Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Help Needed...

I have not been able to craft much lately. I came across some stencils that I have had over a year now and have never used. I grabbed a piece of scratch paper and started tracing ...before I knew it, I had inked it, added some flowers, and some bling. I really like it but now I am not quite sure what to do with it.
I am open to suggestions.
It can be flipped around and added to. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

On to another topic...

I do not talk about my nerve damage much on my blog. I want to keep a positive attitude and focus on creativity. To be honest though, my life is completely centered around dealing with and/or avoiding severe nerve pain every single day. I literally eat. sleep, and craft in a recliner so I can sit at an angle that takes the pressure off the damaged nerves. I can not even begin to explain what a toll that takes on me and everyone around me every single day. (Please understand, I am not asking for sympathy. I am just explaining).

I came across a blog tonight that touched me. A lady by the name of Mary Ann Clay-Shumm has started a blog called The Chronicles of a Handicapped Crafter. (She also has a You Tube channel.) She has a condition that keeps her from sitting up or standing because her heart rate and blood pressure will shoot up dramatically. She has to recline all the time. (even more than I do) 

Mary Ann has been entered in a contest to try to get a vehicle that is equipped to allow for her wheelchair to be lifted in and out. I cannot express what a major obstacle it is to try to get in and out of a vehicle when you have a mobility issue. I am asking you to drop by her new blog, leave her a note of encouragement, and follow the link to vote for her so she has a chance to win the vehicle. I know it would mean so very much to her.



Jan said...

I voted Jani. I also have mobility problems. Hope you are ok xx Jan

Dr Sonia S V said...

Jani it looks beautiful just how you have made it!!

Rhonda Emery said...

jani I will go over and help out you are a very sweet lady I am so sorry some of us have to go through life in pain but I guess thats the way its suppost to be. It makes a stronger person for sure. love ya your a sweet friend.

janetli921 said...

Jani it looks beautiful just the way it is!!!

NĂ¡gela said...

Very beautiful and elegant your card!
As I read his statement I see that we are all warriors and live the present day.
Happy Mothers Day!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jani, I don't know what more you can do with it, but it sure is beautiful as it is!!! It turned out stunning!!!

Jani, I admire you for your continuance --despite your pain!!! Sending prayers, love and blessing your way!


Trisha said...

I think this would look great on the front of a mini album -- or a big one! Lol!

Thanks for the link to vote for the lift.

marg0006 said...

Jani, You are such an encouragement. I can truly sympathize with you. I have severe joint problems and pretty much everything I do(especially traveling is assisted. Sometimes even with my crafting. We must continue to push forward.
Your card turned out gorgous, if you want just add a sentiment. You are so super talented & your illness has not been able to take that away!
Loving Scrapper101

elvira said...

Hi Jan:

Ok, I voted for Mary Ann. I'll say a prayer for you :)
I love your work. it's so beautiful!

Creative Thinker said...

Very pretty and elegant looking card.
Wish you a faster recovery.

Lisa said...

Your card is gorgeous, Jani!! And I will keep you in my prayers, my friend. May God ease your pain and you find comfort. What a sweet thing you are doing for Mary Ann...I will go vote for her now if it isn't too late :)

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