Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Get Well Wishes

Hey there. I haven't posted in a while...it's been a rough week. Last Wednesday, my best friend was rushed to the emergency room with complete heart failure. She was on a heart pump, ventilator, etc...we weren't sure she'd make it through. It was a HUGE shock as she is only 35 & has no history of heart problems. 

Thankfully, she has been slowly but steadily improving. She was moved out of ICU late Sunday, but she still has a long road ahead, so prayers & positive thoughts are appreciated.

I also found out a co-worker & friend had her gallbladder taken out on Thursday. It was a scheduled event, but in light of what happened on Wednesday, it only added to my stress. Thankfully, she is doing well & healing at home.

Needless to say, I'm back today with a get well card! I'm playing along with two of my favorite challenges: The Play Date Cafe 136--azure, raspberry, blackberry--& CAS-ual Fridays 57--to use vellum or acetate.

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Simple Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, Elegant Eggplant textured (SU), SU pp, white vellum (stash)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Accessories: PTI butterfly die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Making Memories brad, Kaisercraft rhinestones


Aimes said...

Woah! Sending you lots of positive vibes across the pond, Ann - so sorry to hear about your best friend!
This card is beautiful. So soothing with those colours - perfect for a get well card and you know I'm a sucker for butterflies. Vellum butterflies make me giddy! :D

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh, what a stressful week. I'm so glad to hear that your friend is doing well. You must be so thankful that she's still in your life.

Your card is simply beautiful.

Stacy said...

Pretty card, love that butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Angie Tieman said...

This is stunning, Ann! Love your vellum butterflies and tiny bit of bling!

So sorry to hear about your friend, that had to be so shocking and terrifying! Glad both friends are doing better, I know your get well cards will mean a lot to them.

Laura O'Donnell said...

sorry to hear this, Ann!

hopefully no more surprises like these!

beautiful CAS card. loving the color combo this week

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card! The vellum looks amazing die cut like that.

~amy~ said...

It's scary how things can happen so suddenly eh? Makes you appreciate the little things in life....hang in there.

Your get well card is awesome and I love the butterfly!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Ugh, what an awful week Ann, hugs to you. Really glad to hear your best friend is improving, even a slow improvement is still an improvement.

This card is so gorgeous, definitely strikes a calming tone with the blue, and your butterfly is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for leaving some love on my blog!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Ann, vellum is just perfect for butterflies...so delicate and floaty.
What an eventful week for your friends! So glad to hear they are both recovering well :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Michele Gross said...

Wow, what a week indeed! I'm so glad to hear your friend is doing better, but man! that is some scary stuff!! Your card is gorgeous, I just love that vellum butterfly :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Ann! This is such a pretty card...love that butterfly and the red button is just awesome. The perfect hint of color. Thanks so much for joining in the CAS-ual Fridays fun this week! :)

Julie Day said...

Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your friend. Hope the card making was a bit of stress reliever for you, it turned out fantastic. Love the vellum butterfly and those little bits of bling :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!