Thursday, November 4, 2010

So Grateful

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my husband for our upcoming anniversary.  I may not always tell him but I am extremely grateful for everything he does for us and that he is MY husband! 
I also have a short story to share.  I may or may have not written before that I had a stroke seven years ago.  I have mostly recovered except for a few minor issues that I still struggle with.  Early in the days of my recovery I had huge problems processing large amounts of stimuli, so imagine what it was like when we went grocery shopping at WalMart!  We had checked out and were on the way to the car when hubby remembered that he had forgotten something and said that we had to go back into the store.  I told him he should go ahead by himself while I took the cart to the car and loaded the groceries.  I made my way there but when I got there and opened the trunk I literally could not remember how to take the groceries from the cart and put them in the car!  I was so overwhelmed that I just stood by the car and cried.  When he saw me standing there he ran across the parking lot and just hugged me, telling me that everything was okay and helped me into the car.  Now, when he doesn't pick up his socks or remember to take out the trash  I just remember that moment, and all is forgiven!
For him, it's also true that the way to his heart is through his stomach, and  I often make special little treats for him.  I found this adorable little treat at Family Fun magazine
Acorns made from doughnut holes - how cute is that?  And bonus, they just happen to match the card I made him!  I'm sure that little fact will be lost on him, but I'll know.
I have one final photo to show off the card (I liked it so much I made an extra one) and the acorns using the Warmer Vintage photo effect that I got from Maggie Holmes Photography.  So much fun!


Thanks for looking, and God Bless!

Supplies:
(All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps - First Fruits
Paper - Kraft, White, Plum Pudding DP, Basic Grey (SU!)
Ink - Chai Tea Dye, Ocean Tides, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (SU!)
Other - Limitless Layers Die, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack (SU!) Zig Zag Punch (EK Success), Signo Uniball Pen 

19 comments:

  1. Oh Sue, that story almost made me cry! What a loving, caring husband you have. Love your card, it's nice and masculine, and the acorn doughnut holes are so cute! I have to remember that idea ;)

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  2. I love the donut holes! Those are fantastic! Your story is so touching.

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  3. i want to make those "acorns"!!

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  4. Sue that is a great story. You have a lot to be thankful for. I love this card. The zig zag punch is a perfect little detail. Thanks for the acorn recipe too. How adorable!

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  5. I am so in love with this card! I just adore how you made the acorns and the paper and trim...it all coordinates so perfectly! AND...those adorable donut holes!! That is just way too cute!! The story you shared was so beautiful! What a blessing from God your husband is...dirty socks and all! :)

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  6. What a great story. I am glad you are doing okay now. Great card and treats you made him too! I bet he will love them.

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  7. What a beautiful story, gorgeous cards and such cute and yummy-looking acorns! Sounds like you have a wonderful husband!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I adore this card Sue! And what a sweet sweet hubby you have! We need more men like that...good thing I snagged one for myself!

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  9. That is just a beautiful story Sue. How lucky you both are to have each other. Your card is perfect, elegant, stunning. I never got this set and I am just kicking myself. I may have to, it is timeless. You did a great job.

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  10. What a very personal story...that you so much for sharing this with us. The card is beautiful.

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  11. That story was beautiful. It totally represents love to me and I think it is super sweet.

    Your card is so cute and I like the color scheme. The donut hole/acorns are a cute little idea..I bet they're yummy!

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  12. What a sweet story and sweet treats too!!! I would love to make those!!! Your cards go along perfectly!!! Thanks for always being such an inspiration!

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  13. Super sweet! :) Love the simple elegance of this (and welcome to the PTI princess blog group. :) )

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  14. Gotta file this under "favourite blog post ever!!"
    Love the card and the doughnut acorns are to die for cute!!!

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  15. I think that you are such an amazing woman and you have such a big heart... Ohh and your talented too.
    Good Job and God Bless!

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  16. Beautiful card and those acorns might be the cutest ever!! What a fun idea!

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  17. 1. Thank you for sharing such personal story and for reminding us all to count our blessings.

    2. Move over, Martha Stewart! Sue Plote is in the house!

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  18. Beautiful card and those matching acorns are great. I may have to make some of those for my Dad. He carves faces in acorns using a Dremel tool. He would get a kick out of these. Hmmm I think I'm seeing a Christmas gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I have to make those acorns....... my Anton thinks he is the squirrel from Ice Age ..... next to his seat in the car he has about 15 acorns stored .. it cracks me up so I am always doing acorn things for him!!! I have to do these ASAP!!! Love the story about your husband ....... he sounds like a great guy !!! Fantastic cards Sue ~~

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