Sunday, June 12, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

Dorothy was is so good to be back home after spending two weeks in Montana, caring for my very ill father.  Thankfully, he is doing much better, though he still has a long way to go before he approaches anything resembling "normal".
While I was there, the demonstrator pre-order period from the new catalog started, so I had to place an order and have it shipped to Dad's. I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the new 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog!  Oh. My. Heck. My wallet is in serious trouble!!!

I have to tell you it nearly killed me to be at the hospital when I knew the package had been delivered and was waiting for me 30 miles away! AND, it was raining, so I was worried about the contents.  I needn't have worried - UPS wrapped the box of goodies in a big plastic bag and tucked it under the step, safely out of the weather.

I cobbled together this thank you card for the nurses that cared for Dad using the goodies that came. Notice the little corner nips on the image? I used the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch to cut the corners, as well as on the greeting banner. Necessity truly is the mother of invention; there were really limited supplies available, so I made do with what I had.

Apologies for the photo quality. It was gray and rainy pretty much the whole time I was there. But at least it didn't snow!

Stamps: On the Grow, (Summer Mini), Perfect Words (Hostess product, 2011-12 IB&C)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo (new In Color 2011-12 IB&C), Just Add Cake DSP (2011-12 IB&C)
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade (new In Colors, 2011-12 IB&C), Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder Punch and Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (2011-12 IB&C), Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack


  1. I'm glad that you are home and that your Dad is doing better.
    Talk to you soon.

  2. Glad you're home and can relax a bit. I do understand when parents are ill, it can be exhausting even if you're doing nothing. Hope all goes well.
    I LOVE your card and nip in the corners is genious! Love that.
    The colors are great and I'm sure the staff will love it. hugs.

  3. I love it, and I'm glad to hear your Dad is doing better. Welcome home!

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  5. Love the card and the color scheme you have used. I have been missing you. So glad to hear that your dad is on the mend.

  6. Never doubt the inventiveness of a stamper! So glad that Dad is doing well. Hope that you're getting caught up a bit on your

  7. This is so pretty Cindy. No one could ever tell you had limited supplies... it's perfect! So glad to hear that your Dad is doing better and that you are able to be home again.


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