Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whiff of Joy #17

First of all, I'm standing up and doing the happy dance. Thankfully none of you can see me, because it's pretty embarrassing. :) I received the results of my PET/CT yesterday, and am over-the-top happy to say...I am 100% CANCER FREE!!! Finally! This has been a long hard road, and I am so happy to finally hear this news! I would like to thank each and every one of you who have sent kind messages here on my blog and via e-mail, wishing me well, telling me I was in your prayers. You have no idea the power that has! So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

So I'll stop dancing [for now] and get to my card.
I had not used this Whiff of Joy image yet, still have a few that haven't seen ink, so here it is on this card for Whiff of Joy Challenge 17. This week was a great sketch by Donalda. I turned it on its side. This image is called "Melinda's Books", stamped on a piece of sepia DP, then colored with regular and metallic Prismacolor pencils, without blending on the books. Added gold Liquid Pearls to the spine, and Stickless to the bookmark flower. Cut and embossed the image with Curved Rectangle Nestabilities. The border was colored and blended with Prismacolor pencil and baby oil. All DP is from Hot Off The Press, including gorgeous Background vellum with different handwritten looking notes. Border punch from Fiskars, and the flowers are from a MS punch called Hydrangeas. They have Weathered Lavender Stickles in the center; these don't sparkle like the regular Stickles, are called "distressed" so are more muted, but still gorgeous. Sentiment from Verve. Used Dew Drops for my corners.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Melinda's Books, Verve Fairy Tales.
Paper: HOTP Scrappapers and Heritage paper packs, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Distress Stickles, Fiskars border punch, Dew Drops, corner rounder, Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls, MS Flower punch.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am SO HAPPY for you! What a sigh of relief I know ... I'll pray you continue to be cancer-free and can get your life back to normal!
Your card is adorable ... love the image and WOW, what a layout!

Again ... FANTASTIC NEWS!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Exactly what darling said!! Good for you!! Your card is stunning!! :) TFS!! Take care!!

Janine said...

What absolutely wonderful news!!! Take care and enjoy life!!
Great card by the way!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

YAY!!!!!! I'm SOOOOO happy for you. I know what it's like to get that news. I am praising God for this answer to prayer. I know you're elated. Now to comment on you card. How very pretty, and I love your sparkly little touches...my daughter would love this stamp since she's such an avid reader. Great job and thank you for sharing such wonderful news!! That's definitely a bright spot in my day. Hugs,

6 wacky women said...

Oh Nancy, I am so happy to hear such wonderful news. What a great weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Thanks for sharing this AWESOME news!!!

Your card is fabulous.
I love all the layers and details.

Have a GREAT day...
Karen x

Michelle said...

all I can say is WOOOHOOO!!!! I'm so happy to hear that the bad ole cancer has left the building!! yippieee!!!!

Rach said...

what wonderful news!!!
so so happy for you..
your card is fantastic a brilliant creation.

thanks for joining us at woj.xxx

Corie said...

Fantastic news -- I am so happy for you!!

This is a beautiful card -- love all the detail

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear. I love what you have done with my sketch. Thanks for joining us this week

stampinfrog said...

Nancy keep doing the HAPPY dance! After what you have been through you deserve to DANCE!I am sooooo HAPPY for you!!!
Your card is sooooo CUTE!Love the color scheme...TFS
Hope you are having a great and safe Tuesday evening!

Jane Wetzel said...

great news! God bless you! love your gorgeous card!