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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cards 7/17/10

I know that is not a very creative or catchy title. I just can't think of anything else.

This first card, I guess you can tell, is for Amme who is turning 19. Her mom is one of my best card purchasing customers, this summer anyway. Amme's favorite color is pink and she likes fashion. I hope this fits the bill.

This second card is for my friend and her family. It doesn't exactly do what I want it to do and that is to convey my sympathy. This girl is the biggest dog lover I know. Hands down, bar none. She is a huge contributor to the animal rescue shelter here in town. She has two dogs right now, but one of them has just been diagnosed with lymphoma. The doctor says Leah only has about a month to live and my friend and her family is devastated. I have tried several times to get my friend interested in paper crafts and she does try, but she hates it. She loves my cards though and she knows how much work goes into one of my cards. I hope she will appreciate it.
The card design is one I found on the internet by Sally Atkins. She gives directions on how she makes the card. Check out her blog it is fantastic.

As you can see I got a new punch to play with. This last card for today is for my aunt. She is recuperating from a fall and hip surgery.

Yesterday, I had hopes of meeting my daughter for lunch and some shopping, she is in town for a wedding, but I woke up with a migraine that was so fierce I finally called my husband home from work to take me to the ER. I was home in about 3 hours with very minor pain. Going from "just remove my head", to about a level 3 in that short of time was wonderful. I was told to stay in bed and given a prescription that I had never taken before so I didn't know how I would feel today, so I missed the wedding, missed seeing my daughter IN the wedding, missed seeing the beautiful bride. Bummer.

I can't help wondering if my day at work on Thursday could be the cause of it. The people who prepared the computer for payroll of the summer school teachers and various staff members, got it so screwed up that they set up what they called "Triage" for the manual checks that had to be printed. I had nothing to do with any of it, but sending in the time sheets and I got the brunt of the flack. I had the time sheets signed and sent in to district in plenty of time. I had 4 teachers and paraprofessionals that didn't get paid. I talked to the executive director of the summer school program and told her if she had left the work in the hands of the bookkeepers in the schools, that none of this would have happened. I have a feeling I know what I will be doing next year around the end of May. We'll see.

We are having boiled dinner tonight so I have got to run to the grocery. I haven't had any ill effects from the new meds so I think I will be okay to drive. I took it at 10:30.

Thanks for tuning in.


  1. Leslie,

    Very nice cards, I especially like the last one I am so partial to that stamp set. I hope you continue to feel good after your migraine! Have a great weekend!

  2. All the cards are lovely, particularly the last. By the way, I made a similar card to the first for my niece last year when she turned 30, and she loved it. I, too, hope this migraine is behind you. Best of luck with the new medication!

  3. Just dropping in to say hi Leslie... so sorry about your awful headache... I do hope you can relax today and feel better soon! xoxo Julie Marie

  4. What a fantastic collection of cards I love the personalized ones the best! Beth