Today's IC challenge takes us to Godiva chocolates, yum. I was wishing for those truffles! I'm a sucker for browsing recipes and when I saw the "Recipes" category, I couldn't resist taking a look. My card was inspired by this:
I made this card for my sweet Mom who had surgery Thurs. morning, came home Fri. afternoon, and two hrs later, was rushed by ambulance to the ER. She is still in ICU, and they expect her to be there for at least a couple more days. In the last eight hrs, which she said feels like it has been days, she has made a "tiny" bit of progress. The drs. are optimistic, though they did tell her, that she has a loooong road ahead. Some of you, particularly my TPT sisters, know that my wonderful Mom has been through so very much these last years and most recently. I'm praying with every fiber of my being that she is strong enough to walk down one more road. I can't imagine life without her, nor can my Dad. Your good thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Huggles. :)
And ...thank you for looking at my card today!
Stamps: Local King Rubber, Paper Smooches
Paper: SU, Recollections, Echo Park
Ink: Versafine, SU
Accessories: Paper Smooches lemon twine, AnniesPaperBoutique.com lemon tart Trendy Twine, PTI buttons, Spellbinders round die, SU dimensionals, white Signo gel pen for faux stitching
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 GMT Views: 787
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Roseville CA Posts: 16579
Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 12:42 PM
Beautiful card with a beautiful purpose from a beautiful daughter. My prayers are with you all. Great job with the challenge, given the distraction you might be feeling. Or, sometimes stamping is the perfect way to have some quiet meditation. Blessings, Lela
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32181
Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 1:45 PM
Oh, Gabby, I'm so sorry that your dear Mum has had to be taken back into hospital - what a lot she's been through - and YOU have been through too. I'm saying a prayer for you all right now....you created such a very pretty card in the middle of all your worry and concern. I hope it brought you joy and that the sentiment will encourage your heart.
Registered: May 31, 2008 Location: Seattle Posts: 14549
Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 2:18 PM
Ooh, I missed the recipes. Now I have to go back and be tempted some more! Your sunflower is wonderful!
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Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 44573
Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 5:27 PM
I get a real feeling of sunshine from your beautiful sunflower!! And with this chocolate theme, the sentiment looks like it was drizzled with chocolate. I pray that your mom has more strength in her. I can't imagine losing a parent either.