Thursday, April 7, 2011

Get Well Soon

Thank you so much for the uplifting comments that were left on yesterday's post. I asked my friend to read your comments and she was extremely touched. I couldn't ask for better friends in all of you!

Today's card is for my father-in-law who had a stroke on Sunday. So far the only thing that's impaired is his speech but hopefully the therapist will get that going again quickly. Obviously, we're all very worried since his health really suffered last year. I cut into my Echo Park Little Boy papers to make a quick card that is relatively flat for easy mailing. The papers have a teeny bit of distressing on them which is really cool. I used the frame from Unity's Melody Ross set Domestic Bliss and a sentiment from the January 2011 Kit of the Month, To the Moon & Back, which has the best and most versatile sentiments.

I hope you're all having a happy and crafty week! Tomorrow, I will have a BIG post featuring my April project for The Twinery and Unity's Friends With Flair blog hop. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy Collection; Unity+Melody Ross Domestic Bliss; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; SU Tangerine Tango & Night of Navy inks; Stampin' Dimensionals

31 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I saw an orange and blue post earlier today... can't remember where... but these are fun and uplifting colors. Glad to hear the blogging world is helping cheer up some friends who need it.

Virginia L. said...

Love this color combo- so comforting and warm! Hope your FIL is on the mend! It's always scary when the parents fell ill! This card should cheer him up a bit for sure !!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card!

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your father in law. I'm sure your lovely card will lift his spirits!!! (=

Ujjwal said...

I hope your FIL gets well soon and this pretty card of yours gives him comfort.

I love the colors and the frame around the sentiment is gorgeous!

Jay Gee said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL Emily. I am sure your gorgeous card will cheer him.

Jen W. said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law, Emily. Sending him lots of healing thoughts!
This is gorgeous! I love the orange and blue and your fussy cutting on that frame is amazing as always!

mustavcoffee said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your Father in Law is unwell, your card is perfect, so masculine, great colours, I'm sure he will absolutely love it:0) xxx

Lynn said...

Emily, I'm sorry to hear the news about your father-in-law. Hoping that he lives close by to you and your hubby so that you are able to encourage him as he recovers. It is so hard to watch our parents age. Sending lots of prayers. I'm sure he will really appreciate your card.

lynn said...

hate that you needed to do this card and i hope it brings him comfort, emily...prayers to your family:)

Emily Keaton said...

What great colors, Emily!! I ADORE that frame--you did some tricky cutting on that. It looks awesome! I love seeing mailable cards (read: flat) that have so much panache. :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a fab card, Emily. I am sorry to hear about your FIL. I hope that with the help of therapy, he recovers soon. Strokes are tricky and can be frustrating as you work down the road of recovery. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs!
Emily

btenn said...

Beautiful cards (yesterday's as well) with very touching stories to tell with each of them. Best wishes to your FIL for a quick and thorough recovery. We went through the same thing with my MIL and it's a challenging time - this card will definitely cheer him up. : )

Hugs,
B

~amy~ said...

such a wonderful card emily...love that fussy cutting!

Angela said...

While I'm sorry to hear about your fil, I'm quite certain that this card will bring him some joy -- it's lovely, and I think the colors are perfect.

BabyBokChoy said...

That's one of my most favorite color combinations :) wtg with that gorgeous and elegant card!

NoraAnne said...

I love this CAS Masculine card, just perfectly sweet!
I am so sorry to hear about your FIL, you sure are dealing with a lot this week. Prayers for him to recover and for your family to get through this rough time together.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great masculine card, love that clean look.
Sorry to hear about your FIL, I wish him speedy recovery!

Inkerbelle said...

So sorry about your friend's dad and yr f-i-l, Emily. Sending good 'vibes' their way, and yours!! Your cards are gorgeous, as always!

Lindsey said...

I hope your father-in-law is doing okay and that recovery is speedy and complete. As to the card -- you are the mistress of the universe when it comes to using frames! As others have said, it's a great colour combination and of course, a fabulous card.

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh...so pretty and I love when it turns out I have the stamp! Today, in fact it came in the mail...so thanks for the inspiration. I hope your father-in-law recuperates in short order...
*smile*

Vicky Hayes said...

Your poor father-in-law. It must be very frightening to have a stroke and I hope he makes a full recovery.
Your card is just the kind of style I love and the colours are brilliant.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love your use of white space with the pop of blue and orange.

I hope you FIL is fully recovers soon.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I used a couple of tutorials to figure out how to do the spotty background. Here are the links:

http://crissysartnheart.blogspot.com/p/2-videos-dark-skin-and-dotted.html

And

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxZ6-J51TTA

Meg said...

Oh, Em, so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I'm glad to hear it wasn't as bad as it could have been. This card will certainly lift his spirits!

Erin said...

Love the frame and all the cutting you did! The colors are very manly and warm...prayers are on their way for your Father in law and family <3

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful card--so sorry it's for your FIL! I hope he is feeling better soon! Praying for a quick recovery and to be restored back to his original health!

Hope your friend is doing well too! HUGS:)

Smita said...

A get well soon to your FIL from me too! Hope the speech gets better soon (I have seen quite a few of those cases! :( )
Beautiful CAS card.

Hugs,
Smita

Heather said...

Loving the colours :)

scrapalajen said...

Beautiful card Emily!!! Hope your FIL gets better soon.

Julie E said...

This is a classic - wonderful color combo and so clean and streamlined.

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love the color combo on this!