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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A card for extreme Surfers

This image did not jump out at me when I was turning the pages of my SU catalog, in fact, I never even noticed it. While blurfing one day, I saw a card that attracted my attention with this image only to find out that it was a SU image! There are other extreme sports stamps featured on Page 80 of the catalog but I purchased Extreme Surfing #115173 which was a perfect image for Hawaii! Great guy card too since we all know how hard it is to create good guy cards (at least for me anyway). Here's my card... I used the sentiment from the One of a Kind set and a few silver brads to dress up the card. Gotta keep it simple for the guys, right? I sponged three different blues on my whisper white CS (taken with teal, bermuda bay and ballet blue). I really liked the way it turned out.
Over the weekend, I met up with my friend Donna who lives in New York. She and her hubby spent a week on the Big Island and then the weekend on Oahu before flying back to NY. We went out to dinner at a local chinese restaurant...they are no strangers to the island and we had a great time catching up!
I've been out of commission (again!) and this time it's my back. Went to the doctor today and he told me that I have osteo arthritis - eeks! what the heck?? I took an x-ray of my lower back just in case there was something else...OMG, I am just aging over night! It's kind of depressing getting old. I am on Aleve daily and was told not to aggrivate my back with too much standing - I usually craft standing. I suppose too much sitting will aggrivate it too, so I guess I have to really watch and be careful. I'm sure I'll be okay once the Aleve kicks in and I'm on it regularly and the swelling goes down. This is the reason why I missed Monday's posting! I had to ice my back and lie down...**sigh** I can't believe that I still have a bunch of Halloween things to finish up and Halloween is this weekend!! Anyway, thanks for listening to me ramble and I'll see you again tomorrow!

26 comments:

Islander Girl said...

Awww, sorry to hear you're not feelin' too well!!! Take it easy and hope you feel better soon!!!

BTW, love the card, and I so wanted to get this! I'll have to get this set after the holidays...got so much on my plate, makes no sense to get it now...

charlotte said...

I hope you'll feel better soon, especially with the holidays coming up. Your body is telling you now to slow down and enjoy life - taking your Vitamin D and calcium?

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Fab card Teri, great image and love the papers. Hop you feel better soon. Hugs Nikki x

Tammy said...

Hi Teri
Hope you are feeling better soon.

You card is very fun. Love how you did the background. It really adds to the effect of the water.

Risa said...

So sorry to hear that you are under the weather Teri. Take it easy and I hope that you feel better soon!
Your card is beautiful! The sponging technique really makes this image stand out! I love it!
hugs
Risa:)

Kim Y. said...

Hope you feel better soon Teri!
Really cool card here!

Liann said...

Please feel better...i love your card and the sponging is awesome...take care

Kris said...

Awesome card! it is hard to make guy cards... but i guess when you find the right stamp, you can do anything! love the sponged efffect... Teri, please take care... take this as a "don't overdo it" moment... no, i'm not going to lecture you... hehehe! just take it easy and don't forget to rest! take care sweetie! hugs, Kris

Denise said...

Hey Teri,
Hope to get to feeling better real soon! Take calcium & gloucosamine (sp) supplements, that will have your bones, joints.......Take it easy girl.

Myra said...

Teri: Such an enabler, I guess I gotta get this stamp;). I am sorry to hear about your back, and I hope the Aleve will help (sounds like it will). Take care of yourself, FIRST!!--Myra

1LuvnMama said...

wow . . . you've had a busy and rough week! praying you'll be healed back to your normal self so you can post more great ideas! luv'd how you sponged the different blues to blend together!

Berenice said...

So nice card! Get well soon! A big hug :)

Joy said...

love the card!!! this is too cool...the guy surfing and who doesn't like to surf right =) love how you made him look like he's out in the deep blue! never knew that SU made these awesome sport stamps! that's good to know! love how you added some bling and the sentiment. this is a great guy card!
so let's see...did you want to try Linda's technique and "ride em cowboy" that you threw your back out?! hahahaha! or maybe you did the bunny ears like Kyoko /\/\ and that's why your lower back is swollen?! oh I am on a roll! well hope you feel better soon. call you tomorrow!

Cheryl said...

Hey, I really like this card!!! I love how the sponging looks like the surfer is going in the tube. Oh my, what did you do to your back? What were you doing???

Tracy.H said...

You take care, Teri. My hubby has it in his hip sockets...he is only 39. The trick is to stay active, but not over do it...just listen to the body. :0)

Janis said...

Love the surfer card. Didn't know su did those kind of images. Wow! Is this doctor see you for everything? Please take care of yourself. Guess you gotta rest more. Lol. Just daydream about crafting.

Linda said...

Well, Teri, you know that I hope you're feeling better. This getting older thing does suck, huh? At least we have Joy to make us laugh! Yee Haw!!! Love you Girl, and please take care!

Gina Wrona said...

Aloha Teri,

I'm so sorry to hear about your back. I sit at the kitchen table when I stamp and when I've been there too long, my ankles start to swell since the nerves in my feet are damaged. So, I know exactly how you feel about getting older. But, on a lighter note, your card looks like he is cutting thru the water on a surf board. Awesome card!

Hugs,
Gina

Chrisd said...

Feel better soon Teri,
Pacing youself seems to work for me.. but it is easier said than done often! Hugs from Michigan

ivy said...

oh no---take care of your back!

Barbie said...

Hi Teri! OMG! hope your back is feeling better today! i'm just catching up my blurfing but wanted to tell you that i think your samples from the previous posting are just beautiful! please take care!
barbie

Colleen said...

So sorry about your back. I am glad that you went to the doctor to have it checked out. A friend has problem with her back and she often does stretches for her back before classes that she teaches or when she knows she needs to stand or sit for a long period of time. She also goes to the chiropractor once a month which seems to help her back feel better. I hope that the Aleve will help ease the pain. Hang in there! You will be in my prayers.

Jodi said...

This is a very nice card! I love that image when it is stamped out. Sometimes we have to see the stamp used before we can say we like it. LOL!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Kyoko said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your back Teri! You gotta take it easy and let it heal. TAKE CARE!

Huggies,
Kyoko

Rita said...

OMG what a beautiful awesome card Teri & so perfect for Hawaii!!!

Sorry about your back, I suffer from the same thing & now my doctor wants me go to a specialist & see about therapy. I have an appointment next month so we shall see. Take care of yourself kiddo...yes getting old sucks BIG time!!!

Fay said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately...hope the meds are working now and your back feels better. Take care!