Monday, August 18, 2014

Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer card

Hello, friends!

Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer Card
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I thought I would give all of you an update on how things are going with me. I was released from the hospital late Thursday night completing my third round of chemo. It did not go as well as the last round. I have been pretty sick since I have been home. There is an appointment with my Oncologist a week from today and I am hoping he and I can come to some agreement on where we go from here. Another Oncologist hinted at ending chemo and starting the radiation. I would be completely ok with that! Everyone told me this was going to be a long road, but I had no idea just how difficult this would be. People keep calling me a survivor or a hero. Frankly, I feel like neither. I just want off this ride!

Now let's talk crafty stuff. A brand new catalog has started the first of the month and it is chocked full of crafty goodness. If you do not have one of these new catalogs you can view it here ==> NEW CATALOG or order one for yourself here ==> BUY CATALOG NOW

Either way, order away, ladies! I am here to help you if you have any questions. One of the good things about my job is I can do a good portion of it from the sofa! 

Let's talk about this card. I made it for the weekly Bitten By the Bug challenge which called for something with a sun. The Cricut Artbooking cartridge was used for all of the die cutting. 

Again, I used some of the Paper Fundamentals. Seriously, folks you have got to get your paws on these!



Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer Card
Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer Card closeup
Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer Card sideview

Cricut Artbooking Hello Summer Card inside







Cricut Anna Griffin Summer Soirees cartridge
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45 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Oh Melanie you definitely are my Hero and girl if you didn't feel this way I'd say you weren't being truthful and girl you always tell the truth and are a fighter and this is what makes you my Hero!!
I love your card OMG it's so cute and beautiful I so can see this scene on a LO it's just adorable you sure do such fun with things with this cartridge and it happens to be one of my favs too.
Girl YOU so ROCK just keep on keepin' and I'm so proud of you!!

Beebeebabs said...

Awesome project as always tfs!!!

LST in Colorado said...

What an awesome card and a great LO too! Your crafting is great mental health, during this journey. Your in my prayers and I hope you start to feel better soon. XOXOXO

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Oh Melanie you have done so well through your illness and chemo, I don't know you but am very proud of you ((((hugs))). I will be happy for you when this is all over and you are well again. I love your card it's so cheerful.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Sun. After all, the Sun is part of my nickname. Like the inside design.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

Praying that you have a total recovery. Lean on God during this difficult time. Thank you so much for all you do and share with us.
Teresa in Oklahoma
rdrepublican@windstream.net

Barb S said...

Such a lovely card and I am praying there will be sunshine in your life as you walk this challenging road. I love Anna Griffin--she is truly elegant!

Clare D. said...

I am always amazed by your posts that I didn't see those items in the catalog. Sometimes you have to see an item in a project before you see it! Thanks for the inspiration!

CathyinMN said...

Thanks for the update -- I'm so sorry you have to go through all of that. I hope things will get better and better for you healthwise. Your card is absolutely adorable -- I love the bright colors and all of the different elements you put into it.

Peggy T. said...

Melanie, I have been amazed that you have posted every day and kept so positive through your battle. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome cartridge. Love Anna Griffin.

Kat said...

Melanie hang in there and get better.
Very cute card. Love the sun and the grass.

sillygirl said...

Keeping you in my prayers and so glad you have crafting to relax when you can! Keep your spirits up!
I love this sunshine card!

Coelle said...

What a Happy colorful card (I know the opposite of how you've been feeling). Love how you used the My Crush products. We so appreciate your crafting and hope it helps you get through this not-so-fun journey you are on.....we are praying for you, Melanie!

Sue D said...

Very cute and cheery!

Anita said...

What a fun and cheery card!

Karen Sue said...

Such a pretty card, love the colors, thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Jaren said...

Love this card Melanie! Still praying for you!

Betsy said...

The card is just precious. You are one brave gal. I wish you didn't have to go through this, but I admire your strength. Soon it will all be behind you. Thank you for continuing to share with us.

