Friday, June 28, 2013

TGIF! For Sure!

Last Saturday started with a call from the facility where my father lives.  They found him sitting in a chair and he was "not himself"  The nurse felt I should take him to the emergency room. After 5 hours of testing, they discovered pneumonia.  He was scheduled for discharge Tuesday.  Then, Tuesday morning, multiple blood clots were discovered in his lungs. He will not be able to return to his apartment right away.  When he leaves the hospital, he will go to a nursing home for (hopefully) a short stay to get off oxygen and get some strength back. Trying to be with him while juggling work AND some time for crafting has proved interesting.  I'm very glad it's the weekend!

I made this card last weekend to send to our local veterinarian and his staff.  And so you, my dear FWF audience, get yet another post referring to the death of my dog, Molly.  I wanted to send a thank you to the vet's office along with the bill for the services that day.  They truly went over and above what they would have had to do.  I drove 3 hours across the state so Molly could see her own vet.  They worked us in as soon as we made it to town, even interrupting a surgery to accommodate us. So, a heartfelt thank you card seemed the least I could do to show my gratitude.

 
Of course, I had to use a Golden Retriever on the card, making it look as much like my Molly as I could by coloring it with Copic markers.  This is actually very close to her coloring.
These papers were in a grab bag, so I don't know what they are. If anyone recognizes them, please let me know.  The ribbon is from the Seasons blundle from 3 Girl JAM.  The bling is from Close To My Heart.  I used a Lifestyle Crafts Circle die in two different sizes for the circles on the card.  The stamp, of course, is Unity.  It's a Unity/Phyllis Harris co-branded stamp Brandy and Emma: Forever Friends.
I used this sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp:
I had planned to link up, but missed the deadline because of the ER visit. So, I saved it for FWF. Have a great weekend, everyone!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card which is a great take on the sketch. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.
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  2. Love it Julie! I'm sorry to hear about your dad; I hope he gets better. Your week(s) have been quite busy---Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Aww, the card is precious, I'm so glad you shared it. Here's hoping that this week is much better than last!

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  4. Perfect "thank you" for the Vet. My Father too is in a "facility" in an independent apartment. I've had a few of those dreaded calls and am thankful I am retired. Hope he continues his recovery and can go home soon.

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  5. This is precious, Julie! I'm sure your Vet will love it.

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  6. I hope your father gets better soon, Julie. This is a very lovely card in remembrance of Molly.

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  7. Perfect take on the sketch.

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  8. beautiful card, and your vet will certainly appreciate it. im so sorry to hear about your sweet Molly and the struggles your dad is going through. sounds like a tough week :-\ hope it cheers up soon
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. I love your Molly card-I'm sure your vet will appreciate it :)
    I sure hope that your dad is doing better. Yes, it gets very tricky to try to stick with your routine when the parents (or another loved one) is sick.

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  10. Hello Julie! Great card! I love this stamp! Great job with the colors!

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  11. A lovely card, Julie!! I love the layout and the papers you used, and esp the bling. I hope your dad will get well soon. Take care, and have a lovely weekend!! {hugs}

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  12. The card is beautiful! I hope your dad recovers quickly!!

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  13. Hope that your dad gets back where he belongs real soon. The thank you for the staff is really great, Julie. I will send up some prayers for a better week.

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  14. Sorry about your dad hope he gets better. What a lovely card and I am so sorry for your dog it is hard to loose a pet

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  15. Sure hope you Dad gets better. And, I think this is a nice card for the vet. :)

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  16. Hope your dad gets back on his feet soon. And very nice card for the vet.

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  17. Beautiful card, Julie! I am sure that all in the vet's office will appreciate your thoughtfulness. I am keeping you and your dad in my prayers!

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  18. What a wonderful card, Julie - not just for its artistic beauty, but for the gratitude behind it and your love for Molly. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad - I know recovery will take awhile, but I am hopeful it will be sooner than later (surely, it being summer will be beneficial). He is very lucky to have such a fabulous daughter! Don't forget to take care of yourself, too, my friend, okay?

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