Friday, February 26, 2016

Distress

CASology's Cue Card for this week is "Distress." Perfect description for my week starting on Sunday... My sweet, darling middle son, who lives 6-7 hours away ended up being hospitalized from Sunday to Wednesday. And I couldn't leave DH to go over and help him and his family. While I won't go into detail, I will say that he's back at work, feeling as decent as he can be, and is hopefully on the road to a full, complete recovery. Even though he has incredibly wonderful helpful amazing wife, and three darling children, I'm still his mommy. It was hard to be so far away; total helpless feeling. This whole family has a very strong faith, and that has made all the difference in his healing process and attitude. I wanted to send him a card that would reenforce that sense of faith, and might help to mitigate any feelings of distress that he might occasionally have as he recovers. Freshly Made Sketches provided inspiration, as (obviously) did CASology.

 


I'd made my card, and as I was putting on the finishing touches, I had a ping moment. I put that card away, and made this one:


Very, very QAEZPZ. One stamp from Verve, and one bitty butterfly from AE. And one .3mm black Copic marker. I fussy cut the butterfly after coloring with a couple of Copics. I like it. Hope you do too. 

Wanted to play along at Muse, too. Have you seen Jenni Murray's card? It has such a Springtime vibe, and the yellow really inspired me. I practically CASEd the whole thing. 



I added a green band to mine:


The yellow gingham is from my scrap file, as is that green band and yellow cardstock. The stamps are WPlus9, stamped in Versafine black ink and watercolored with some Ziggies. That's all I have for today, but I hope to be back soon. Happy dances everyone.

32 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh Bev, I'm happy that your boy is on the road to recovery.

Your cards are wonderful! I hope you have a super day.

Shelly said...

Glad to hear your son is doing better!
Your cards are lovely! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend! Hugs

Barb said...

Evening Bev, Glad to hear your son is home again and feeling better. The card you made for him is very inspirational. The muse card is lovely too. Hugs, Barbxx

I Card Everyone said...

Good news is a wonderful thing! and so are your two cards!! LOve your Muse card, Bev!!! such a pretty yellow! xx
=]

Ardyth said...

Lovely cards - love the simplicity of the first one - well done - very creative! Love that cheery yellow card, too - so glad you joined us at Muse this week, my friend!

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear you son is better, I just know he will love your card!

Lynn said...

Still keep you beautiful Tad in my thoughts and prayers for continued answers. Love your cards...so gorgeous and perfect for the inspiration.

Patti said...

So sorry to here of your family's trials but we know Jesus has "got this"! and He will cause GOOD from it all! Praise God for His promises! Romans 8:28

Your cards are wonderful!! I love the colors and clean lines : )

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Anita in France said...

That's much better news, Bev ... will be keeping Tad and you all in my prayers ... may his recovery be swift and lasting! Your card for him is perfect ... deliciously CAS ... says it all ... absolutely no need for more! Your doodle bud ... wow ... you know I love this set ... you showcased it wonderfully ... the sunny yellow bloom with the gingham DP is such a delicious waft of spring! Miss you loads, my friend! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Two lovely cards Bev, the first card is so perfectly CAS and I love the flower on your second. So happy that You son is back to work, I hope answers come soon. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Rose said...

I know that helpless feeling. They will always be our babies no matter how old they are. So glad your son is now recovering. Two very lovely cards!

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Brilliant card for your son. I am glad he is on the road to recovery. And, your second card is a true burst of spring. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

Glad to hear your son is doing better but I can imagine how hard it was for you not to be with him! Was this the doctor? You channeled your love into this beautiful card for him!
The Muse card is so fresh and pretty! Love the gingham!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev, two absolutely fabulous cards! I love your second one with the sweet yellow posies.

Kylie said...

My goodness, it sounds like it has been a very stressful time for you lately. So relieved to hear your son is recovering!

I *love* your first card! It is so simple but so powerful! The touch of the butterfly just as...hope?...I don't know how to verbalise it but I love it!

The second card is just too stinkin' cute! Clever girl!

Kristie Goulet said...

So happy to hear your son is on the mend and that he has a strong faith! Absolutely perfect card to send off to him. Love that verse!

Your MUSE card is just perfect too, so pretty!

Jenni's Jems said...

Glad to hear your boy is feeling better it must have been very hard for you .Love your cards but your Muse one stole my heart ...wonder why ??... it is so lovely and cheery!:) x

maria f. said...

Oh dear - happy to hear DS is home and recovering. We had one of those long-distance-difficult situations too with DD skiing in Austria and getting a concussion! Tough it is. (She's OK) Take care of yourself and check out my gold glittered eggs when you have a chance ;) Your gingham breath of Spring is delightful, Bev.

sandie said...

