2/19/2012

FMS #22 ~ Home is where the heart is!

Another weekend gone by a new week beginning. This new week brings big changes for us. My husband had his final physical therapy session and the final check up with his doctor. All is WELL!!! His neck has completely healed and the PT has built up his much needed strength. He's back to work this coming week and changes are in store. A new job (with the same company) in a new location. His commute will be twice as long as before and the workday longer. This means much less time at home for him during the day. A place he loves to be. We've so enjoyed these last couple of months (wow...almost 3!!). Our house will seem so quiet and lonesome. But don't get me wrong, it IS a good change. Our other option was to move out of state ~ yikes!!! But hey you came here for some creativity right!!! I have a card to share for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge; one that suits the current mood around here!


I started with an ivory card base then layered on my DP's from the Cosmo Cricket: togetherness collection. The notebook die cut is PTI as are the felt Limitless Layers circle and Love Lives Here house. My divided sentiment is from this set and the trios of teeny hearts are from the Love Lives Here: holiday set. I added the button because it seemed a bit unfinished. 

Thanks for popping by, blessings to you ~Lisa

26 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous card Lisa. I just love the designer paper you used, the colours, the buttons and your border punch strips.

I am so happy to hear that your DH is 'healed' and that the PT was so successful. Best of luck to him with his new job and I hope he finds the new commute to be therapeutic rather than hectic.

Kim S said...

It is a perfect card with such meaning!

~Tammy~ said...

So glad your hubby is better, but sorry to hear about his long commute and long work day! That is rough...

This card is so beautiful and I love your colors and your approach to the sketch is fantastic! Those buttons are a great addition to an already fantastic card!

Arlene said...

Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous! This is an amazing interpretation of this sketch. Love it. Glad to hear your husband is better and I wish him only the best for his new job. :)

Cyndie said...

SUCH a sweet card this is! And amazing how well everything--buttons, DP, felt, and ink --matches. You would think they all came from the same source!

So glad your hubby is back to full health and that you get to stay put!

Tui Nathan said...

What a super cute card this is ... love the edging and the buttons add a lovely balance!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jenny said...

Oh, that little house is so sweet! Love the paper choices and the buttons. Really cute card!

Lisa said...

GReat card, Lisa! I really love the notebook edges on this and the sweet pp! Very clever :)
Such great news about your hubby's recovery! Glad all is well and wish him the best of luck in his new position!

Aileen said...

So sweet. Love the buttons. x

Ally said...

Really pretty card, Lisa. ;-) I love your color and paper choices, and the buttons do give it a nice finish. Glad to hear your sweetheart has recovered from the last few months! And glad to hear that his new job will allow you both to be where you want to be, in spite of the side effects that might not be ideal. I hope everything will work out and that you'll still be able to find that quality time together that you desire. Hugs and Best Wishes! ;-)

Rita said...

Lisa, this is such a sweet card. I love the designer paper with that cute little house. The buttons finish it off fabulously. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Marie said...

Hope you quickly adjust to the new changes. Good luck and much happiness.

Your card is super. Love your ability to combine so many different stamp sets and dies..you always give me plenty to look at. The buttons look fantastic, so glad you added them.

Jen said...

Great card to celebrate the important things! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

What fantastic news for your family! I can see the joy in your card! Love the buttons! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card for the sketch. Sweet colors too, love the way you did the house. So glad to hear your DH is back to work, sorry he has to drive so far. My Son in law will have to have another surgery , I don't think he rested enough.

My Creative Side said...

Love the colors of your card, that house is too cute!

Noelle said...

gorgeous card! I love the colors and the button accents. Good luck with all the new changes & it's good to hear your husband is on the mend. Hugs! :)

Christy Q said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the soft colors and accents you added with the trim and buttons! The buttons really add a whole new dimension to the card.

Love the profile pic of you and your mini-schauzer - he looks adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Denise Marzec said...

Total cuteness!

Karen B. said...

Wow, you've got a lot on your plate! Hope things work out the way you want them too. Your card is beautiful, love the elements on there.

Mynnette said...

Lisa, this is darling! Glad you get to stay in your home--moving is such a pain in the neck! I know what it's like to not see your DH--it's awful! :( I shall commiserate with you across the miles--talk again soon! ;)

Mynnette said...

Hi--I don't have a daughter, hehehe. It's a little blurb about the lady who owns Di's Digi Designs--thanks for bringing that misunderstanding to my attention--I've put in a blip that hopefully helps to minimize the confusion! ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I should play along with this challenge--LOVE the sketch! BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE LOVE LOVE your papers! So happy that you husband is doing better---HUGS!

Pauline said...

This is fabulous Lisa, such a heart felt sentiment. Lovely colours, and a fab layout!

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for the follow up, Lisa- so glad your husband is doing well! What a blessing. Your card is so sweet. I love the buttons and the awesome textured borders.

Brenda said...

I hope everything is going well with your hubby and his new job! So happy to hear that his neck is much better! Love your pretty design Lisa!