Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Get Well Wishes

Hi, all! Happy Tuesday! Today's card uses this week's 2S4Y sketch and is another get well card for my friend, Jenelle. You may remember I made this card for her a few weeks ago. She finally left the hospital over the weekend, but she's still in a lot of pain, and I thought she could use a little something to cheer her up.

For those of you who are so inclined, I'd really appreciate some prayers for Jenelle. She is only 32 years old and suffers from a myriad of chronic illnesses. She has a young son, and sadly, she probably only has a few years left on this earth.

I'm sure some of you are like me; we have good intentions, but we put off calling, writing, visiting with our loved ones, because we're "busy," and we think we'll always have more time. I'm telling you: pick up the phone, send that card, make that visit TODAY. You and your loved ones will be glad you did.

Paper: Taken with Teal, PTI dp
Accessories: flower (Prima), Nestabilities ovals, rub-ons (SU), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), ribbon (Michaels), dimensionals

64 comments:

Shaha said...

Lovely card!

Kary Sol said...

Very nice card...
With the best regards for Jenelle!!!

Cindy Lee said...

WowWowWeeee Ann!!! I'm loving this color combo!! Very beautiful card! Are those dew drops or blings? I must find some time to play along this week.

I'm sad to learned that your friend is sick :( She will be in our prayers.

Pat said...

I am so sad to hear about your friend and i am sending her lots of healing prayers and i hope that the rest of her life is happy and pain free. lets pray that she has much more time left to look after her son.
I am sure she will love this card, it is so delicious! The whole card is beautiful!
Your friend will be in my thoughts today.
((Hugs))
Pat

mommyabbytommy said...

Sweet card. I like what you did with the flower. Is that half of a flower?

Beth said...

I will say some prayers for your friend. She is very lucky to have you as a friend. It is sweet of you to give her this beautiful card.
God Bless..hugs

~*Joni {aka jonjinko on SCS} said...

Oh Ann, what a sweet card and a really wonderful message in today's post. You are so right! And all it takes is a quick minute of our time to erase a lifetime of guilt for not doing it sooner. Wonderful colors and I will keep her and her son in my prayers. Hugs to you!

Susan Raihala said...

Lovely card, Ann. I especially like the rhinestones!

I agree wholeheartedly with the advice in your post. We do get so busy and put off paying attention to others. What could be more important?

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors and layout. This card would make anyone feel better.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ann your card is so pretty.

Aimes said...

What a beautiful card, Ann! I love the bling and polka dots!
I'm so sorry to hear about Jenelle, it certainly puts life into perspective doesn't it?
Sending postive thoughts and vibes from across the pond...
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Maggi said...

A lovely card, I'll pray for her!

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Ann! I'll keep her in my thoughts & prayers!

Love your card btw & the colors. Fab job as always!!!

~amy~ said...

great clean & crisp card Ann...your friend will love it.

JenMarie said...

Lovely! Love the flower.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Your card is lovely I'm sure she will apriciate it. Thank's for playing at 2sketches4you.

MBelles said...

Great card, love the colors, flower detail & rhinestones! So sorry to hear about your friend, I will keep her in my prayers.

Becky Carafa said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, hope she is feeling better today. Beautiful card, love the pop of blue.

Ann Kranitz said...

Your friend will be in my thoughts!! I am sure this beautiful card will make her feel uplifted!!

Carrie said...

What an great get well card. I love the flower!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is a great card... I am sorry to hear about your friend! Will say a prayer for her!

PaperCrafty said...

Great card! I love how the flower is set behind the sentiment.

Bella said...

I think that is my favorite card so far. I love the daisy peeking out. I'm sorry to hear about your friend; I will definitely say a prayer for her.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful! Love the bling!!

Jenn Embry said...

Beautiful card. I love the bling. Sorry to hear about your friend. Unfortunately I know all too well of being to busy to write a note or make a phone call and then regret it later.

Maureen said...

What a beautiful card...the bling is fabulous...but more importantly the meaning behind it is touching :)

Danni said...

Wonderful card and I'm praying for your friend and her family.

Courtney Baker said...

I've been out of town and man did I have some great cards to catch up on. The chair and the yellow butterfly cards were my favorite! Such great cards all around!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous card, Ann! Love how you did the oval with the flower folded up!!

Sorry to hear about your friend, I'll definitely include her in my prayers.

Martha said...

oh its wonderful!

