Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Fall is in the Bag

I have been missing in action for the last few weeks. My mother (who is 80) fell and fractured her hip. She needed surgery and then spent some time in rehab. Frequent trips to the hospital left little time for blogging. Thankfully she is home now and doing really well. Unfortunately, she won't be able to drive for a while so I will be pitching in by taking her to physical therapy, grocery shopping and doctor's appointments. The doctor has assured us that she will be dancing in no time which may not be such a good thing since she broke her hip while doing the Electric Slide at the community center of her Senior apartment complex. I kid you not!

Anyway, it felt great to get the creative juices flowing again this week after not scrapping for almost a month. So, when I spotted this week's Tuesday Trigger photo just as I was finishing up a layout using Little Yellow Bicycle's "Hello Fall!" collection, I knew I had to play along. Instead of putting my scraps away, I decided to make a card or two for Thanksgiving. Here's the trigger photo:
And here are the two cards I made. First, the clean and simple design:
And next, one with a stamped background:

Both cards feature Papertrey Ink's Wreath for all Seasons and Technique Tuesday's Studio AE -- Give Thanks by Ali Edwards stamp sets. The background stamp on the second card was created with Hero Arts Large Plaid Pattern background stamp.

Let me know which design you like best!

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Very Vanilla); Papertrey Ink (Chocolate Brown);
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello Fall!)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Wreath for All Season); Technique Tuesday (Studio AE -- Give Thanks by Ali Edwards); Hero Arts (Large Plaid Pattern);
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Dusty Durango; Tim Holtz Distress (Gathered Twigs);
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Circle; Classic Scalloped Circle Large); EK Success Corner Rounder.


Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jingle said...

These are very pretty!

Susan (rainy) said...

So sorry to read about your mother, Linda. Hope she continues to improve.
Both cards are wonderful although I may be slightly partial to the first one with that sweet plaid bow.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, your Mom sounds like a hoot! My friend's 80 yr old Dad fell and broke his hip, had surgery and recovered very quickly. I do hope the same for your Mom. Beautiful cards with a nice homey feel to them. Enjoy whatever crafting time you can manage!