Tuesday, March 28, 2023

You Cured Yet? Encouragement Card

 Happy Tuesday to you. Hope things are fine and dandy in your world.

This is a card of encouragement for my brother and his family. You may recall the armadillo card I made. That was for my brother's youngest son. Well, my brother landed in the ER week before last for appendicitis and while there they discovered pneumonia in his left lung. He went immediately to the hospital where they removed his appendix, but not before it had ruptured and gangrene began setting in. So it was a very close call from being a much worse outcome. He's been back home for a week but still experiencing some problems, so I wanted to send him some encouragement to take it easy, recover and know that we are praying for him, our nephew and our sister-in-law (who has 2 patients to take care of now). 

I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my A2-sized card layout design. I moved the focal point image down a bit to accommodate the little mini dies I cut out of some of the white card.
Supply List:
Recollections and Wausau card stocks
Black n white designer paper scraps from stash
SU stamp from the very old Farm Fever set
Nocturne Versafine Clair ink and clear embossing powder
Art Impressions Health Mini dies
Black and white pattern washi tapes

I composed and framed these sentiments in PSE and printed out on copy paper. My brother, like me, loves The Eagles rock band, hence the sentiment on left. Factoid: While Jackson Browne was not a member of The Eagles, he lived next door to Frey, who was, and Browne played him the partially-written song he'd written, telling Frey he was stuck and couldn't finish. Frey came up with "It's a girl My Lord in a flatbed Ford slowing down to take a look at me" and they finished "Take It Easy" together. The Eagles then performed it. My brother knows this, or if he doesn't he will Google it. Then it will bring him a smile. If he already knows and I'd put The Eagles, his reply would be, but it's technically a Jackson Browne song. Heehee, he does keep me on my toes, and that's what little brothers are for I suppose.

View of the back with the front.

One last look.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great evening!



My name is Erika. said...

It sounds like your brother is not going through a fun time. That doesn't sound like fun. It's great you're thinking of him and that you made him a card. And a nice card too. I think you picked a great Eagles quote for the card too. Have a great middle of the week. hugs-Erika

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a great card for your brother, and thanks for the interesting Eagles trivia and for playing along with us at. Krafty Chicks!

brenda said...

A fun card and sure to bring a smile to your Brothers face, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a worrying moment for your family, but surely this card will make your Brother smile! It's so fun and has a beautiful design in black&white! Great idea to personalize the sentiment inside!
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

Jenny L said...

Hi Aimeslee,
so sorry to hear about your Brother so good he is now on the mend lets hope there are no further problems.
Love your wonderful card for him and the verses inside are brilliant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Larelyn said...

Sorry your brother is having such a difficult time but this card will surely make him smille. I love it! Thank you for joining our Cut it Up Add Embellishments challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

Dena J said...

A fun and and wonderfully personal card for your brother. The image is cute and all the little die cuts are great to go along. Sounds like he has had quite the time and is hopefully recovering well now. Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge.

Sarah said...

This is certain to lift your Brothers spirit. Such a great card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah DT

Sharon Caudle said...

Super adorable card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Art Impressions!

Kate said...

What a cute and very thoughtful card you've made for your little brother Aimeslee! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

Mervi said...

Sweet card! Fun image.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Bonnie Lynn said...

Dang girl!!! When it rains it pours for sure. I'm so glad your brother got to the hospital in time. Healing prayers going up for him. He'll love the card I'm sure. Didn't know the "Take It Easy" song was originally a Jackson Browne song. I always thought the Eagles were the original writers.

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Super cute card! I love how the whole card is decorated! Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

Alyson Mayo said...

Love this in black and white - so cute and makes me smile :)

foleysfriend said...

What a fabulous black and white "get well" card. I love the cute image and the white medical die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

sue n.

ahlers5 said...

Absolutely love this card! Great sentiment, too!

Laurie said...

Here's hoping your brother makes a speedy and full recovery. I know this cute card will help him on his way! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Ellibelle said...

Hope your brother is back to full health very soon! How scary that must have been! I'm sure the card put a smile on his face! It's beautiful and so fun!
Thank you so much for sharing again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Nandini said...

Hope your brother is feeling better now! The card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at HLS Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you in our gallery again. Nandini, DT

Chana Malkah said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah

Samantha said...

Sorry to hear about your brother, this card is sure to cheer him up. Thanks for joining the Star Stampz challenge.