Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I am running a little slow...

Hello my friends..
I am hoping this post makes sense. 
I had a little procedure done yesterday and I am on some pain medication.
(Just cause I'm a little bit of a baby when it comes to pain)
If I were on top of things I would have done this post before 
My procedure...  That's a whole different story. 
My little procedure was some skin cancer removed from
the side of my face..  
To tell you the truth, It's a little bit of a problem with me.
I am almost always having something burned, scraped or cut off.
I guess growing up here in the desert, being fair skinned, 
doesn't help at all..   But I am pretty proactive about it.  In fact I see
my dermatologist more than I see my dentist.
Sad but true. Thanks so much for listening to me whine this morning.

Any way on to something a little bit happier.
It's Tuesday and time for City Crafters Challenge.
Ros is our Hostess and once again has come up with a great theme.

"Let's Face the Music"

So all you need to do is add something musical to your project.. 
When I first read this challenge I knew I was going to do a Christmas card. 
And I really need to do a lot of them..  
This is my first one I have made this year.

I just love this vintage image, I am pretty sure I got it from 
the graphic fairy. 

And I just love this Lace.. and of course I did a little stitching. 

So there you have it..  My first Christmas card done..
A lot more to go..

To get the details of our challenge you can hop on over
to City Crafters and get all the details..
You should take a look at all the wonderful project the
rest of the lovely ladies have come up with while your there..

Thanks so much for stopping by..

Hugs, Linda


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there my lovely friend, No wonder you had a grumpy day, I would too:0) I hope you recover really quickly and that you don't get any pain, big hugs:0) Gorgeous Christmas card, love the vintage snowy house and more of your excellent stitching, look after your self, hugs Gay xxx

BEAR's Mom said...

love the card!!!
i haven't made ANY yet~
going to a crop on Oct 1st
and i totally do Christmas
cards all day there :D
to relieve some of your pain!

Rosie said...

Been there got the stiches though thankfully I haven't seen the dermatologist for a few years. Hope all is healing well on your face now. Your card is lovely and so detailed aswell.

Becca said...

Love this card Linda! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?! I LOVE that lace, it's so different, is it vintage? I hope you are feeling better today.

Sylvia said...

Hello, Linda! Love your first Christmas card, especially that Robin. Don't worry about it being your first, you will get them done in time! So sorry you are in pain for you surgery. Here's hoping you have a wonderful day, hugs to you!

JeanFB said...

Beautiful vintage card, Linda, I love the combo of birdies and music! Glad to hear that you are keeping on top of your skin issues... never to be taken lightly, that's for sure. Kudos for having your dermatologist on speed-dial! Hope you feel better soon.... that nagging bit of pain can certainly put a damper on one's day.

Jacqueline said...

Linda, if you share your day and your heart, you are not whining! So hope you feel better real soon! Love your festive looking card, the image is perfect!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda!! This is too sweet. I really like the colors and the pom-poms and sheet music all together.
Good girl to see the derm more than the dentisit!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Linda! Hope the pain goes away soon. You are so smart to be proactive about this. My husband has the same tendency and goes to the dermatologist regularly as well. HUGS to you!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous Xmas card! As I was reading about your procedure I was thinking...ugh, desert heat LOTs of sun ,,,fair skin...they never mix.
I cannot go near the sun...I burn to a crisp in 15 minutes,,,I can relate....so good that you keep on top of this skin thing...heal fast.
Love your new header fotos....really nice...

missing moments said...

The card is gorgeous! I, too, see my derm guy more than my dentist! LOL! I'm just glad they can treat it successfully and hope it all stays in check. Hope that for you too! Price I pay for being a redhead who loved loved loved the sun. Still do but a lot smarter with my sunscreen!

Deanna said...

Oh what a bummer to have to watch yourself so closely for skin problems. But you are doing the right thing by staying on top and seeing your Dr. regularly. Great card, love the music, the stitching and that sweet little bird. I was a big-time stamper and even worked in a rubber stamp-store until it closed. Then I got into photography, and the stamping has kinda been put on the back burner, but I still have all my "stuff".

Deb Hickman said...
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Deb Hickman said...

Sorry to hear about that,wishing you a speedy recovery !!!!!! I love your first Christmas card,it's gorgeous and the image is beautiful. One down how many more to go,lol. Big hugs been sent your way. Deb xxx

Netty said...

Terrific Christmas card and loving the lace and now you have made one more than me......lol
Sorry to hear of your skin probs and hope the pain wears off soon. Thank goodness you have it under control. Sending you hugs, Annette x

Nadege, said...

Keep that your skin cancer is under control. Hope the pain wears away quickly.
Your handy work is just magic. I would love to receive a card like that.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I loveeeeeeeeee that card! I love love love love the that bird tag and the trim you used! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Catherine said...

Well look at you getting all ready for Christmas already - good for you. It will be here before you know it!

Hope you are feeling better Linda!
xo Catherine

Davi said...

