Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pushing myself for #DCWV, Inc.

     I have done very little crafting since back surgery over a year and a half ago.  I know paper makes for the best therapy, but the pain has been over the top.  Hopefully, I will be having a spinal stimulator put in soon which will replace the pain signals with "champagne bubbles" according to the patient rep from Boston Scientific!  I wanna believe that, but when I saw the opportunity to win a DCWV cardstock stack I was motivated now!
No automatic alt text available.     The January challenge uses a card sketch.  That's at least 1/3 of the cardmaking process.  It requires the use of DCWV cardstock.  If you use a stack, the papers are pretty much arranged so that the prints coordinate and compliment each other, which makes the paper-pickin' much easier.  Another 1/3?  I could see that this card was making itself, so I went for it! 
     I chose three prints from the Lemon Flower Matstack. I even had a set of stamps by American Crafts that needed inking.  It couldn't come together better! 
     I'm sure back problems are behind the saying that "if you play, you pay."  I'm paying today, but the satisfaction of doing something positive and creative, maybe even encouraging to someone else, makes it worthwhile. 
     Thanks to my FiskaFriend Pam for giving me a heads up just in time to participate and to DCWV, Inc. for the fun of competing for a new cardstock stack!  And to anyone else who happens to stop by, thank you, too!  Hugz!  Suzi


  1. BEAUTIFUL card Suzi!
    Thinking of you and hope that the spinal simulator brings champagne bubbles your way every day and that you can spend time enjoying life and even getting creative too!

  2. Hi Suzi, and thanks for your visit! 63 this year, lol. I too have been away from work, due to bowel surgery/chemo/radiotherapy for a couple of years now, I hope your pain is made manageable, I know how that can make you feel. Love the card! Hugs, Shaz X