Saturday, October 22, 2011

Elegant Get Well

I've got a get well card to show you today.  It is for my husband's college friend.  We recently found out that he was injured very badly in a farming accident.  It involved a large machine that helps roll up those huge, round hay bales you sometimes see dotted on farmland.  It has a very pointy arm on it, which helps lift those round bales.

The point impaled this man through his shoulders, completely missing his heart and lungs, but damaging a lot in the process.  He's been in the hospital for weeks now. 

I thought this card might cheer him up a little. 


I stamped a flourished square three times across the bottom of the card.  It's from a new-to-me set by American Crafts called Majestic.  I got it from TJ Maxx for $1.99.  To be honest, it's a little hard to stamp with.  The images don't come out real crisp and clean, as they should.  Well, at least it was only $2 that I shelled out!


The bow was made with two loops of ribbon, each secured on the ends with Scor-Tape.  Then I attached Scor-Tape to the bottom of each loop, and mounted them together.   Sorry I didn't take any pics to show you.

For those of you who voted for me at Market Street Stamps *Special Edition* Block Party challenge, THANK YOU!  You can vote again today (Saturday October 22) and then tomorrow (Sunday, October 23rd) before voting closes. (click on logo for link)

My "Artful Frame" wooden frame/home decor piece is in the Top Ten Finalists.  I'd sooooo love to win the top prize - $600 in free stamps spaced over a year!!  That sounds so good to me.  :-)

This will be my last post before I have my surgery.  I have to see how I'm feeling post-op.  Maybe I can come back to play sooner than I expect.  Wish me luck - on the surgery and on the Market Street Stamps contest!!  (Monday is when MSS announces its top three winners; I hope they post early, because I'll be in the hospital before noon)

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Majestic - American Crafts; Wellness Wishes - SU 
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Paper:  white - PTI
Other:  blue bling - Michael's; ribbon - sample from Really Reasonable Ribbon

26 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well good heavens! Prayers for your friend! That sounds like a TERRIBLE accident!

Good luck on your surgery~ fast recouping to you!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card! Love the pattern you created with the $2 stamp, even if it was a pain in the butt to use.

The accident sounds horrible! I'm sure he will be greatly encouraged to receive the card. Prayers will be with you and your surgery (((hugs)))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very elegant, what a beauty!

Andrea Ewen said...

This card certainly is a beauty...I would have never guessed that it didn't stamp clearly, the impression looks perfect to me. The blue accents are just striking against the black and white background...elegance in a masculine form...great job.
Good luck with your impending surgery, I'm sure that I'll be in touch with you soon. Good luck, my dear!

lynn said...

so sorry about your friend, and i know he will appreciate your gorgeous card, colleen:) off to vote:)

Linda B said...

What a terrible accident... I hope your husband's friend gets better soon. Your card is beautiful and will surely be a comfort to him.
Will be praying for your surgery.
Hugs!

Barb said...

this is so pretty! great find on that stamp set too :) i've voted for your framed piece many times now...hope you win. it truly is one of the most beautiful pieces i've seen in a long time. best wishes for an uneventful surgery and super fast recovery. God bless.

Lisa said...

The blue ribbon & gems are a perfect match on this beautiful card Colleen, hope he's doing well. And as for you...you are in my prayers, take care.

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I love that bright blue and the elegant pattern you made with your new stamp. This should truly help lift his spirits!

I'm thinking of you. Good luck with the Market Street Stamps competition and especially with your surgery on Monday. I'll be praying for you!!!

Karen B. said...

Congrats on a top ten at MSS! Your project was just beautiful! I live in Wisconsin and work at a hospital so I see my fair share of farming accidents. So sad, I hope your friend gets well soon. Good luck on your own surgery too! Your card is beautiful, the black is so striking with the blue bow.

Anonymous said...

Great card for such a bad time. Prayers for your friend and yourself with your surgery coming up. I will hit the voting site today and tomorrow. Wishing you a great win and a fast recovery.

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH GOOOODNESS Me!! I am so sad that your friend is hurt--praying that he recovers quickly! And I am thanking God that the point of impact missed his heart/lungs!

This is a GORGEOUS card---perfect for your friend. Even with gems, it is SOOOO masculine! You inspire me to use gems on my next card for a male! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

LOVE YOU!!! Good luck in the challenge for MSS!!! <3

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful card - check -
Great bow - check -
Voted - check -
More than once - check -
Safe surgery & speedy recovery - check and double check :)

Donna Bowman said...

Stunning card Colleen!! I hope he get better soon.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I hope that your friend continues to heal. Good luck with both the surgery and contest! I will be thinking of you!

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous card, Colleen! Love the background, ribbon, and gems! Am sure this will cheer up your husband's friend. Am very sorry to hear about his accident. Good luck with your surgery. You and husband's friend are in my prayers! You take good care, hugs!!

Benzi said...

Pretty card, Colleen, and so sorry about your hubby's friend...sounds so terrible. I'll be thinking of you and your surgery.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my! I cringed when I read your post about your friend! Lots of prayers his way!

Sending lots of prayers your way too! Been already doing this! I look forward to hearing from you when you are up to it!

Your card is so very elegant and perfect for your friend's husband. This will be so appreciated. I agree with you about the American Craft Stamps I had the same issue, but you can not tell on your card as it came out perfect!

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear that about your husbands friend.. I am sure you card will cheer him up!!! It is beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

This is such an elegant get well card! I love the black with the pop of blue. Beautiful ribbon treatment as it's not feminine. I pray your friend makes a complete recovery.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, Colleen, I need some of that fabulous mojo you never seem to run out of. This is incredibly gorgeous. You stamped that $1.99 stamp as though you had no problem in the world with it. It turned out just beautiful. I'm very sorry to hear of your husband's friend. Thankful to hear the vital organs were not damaged, but still a lot of healing needed. Your card will be appreciated as the thoughtful gesture it truly is.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a beautiful card that is sure to lift your friend's spirits. I hope YOU are well too, Colleen!

Voted for ya! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! This is absolutely WOW! GORGEOUS! LOVE that brilliant blue! And I'm sure that it was so appreciated! Thinking of you!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is perfect! I love the elegance! You do so well with your stamps! I am always so disappointed how mine comes out! Love that beautiful blue bow!

Shirley said...

Your card is beautiful, Colleen, and I know he appreciated and liked it dearly! The bow and pattern is great because it isn't too feminine, but still very very nice!

Rock Chick Tink said...

That is such a pretty card. I LOVE the bow .The colours are stunning together. I love the whole thing.

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