Friday, April 5, 2013

Jellypark Friends New Release and "It's About A Book" Challenge

Yes, it is time for another adorable release at Jellypark Friends! And a new challenge! We're bookin' it this time, so stop by and check out the fab creations by my teammates!

Before I get to my card, I want to thank everyone who sent me kind thoughts & positive energy on Wednesday! You helped make my oral surgery go smoothly and painlessly! Who would've thunk? Certainly not me, as I was dreading this like nobody's business. But, lo and behold, dentistry has come a long way, baby, since 1967!

I didn't have the shots in the roof of my mouth. And the injections in the front were painless due to the thorough application of topical anesthetic beforehand. The endodontist worked quickly, and the procedure was over before I got too antsy! He prescribed Vicodin for me--to take care of the pain after the numbness wore off, but I didn't need it. I am sore, to be sure, and have definite restrictions over the next several days. Drinking through a straw, nothing hot for the first 48 hours; nothing chewy or crunchy until after the sutures are taken out on Monday--and I guess there are several of them. But the sutures kept me from bleeding like I did after my first apical root canal in the olden days. And I never had actual pain, so that is fabulous!

Of course, even though I did the ice pack treatments, I do have a little swelling. Which, at the moment, means the wrinkles on my upper lip don't show. So there is that advantage. Too bad I can't keep that; well, I suppose I could if I did botox, but, that appeals to me about like a severe sunburn would. Anyway, I survived, fully intact; well, mostly intact. Except for the brain leakage during surgery. Apparently that didn't do too much damage. Neither did the cadaver bone they injected into my head. Hmmm...cadaver bone around one root and mercury inside another. I wonder what's next?

I watched the Diamondbacks win their third game on Wednesday night. I drank too much iced tea and was wide awake, and this was the longest game in their history. It lasted over 5 hours--until after midnight. Crazy. But I was up, icing my face, so I kept watching. Got a little sticky, too, from the icing. Why didn't they explain that part to me? No wonder my face is swollen. Perhaps that brain leakage did do some damage, after all...

I had fun making this card with the Jellypark Friends Bookworm image. He looks so happy to be reading. I can relate. I love to read. One of my favorite things to do. Always has been and always will be. I read books after I was supposed to be asleep when I was a child. I would safety-pin my bedspread around the reading lamp on my bed so my parents wouldn't see the light under my door and tell me to go to sleep. Of course, there was always a danger of fire--because that lamp was metal and got super-hot! Luckily, I turned it out soon enough, I guess.

Anyway, I printed the little guy on Make It Colour Blending Card and colored him with Copics: W0, W1, E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, E21, E31, E33, E34, E35, R20, G40, G43, G46, BG45, BG49.  Then I fussy-cut him and mounted him on top of some Magic Mesh. Which was mounted on Bo Bunny Weekend Market DP. Which was mounted on Stampin' Up CS. I also used Queen & Co. Trendy Tape, and an MFT Fishtail Flag die. The quotation is one I found online. Pretty CAS for me, don't you think?

Do check out the other creations at Jellypark! And have a great weekend. Eat something hot and chewy for me, will you? Like a pizza, or a filet. Or even a bagel. Gosh, I'm hungry.


  1. Glad to hear that everything went well on Wednesday!!! Your card is lovely. Love the texture. Great coloring.

  2. So glad that your dental treatment went okay Jenny and it was not nearly as bad as you thought it was going to be.

    Your card is wonderful. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and I love the papers and the quote.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue xx

  3. I love this card Penny the background paper is fab, it reminds me of our old central library which was full of really old leather bound books.
    Mel :o)

  4. perfect card for a guy, i love it

  5. So glad your dental surgery went okay. I've had some computer problems and missed out on a few days of commenting. Your Diamonbacks beat my fav team, the Cardinals. I've been a fan of them since I was a little girl and that was a LONG time ago. Hope all is well with you and you are able to eat whatever you want soon.
    Love your card, no surprise as all your cards are fabulous Penny. Great coloring. Thinking I might go check out their digis.

  6. Grrr...blogger ate my comment. Blogger and my iPad do not play well together :( Here goes another try:
    Gorgeous card! Your coloring is FANTABULOUS!!! So happy to hear that your dental surgery went well as can be expected, right? Sending you tons of get well wishes!

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!!!


  7. Great colors and design with the new Jellypark image, Penny!

  8. Hi Penny, love the image and colours and the way you added the sentiment looks fab.
    Glad everything went ok and hope the swelling has gone down.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  10. I adore your colouring of this digi,Penny!! You've really brought him to life xx

  11. Cute card Penny!1
    And I'm glad dental surgery went ok and painlessly!!

  12. your card is amazing hon. Love the background and the "sentiment" is simply stunning.
    fantstic card.
    Have a nice weekend
    big happy hugs
    Doreen xx

  13. Penny, Was thinking of you on Wednesday and hopping everything would go fine for you and I'm so glad it did. Your little guy is just adorable and you colored him up so wonderful and all those books... I love the background paper with the books.
    Hugs, Patricia

  14. Fantastic image, DP and fabulously colored, precious child's card.

  15. Glad the surgery went well- OMG the thought of getting a shot in the roof of my mouth- that is not too pleasant!!! WOW- your coloring is amazing- what a fabulous card!!!

  16. I love this one Penny! The papers are perfect for this image and you've coloured him fantastic and I love how you've popped the image for added dimension. Great work girlie!

  17. Hi Penny,I LOVE this card - of course, I am crazy about books and this is just adorable!

  18. Penny, i found the post about your oral surgery..i always chuckle when i read your posts..things ARE much better since 1967. :) I am glad it worked for you and the, well you probably look good with wrinkles anyway. I went into the oral surgeon to get a check up on the work he did removing two teeth (FEB4)..i get to have a screw put into the jaw bone where they took those teeth out in May and then i get to wait another 2 months to see if the bone accepts the metal screw..they will then take a screw cap off of the implant and screw a tooth (fake) in later. So i will have gapping holes for another 4 months. YAY.
    Your card is so cute! I love JellyPark!

  19. Wow. I love this card. Totally love it. Fabulous image, colored perfectly. I love that you kept it CAS, though you did make me want those fishtail tag dies. Darnitall. I also love that you used Magic Mesh! I still have a mother lode of that stuff.

    I'm glad your surgery went well!


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