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card, Ann and you know I LOVE that bling!! I will keep your friend in my prayers.

Sparkly Pink Star said...

very pretty!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely card, Ann! So sad about your friend's illnesses, of course I will add her to my prayer list. Indeed life is fragile and one never knows when a friend or loved one's life will be snuffed out. Thank you for reminding all of us to take the time to reach out.
Hugs!

Bernice said...

I love the colours! The white on teal really pops :)

Erin said...

Beautiful card Ann, love the spots! I will keep your friend in my prayers!
Hugs
Erin x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I'm sorry your friend isn't doing much better. Fortunately she has a friend like you to think about her and send her lovely cards like this one. I like the random rhinestones.

I also know what you mean about not finding "time" for those in need. I have a 92 year old cousin in a nursing home. It was always my intention to visit him at least once a month, but since it's a 1-1/2 hour drive in each direction to get there, we really have to plan a whole day for a visit. And we haven't had that many free whole days in a while. I keep thinking that at that age, he might not be around much longer and I may not get that many more opportunities to visit. I do send him a card once or twice a month to let him know I'm thinking of him even if I can't be there.

xiumaiyuki said...

Love the card and the meaning behind it as well. You are so sweet. She'll love it! Sending well wishes to your friend and her family all the way from Hawaii!!!

Heather P. said...

What a pretty card! I'm sorry to hear about your friend... I'll definitely keep her in my prayers!

Justine said...

Beautiful color combination, love the Bling and the way you folded your flower.

Belinda said...

Such a pretty card! Love the gems! I'll keep Jenelle in my prayers!

Dana Gustafson said...

What a wonderful card for someone special. Jenelle is in my thoughts today :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is a wonderful card Ann! I like the use of dew drops!

kathy s said...

Hope Jenelle is feeling a little bit better soon I will say many prayers for her i know how hard it is to see someone suffering - especially a friend or family member My thoughts are with you all. Just found your blog- love your creations fantastic

cheryln said...

so pretty! love the color combination!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So beautifully blingy!

KatieTurtle said...

My prayers are with your friend. The card is wonderful.

Laura Davis said...

this card is so cherry and beautiful! Your friend will love it! I hope she is feeling better, what a great friend you are :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

jengd said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend and hope that gorgeous card (love what you did with the flower) helps keep her spirits up. I'll definitely be thinking of her.

Latisha said...

I am sure she is going to love the card, its beautiful, and will put a smile on her face!
hugs
Latisha

clouds shadler said...

Ann, your post hits home to me, about putting things off like calling loved ones because we get too busy even though we do not mean to. My grandma isn't doing so well and it's so easy to forget to call because I live so far away. But yes, we should take time to get in contact with loved ones and show them we care about them. I hope your friends feels better. What a sweet card for your friend, I love the colors and the PP, I'm sure she'll like!

P.S: thanks for your kind words at 2S4Y! you are so sweet!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Penny said...

Love the color combo@!

zgagi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's illness. Your post is so true. One of my favourite Polish poets (Twardowski) once wrote that we have to learn to love people because they depart from our lives so fast. Your card is beautiful and for sure it will keep your friend's spirits up

Darla said...

prayers to Jenelle!!
Hope your card brings a smile to her face... I'm sure it will!! :)

LeAnne said...

A nice card and true words--thanks for reminding us!!! I'll be praying for her!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a sad story about your friend. I hope she starts feeling better! I will be sending prayer her way.

Your card is just beautiful! I sure it will mean so much to her.

(-: Heidi

Marie B. said...

Very pretty card for Jenelle! Prayers going up right now!

Lyn S said...

I love the colours and DP that you used Ann!

Hope it cheers your friend up!

Cr8ive ME said...

gorgeous card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Sankari W. said...

Ann - your story is so totally right on! So often life makes things that aren't really that important seem important and something simple like a phonecall or a card really makes the difference! Thank you so much for that reminder and I am so praying for your friend and her son - i can't even imagine.....

your card will surely cheer her up - you are such a good and thoughtful friend!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Heidi said...

cute as a button!

cricketeew said...

What a beautful card! Sounds like a beautful friendship as well! She is so blessed to have you as a friend!

Winter said...

What a beautiful card! Your friend will love it! I will be praying for her!

Lisa Graves said...

Such a pretty card. Love the rhinestones. So sorry for your friend.

Deanna said...

Oh love the bits of bling and the tucked in flower!