Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lili of the Valley Challenge #20




Hello everyone!
I'm sorry that I have been MIA the past few days. We received some bad news the other day which turned my whole day sour. My husband is retired from Delphi (Delphi is a "spin off" from GM) and it seems that most salaried retirees will lose their health benefits in April. This whole sorry mess turns my stomach inside out and I didn't even think about stamping for a day or so!!!! I'm crossing my fingers and praying that Blue Cross/Blue Shield will let me add my husband on to my insurance plan. *sigh*

Well ....to keep my mind off my troubles today, I made a card for Lili of the Valley's Thursday Challenge. The sketch was designed by the talented Donalda (Enjoying the Journey). This is my take on the challenge and thanks for the inspiration Donalda!



My image is my new Anya from The Greetings Farm. I was surprised to find that these stamps are much larger than what I expected and they stamp very nicely! The sentiment is a $1.00 stamp that I purchased from Michael's during my early days of stamping. The card stocks are from SU and Papertrey Ink. The designer papers are from SU and Pebbles. Inc and I colored my image with Copic Markers. To embellish my card, I used Nestabilites rectangle dies, Maya Road felt flowers, buttons and Scrapper floss. I also used ribbon and tiny chocolate pearls.

Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday afternoon and thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs


Risa

24 comments:

2 Worlds said...

Risa sorry to hear that, hope everything ends ok
Cute stamp that sentiment is great for this stamp.Funny how they went well together

jennyv said...

Hope your insurance plan will add your husband. It's hard to go without not having insurance. I'll pray for you. That's a great Anya image. I haven't had the chance to order those stamps yet. It's on list to buy. Great job love the colors you use.

Jenny

Denise said...

Risa, As always a very beautiful card. I just love the pink & brown together.

Donalda said...

Gorgeous as always dear

Tina said...

Love it! These images are so cute, I had to get a few myself.

Maria said...

I'm sorry to hear of your husband's health benefits. . .gosh, that's terrible. The one thing we need when we retire is our health benefits. That's terrible.I can understand why you're upset.

Your Anya is adorable. You did a fantastic job coloring her. She is a big girl, isn't she! She's fun to color. Your card reminds me that I should create a card using her. . .I buy stuff all the time and forget to use them!!

Love that layout too! You did a wonderful job creating a card with it!!

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!!

Maria

Rach said...

a fantastic card risa, love your colouring and take on the sketchxx

Deb said...

Oh Risa I am sorry for your bad news, I hope you manage to sort it all out soon!
You did manage to make a fabulous card though, I love this adorable Anya!
take care Debx

Bev said...

Beautiful! Such pretty papers and colours and the adorable image is coloured brilliantly

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Risa, I luv how you always pay attention to detailing your cards with embellishments & layers! Thats what I love about your cards & the coloring of course!!!

I hope everything turns out well for you & hubby. Good luck sweetie!

Elaine said...

Risa, Sorry to hear about the change in benes for your hubby :( Things are a mess all over the place!
Your card is a bright spot though and looks fabulous! Incredible coloring and cute colors together! Take care~
e

Deb Neerman said...

A-mazing!!! Love this card, Risa!

And I love that 1.00 sentiment stamp ... okay, I'll give you 2.00 for it, okay!?!? LOLOL!

So sorry to hear about the DH's insurance woes ... my neighbors, originally from Michigan, are having the exact same problem ... they are devastated and sick with worry and fear.

Such a terrible, terrible thing that wonderful, hard-working people who put their faith and trust in a system have been failed by it. For what? So some billionaire CEO can give himself a 500,000.00 holiday bonus?!? Insanity. I'll be praying hard for you, my friend.

Please try not to worry though, things have a way of working out. But I totally understand your fears ... I'd be stomping mad, too.

~Big hug!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Dear I am so sorry to hear of your troubles, what a terrible mess everything in the world is today. I will hope and pray that you will be able to add your husband to your insurance dear.
This card is stunning your colouring as always is out of this world and the take on the sketch and papers are fabulous
Keep smiling dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card I love how you have coloured the cute image, she is one of my favourite Anyas. I am so sorry to hear about your healthcare problems I hope you will be able to add your hubby to your insurance

Corie said...

I hope everything works out with your health insurance.

Your card is absolutely beautiful -- I love all the extra details. It is a true work of art.

Big hugs and smiles,
Corie

** Isa ** said...

Hi doll... Have disapeared from the land of crafting for a while but your cards are as gorgeous as ever. This one is ever sooooooooooo cute. Love it. Hope you're well.

Big hug to you :o)

Elena said...

Oh, no... Risa, I am really sorry to hear these news... I would feel the same way...
Your card is so cute!!! Love the layout so much!!! And the way how you colored Anya is so adorable!!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

sorry to hear of your trouble Malieta :( terrible things are happening in work industries :(
on to a nicer subject and more cheery :) your card is adorable!!! hugzz xx

mochamama said...

Ah Risa, not good news, lets hope and pray that the outcome is a good one. I know it's hard not to worry chickie. Hang in hun. Sweet sweet card!

Lisa Olson said...

Oh this is simply adorable I love the colours and am mad about anything with dots on!!

Kim said...

What a auper stunning card you have made, it's truly gorgeous...

good luck in the dt...

I do hope you have manged to sort out your husbands helath benefit, it's a real worry....

Ila said...

Your card is just the Cutest!! You made this little image just shine!! I love it!!
I am so sorry to hear your DH has been let go. I hope everything works out. It's such a stressful situation....Take Care!!.....Hugs, Ila

Teri said...

Another great card Of course, this color combo is my fave. I just love what you did here, that dollar sentiment is perfect!! xo, Teri

Barb W said...

Super cute card, you've used my favorite color combo! Great take on the sketch and I love the sentiment!