So, I don’t talk about personal stuff on here too much, but I am recovering from a surgery on Thursday. Having some fertility issues trying to conceive our 2nd child & had a procedure done that will hopefully help things. Nothing major, but nothing minor either, if that makes sense! I am anxious to get back in my craft room, but forcing myself to take it easy this weekend so I can recover. And definitely trying to stay positive!


Anyway, I had time to sneak in this quick card before going into the hospital. I made it for the current Avery Elle challenge to use embellishments. I decided to use ribbon, which I rarely use anymore (strange as I barely made a card without ribbon a year ago!). This was the first time I inked up the gorgeous Modern Leaves – such a fun set to play with. The card is actually grey, but looks black in the picture.

Ok, back to the couch for me. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

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  1. says

    Rachel, this is lovely! I have this set and haven’t inked it up yet, either. But you’ve inspired me to get mine out and play! So hoping that you experience a very speedy recovery and that all that you’ve gone through will soon result in a happy healthy little one! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle AEI♥U Challenge! We’re so glad you did!

  2. says

    All the best to you, Rachel! Hope your recovery goes well and all your efforts will soon be rewarded. Stay positive!

    Your card is so elegant. I love the panel and the colours you’ve chosen. Such a lovely card!

  3. says

    That design is so striking, Rachel! I love a charcoal gray card!

    I wish you a smooth recovery and an end to the difficulties of reconceiving. You have the right idea to stay positive. Well, it’s always the right idea, but especially in this situation! TFS! Hugs, Darnell

  4. says

    LOVE the pattern you created with the Modern Leaves set! So fresh and fun! I am so glad that you got a chance to play along with the AE Challenge. Sending warm hugs for a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself. :)