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June 23, 2009

Oops - forgot to post this!

The following text accidentally got published a week early ;)  Today - the 23rd is the actual day we're traveling to the hospital.  Here's what I said:

Today is an eventful day for me, so I scheduled this post about a week and a half ago.  I am on my way to my little one’s pre-surgery appointment, and next week on the 30thhe will go in for 2 different surgeries.  Neither are very “complicated”, but there can always be complications, so your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.  The one surgery that I’ll share withyou – the other is something he wouldn’t want the whole world to know I shared about when he’s older – is he has been needing tubes in his ears for about 6 months now and we’re just finally able to get in to get that taken care of.  He turns 2 next month, and has a noticeably delayed level of speech due to the fluid that is constantly in his ears.  He averages at least one ear infection a month, and they are often double ear infections at that.  So….in spite of a little worry over everything going okay, today is the beginning of hopefully some happier days for us, and more importantly, for him.

Now – on to why you’re really here:


I made this  card for last week's Inspiration Challenge (IC184) which you can see HERE.  I used THIS picture for inspiration.  I changed the colors up, but used the circle patterns with my new stamp set, Circle Circus, to create the stamped images on this card.  The sentiment is from Kind and Caring Thoughts - a level III hostess set in the new catalog - that I just can't get enough of.  I'm very happy that I got that stamp set in my pre-order because I would never have earned it!!!  That's one of the perks of being a demonstrator - being able to buy things that aren't normally for sale, or being able to buy them EARLY!!!

Anyway, I hope you like the card!  I really do.






Stamps:  Circle Circus, Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence and Kraft CS
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry classic ink
Accessories:  1" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, 5/16" silver brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch


  1. LOVE the card Marie! I think I see a CASE in the near future! ;-) And lots of prayers to your son...

  2. This is fantabulous!!! Beautiful work!

  3. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    This card is amazing! It's official...everything looks great with kraft!! :)


  4. WOW, Marie, these colors really ZING together, What a great card! I didn't want this set at first but now I will order it soon...love what you've done with it.
    Thanks for sharing, I will pray for you and your son's surgeries.

  5. You and your son are in my prayers, and I myself know the difference that can make :0) Love the card, but more inmportantly. Just hug that little darling. He's got no clue right now, and my heart goes out to him and you. Hang in there girl, "This too shall pass ;)"

  6. Love the "bubbles" in the background. I really need to go play with my new pretties.

  7. love your cards, marie! hope the young one's well aft surgery :)


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Marie :)