Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thankful for You with Ribbon

I rarely use ribbon these days. Too often, when I go to my stash, nothing works for my need. So my glass jars of ribbon sit on the shelf, looking pretty and being fairly useless. It's a bit frustrating, but there you have it.

When I stamped this card, though, I knew it needed ribbon, and this orange sheer-and-satin number worked perfectly. (The photo-editing made the ribbon look darker than it is, but the colors are nicely balanced in real life.)

Ordinarily, I keep bows pretty small, but in this case, I wanted the tails of ribbon to extend to just beyond the edges of the card. Everything in the stamped image is curvy except the straight lines of the sentiment, and the bow's horizontal emphasis subtly draws attention to the sentiment.

Or maybe that's just the medicine talking.

Not having the right ribbon isn't nearly as frustrating as whatever sinus thing has been tormenting me for seven--SEVEN--weeks. At least now it's confined to my head and not sucking all energy from every cell in my body.

Was that too dramatic? Sorry. But that's what if felt like, and I imagine you all can relate. I have another doctor's appointment this week about the sinus headaches, but I suspect there's nothing more they can do. Some things just have to be grunted through, and chronic sinusitis is one of them.

Thank you for listening to me whine. I'm happy to return the favor anytime you need to vent. Seriously.

stamps: Papertrey Round and Round, Autumn Acorns, Fall Elegance
ink: Memento
paper: white (PTI)
accessories: ribbon


  1. Oh yes, I can relate! Today reading your blog post, I'm grateful that it's been many years since my last sinus infection. Hope you feel better soon.

    Love your card with the wide bow. My bows are usually tiny and timid in comparison.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that you're still feeling sick, especially during your favorite season.

    I've enjoyed seeing your gratitude cards. I get so caught up in Christmas card making from September through November, and I don't think I've ever made a Thanksgiving card. You've inspired me.

  3. Love the orange on the card and leaf overstamped with the sentiment.

    Sorry to hear about the sinus issue. S aline mist does wonders, and if it is a chronic thing, my friends swear by the Neti pots.

  4. Bbeautiful bow on your card! Do try a neti pot. My son swears by his.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear that you are still being tormented by illness. Do you think it might be allergy? I am glad to hear that you ARE feeling better if not completely better.

    This card is so pretty. You have so many great sentiments. That is one of my goals, buy more sentiments.

    It's funny how Thanksgiving cards are orange, brown, beige, gold. I guess it's to match mother nature!

  6. Beautiful creation Susan! Ugh, hate the sickies. Hope you'll be back to normal as soon as possible~

  7. I suspect it's got to be a pretty strong bugger to get you down and keep you down for this long, Susan. I hope you kick its ass to the curb ~ enough is enough!!

  8. I have that Round & Round set (a gift from a friend) and has never been sure what to do with that twirly circle! Thank you for the idea.


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