Friday, July 29, 2011

Can you believe it? Another sympathy card!

First of all, I ask for your prayers for my husband.  He fell on Tuesday off a 6 ft. stack of tires and landed on his feet.  He went to an immediate care type facility, and the x-rays showed that it was not broken, but badly sprained.  He is on crutches of course and can't do his real job (changing huge tires).  They have had him sitting in the office this week doing paper work, which is okay for him because he would rather do that than stay home.  (I have been married to him for almost 33 years, and he's never missed a day of work for being sick.)  He went back to the doctor yesterday, and the doctor is concerned that he cannot move his foot from side to side.  So, they are scheduling an MRI.  I will keep you posted.

And now onto my post.  Yes, I have another sympathy card to share today.  This one was made for a dear friend who lost her father last week.  The entire family was on vacation together in Florida.  Her Dad received dialysis 3 times a week.  He got up early to go take dialysis and had a heart attack on his way, striking a utility pole with his car, and he passed away.  She has such wonderful stories though about the blessings they received through the whole ordeal.  They were able to spend 3 wonderful days with him.  She was able to drink coffee on the balcony with him the morning before he passed away and spend quality time with him, just the two of them, and her children's last memory of him was of him laughing and clapping to a song at dinner the night before he passed away.  Wow!  And now he is at home in heaven!

Here are the details of the card:

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
The corners were rounded with my Corner Chomper (love it).
Patterned paper:  Pink is unknown (I've had it for years); green -- Unsure -- maybe My Mind's Eye?  (It was in my scraps stash)
Card stock:  Bazzill, American Crafts
Sentiment:  Computer generated and then cut out using a lacey scalloped circle:  Nestabilities (3 3/4"?)
Scalloped circle behind sentiment label:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/4"
Flowers:  Recollections
Leaves:  Spellbinders
Pearls:  Katy Cards  (Find them here.)
Lace:  From my stash -- maybe Hobby Lobby?
Butterfly:  Martha Stewart punch
Medallion behind butterfly:  Martha Stewart punch (found this at Ross for $3.99 -- woo hoo!)

I apologize that I don't know brands more on this one.  Thanks for looking, and be inspired!


Laurie said...

You make the most amazing sympathy cards, the recipient must be soothed by your cards. Prayers for your husband too.

Debbie Carriere said...

Tammy, so sorry about your friend's dad. A wonderful last couple memories, though - brought tears to my eyes!!! Hope your husband's foot is okay and wishing a speedy recovery. Beautiful card, btw, love the sentiment!

Joy said...

Tammy this is so pretty....I love it !
xoxo Joy

Ycats said...

very pretty card!

Nita's World Handmade said...

I love this card and your blog, you make very nice cards!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

Such a beautiful card in every way, Tammy. I know Camille appreciated it. I have been praying for Rick and also for Camille and her family. Blessings to you my friend!

Anna C said...

Such a pretty card! I am so glad that family got to spend some really awesome moments with him. Those are the kind of memories that will last forever!

I hope your dh is doing better and so glad that nothing is broken...or at least I hope nothing is broken.

Lynn said...

You sure have been making too many sympathy cards, lately! This one is gorgeous, love the flowers!
I am so happy for your friend, who was able to have that special time with her dad. What a true blessing!