Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Retirement Card

Hello my crafty friends, I have to apologize for not getting around lately to visit your blogs. I had picked up something and had been very sick. A bug really gets the Lupus stirred up and I get hit double whammy. Finally feeling more normal, but the tummy isn't quiet right yet and I'm moving very slow. So that is why I haven't been why to visit. Of course the issues with the septic didn't help and now issues with poor Savannah. Not sure how that will play out for her. I sure hate to lose her as I'm so attached to her now, she and Kahlua are my girls. 

But lets get on to why you are here shall we?! My Stampin' Up Lady is retiring. I don't buy much SU at all, but would go once in a while to make cards, for socialization. Went more before Dwayne passed, and only a couple of times since. Anyway a bunch of us are getting a gift card for her and I was asked to make the card. This is a 5x5 square card, not mailing it so I could go with a square card.  I used all snippets to make this card, even the card base is made some a larger snippet that was given to me. So will go over to the Snippets Playground to play along. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me for a spell, I promised I wiped down surfaces with disinfecting wipes so you won't catch my bug! As always, your comments bring rays of sunshine in my life. I will be by to visit some of you today and hopefully will catch up in a few days. Thanks for your patience with me and all that is going on in my life right now. I sure do appreciate you all even though it doesn't seem much like I do, I really do! I appreciate all your support throughout the years as well. Just seems like life is a little crazy right now and shows no signs of settle down any. So please bare with me. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Explore Die Cutting machine
Images from Design Space


Lisa said...

This is the perfect spring card, Brenda!! I love all of the images you used!! It's so gorgeous!! I hope you are feeling better, my friend. Thinking of you and sending get well hugs :)

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kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda, how nasty of the bugs to attack you - not good, but i am glad to hear you are improving. Sorry to hear Savannah is 'having issues' :(.
Your card is a delight - I love all the wee gardening images you have so beautifully used.

Anita in France said...

Gosh, Brenda, I do hope that life will soon pick up for you ... that you'll feel much better as the days pass ... and that Savannah will be ok. Prayers heading your way. Such a pretty card ... all those little gardening-related images are a delight ... so fresh and spring like! A perfect 'new beginnings' card! Hugs, my friend! Anita :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've not been well Brenda and Savannah too, what a time you are having. ALthough you've lost none of your skill in making beautiful cards and this is gorgeous, Love all the images, a SUPER retirement card.
Take care and get better soon.
Faith x

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear you had a bug! Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Sending prayers to you and Savannah also. Your card is so pretty
Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

Sorry you had the bug, Brenda. Take care of yourself and get completely well. I hope Savannah will be okay. I know how much you love her.

Your card is so pretty with all the gardening images! Your friend will love it and appreciate your talent and thoughtfulness.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, sweet girl... I do hope you, and your girl, feel stronger each day. Even while feeling badly, you make time to make others feel wonderful - this card is sure to be loved by your SU friend - love the images you've chosen. So love the little pot of geraniums!
God bless, Brenda - xx

Carol L said...

So sorry to learn you've been out of sorts lately, but I do hope soon you're feeling much better. What's going on with Savannah? She's barely out of the puppy stage - I do hope she's doing well?
Loving this wonderful spring-like card with all the little squares and images! It's perfect for someone who enjoys working outdoors and when retirement comes, it gives one more time for that fun activity! Sending healing hugs for you and your beautiful dog - and hopefully your septic issues are resolved soon too! Take care!

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun retirement card this is. Lots of cute images and how clever to make them all into a card. I hope you are feeling better now and getting back to normal. How is Savannah? I'm sorry I didn't know she was having problems. Is she on the mend now? It's so hard with pets since they can't tell us what's wrong.

jimlynn said...

First of all, I do hope you're feeling better now! Not good on being sick.
Love your card for the SU lady and know she's going to love it too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Brenda so sorry to read that about dear Savannah praying she picks up, she’s so young too, pray your health settles too, it’s not fun is it??
Love your card it’s a really cleverly made retirement card with all the additions well done ,
Sending loads of prayer hugs your way,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Nstiz said...

Oh my gosh is this great! What a perfect retirement card done with inches. How imaginative this is. I’m hoping you feel better soon too!

Di said...

What a wonderful retirement card Brenda - Sue will d be delighted! Sending healing thoughts for Savannah and yourself - seems like sometimes it never rains but it pours. A man is here fiddling around with our boiler yet again right now as I type. It's a long holiday weekend coming up so I hope he manages! At least the heating par is working - it's just boiling kettles for hot water that's going on a bit too long. Still - your lovely card is so pretty - really made me smile!

Love and hugs

Di xx

Veerle's Kaarten Hoekje said...

Love your retirement card Brenda. So clever with all the small squares, all little scenes. Hugs Veerle x

Loll said...

Your card is adorable, Brenda!! Love the design with all the squares of garden motifs. Sweet! Your friend is going to love this.

So sorry to hear you've not been well. Take care, my friend. Try to get lots of rest, although I know it's hard with all the work you have to do. Hope you are feeling better soon. And I hope that Savannah is doing better as well. She is the sweetest and I know it's hard to see her not well. Love, hugs, and healing thoughts from me to both of you! Love, Loll

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

So sorry hear to things aren't running smoothly for you at the moment. I hope they improve .. .. smartish!!

You have made a lovely card for your friend. I am sure that she will love it .. .. as will all your crafty pals.

Hope you feel much better soon Brenda.

Love and hugs

Jules xx

EmmaT said...

Such a wonderful card for retirement. Hope you are feeling much better soon. Thank you for visiting my blog. Emmax

Darnell said...

What a great card for your retiring SU demonstrator, Brenda! She will have plenty of time for gardening! I am so sorry to read that you have been ill and that there is something wrong with your beloved Savannah. I apologize for also being very negligent with my visiting duties with lots of stuff going on. Right now I am finally doing some catch-up while in a hotel room in Vancouver with Kevin while he's snoozing. We've been here three days and tomorrow we go over to one of the Islands for some R&R for four days and then I will stay on and play with Loll and friends for a week like I did last year. So it's been hectic getting ready to be away for so long. Please email me and let me know how you both are because it's been quite a while since you wrote this post. Love and hugs, Auntie

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Brenda,

I'm so sorry to hear how poorly you have been and I'm pleased to hear that you're on the mend now. I know that as I get older it takes me much longer to recover from the ailments we all seem to pick up, so take care for the next few weeks until you're back to full health my friend. I do hope that the problems with Savannah are improving too!
Now onto your lovely square card. This is just a perfect retirement card! I love how you created all the little tiles and personalised it as well. I bet Sue loved it.
Take care and sending a big hug.
Carol x

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Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

This is a great retirement card Brenda and your SU lady will treasure it for sure

I'm sorry to read you have been ill, Lupus is awful. I too suffer with RA, we're having lots of rain in the UK and that really affects me

I hope you feel better soon and have a good weekend