First, Frank had his surgery on Friday. He did have another disc pressing on his spine. Thankfully, we caught it very early this time, since we were already familiar with the symptoms this time. He didn't bounce back quite as quickly as the doctor wanted, so she kept him until Sunday afternoon. He is a little squeaky but is resting at home now. He should be back to his old self in no time. This makes all of us very happy! The house was sooo quiet without our sweet Frankfurter!
My card today comes from two different Unity Stamp Company stamp sets. The tree comes from "What Matters Most" which is a set of stamps and the sentiment is a single stamp called "Storms make Deeper Roots." In the part of Arizona where I lived, the people were in denial that they lived in a desert. This didn't bother me because I missed the greens of the midwest. So, in Chandler, there were fountains, trees and grass. The only problem with that illusion was that Arizona has a monsoon season. It rains like crazy, the streets flood, and the winds blow. This is when the illusion is destroyed. Those great trees in the parking lots fall over during the monsoon. Why? They have no roots. There's no rich midwest soil for the roots to dig into so when storms come, they blow over.
Let's face it. Life's storms aren't much fun when you're in the middle of them! I know I wouldn't want to go through the last year and a half if you paid me. I also know that I have deeper roots. I know what matters most and who matters most in my life. That's why I had to pair these two stamps together. They are a perfect picture of my life here recently.
I used the following Stampin' Up supplies for this card:
Raspberry Ripple, Pistachio Pudding and Early Espresso Card Stock
Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
What Matters Most and Storms Make Deeper Roots Stamp Sets by Unity Stamp Company
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Pearls by Martha Stewart
Unknown Plaid Paper