Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reason to party

One of my best friends is celebrating with her husband that he is still alive!  Not let me explain.  Last year, just after Labor Day, her husband suffered a massive heart attack and was not expected to survive.  Since then, he has controlled his diabetes which was diagnosed at the time of his heart attack, had a pacemaker placed, and now has an ejection fraction of 30%.  He worked for the railroad for many years, and I noticed that he had been losing weight and I thought he "just didn't look right".  I was concerned that he was diabetic since I am a nurse and have had diabetes since the age of 11 so I sent him a train card that I made in February urging him to see a doctor.  When I went to visit him after his heart attack, the first thing he said is, "You were right, I should I gone to the doctor sooner."  The other night he commented that he has now seen the doctor plenty.  I laughed and told him he wasn't suppose to make up for all those missed years in one year.  To celebrate his one year post heart attack anniversary and his upcoming birthday, I made him a card using Mo's image "The engineer" along with the sentiment from TLC, Create.  Mo's Challenge is for "B" so I used a black bow, blue bibs and bitty buttons on my card so it was BB.  I guess there is a bandanna on the engineer also.

For my second card, I used an image from Paulette's latest club from TLC, Create.  She has another club before the Christmas one that will begin October 24 thru October 28th.  It is called the In Between Club and check it out here.  The Christmas Club will start November 3rd and watch for more details.

Patterned Paper:  Simply Stories; Sweet Shoppe - Little Steam Engine & Naturally Merry
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - The Engineer
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Never to old to Party
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Label #22
Buttons:  Dress It Up
Ribbon:  Offray

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #229
Mo Manning - B
Do You Stack Up - Challenge 93 Wheels     http://doyoustackup.blogspot.ca/

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Every Day Autumn
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Core-dinations
Stamp:  TLC, Create - It's Turkey Time
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Eyelet Circle
Die Cuts: My Favorite Things
              Acorn - Quic Kutz
Twine: Stash
Thread: stash

Mojo - Sketch 263
Scrap Creation - leaves  http://www.scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/


WencheP said...

Love the image, very cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Barb said...

Beautifully done! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Penny said...

Aw, what a great, personal card for your friend, Lisa Lynn! Love the cute image, the papers, and your take on that sketch!
Your second card is a great use of the TLC image--love the pretty papers and your take on this sketch also! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Carla S. said...

Great cards, Lisa Lynn! Wonderful designs! I'm sure your friend and her husband will love your card for their celebration of life!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely story! Lots of reasons to celebrate and I suspect that having you as a friend is one of those reasons! Two fabulous cards! I love your Mojo one but I need to thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week with your brilliant train driver card! Hugs, Lesley

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Lovely image and your colouring is fabulous.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Lisa! Love the story behind the first!