Monday, June 30, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge #115

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
It's been crazy around the Aungst Pad. Friday, I went in to have the procedure done to burn the nerves in my lower back. Everything went well and i'm in a bit of pain but the Advil is helping greatly! I've been sleeping well but at times walking & bending can be a bit painful. Hoping in a few weeks once those nerves die off that i'll be pain free! Saturday, the hubby & I went and picked black raspberries for jelly as soon as my back gets better. He picked the majority of them. Together we had 7 quarts! Then on Sunday my oldest daughter, Kirsten, had planned a family day out on the island in the river where her boyfriend has a cottage at. Last minute my Mom got sick and did not come. We had my Dad out with us as well as my younger brother Randy & his wife, Melissa and their dog, Churchill. We cooked on the grill, went swimming from the boat dock,  I however did not swim due to having 4 needle holes in my lower back and the river being dirty. Wasn't taking a chance with getting infection in there! Then we took a nice ride to the sandbar that is in the river where everyone hangs out. My Dad really enjoyed himself as we all did. I just relaxed & took in the sights of a beautiful day!

So, you know they saying...all good things have to come to an end and here we are on a Monday already. Kristie is our fabulous hostess this week over at Merry Monday and she has a pretty awesome challenge for let's get to it!

I have grown to love making an all white card but they are hard to photograph sometimes! For this one I used a tree die from Impression Obsession and added little white pearls to it. Both trees are popped up and I added a white bow. My sentiment is from Stampin Up that was available last year. I embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder and cut it out with Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities. The layer under it was embossed with a retired SU embossing folder called Snow Burst. It's one of my favorites!

Merry Monday Week #115 Card:

Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Neenah White
Accessories: SU Snow Burst EF, Impression Obsession Tree Die, White Pearls, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestibilities, White Stitched Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the other ladies have created this week! Lots of white creations!

Well, that is all for me!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful. Love the background and the two trees abuting. Gorgeous pearls are a fantastic embellishment.

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

I too love the retired snowburst, such a nice background and the trees are so cute! Hope you feel better!

Marie Bingaman said...

The snowburst IS a really nice looking embossed effect! I especially love the layout of your card Wendy! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Well this is AMAZING Wendy!! I sure hope your back eases up, I don't share this usually, but have degenerative arthritis in my knees, back and fingers, and I know about pain!...I Feel for you girl!!! Anyhoo, this photographed quite well, mine looks YELLOW!... assure you it is not....not sure how that was, I do make cards late, so lighting is usually an issue..

Anyways, LOVE this, and loved my feature with you wonderful card artists - Ill be round!!!!!


Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Wendy. I love seeing everyone's white on white Christmas cards and agree with you that they are hard to photograph. Sure hope you get some pain relief soon with your back. Not fun. Have a great week!

Nan said...

Wowwee! This is a beauty!

Karren said...

Beautiful white-on-white card, Wendy. I love those pearls on your trees! Hope everything comes right soon with your back. Hugs.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I hope you will be pain free real soon Wendy! Gorgeous card, I love all the pretty layers.

Deanne :)

Katie Melhus said...

This is so pretty, Wendy - love the texture and the pearls!

Kerry said...

So pretty Wendy, I love the subtle framing of the sentiment and the pearls on the trees are fab.

LeAnne said...

I am so glad this made it into the gallery, LOL!! It's a stunner, and I don't think you had trouble at all photographing it; it's BEAUTIFUL! Hope your back is getting better each day!! Have a great 4th!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Wendy, I love the textured background and fabulous trees.

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Wendy! Love those trees decorated with the pearls and the sentiment looks so pretty with them! Hope you've had a great holiday!