Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Count the stars

If you have followed my blog, you know that my husband has metastatic renal cancer that is in his spine and lungs.  He has had multiple spinal surgeries to de-bulk the tumor and has had a rod placed to strengthen his spine. This past fall, the neurosurgeon said, he would not do surgery again so he had more radiation to the area.  Unfortunately, he has a lot of nerve pain and now it is affecting his mobility. He takes a medication for the cancer which causes him to be tired (as well as all the narcotics) and have diarrhea.  He has lost 50 pounds since November and now is quite weak.  He is no longer able to drive and needs LOTS of encouragement to eat or do any activities.  Previously, he would love to spend evenings looking through his telescopes and take great pictures of the sky.  That is one thing that he can not do since he doesn't have the strength to lift the telescope pieces or the stamina to hold a steady position anymore.  Each year we would go to Florida for the Winter Star Party and he would spend many nights in IL with his friend Sheldon who designs telescopes and eyepieces.  That is one thing that I would wish he could do yet is to get enough strength to spend some time under the stars taking a few more pictures with his friend Sheldon.  So when I saw this image at Stamp Fairy I thought it would be perfect for a card for my husband.  The bear climbing out of the circle and I pop dotted another foot so he is 3-D.  I used a perfect sentiment from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Stardust
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp: Stamp Fairy - Barry Circles 1
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Count the stars in the sky
Pop Dot - Recollection
Stars - Recollection
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Star Circle
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Gold Stickles

Cards for Men - Ch. 9 Animals
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge - Ch. 9 - Outdoor Critters 
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Ch. 60 Lots of Layers 


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow what a wonderful and fun take on the sketch. Love the cute critter.
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Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh wow what a wonderful card for your husband. The sentiment is just perfect for this as well! It's so sad that he can no longer do the things that he loved so much!

Gina L said...

Adorable card. I love the blingy stars and how you popped his little foot out. I'm so sorry about your husband's health. I know it can't be easy to watch someone you love suffer so. ((hugs))

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Penny said...

Oh, my, Lisa Lynn, there is so much love that went into this card! You two have had more than your share of sadness & pain, and I am so sorry. But I would imagine your hubby will be so tickled to get this--it is so beautifully designed. And the sentiment is just fabulous! :^)
Sending big hugs, Penny

Pat K said...

Wonderful card Lisa Lynn created with so much love. It's so sad to hear your dh can no longer do the things he enjoys. Sending big hugs, pat k xx

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Maya Ariffin said...

Oh the card is so gorgeous & it's meaningful too. I can see & feel your love for DH. Be strong & be positive. Bless you.

Thanks for joining Digital Tuesday Challenge :)

Maya xx

Janis said...

He's so cute! Thank you for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page to see if your project entry was highlighted and linked to your blog!
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Debs said...

Really gorgeous card Lisa , love what you've done with the sketch.
I'm sure your Hubby was thrilled to bits to get this card, thinking of you both.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Purple Card Lady said...

How beautiful! I love the papers and colors. :-)