Monday, January 16, 2012

Get Well Card

I spent the better part of yesterday and today working on a get-well card for my friend, who is having two surgeries this week. I need to get the card to her before her first surgery, as she will not be able to see the card immediately afterward. She may even see the card on my blog before I get it to her, but that's OK in this case! :^)

I have to say, I am sorely disappointed in the football results for the weekend. I so wanted to see an NFC conference championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Instead, we get a game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco Forty-Niners. Really? Gag me. 'Nuff said. And I don't really watch too much of the AFC, so I don't really care who plays in their championship game. Patriots and Ravens? Meh.

We are having company this week. Gary's sister-in-law, Wendy, is coming down from Minnesota to see her son, Jack, and visit with us for about 10 days.

My sister, Barbara, will be arriving the following week from her sojourn in Florida to stay with our other sister, Merrilyn. Barbara will spend a few weeks here before going back to her home in Wisconsin.

This is how it goes in the winter in the Arizona desert. We get lots of visitors from the north, as they escape the cold. Funny how they never show up in the summer here, isn't it? Don't understand them not wanting to spend their days in 110+ degree heat. I personally love it; it gets us ready for the hereafter if we're going down under. And I don't mean Australia.

I ordered some stamps today for making Valentine's cards. All of us card makers know that making a card does NOT save us money! Whoever dreamt that lie up should be whipped with a wet noodle. But I really outfoxed myself this time. I had to order from two different internet companies to get all the stamps I needed. I procrastinated, People. So now I am paying double shipping charges. Sound familiar to anyone? Yeah, that's what I get for waiting until the last minute, huh?

Anyway, I chose to enter a Magnolia-licious challenge with this get-well card I just finished:

Magnolia Nurse Tilda stamp
Stampin' Up Thoughts and Prayers stamps
Cryogen CS
Stampin' Up CS
Basic Grey Euphoria DSP
Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Grand Circles, and Lacey Circles
Stampin' Up Lace Ribbon Border punch
Cheery Lynn Bow and Bell die
Cheery Lynn Scandinavian Hearts Doily Frame die
Ribbon (from my stash)
Stampin' Up ink
Memento ink
Signo Uniball gel white pen
Copic markers: R81, R83, R85, R89, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

Sending thoughts of successful surgeries and speedy recovery to Ellie! And wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful week!


  1. I'm sure she'll love it, I love all the layers!
    Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia-Licious :)

  2. Thank you, Katie! :^)

    Hugs, Penny

  3. Oh my goddness Penny!!!!! You are AMAZING! There is no way I would spend that much time on a person and NOT stick around to see where I displayed it, and if it was properly lit, in the best place for it, etc. not to mention see my reaction!!!! HOLY COW!!! Not sure I deserve a friend as wonderful as you, but I thank you for being so kind and very dear to me. I will treasure this card, as I treasure our friendship! mega hugs!!

  4. Silly Ellie! Glad you enjoyed the card--I needed you to see it before you couldn't! :^) This friendship goes both ways, don't ya know. Now be sure to take it easy after your procedures so you heal up quickly! Big hugs to you!

  5. What an adorable card! Your cards are such works of art. :) Say hi to Wendy for me! And about football ... Dad called that Packers game, didn't he? I thought the Giants had a chance, but I figured the Packers would probably win.

  6. Thanks, Ang. Yeah, Dad is pretty smart somtimes!

  7. Sweet and delightful Tilda card. Thank you Penny so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Color Challenge and please join us again for the next ones :o)

  8. Thank you, Cabio! I appreciate it.



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Hugs, Penny