Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The coveted Trees....

Okay - so - if this set ends up retiring after this year I will take full responsibility. I have wanted "Lovely as a Tree" ever since I became a demonstrator - for whatever reason I never purchased it and it got to the point that I was afraid to get it in case it retired. When I saw the retiring list this year and the trees were still "growing", I decided to take the chance and get it.

I've used it with the Mojo Monday Sketch and the Colour Chef challenge to use tone on tone colours.

I went to the surgeon today and the ball has been set in motion for my second total knee replacement. Could be 6-7 months or sooner. At least I know this time to make darn sure I do the pre-operation exercises diligently because I know the difference they will make later.

While I was at the surgeon my husband took over my Grade 4 class for music. I had him working with them with boom whackers - He asked them if they were sure they didn't know how to play trumpet. ( He teaches Jr. High band in the same school). Apparently they had a good time.

Hope you have a great Wednesday - Thanks for stopping by! Joan


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well i'm sure glad you got that stamp. it's a beauty for sure! and you make it look even more so here!

knees are hard - but you'll be fine. i hear ya on the rehab. i had a hip replacement and my rehab was fabulous! anyway, i'll keep you in my prayers. well, ur already there. i'll just do it a bit harder!

hugs :)

Deb said...

What a lovely card Joan!! I really like how you stamped the trees along the bottom of the card.

Joseline said...

This is my favorite stamp set. I use it almost every time I have to make a masculine card.

Sorry to hear about your knee Joan. I'll be praying for you.

Dani said...

Great card, I too love that stamp set. It is amazing how much I use it.

I will be praying for you!!

Marlene said...

Fantastic card - love the stamp.

A friend of mine had a knee replacement done several months back, and is doing wonderfully!!!

Alex said...

Gorgeous card Joan!! I too waited on this one....so I am sure it will now retire, lol!!! LOVE your card, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cindy Haffner said...

I love that set too Joan, and you have ROCKED with this card.

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous card, Joan! I love this set, and I think it's been in the catalogue the longest of any! don't know how they could retire it though, it seems like such a basic set than anyone should have-Christmas cards, sympathy cards, thank you cards, thinking of you cards...pretty much good for anything!
Good luck preparing for your surgery, and take care!

Maria Matter said...

oh Joan, sorry to hear about your surgery, though I know when its all done and over, you're quality of life will be much better!
I'll pray for you, keep us updated!

beautiful card, this is one of my all time fav SU! sets too!
take care

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are great, Joan. LOVE the elegant colors on the first one.

{ kelly jo } said...

Joan- your card was drawn for the Color Chef Challenge!! So glad you played along and I hope your surgery goes well! Come on over to get the code for your winner badge!