Friday, October 5, 2012

Tilda's Town: I am thankful...

Hi there Tilda Towners!  It's Friday once again and it also means we have another challenge at 
This week, our theme is: I am thankful

We want your creations to show/reflect what/who you are thankful for. In my card today, I used Stamping Tilda, one of the Special Magnolia Stamps released this year. So, why did I choose this stamp? Well, God has given me a million things that I am so thankful for and one blog post is not enough. So I will narrow it down to stamping. Early this year I had oral surgery, (the first of several). My whole face was swollen beyond recognition, from my forehead to my neck.  It lasted for 4 weeks and started to shrink during the 5th week. Right before the 8th week, I had to undergo another one.  And the swelling started all over again! Facing the mirror was depressing, talking was such a task and eating was so difficult. And I don't even want to talk about the pain. Urgh! 

Aside from the support from my family (especially my DH), stamping and coloring made me feel so much better. Every time, the pain kicks in, it would remind me of how hideous and swollen I looked the last time I accidentally faced the mirror. Believe me, I took showers in the dark, brushed my teeth bending over the tub, just to avoid looking at the mirror. :(  And during those days, I would just go to my desk and stamp and it helped me alot. 

Around this time last year, was when I started stamping and coloring.  I came across some card photos online and those photos inspired me so much to stamp.  I saved the photos on my iPad and made them my screen saver. Some times I would just scroll over the photos and stare and admire the creativity of the person who made them. And those card were made by PAM, our team leader and coordinator at Tilda's Town. She has been an inspiration to me and she always will. And I thank her for that. :)

Back to my card! I colored Tilda with Copics and I chose circular dies to make this card. THe beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the DP is from Magnolia, the butterfly is from Michael's and the sentiment is handwritten by me.


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 Now, it's time for you to show us who and/or what you are thankful for and link it up to us.  Don't forget to link back to us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Tilda's Town.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  
Have a great weekend!



  1. Oh Mae, you poor thing.
    I know what you mean about stamping and colouring as therapy, it's helped me through so much this year too.
    Your card is gorgeous,
    Hugs Bex xx

  2. your amazing creation!!!!! I adore the beautiful shape, the magnificently colored Tilda and all those gorgeous details....can't stop admiring this beauty!!!!

  3. Hi Mae!
    Im so saddened to read youre not feeling well, you poor thing! I hope stamping and coloring will do the same thing for you as for me and help! In addition to that blogland is filled with gorgeous friend all here to help. Pls let me know if theres anything I can do :)

    Your card is beautiful sweetie! I adore your soft coloring, it so gorgeous! Stunning coloring - beyond words fabby!

    Biggest of hugs

  4. fantastic card Mae, i loooooooove so much. all is perfect and so cute


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