Friday, March 30, 2012

Card for my sister

My older sister Tina turned 65 in November.  She retired on Dec. 31st.  On Jan. 2nd, her husband had a heart attack.  The main artery to his heart was 80% blocked and he had a stent put in.  He is OK but on a lot of meds.  A week or so ago, Tina had a stroke.  It affected her left side but not her speech.  She faces a long road to recovery and will be undergoing physiotherapy and rehabilitation for the next 10 - 12 weeks.  I'm not sure if she will be in the hospital that long.  I went to see her on Sunday and she was in good spirits.  I gave her a get well card that I will post here along with the card that I mailed to her house yesterday.

When I was in nursing school in 1967; Tina and I lived together for about 6 months.  As kids at home, we used to fight all the time.  We shared a bedroom for a number of years.When she got married in 1968, I was her Maid of Honour.  I wanted her to be my Matron of Honour at my wedding, but she was 8 mos. pregnant with her son when Opa and I got married so my younger sister was my Maid of Honour.

Tina and I live about 1 1/2 hours away from each other and we don't see each other very often.  I often wished we lived closer as now we get along very well together and our hubbies do as well.  Tina & her husband love golfing and golf every weekend.  This year because of the mild weather she and her hubby managed to golf 4 times but only 9 holes each outing because of her hubby's heart condition.

Here is the get well card I gave her on Sunday which she loved:

This card was very easy to make.  Some punched out squares, a butterfly punch, some bling and a crochet flower and Hey, Badda Boom, Badda Bing and you have a nice card!

Here is the card I mailed to her yesterday.  I'm sure she will really like it.

Here is the inside of the card.

The pink paper is from Bazill and came already embossed.  The black card stock is from Stampin Up.  I used my MS Butterfly Punch as well as a square scallop punch.  The inside butterflies were punched with a Creative Memories punch and I also used an EK Success punch for the swirl.  The 2 small flowers on front of the card on the ribbon are the negatives of this punch.  The crochet flower is from my stash which I enhanced with a Stampin Up brad which my Stampin Up rep gave to me as a thank you for placing an order with her.  The flat back pearls and pink crystals are from my stash.  This card took a little longer to make but I really like it.  I feel it is one of the best cards I have made.  The sentiment is from Class Act - a Canadian Stamp Company and I used CTMH's Hollyhock ink.

I hope this card will cheer her up and let her know that I love her and am thinking of her and hoping and praying that she gets well soon.
Thanks for stopping by!


Linda said...

Aww, Oma, I'm so sorry to hear this! Praying that Tina has a speedy and complete recovery and that her hubby will be feeling better as well. I know she'll love the cards you've made for her. Take care. Aloha, Linda

talha said...

Butterfly made the card much better, i hope if you use dark color butterfly their will be a better look.

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Lee said...

Oh Oma I am so sorry to read about your sister n brother in law.My husband has had 3 heart attacks and also has a stent so i know what that's like.I really hope your dear sister recovers well,thinking of you.Your card is so Beauitiful.Hugs xxxx