8/26/2013

rs #78 ~ Bee Well!

Hi  bloggy friends! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours wasn't too bad other than the weirdness associated with a tetnas shot I received on Thursday. Just a routine booster, I hadn't had one for years. They said my arm would be sore for a few days. Okay, no big deal. But I woke up on Saturday with a very sore arm. Not so much where I was given the shot, but under my arm along with some swelling.. As the day went on I just felt icky. The shot seemed to have affected my lymph nodes. I had some other places in my body that were a little inflamed and tender. Sunday I was just kind of wiped out. Things are getting a little better today, but I'm not feeling quite up to par. Strange isn't it. Those preventative measures aren't always what they're cracked up to be. The first flu shot I ever got left me sick with one thing after the other that whole winter. Who knew! But enough of that huh, how about a card. I turned to the latest Retro Sketch to get a little something done today. Cute and simple, kind of a get well to myself!!



I've had this whimsical border stamp from the Rubber Cottage for quite some time. I masked off the edges of the card base and stamped the border top to bottom using alternating Harvest Gold & Summer Sunrise inks.  Next I die cut and stamped a PTI fillable frame. The sentiment inside is by DRS. Years ago my hubby brought me home a little strip of reflective tape he had left over from work. He thought maybe I could do something with it ~ my sweet guy! It reminded me of honeycomb. So I use it along with this PSX bee. Fun huh! To add just a touch of umph to the background, I stamped some random dots using a Judith stick stamp.



Well I think that does it for me today. I'm going to drag myself to the grocery store LOL!! Have a great day friends and thanks for popping in! ~Lisa


23 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! What a fun border stamp! And I do hope you are feeling better soon. The one year I didn't get the flu shot I ended up with the flu. It was the first time I had to miss work in years!

Lisa said...

perfect take on the sketch! Love the honeycomb and bee :)
Sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction to that! It's kind of scary isn't it?- especially since it's something that is supposed to be so routine. Hope you are feeling better soon! XX

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa this is fabulous! The grey honeycomb is very fun. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. I dragged myself to the grocery store in the sunshine and came out to a thunderstorm I got soaked!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Lisa-- you are knocking my socks off! LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this sketch! What a clever idea! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the background design! LOVE the bee and his honeycomb!! LOOOOOOOOVE it all! FAB x1000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you stamped the sections and that bee and hive are FAB! FUN card Lisa!

Melissa said...

What a great use of a border stamp, Lisa! Love this cute card!!! :)
I sure hope you get to feeling better! No fun! Funny how something so "routine" sometimes can make us feel so ick! Hope you feel like your normal self soon!!! Hugs!

Barb said...

so pretty! i love the slim lines of the scrolled shape...makes it more cas...lovely design!

Laurie said...

This is so CAS and so pretty!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Lisa! Love the fancy little sentiment label!

Dyane said...

Feel better Lisa!:) This is such a happy card! FAB!:)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a cute card! I can't believe the honeycomb is reflective tape! Sorry that you have felt so bad! I hate those shots! Everytime I get one that happens!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bummer about the shot reaction, Lisa. Keep an eye on it, please. I think it's always good to call and ask about anything out of the ordinary, unless they told you this might be a reaction.

I think it's awesome that you made yourself a bee well adorable card, perfect for the retro challenge! And how cool is your hubs to bring you the perfect bee accompaniment! It's heartwarming just to know that he was thinking of you at that moment at work!

Take care! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle said...

Love this sweet card, Lisa! The bee and honeycomb are wonderful! Hope your arm is feeling better!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Adorable card! Gosh, I hope you feel better soon. How unfortunate, the way this shot affected you. :(

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great swoops of color, perfect for that photo inspo. :) good job!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card! Hope you feel better soon!

Larissa Heskett said...

Poor Thing!! I sure hope your week gets better!! =) Well this card is AWESOME!! I LOVE the whole design and the border stamp you used makes such a Neat Background!! LOVE IT!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, what a great way to perk yourself up, Lisa! So sweet! I hope you're feeling better now. I still haven't ever gotten a flu shot, but my kiddos get the nasal mist every fall.

Marybeth said...

I'm sorry the shot affected you in such a miserable way! Hoping you are much better now ...that this comment is so late. Hope everything is ok!
Love this bee and the bit of honeycomb.....too darn cute.
Any news on getting a hard copy of your cover card? Mrs Cover Girl?

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Lisa, everything about this card is absolute perfection! I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week, your cards are always a treat!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love your scrappy style on this!

Patrice said...

Great use of the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/08/52-card-pickup-235.html

Geri said...

Reflective tape??? Who knew!!! I thought it was a little die cut piece...looks perfect here on this light and airy card and really grounds the sentiment! Sorry to hear you were under the weather! I do hope you're all better!!! Sweet card!!!