Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ippity Shaker Card

Hi there! It's been awhile since I've posted to my blog, so before I get to my card details today, I'll give you a little update about what's been going on in my life!

I got sick about two months ago and went to the doctor. I was coughing and wheezing very badly, but I had no other symptoms. I was told that I had bronchitis and was treated accordingly. I didn't get any better, and I even went back to the doctor several times over the past few months for different medications. 

The coughing and wheezing continued to get worse. I started sleeping sitting straight up on the couch at night because I couldn't lie down, or I would cough even worse. In fact, it got so bad this past Saturday that I could not do anything without getting short of breath. I couldn't even walk to the restroom! It got bad enough that my husband took me to the emergency room. Because I had been so sick for so long, they admitted me and kept me in the hospital for two nights. I had never stayed overnight in the hospital before! While I was in there, I saw a lung specialist, and he confirmed that I have developed asthma. I'm glad to know what the problem is and how to treat it. I was released Monday afternoon, but I can't go back to work until next week, and I have to follow up with both my lung specialist and my Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor next week. 

So, if you haven't seen much on my blog lately, it's because I simply haven't been able to fulfill my design team requirements over the past week or so. I am back on track now! Also, so many of you stopped by my Facebook page and left words of encouragement and your thoughts and prayers. THANK YOU SO MUCH! That lifted me up while I was in the hospital! 

Now, moving on to my card for this week! This card uses the Ippity set Warm Wishes. Ever since I got this set, I knew that I wanted to use it to make a shaker card. I had never made a shaker card prior to this, and let me tell you, it can be a little intimidating if you've never done it before, but I think I got it! 

I stamped the snowflake from the Warm Wishes set in white pigment ink and embossed it with some snowflakey embossing powder. I added some Martha Stewart glitter to the bottom of the shaker circle. 

This fun, wintery patterned paper is from last year's Wintertime collection by Echo Park. I finished it off with some ribbon and a snowflake brad.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog today! Hop over to the I Heart {Ippity} blog to see what the other fabulous ladies have to share with you today, and as always, you can buy this stamp set and more from Miss Heather!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Wintertime
Stamps: Warm Wishes by Ippity
Ink: White Daisy pigment ink (Close to My Heart) , Winter Wonderland embossing powder (Stampendous)
Embellishments: ribbon, snowflake brad, foam tape, clear acetate, Martha Stewart glitter
Tools: We R Memory Keepers corner chomper, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities



  1. I'm so glad you figured out what was causing you the problems. Half the battle is finding out what is causing the junk. Great that you're better.

    I super love this card. Great papers and love that star.

    Be Blessed,Beckie

  2. Candace..our cards are pratically TWINS! How fun is that! LOVE THE shaker! You did fab. Hope you are feeling ok! Take your medicine and don't wait till you are miserable to take that is all about keeping it UNDER CONTROL!!

  3. This is lovely :D
    Hugs From sweden


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