Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feel Better Soon

Get Well photo GetWell.jpg

Needed a get well card for some dear friends who both recently underwent kidney operations.  The wife, had a full transplant, and her husband donated his kidney to a person who required one so his wife could have her transplant sooner.

It was an amazing adventure to walk along side of them with.  There was a pool for ten people, five donors and five recipients and they all had surgery on the same day.  If just one of them would have been sick or had a slight fever or infection, they would all have had to wait!  Needless to say, lots of prayer went into their health and the health of the whole group so it was a go.  They are both doing well and are a testimony to the wonders of modern medicine!

All that to say, I wanted to make them a get well card.  Since I'm squeezed for time and can't make two cards, I used this I {Heart} Sketches sketch for my layout as I had to combine both into one - meaning not too fru-fru and yet not too masculine.  Hoping I did okay.  Stuck to clean lines with limited embellishments (yikes -- no ribbon!!), but managed to sneak in some half pearls, two hearts and a teensy bow on the button for her.  I'll let you know if I passed LOL!

Thanks for popping in today!



 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Feel Better Soon Plain Jane, Faithful Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  In Bloom (My Mind's Eye), Going Grey, Real Red (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black  
Accessories:  Heart Quartet Die and Wavy Hearts Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inkers), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Crimper (Fiskars), Buttons, Twine, Half Pearls (Michael's), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Lynn said...

God bless them both! What an amazing journey! This card will be so appreciated Marisa!

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa, you did so well in keeping it not too fru-fru, not too masculine but just right! Lovely colors. Best wishes to all those recipients!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So beautiful, and for such a deserving recipient(s)! What an incredible story.

Ravengirl said...

This is a wonderful card, definitely not too fru-fru! What a great story, thank you for sharing it.

Benzi said...

What a story with the kidney transplants. How wonderful they can now lead wonderful, more healthy lives.
I think you passed the gender test. Great card, Marisa.

cm said...

Oh my, what an amazing series of events you've described! I'm deeply touched by your friend's husband's incredible generosity to help out both his wife and another person. WOW! Your card is perfect for the healing couple; absolutely, wonderfully, heart-warmingly perfect!!
c

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! What a situation, Marisa! I'm glad it all worked out. The card is just perfect. A handmade card shows a real personal touch and caring. And anyone who talks to you immediately knows what a caring person you are! Have a great day, friend!

Vivienne Holden said...

If THIS doesn't cheer someone up, nothing will! It's a cracker. xxx

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely card & inspirational story!!! I hope they all stay healthy post-transplant!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow what a wonderful life story. Your card is perfect for this couple and sure to bless their hearts.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! I have been missing commenting lately SBT!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - what a story. I am so glad things went well and prayers were answered. Your card is really wonderful and full of great details. Love the hearts. Hugz!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What an amazing story. A story of selflessness and giving. Thanks for sharing. Your card is so thoughtful and pretty. I know they appreciated the wonderful gesture!
Bear Hugs,
Carol