Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Diedrich Dare

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for The Diedrich Dare. This week 7 year old Jack gave us a fun sketch to use. What's even more exciting is Club Anya is sponsoring our challenge this week. Jack's Mom, Jessica, will pick a winner. The winner will choose an Anya or Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm's in stock inventory. Thank you Marie for such an awesome prize!! If you want to play along, upload your project to an online gallery and use keyword DDSC12.

I made this card for my husband to make him smile! I haven't talked about this but my husband was in a serious accident on 8/19/09. It's a long story but basically he was working on a pipe and touched the outside of a light fixture with his elbow and got shocked. Turns out someone wired the light fixture incorrectly. My husband received burns in his arm where the electricity entered his body. The power of the electricity threw him from a ladder down 2 flights of stairs. He blew out his ACL and Meniscus along with a lot of other things in his leg. He had 3 months of PT to strengthen the other things. On 11/19/09 he had surgery to reconstruct his ACL and Meniscus. He started running a fever of 102 Tuesday night so we have to bring him to the doctor this morning. It never ends!!

Shortly after the accident, my husband was upset that he had to cut his boating season short 2 months. Such a guy!! :-) I made this card for him to make him smile after his surgery (hopefully not depress him, LOL). I colored it similar to the color of our boat. I hand wrote the boat's name, Calypso, on it. The image is from
Hanna Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. so sorry to hear hubby got hurt. that so sucks! I noticed you'd written in the boat's name and now I know why. tell him I hope he feels better. I love how you used glossy stuff on the windshield. looks great

  2. Very fun card Kim! You did a great job with the coloirng. And I sure hope your hubby is okay. That accident sounds scary! Happy Turkey Day!

  3. Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby. I hope his recovery is fast!!
    Awesome, awesome card!!

  4. Hope hubby feels better soon! I'm sure your card really made him smile!
    Great card - love the image and you did such a great job coloring!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. This is SO super cute! Did you give it to Jay yet? Was good to chat w/ you today-hoep you guys have an AWESOME thanksgiving and thank you for all your support and enthusiasm w/ the Dare-you're an AWESOME team member and I know that this DT stuff is just starting to take off for you! Love ya...xoxo

  6. Your card is beautiful Kim and I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your husband, I hope he'll feel a lot better soon. I'm sure he'll love this awesome card!

    Hugs, Naoual xx

  7. Such a cute card Kim! I love how you personalized it! Sorry about your husband's accident. Ouch! Hope he makes a full recovery! What a sweet card to make for him!

  8. What a cute card Kim! Hopefully it made your husband smile or even laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine! Poor guy really has been through the wringer. Yikes! But thanks be to God that he's healing!

    It was fun serving as a Daredevil with you, Kim. I'm only sorry I wasn't able to get around to visit everyone's blogs more often. Bad me! I have so many things I want to do, but limited time. If only sleep were optional!

    In any case, I wish you all the best and hope to see you around blog world!


  9. such a great card kim!! i love that image!!

  10. Now Kim this is a great take on last weeks sketch I never would have thought to do this with the sketch but I totally love how your mind saw it and ran this image is really pretty cool too!!!

    Your cards are just getting better and better and better each week and they were totally good when you started so the better and better really puts you in a great level of talent my friend!!!!