Monday, May 6, 2013

Mojo Monday #292

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Today is contest week over on the Mojo Monday blog, and Julee has come up with another wonderful sketch for us to use!  I can't believe I'm actually saying that because there is a skewed panel on  the sketch LOL!  Yes, any skewed panel phobia was beaten right out of me after having to deal with so many of them on the Mojo Monday blog and the weekly Verve Sketches on SCS.  I am happy to report, I'm glad they did as I am quite enjoying them now.  That's what I love about this wonderful hobby - always room for growth as a stamper :)  

The papers  were pulled from Michael's Sweetest Thing paper pack and I used Basic Grey as my accent colour.  Love this fabulous sentiment from Love Deepens as it is perfect for my mom :)

You can check out all the challenge details over on the Mojo Monday blog and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples!  Should you wish more details on their cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


I'm glad last week is over as it was a doozy.  In addition to my crazy, busy schedule right now, my mom ended up in Emergency not once, but twice on Wednesday!  She has atrial fibrillation which caused her heart rate to drop to 36 and her blood pressure to 77/36 -- both NOT good things!  After the first bout, she stabilized and they considered it a "one off" and discharged her.  However, at 2:00 a.m. that same evening, she went through the exact same symptoms and back to Emergency we went.

The good news is we already knew the nurses in ER from our earlier visit that evening, and they were simply amazing, as was the ER doctor.  I could not have asked for her to be in better hands!!  They shipped her off to ICU once she was stabilized and the Internist immediately booked surgery for her to get a pace maker -- which was done at 8:15 a.m. this morning.  She will spend most of today in OR Recovery and then one added day back on the ward so they can ensure all systems are firing properly.  A huge answer to prayer as the pace maker was an inevitability in her future.  Now that she has one, we don't have to deal with the fear of potential repeats of this past Wednesday.  God is good :)

Thanks for popping by today!  Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 1 Sneak Peeks of Verve's new release this Friday, May 10th! 



What's In It?
Stamps: Love Deepens, Joyful Blooms and Dream Big (Verve) 
Paper:  The Sweetest Thing (Recollections at Michael's), Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry and Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Scalloped Trio Trim Dies, Dreamy Leaves Dies, Joyful Blooms Dies, Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above by Verve), XO Die (PTI), Corner Rounder (Marvy), Black Seam Binding (Verve Seam Binding), Double Sided Tape, Cream Half Pearls, Dimensionals


24 comments:

Lynn said...

Marisa,
So glad your mom's surgery was successful. I'll certainly keep her in my prayers. Love your gorgeous card as always. xoxo

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!!!

Sue said...

loving every little bit of this one Marisa, awesome papers and perfect take on the layout!
Sad to hear about your Mum's trips to the hospital, but glad to hear she is doing well, yah for your special little helper up stairs!
x

Lee-Anne said...

Best wishes for a continued speedy recovery for your Mom, Marisa! Glad to hear all is well!

What a wonderful Verve sentiment you've used today! Love the mix of colors and patterns...so pretty and so spring-like!

Dawn Easton said...

Yes Marisa, God is Good!!! I'm so thrilled to hear that there was a happy ending to your story! So very scarey for sure!!! I hope that all goes well for your mom and she has a speedy recovery!!!! Sending thoughts and prayers your way! HUGS!

Oh btw....lol...your card is wonderful! I love all those layers of pattern paper!!! Makes my heart happy!!!

Benzi said...

Love the sentiment and all your pretty papers. For sure, I thing your phobia of skewed panels has vanished. :-)

I'm so happy all worked out well with your Mom. Sounds like a harrowing experience for a bit. Good wishes for all.

Viv said...

So pleased for you mum Marisa!! A huge fright, but all is now well. She will love this card too. Bonus!! xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

You have overcome your phobia smashingly! Wonderful card -- love the pattern mixture

Chris D. said...

Oh my goodness Marisa! How scary, but I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is doing much better! What a gorgeous card you made and absolutely love the sentiment!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and that sentiment.

Maureen said...

glad to hear you've embraced the tilt! Lovely Mother's Day card :) I sold out of mine yesterday then made a mad create session to replenish them for work this week :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Marisa! Love the colors and the sweet XOXO on the bottom! I hope your mom continues to get better and is able to go home soon. Hugs!

Wanda Cullen said...

Saying a prayer that all will go well with your mom's new pacemaker! Your card is gorgeous and love those beautiful papers you used! Have a great day!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love your papers. Glad your Mom is doing better and sorry that it was so traumatic. Being a nurse - I hate hearing BAD stories. So now things should be better and she should have a regular rhythm.

Ravengirl said...

What a crazy busy week! So glad that there was help for your mother! A wonderful card and I think the xoxo die was a great addition here!

Vickie Z said...

Glad to hear your mom's doing better!! That was a doozy week my friend!! The pacemaker should keep things in order!! Lovely card.....my FAV sentiment in that set!!

Bonnie said...

A WOW card and that sentiment would mean so much to any Mom! What a scare! We went through a similar bout with my Dad years ago. The pacemaker did the trick! It was pretty scary though. Hope your Mom recovers as quickly.

DIANA L. said...

Very nice love the paper choices
DIANA L.
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Silke Ledlow said...

Awwwww...too sweet Marisa...what a great sentiment!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Marisa. I am so glad your Mom is doing better! I know how scared you were - I have been there with my own Mom. Your card is lovely and probably especially meaningful this year as you have gone through all this. Many hugz to you and your Mom!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Marisa...one more to add to your stack of Mother's Day cards! Hope you didn't have to fight with that ruffled ribbon too much...you know it always wins in the end... :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, your poor mom. What an ordeal. My prayers are with you all. :)

Purty card today...love those papers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

First glad your mom is okay, how scary. Hope she is doing well today. hugs...
Second your sentiment is AWESOME! Beautiful card.

Katina said...

So frightening for your Mum and all of you, but don't things just have a strange way of working out? She has her pacemaker sooner rather than later and that's good. Hope she's soon feeling fully recovered.

Your card is beautiful and the sentiment brought a tear to my eye - wonderful!
xx