Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Well Card and Some Challenges...

Hi Friends~ I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  We are unofficially into summer here.  Today was the last day of school for my kids, and they are well ready for a fun-filled summer.  I must admit, I have been looking forward to it as much as I think they have been. 

Sadly, my post today is the result of some bad news that my husband found out about a very young co-worker of his.  She is a mere 30-years old and has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  It is always a tragic thing to hear of news like this, but when a young lady who is only in the young stages of her adult life is stricken with such a thing, it strikes those of us that are Mothers in a tender spot.  She does not have children yet, and I think she would have really liked to have at some point.   We are all wishing her a complete recovery with as little discomfort as possible.  She has a surgery coming up here shortly as this cancer is seeming to be too aggressive to wait, so my husband asked if I could make a nice card for her to wish her a quick recovery and let her know that she has our prayers and support. 

As you all know, I have been out of the loop here for a bit with my crafting, and I have a bit of a lack of mojo.  Get well and sympathy cards are not easy for me on a good mojo day, so this was exceptionally difficult for me to come up with.  It's a rather simple card, but I am hoping is a little cheerful as well as full of prayerful wishes.  I'm also hoping that it doesn't come across as Easter-y.  I could have chose different colors, I suppose, but this seemed to fit well at the time. 

I've decided to enter this into some challenges as I truly have missed them in my absence.
Aifactory- Anything with a punch
Charisma- Flowers
Meljens- dry embossing
One Stitch At A Time- New... Fab new Martha Stewart Border Punch, and some new flowers too.
Paperplay- Flowers and Sparkle
Pixie Dust- Punch it out
Your Next Stamp- Border Punch
Sweet Stampin'- Pimp your card

 I hope you all have a wonderful day, and have an enjoyable summer.  I thank you greatly for your support, comments and dropping by to visit me when you can.  I really look forward to it and hope to have you by again soon. 


Leanne said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Leanne xx

Jayne Hayward said...

This is absolutely stunning. I am sure this would cheer anybody up if they were unwell.

Love the glittery flower and the colours you have chosen.

Thanks for joining in with us on Sweet Stampin

Jayne xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is one awesome creation a real stunner the image, colours, flower display and sentiment it is pure perfection.
Lorraine x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, I don't think it's ever easy to make a sympathy or get well card, and you've done a beautiful job with this one. I'm sure this young lady will appreciate the thought behind it and love the card! It's beautiful!

Faye said...

Hiya Carolyn, this is a stunning card, so pretty. Thanks you so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin and Charisma. x

Anonymous said...

this is such a beautiful card and I love how you did the sentiment inside. Thanks for entering at AiFactory this week.
--Tammy DT

Audrey said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a beautiful and heartfelt card. I am sure that this card will bring peace and grace to this young lady who is going to receive it. Thank yo so much for joining ua at AiFactory Challenge this week
God Bless

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a beautiful card done for a very tough reason... My prayers are with your husband's co-worker. Your card is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at AiFactory for our "Anything with a Punch" challenge.

Fink said...

What a glorious card! My prayers are with his co worker! Thanks for joining us at AiFactory

Tammy said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Very Pretty Card. I like the top floral arrangement extremely well, very pretty. I do hope her cancer treatment goes well for her. Hugs, Jane

Mandy said...

Stunning card Carolyn, so beautiful, perfect for a get well card.
So sorry to hear of sad news, I hope hubby's colleage makes a full recovery
hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

Oh Carolyn I have just seen the photo's of your baby girl, she is adorable
hugs Mandy xx

Lauretta See said...

stunning.... such beautiful details... thank you for joining us this week on the MelJens designs challenge. Good luck!

Sue McMahon said...

So sorry to hear about hubby's co-worker. Your card is beautiful and will surely brighten her spirits during a difficult and scary time.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is a stunning card! I am so sorry that you had the need to create it, but I'm sure that she will love it and treasure it. The sentiment is so encouraging and the flowers are just beautiful! I'm sure this beauty will brighten her day and make her smile!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Nicole said...

WOW, Carolyn, this is an amazing card! You rocked out the embossing challenge!! Hope to see you again this week with the SPARKLE/BLING challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Nicole