Aloha, Happy Monday! The blog has been a tad on the quiet side as of late as I had eye surgery last week called, Laser Iridotomy. What it that…you ask? Angle closure Glaucoma is when the iris blocks fluid from leaving the front of the eye as it should. Pressure in the eye rises and the Optic nerve could be damaged and if left untreated it can be very dangerous and cause blindness. Mine was a rather rush job. They only did one eye for now and I will have to have the other one done at a later date, as it’s not as bad and is not quite ready. Unfortunatley this may NOT be a one and done type of thing as the hole could close back up. Let’s hope it lasts for a while. The procdure itself wasn’t bad, but the rest of the day and evening it was a bit uncomfortable as you would expect. The next day was so much better!
Okay onto the real reason you came by…Tropical is the challenge over at Time Out and of course I knew I had to play along. Hubby and I and the fam had talked about going to Hawaii this summer and unfortunately with the price of airfare and such we decided not to go. I hate that one of my characteristics is being practical. So I decided to dream about it in paper form. Maybe we will try and go sometime this fall if the price of things starts to recede again, we shall see.
I am going to add another last minute entry over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Make Your Mark Challenge as well.
Card Details: Polynesian Paradise stamps-MFT. Stitched Hill dies-Lawn Fawn, Plam Tree is also MFT. I used Copics with a touch of Prismas to color. I used Oxide inks for my blue background. As I still am not very good with Copics I tried to used a white pen to give some highlights in her hair and hula skirt. Not an idea that I will repeat. LOL All in all still a fun card! That turtle just makes me smile.
I hope you get to do something today that makes you smile and brings you JOY, Nanc’
June 20, 2022 at 2:23 pm
So glad that your eye surgery is over at east for now anyway. You may go to Hawaii still and in the meanwhile, making these cute hula cards with palm trees and coconuts should be a good relief for you. Hugs!
June 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm
Wow, sorry about your eye surgery, but glad it is over and went well.
Love your adorable card with that cute hula girl and all the special elements. Great card my friend.
June 20, 2022 at 7:27 pm
So sorry you needed eye surgery, Nancy, but they are nothing to play around with. I had a different eye surgery a while ago and it’s worked out fine so I’m praying yours will too. I love your darling girl and the tropical scene you made for her. You’ll be seeing her on my blog shortly. 😉
June 22, 2022 at 7:27 am
Hope your eye is now feeling much better! Love this cute card x
June 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Prayers for healing and that this lasts for you, Nancy. Your card is adorable!