Oh Bev, sorry to hear this, it must have been so hard to be so far away. This is the perfect card and love your bright and sunny card for MUSE X

Brenda said...

I love it Bev! It is simple and to the point! I know your son will love it too. It is hard being so far away from a child in distress and it doesn't matter that they have their wive and children. Once a mom, always a mom no matter what their age!! I am glad to hear that he is back to work and I hope his appointment on Monday leads to the road of recovery. Big hugs my friend! Brenda

Jen Mitchell said...

So sorry to hear about your son's illness, but I'm glad he's on the mend and I'll send a few prayers for his continued health along. I am sure that he will love your card. I know I love that it is such a simple black and white card with that teeny tiny bit from the yellow butterfly. It really draws attention to the sentiment. And your other card is so bright and sunny and just what I like to see as I wait for spring. Only 21 days to go!

Cat Craig said...

Your card stood out at me in the Muse gallery, love that gingham. It really makes for a fun card.

Geri said...

Fabulous card for Tad! Totally masculine with the perfect message! Love the 'Shirley look' of the dooddled border! Nice touch with the little butterfly!

Second card - it's got yellow & white gingham so I really need not say another word....but I will cuz I love the split flower panels and I adore the green border that you added. Yep - winner's circle!

Patti said...

Hi Bev! : )

No! I didn't know you were born and raised in Rapid!! wowie we have so much in common. We have both lived in Wisconsin and South Datkota and we both love paper crafting and the best of all we are sisters!! I am guessing you might still visit the Hills from time to time. I pray that one day we'll have the opportunity to meet - even if it is only for a quick Happy Dance! when ever you are nearby.

I am rusty in my blog posts and keep forgetting to put my supply list on my posts. The bike die you mentioned from my post is actually a stamp set and die from Papertrey Ink called Pedal Pusher : ) I will try to link you to it here:

https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/pedal-pusher-stamp-set/

Have a blessed day!

Patti

Jen W. said...

Oh, Bev, I'm so sorry to hear about your son! I'm glad he's out of hospital and home doing as well as can be. I can only imagine the frustration you must have felt at not being there with him. :( I think your card is perfect for him and I love you take on Jenni's card too. Big hugs to you!

TK said...

Love both of these cards, Bev! Also glad to hear that your son is doing better, and I'm sure he'll love the card! It is good to have a strong faith, and a g0od reminder when we see our kids living theirs out...

cm said...

Tad will be deeply touched by this card, Bev! Even though he knows you're thinking about him, having the 'physical' proof to hold when you're not there makes such a positive impact. Years ago, when I had surgery, my mom bought me a sweet little critter - the kind with 'clamp together hands - to attach to my intravenous contraption. Unexpected (mom isn't one for 'frivilous' *grin*0 but oh, how that gesture touched my heart. During the night, when I was alone and feeling scared, I knew she was with me. Those 'little' things do make a world of difference. I'm so glad Tad is home; so glad that answers are on the horizon (and I hope the fixes are easy-peasy!). Your Muse card...oh my! Beautiful yellow bloom and the gingham? In love!
Hugs, love and missing you~c

Aileen Ryan said...

Two beautiful cards Bev, I hope all is going okay over there. I have been away so missed the latest, take care.

Bobby said...

I don't know what you were going to make, Bev, but your 'ping' card is absolutely fantastic. I love your Muse card too and didn't realized it was a Doodlebud until your said it was WPlus9. I love that set and it looks perfect on the little squares.

Judy1223 said...

Bev, your post really touched my heart and spoke to me...I do hope your son continues in his road to recovery, and I am SURE this card will make him smile. (I thank God for my faith in times like this...especially when you are too far away to be there in person to help. Prayers are always a welcome help in my book!) I love the doodled frames, and that sentiment is one I will need to get for my own stash...beautiful! A wonderful card for our CASology challenge...thank you! I also LOVE your second card...the yellow gingham and the lovely sentiment stole my heart! Take good care and be assured of my thoughts and prayers for your son.

wienerhoneymooners said...

You always touch my heart. Your card is amazing. So are you.

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear about your son, Bev, and praying that he will be feeling 100% soon!!! The card you have made for him is so lovely!!! Wonderfully CAS and so creatively done!!! What a great idea to do the doodled frame!!!! Such a special card for your son!!!
Love the yellow gingham on the second card and the flower is just stunning!!!! Lovely fresh and spring feel to this beautiful card!!!!
Hugz