Linda hope you are feeling better soon my friend :) Love this beautiful card. What a wonderful image and of course your dp is so perfect and I love the little balls sorta like little hanging snowballs!I just want to stay a while looking at the card and listening to the music :)

Terry said...

Your Christmas card is enough to make anyone happy just thinking about the season! So beautiful. Sorry you are in pain and have to watch for skin cancer. I had a skin cancer in 1996 and so far nothing. Like you, I am a desert rat! Be careful and I sure hope the pain meds work. I wish I could take pain meds, sure would have been easier when I had the GB removed! Hugs!

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet, love that pretty pom pom trim
Hugs Julie P

chasity said...

i hope you are feeling better very very soon!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hope you are feeling better Linda! Not much fun :( Your card is darling! Love the little song bird and the fancy trim!

Ros said...

Oh you poor girlie ... A friend of mine has also spent years having this kind of surgery too ... I hope you will soon be feeling better my friend ... this is a gorgeous Christmas card ... love the image ... and of course the music paper! Sending hugs

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love this card Linda!!!..it's gorgeous...Gosh!!!couldnt believe it... Christmas is just around the corner?! I LOVE that lace..and the vintage-y look...I hope you are feeling better today....thinking of you... hugs...xoxo

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Linda, I can relate! I've had more things cut out and biopsied than I can even count anymore. Hope you recover quickly. :)
Your card is beautiful! I so love that vintage image and love the gorgeous trim. The sheet music paper is just fabulous. And so is your stitching. LOVE this!

Janna Werner said...

BIGGEST HUGS ever, Linda!!!!! Take care! Janna

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a cute and pretty one my friend!
Hope all is well, and I am playing catching up here..... busy busy busy....

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful Christmas card. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Stella said...

Awe....poor sweetie; I hope you are feeling a bit better by now.... Take care....
Your card is gorgeous; right up my alleye:).....Love that image and music sheet paper. The stitching is fab!

Tracy said...

This is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I've ever seen. :-) I love birds and the embellishments are so sweet and dainty. Beautiful job my friend. :-)
Hope your meds aren't bothering you so much anymore. Take care. Hugs!

papertrails leaver said...

what a beautiful card! Love the cardinal on the front in it's vintage goodness! I hope you are feeling better soon. Sometimes the smaller procedures can be just as bothersome as the larger ones. I am glad to read you see your derm. because it's something must people won't do. My SO just found out today he has to have a large area removed. Nothing life threatening but it's always good to be checked. Take care Linda!

Julie said...

Bless you sweetie,huge hugs winging your way!!! Love the vintage look of your card it's gorgeous! Take care xxx

Lori said...

Love that sweet birdie Christmas card! It's the sweetest! Hope you are feeling better and take good care of yourself!

june lanum said...

your card is amazing as usual

Tricia said...

What a cute card! You sure are ahead of things, I've been trying to push away thoughts of Christmas. Hope you recover soon :)

Jane Wetzel said...

Had a few taken off myself..well..prob more then a few! Good girl for keeping on top! Love this sweet card :)

lisa said...

Linda, this is beautiful, and as with everything you do, you can see the love that went into making it. I love all of the details you always add. So nicely done.

I hope you are feeling better. Actually, you are probably feeling quite better if you are on pain med!! :-)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hope you are feeling a lot better today Linda and your face is healing nicely - Get Well Hugs!!
..and your card is gorgeous, (even if it does remind me that I haven't started on my gazillions of Christmas cards yet!! Agh!! LOL) - Love the vintage feel, especially the music paper, pom pom trim and stitching,Fab work!!
Jan x

Mariana said...

Hello Linda, sorry for not being here sooner to give you my support. I felt worried about your health problem but all i want to say to you now is that i read you are feeling better and i feel happyer.


Heather Jensen said...

First: I am glad that you had it taken care of. Skin Cancer runs very deep on my dads side of the family. He has had sooo many spots burned, frozen, or chemicaled up.

Second: Your card is beautiful! I am not ready for Christmas yet. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do hope you are feeling better, Linda! I'm sure your face will be tender for a while. I guess it is tough to be fair skinned in such a hot climate. I wouldn't last! I'm quite Irish.

LOVE your card, lady! It 'sings' of a happy Christmas from days gone by.

Suzanne C said...

First... I am so sorry that you had to have that removed. Very painful and you have every right to do some whining. Feel better my friend. Second... Love your card. So sweet and vintage. The image is lovely!

Chris said...

Just catching up on my fave blogs and was sorry I hadn't seen this sooner. I hope your face has now healed, Linda and you are feeling better.

I haven't even made one card yet but have definitely got inspiration from your lovely creation. That image is so lovely and the layout just perfect.

Take care x

Lynn Stevens said...

Yeah for your fiorst Christmas card! Its really beautiful!
So sorry to hear about the skin cancer, hope your feeling better!
But a good thing your taking care of it!
hugs Lynn

Linda64 said...

Beautiful xmas card with a great vintage feeling to it!! Sorry to hear about your skin problems, but so happy that you have it under control.. Big hugs!!