Wednesday, August 3, 2011


My LSS was having a 20% sale off everything in the store in order to make room for new inventory.  Lucky for me, the store is about a mile from CT walking the dogs, I'll take a little side trip there.  They know me now and forgive me when I come into the store dirty and smelling like DOG!!

So, while I perused the store...I saw this Hero Arts background stamp that I felt could get some good lovin' in my craft room.  I also bought a random pack of patterned paper.

For this card, I embossed the new background stamp in white, then went to my trusty Distress Inks and laid down some color.

I cut a few strips of the new paper and then everything came to a screeching halt!  After racking my brain, I remembered I had some OLD OLD OLD Basic Grey letters in my bottom drawer.  I pulled them out and they worked kinda became the card you see above.

On a sad side poor girl Layla (the middle dog pictured above) is not doing well :(
About a month ago, I ran my hands down her back and she yelped.  This happened twice so I brought her to the vet.  We decided to do xrays and I hate to say..........she has not recovered from the body manipulation from the xrays.  We found that she had a previously fractured pelvis and a surgery to correct a hip problem. (These injuries happened prior to my adopting her).

She's been on a multiple drugs to help her body recover and nothing is seeming to help.  I just brought her to a new vet on Monday and we're trying another set of medications, but now her back legs are swelling up and she's not weight bearing on her back right leg.

I hate to see her in so much discomfort.  I'm supposed to call the vet on Thursday with a progress report, but what I've seen so far.....there's been none.  Wahhhh  :*(

Sorry to leave this post on a sad note..........but I'm feeling kind of sad.

Thanks for your visit!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh Maria, prayers to Layla that the meds start to work for her, poor thing. Hang in there, I know it must be hard for you, but she knows you are trying to help her. Your card is wonderful love the background stamp and the letters, they do work perfectly with the papers and the stamp. Keep us updated on Layla.

Meg said...

Oh no, sorry to hear Layla is having such a rough time. Addie is sending furry get well wishes right now.

jimlynn said...

Maria, this card is just wonderful. It really pops off that paper and is stunning.

I'm so sorry to hear about Layla not doing good. HOPEFULLY she'll rally and be ok. It's always so sad though to see an animal in a lot of pain.
I'll say a little prayer for her.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Maria, my heart goes out to you. I'm so, so sorry to hear about Layla. I'm keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers and hope that she gets better with medication and time.
Your card is adorable. Way to go using up some old supplies. That has been pressing on my mind lately......that I have way tooooo much that I don't use. Love the new background stamp. So versatile. The different color you used is awesome. Need to do that.
Hang in there, girlfriend!

Monica said...

So sorry that poor Layla is not doing well... my healing wishes to her.

On a happier note, I love your background. Such a cheerful card. Hope it cheered you up while you made it.
xxx Monica

Tamika said...

Aww i am so sorry about Layla, I really hope she gets better soon. I agree it is hard to see an animal in pain.

Your card as always is beautiful, your work is amazing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Thinking about you, Maria!! (hugs)

Cheryl said...

I love your card! What a great mix of patterns!

I am so sorry to hear about Layla. It always breaks my heart when animals are hurting and they can't tell us what is wrong. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your bold use of pattern!

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