My son, Luke had his postponed hernia surgery yesterday. (Some of you may recall that he was originally scheduled for July 18 but came down with a fever the night before.) He wasn’t excited to have the procedure done, but he was a brave kiddo the whole way. I was so proud of him!
It was laparoscopic surgery, so he just has a few small incisions in the abdomen. And though he will be limited on activities for about a month, the healing should be much easier than it could have been had they done a larger incision.
The surgeon and hospital staff were wonderful at the University of Minnesota. And we were very grateful that they took such good care of him. In fact Dr. Segura even found another small hernia during the operation and repaired that at the same time. Bonus! 😁
My project today is an easy-to-make card that features the Royal Peacock Stamp Set. I sent this card to a team member. But the message goes so well with how I’m feeling about my son, that it made sense to share it today.
- Pretty Peacock Cardstock
- 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and folded in half for the card base
- Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- Scrap for stamping and punching 2″ Circle
- 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (for the inside layer)
- Whisper White Cardstock
- 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″
- Noble Peacock Designer Paper
- 1/2″ x 5-1/4″
- 1-1/8″ x 5-1/4″
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.
- Using Pretty Peacock ink, stamp then punch the sentiment.
- Stamp the peacock full body image with Bermuda Bay ink on the Whisper White piece. Then stamp the tail feather accent image with Pretty Peacock ink.
- Using SNAIL Adhesive attach the two strips of designer paper on the right and left side of the card front first. Attach the Whisper White layer. Then adhere the Bermuda Bay layer to the inside of the card.
- Add the sentiment circle with Dimensionals so it sits halfway on the white and designer paper layers.
- Finish off with two rhinestones so they line up with the gap between the white and designer paper layers.
Our June and July summer months were pretty intense around here. So this week we are laying low, helping Luke to heal, and hoping to play catch up a bit. Anyone want to help me clean my house? In fact we are hoping for a mellow August. So I’ve decided not to offer product shares for the upcoming Holiday catalog just to reduce my workload for the time being. It was a hard decision, but a necessary one. For those of you looking for 2019 Holiday Catalog product shares, I highly recommend a mother/daughter team from Stampingbae.com, Nancy and Kayla. They are a part of my Stampers With ART Community and have helped me with my product shares in the past.
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