Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.
About a week ago I was on PTO, enjoying a staycation. I was thrilled to be able to go to breakfast with a friend I hadn’t seen at least 20 years and catch up with her. It made my day. Afterward my hubby and I did a bit of grocery shopping, and after lunch I decided to take a nap.
I woke up feeling like I had been drinking coffee non-stop and shortly after that realized my heart rate was pretty high. It was about 174. I tried some tricks I’ve been taught to bring it down, and nothing worked. After that, off to the ER and then a week in the hospital.
I’ve lived my entire life with a congenital heart defect. I’m blessed in ways I can’t even count, and one thing I’m very aware of is that I have had 55 years of life that no one expected me to have. I had the most amazing nurses at the hospital – you know who you are – you beautiful ladies! They made my stay there bearable and let me tell them lots of dumb jokes. Things seem to be under control now, and I’m back! I was pretty tired the first few days and didn’t even really feel like making any cards.
This was so easy to make. I just used a cloud stencil (I’ve actually had it for over 20 years – does anyone remember Inkmarks Inc.?). It’s called Shirley’s Shapes Magic Clouds.
The die cut is a new one from Paper Smooches, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used Post-It Note tape and cut it to make the sand hills. I used different colors of blue and brown Distress inks. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black. I cut the die cut from white, green and kraft card stock. I colored all the white inside pieces with Copic Markers and placed them back inside the brown and green outlines.
I used a white gel pen to add wave accents to the water and the foam to the edge of the sand, as well as highlights on the palm fronds. I had fun making and felt like the sentiment was perfect to express how I’m feeling right now!
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