Laurie Levorson said...

Beautiful card from a beautiful person!

DesignsbyPLC said...

Great card. Very crafty. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that this last round has been especially hard on you. I want you to know how much we appreciate that you have kept on posting great ideas through all this. You definitely are tough and a hero! You are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue forward in your treatment.
Lorrie from MI

Martha Herrera said...

Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

jean said...

Im sorry your sooo sick, life can be sooo hard !!!Ill put u in my prayers....

jean said...

sorry to hear your sooo sick !!! I'll put you in my prayers

6746b6d2-14f1-11e4-b809-9fd3fe36d346 said...

I pray for you each day Melanie. I hope that you are healed from this horrible disease. You amaze me that you still post daily. I do not know how you find the strength. You are an inspiration. I love the ideas you are sharing using the cricut cartridges exclusive to Close to My Heart. Thank you for all you do.

Vanessa said...

Melanie, I'm sorry to hear that your recent treatment left you feeling so sick. You're in my prayers.

Love the card! Thanks for continuing to inspire us (in both crafting and facing adversity!)

CA Scrapper said...

I'm sorry you are having a hard time. I hope you feel better very soon. I am sending prayers your way. Your card is so pretty and very cheerful.

Big hugs,
Leslie

Auntie Em said...

One day at a time, dear. One day at a time and when the days seem to long, one hour at a time. Your fight and determination and love from friends and family are so important! Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
Your card is so sweet and I love the little hearts on stems. Those flowers should be in everyone's gardens and every bouquet.
Take care and remember you are a Hero! {{{hugs}}}

BJ said...

Awesome and bright card for summer.

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Kimberly Keen said...

Ya know Mel, I was never a huge fun of roller coasters or merry-go-rounds either. I am sure you want off the ride. Whatever happens, please know that prayers are being said and that we are sending best wishes your way. I love what you do and what you stand for. Please, take care and continue the journey....

Brenda said...

It sounds like you and my hubby are at the same crossroads. My prayers are with you cause I know the long journey that this is. Ours is a lifetime journey, hubby will never be able to quite chemo, I so pray that is not the case with you!! Know that my prayers include you as well, I want you and hubby to kick cancer's butt!!! Now onto you awesome card. I love, love this card. The sun is fabulous, I love those heart flowers and the papers are fab! Super big hugs to you my friend!!! Hugs, Brenda

Caroline said...

I love your beautiful card...the sunshine and those beautiful heart flowers!! This is such a cheery card. I continue to pray for you. May God walk with you and give you strength to fight your battle.

K and P's Mom said...

I'm so sorry you have had this rough patch. My brother is going through just about the same thing.
My prayers will continue for your recovery.
Oh by the way, your card is so sunny.
Mary O'Neal

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness!! This is most beautiful Melanie!!! I love the paper colors and those heart flowers!!! :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Such a pretty and cheerful card !!! I am sending lots of hugs and prayers Melanie !!
xoxox,
Mayra

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Love the card today! Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie,
I am so totally amazed at your cheerfulness through all of this. I admire you and your strength (and your beautiful work!) very much. You are still in my prayers. Marsha from New York

Janice Cook said...

What a fun card. I will order some of the cute clips. You are very artistic.

moknowsall said...

You are a strong woman and your light shines bright, just like your sunny card today. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Maureen

LemonDropMemories said...

Chemo is definitely difficult. I'm so glad you're still sharing with us when you aren't feeling your best.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

You are one amazing woman. I have had family members go through cancer treatment and it really zapped them. I see what a fighter you are with still being able to do your blogging and everything else. Stay strong. You're in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I don't post very often but I wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers during this journey. You are such an inspiration to many. Thank you for sharing your cards with us and a little bit of your personal journey. Stay strong Melanie. I am thankful to have found your blog. I will continue to pray for you.

Marilyn C.

Cheryl W said...

Your card would cheer anyone up. So bright and happy!

 
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