May 22, 2009

Get comfy...get better

While making a list of card refills I needed for my stash basket, I noticed that the Get Well Soon section is always empty. You ever have those times where you need a Get Well card but not a real formal one? Maybe a card for someone who needs some good ol' rest and relaxation to make them feel better?

Karen Lockhart has one of my favorite sentiments for get well cards.it reads *get comfy, rest and get better*. It's perfect for the kinds of cards I'm talking about today. And when you pair it up with Karen's Wicker Chair stamp, you've got a perfect combination. I colored the image with Copic markers and then went over a good portion of the coloring with a warm grey marker (like W3) to tone the colors down a bit. I cut my image out with a Spellbinders Inverted Scallop Circle Die Template..to kinda give the feeling of a big sunshine. I combined my image with K & Company Wild Raspberry paper, PTI Kraft Cardstock inked with Fresh Snow, buttons tied with twine and a little snippet of pink eyelet ribbon. So soft and pretty.
Sometimes you just need to take time to relax......find a favorite chair.........
.......and do nothing but stare out into the bright blue sky.
Doesn't hurt to have a good snack near by too....like fresh strawberries.....and maybe a good friend.

Hope YOU are feeling fabulous today!! Thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

Michelle said...

My goodness Michelle.. you never cease to amaze.. and btw you're photos make me, a real city girl, wanna move to Kansas..

patriciad said...

Makes me want to call in sick today so I just just plop my butt on a comfy chair out on the patio and sip a latte and read all day. Ahhh, wouldn't THAT be nice?? OK, enough of that little daydream-off to work. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Chris said...

I feel better just from reading your post! :) The scallop is perfect for the card, you are right!

JeanFB said...

OMG is that your porch??? Can I come visit?LOL! Gorgeous card! TFS and have a beautiful day.

Tricia said...

I love the card! The scallop looked framed at first... very, very nice! And, I love your porch! Wisconsin isn't that far from Kansas. Would you like to come and help me decorate???? I'll provide strawberries, friendship and garage sales, and even some quilting and stamping!! :-)

Have a beautiful day!!

Dottie K. said...

Very pretty card. Love the scallop. You're right sometimes you just need to take a break and enjoy the view. What a beautiful view you have. Have a great weekend. :)

Arlana said...

Oh I just love that wicker chair. I just put mine out on my pourch a few days ago. Your pictures are so fun TFS

dolcreations said...

Oh my...is that your front porch? I love it!! Can I come over...to visit...no wonder the snake came to visit..how could you resist! LOL

nakes please!!LOLLove this card...I ordered this stamp Tuesday now I wait!! I LOVE how you coloured that stamp. I don't think I can top that!

You are truely talented!! enjoy your long weekend!!

Vina said...

Pretty card! I love your porch scene, wicker chair and the cute birdhouse stand! Have a terrific weekend!!

Kelly said...

Wow...that looks so inviting! Living in Chicago, I dream about open stretches of road like the one in your photo...thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Love your porch and the card. Your blog is the very best.:)

Elaine said...

Such a darling and warm for the heart card! I love the way you tied in the local scenery in your posting today!

Julia said...

Wow, those pictures were awesome. I love the scenery! The card is beautiful. I love the scalloped window! I'm going to have get me some of that goodness!!

Oh! You have my dream porch!! I'm a city girl with a country heart...I live in Sin City (Vegas) and can't wait til my husband retires so I can move to the country!! So awesome that you are already there!

Nancy in CA said...

Michelle,
Not sure how to get hold of you, as I couldn't find an e-mail address on your blog, so I guess I will provide some info here. I also was interested in the coffee tea towels your MOM did for you. I googled "coffee cup embroidery patterns" and came up with Aunt Martha's Colonial Patterns...
Bingo! there was the pattern called Java Break 3997. Hope this helps your readers. I've already order the pattern ~ they're just too cute. Thanks for all you do for the blog world. You are my daily inspiration. Nancy

Maria Jesus said...

oh i love your pictures :) we love strawberries :),

Beautiful card.

Have a good weekend.

MJ

Little GTO said...

My computer had a stupid attack Tues am. Hubby out of state so haven't been on the net til today. My goodness, I LOVED reading your blurbs about, kitchen towels and "traffic jams". Thanks for making it so homeyt.
Sharon L

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I linked to your site from another one that said you had made a good blank copic color chart. I have looked and looked within your site but can't seem to find a link to it. Do you still have it available? I would really like to be able to use it, it looks like exactly what I want and I have looked at a lot of other's that are smaller than I would like.
Thank You,
Dorothy

Kristy said...

Your porch looks so cute! Will you come to my house and decorate my porch?

Carol Scheevel said...

Love that wicker chair stamp... gotta get one! Oh and by the way, I'm moving in to LIVE on your porch in that chair with those geraneums and strawberries... in case you come home one day and can't figure out who that California girl is sitting on your porch! :)

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