Sunday, June 5, 2011

My First One-Handed Card

I never knew how much truth was in the statement that I joke about: "Stamping is my therapy." I have not stamped for 10 days, and I can't believe what an effect that has had on me! It's different when I choose not to, but still can. But not being able to due to physical limitations is a whole different ball game. So, kudos to those of you with physical disabilities that continue to work to create!

I was kind of a basket case yesterday - my hand and elbow seem to be healing at a snail's pace and I was very discouraged, my sister arrived from Arizona, and my mom is in the hospital due to a shoulder replacement and left-hand carpal tunnel surgery on Friday. My daughter was having a tough day, and I can't do my laundry. (Now that shows a definite messed up mind. HA)

So today I decided I had to try one-handed creating. It's different than my usual style, and definitely not a lot of "stamping" and layers, but it made me happy so it served its purpose! Since I can only use one hand, I decided using a digital image would be the place to start.


The word art is by TLC Creations. I had these puffy pillow stickers (Spaghetti by K & Co.) in my stash, and matched them up with Echo Park's Summer Days DP and some fun pink buttons. Very simple design but kinda hard to do one handed. But hey - I am in a better mood, and that was the whole idea! (Slow typing this post as well, but I am happy I can do it at all!)

I take so many things for granted - opening any kind of screw top (thank you pump and spray bottles!), pulling up and fastening jeans, putting mousse in my hair, cleaning my left ear, driving a car, exercising.....so many things.......soon I hope!

Oh - if you love ribbon, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog - they have a huge giveaway going on right now!

Thanks for stopping by today! And a HUGE thank you to my stamping friends that have sent me cards, and little pick-me-ups! I hope to post some of those things here soon. Have a wonderful day~!

Challenges:
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crafty Catz - circles (buttons and circles on frame)

16 comments:

Cassie said...

Wow, Judy! Sorry to hear you're only creating with one hand. I feel your pain. I had shoulder surgery 5 weeks ago on my right shoulder so I've had to learn to do everything with my left hand. I'm getting pretty good at it...today is the first day I've done laundry in 5 weeks! Hang in there ;)

Mary G. said...

Glad you were able to stamp a little today and hopefully that'll make your day a little better! This card turned out beautifully! Who'd know you did it with only one hand!? It's perfect!!! Hang in there- better days are coming!

Tenia Nelson said...

I made this card with one hand? Super wow....so so talented my friend!!! Hope you get better soon too dearie!!!

Shore Girl said...

Bless your heart -- creating with one hand! You'd never know it as the card turned out beautiful! Hope you feel better soon!

Karin said...

So Awesome :) Seriously, better than many two handed cards I make! You rock...Just don't do more than you are supposed too ;) Hope you have a very speedy recovery!

E. Marie said...

Not too bad for one handed!! Just teasing - it looks great. Hang in there. It will get better soon.

Dawn said...

Hi Judy, Gorgeous card, the bright colours are fun and very cheery. Very creative way to work around your injury - I would never have known. Hope it heals quickly for you. Glad you were able to join us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Janette said...

Oh dear you are in the wars, I think you did amazingly well considering, thankyou for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week, and I hope your soon well again.xx

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Wow!!! Great card for one hand!! And I know for certain you feel better after creating!! I never thought of all the things you can't do with just one hand! Fast and Happy Healing!!

sgc said...

Fantastic card--and especially for havingt o use just one hand. Stamping and creating really is great therapy. Hope you continue to improve--and find time to create and relax. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge.

Lisa M said...

WOW!!! I couldn't have done that with 2 sets of hands...great job! :) I love how bright and vibrant and fun it is. Get well soon :)

hugtherapist2000 said...

I love your "one-handed" card today--especially the "H is for Hugs..." sentiment and your gorgeous colors. I want to buy that sentiment and have searched for nearly an hour on the TLC site to no avail. Can you direct me to the correct category. I already have numerous digis in my shopping cart, but want to add that one as well. I'll be back to that site for sure. Thanks.

Marcia

Donna Maligno said...

You're making me crazy -- one handed stamper! Great job Judy, but we knew you'd do it. Hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Your card is cute! And the fact that you did it one handed is amazing!I'll include your family in our prayers and well wishes!

Jeanne Szabo Ohio

Min said...

What a GORGEOUS one handed card!!! Wonderful Job Judy! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Judy
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx