Tuesday, October 12, 2010
3 of a Kind
I decided to make an easel card using an older set of stamps from Stampin' Up that I found in my stamp cabinet that haven't been used very often called "Happiest of Holidays". I made it a monochromatic look as well by using SU Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss card stock as well as dp from the pack of SU Always Artichoke Prints. I stamped the blocks with Versamark and embossed with SU clear embossing powder and then sponged with AA ink. I stamped the top part of the sentiment from the same set on the front with Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped the other two lines on mellow moss which I punched out with the large oval punch by SU. I left a space above the punched sentiment inside to write a personal note. This came together fairly quickly and I like the way all the layers look together. The pearls along the side are from Queen & Co and meet the criteria for two challenges that I am entering this card in. Both are new sites that I found through the Daily Dare and both are new to me...They both want us to use 3 of something on our creation...why don't you check these out with me and play along.
Tuesday Throwdown and
Papertake Weekly .
Here is a picture of the card open.
For those of you that might be wondering about my appointment at the rheumatologist yesterday...he is going to try and get me approved for the next step up in drugs for the rheumatoid arthritis since the ones I am taking now are not working as well as he would like. I could have increased the chemo drug that I am now taking another notch but one of the additional drugs that goes along with it would have to be upped as well and it is starting to bother my stomach. The new one is an injectable that I will take anywhere from once a month to 4 times a month, depending on which one the insurance company will allow. I must say that I am not looking forward to this as it seems each time I go that my treatment just gets more involved.I now take approximately 20+ pills a day not counting the chemo med and anitnausa meds that I take once a week, but if this new drug were to work, he says I could start to back off of some of the ones that I am on. I keep flaring with the RA which I was doing yesterday ( could not raise or use my right arm very well) and he wants to try this before I have severe bone damage which I do not have at the moment. Sorry to make this so long, hope you have stayed with me long enough for me to thank you for stopping by and hope your day is going fabulously.