wanted to do that all week! We just take things one day at a time!

It's good for me to get back into the stamping mode. This is a hobby that definitely keeps my mind off of things. I made a baby shower gift from Lauren's From the Desk of template. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to show you. I'm submitting it for PTI's Guest Star Stamper contest this month. I haven't entered this in several months and I used to never miss a month. Hopefully you will start to see more of my "stuff", time allowing at our house. I have to make some Mother's Day cards tomorrow, so I'll share those with you at the beginning of the week. Thanks so much for stopping by. It's good to be back!


Lisa (lakind) said...

I'm so glad you were able to re-join Lauren's team so I can get to know you better, Alicia! I've been watching your blog and reading about Ethan (I have a nephew who's almost 5 by that name) and his struggle. He's such a cutie and I hope he has more good days! Congrats on the new pregnancy and welcome back!


Tracey Cuccia said...

Your card is beautiful Alicia - Glad to hear Ethan wanted to go to school :) Hoping he has lots more days like that! {{{HUGS}}} and Happy Mother's Day!!

Jen Tapler said...

Fantastic Card Alicia!! Looking forward to getting to know you better through lauren's team! Wishing you well and sending lots of positive thoughts to you and your family!

Maria Levine said...

HI Alicia! How awesome that Ethan wants to go back to school. Big hugs & prayers that he does soon.

Your card is beautiful, nice job! Happy Mother's Day!

Wnnie Uffelmann said...

The pic of your daughter and son on the top of your blog is so wonderful..I am glad you are able to find some stamping time to help you escape a bit..I found my stamping helped me tremendously thru my husbands illness.

Congratulations of your upcoming family addition..That is great news... Another reason to celebrate tomorrow!

Have a happy mother's day!

Dawn Easton said...

I'm so happy to see you back! Sorry to hear that Ethan is battling so many things all at once. I'm thinking of you all! I LOVE that picture in your header...absolutely adorable!

Your card is great! Lucky girl earning that set...wtg!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Alicia! I'm so happy you were able to play along! I LOVE your card!! I almost used that stamp set :O) Oh, and the picture of Ava and Ethan on your banner is priceless!! LOVE it!

Sorry I missed the emails that went around last night explaining that you were playing along...I edited my post to add your link :O)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Oh, and I thought you might be pregnant when I read your caringbridge post. CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you! Triple, Happy Mother's Day to you!

Tamara said...

It's great to have you back on the team!! Your card is adorable. I hope you have many more good days and are able to keep showing us your fantastic creations.

Dana said...

HI Alicia! Welcome back! I am so looking forward to getting to know you on Lauren's team. Your card is so cute! I really ike that scallop punch ribbon and button combo. Totally cool.

Hugs to your boy Ethan and to your whole family...


MacKenzie said...

Hey girlfriend - nice to have you back! Big hugs to Ava and Ethan.

Heather said...

Hey Alicia!!!

You did a great job with Laurens inspiration this week!!!

Love that card and the layout and papers you used!!! Great Job!!!


Patty Chalas said...

Welcome back!!
you did a great job on the card!!!
love the colors combo and subtle of it.
Happy Mother's Day!!

Odette said...

Hi Alicia,
By now you don't know me, I am part of Lauren's DT. I read about Ethan's story at Lauren's blog two months ago, it really touched my heart, one of my baby boys is named Ethan, too :), somehow i feel connected. I made a card for Ethan, see it here:
I am REALLY glad you are back and that he wants to come back to his life (school).
God bless your family always!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love everything about it!

Terri E. said...

Great to see you back creating again! I so missed the purple part of the challenge. It looked like a neutral on my screen LOL! Oh well, fabulous card and thanks for the inspiration.

It's a good life!
Terri E.