simply get well soon

Ever make a get well card for yourself? I may just be the first to do such a bizarre thing. Stay with me. I’ll explain.

I have had the worst fall cold or flu or something! Nasty! Wednesday and Thursday I could barely function. Friday, a little better but not much.You know how it can be. Almost zero energy. To try and get myself going again, I decided to make a card. I pulled out a stamp on my desk and made this for me. No. I’m not really giving it to myself but I made it to make me happy. A little creative therapy before hauling myself back to bed. While I could have put any sentiment at all on it, I’m always in need of get well cards and this certainly fit my mood.

So…how am I doing? Slowly getting better each day, I think. Hopefully by tomorrow I can start making headway on my to do list and get caught up.

You may notice this is the same stamp I used a couple days ago for my CLASSroom post. Yes, I’d left it on my desk. The fun thing is that you can see how easy it is to get two different looks from the same stamp. I love stamps!

To create this clean one layer design, I first stamped the butterfly and masked it with Eclipse Tape. Then I simply inked my stamp with colors of Memento Dye Markers, “huffed” on it and stamped my image. I always love this simple technique.

Supplies: Solar White Cardstock by Neenah, Pear Tart, Rose Bud and Tangelo Memento Markers by Tsukineko, Basic Grey Butterflies and Wildflowers stamp set by Hero Arts, Everday Sayings Stamps set by Hero Arts, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, brads, Eclipse Masking Tape

What do you do to make yourself feel better? Do you craft a little?

Thanks for stopping in!

14 responses to “simply get well soon

  1. hope you do feel better soon.

    I LOVE this card and have a similar stamp I will try it with.

  2. Very pretty card! Hope you feel better fast!!

  3. This is simply gorgeous Julia!!! Feel better soon!

  4. Oh, you poor wee soul, Julia! How you had the strength to make your lovely card, I’ll never know.
    You really need to rest if you have the flu. Get well soon!
    Best wishes , Bessie.

  5. Nothing wrong with making something just to feel happy when you are feeling groggy! I totally empathise and know the feeling! Hoping you start regaining your strength soon!

  6. LOVE this card, so simple yet stunning!

  7. Awww I hope you are closer to feeling normal, Julia! Your card is so cheery – it made me smile, so I am sure it lifted your spirits! Get your rest! 🙂

  8. I love your card! Looks so simple and cheery! Love it! Love it!

  9. such a beautiful card when you were feeling so bad, hope you continue to feel better

  10. Beautiful card!! I hope that the bug leaves soon and that no one else catches it while it is on the way out!!


  11. Love your 1-layer card! Gorgeous! ;o)

  12. Gorgeous card & design, Julia — I hope YOU are better soon!

  13. Lovely lovely card….. so much detail and so simple at the same time! Brilliant!

    Shelly X

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