August 19, 2013

Story Book Card / Michael's Surgery Date

Happy Monday!!
 
I hope you all had fun over the weekend or relaxed as I did which is equally fabulous when needed.
 
 
To all you my amazing supporters
 Michael's surgery date is
SEPT 20th, 2013
 
As you remember  and for those who are new to my blog my son Michael had an MRI done on his back in the early spring ... it showed good results and you shared my excitement in knowing he wouldn't have to have major surgery on his back .. we waited a long 9 months to get Michael in for this MRI because he needed to be sedated... Michael has Autism therefore staying still and the loud noise of the MRI would be far too much for him...for those of you who are new Michael still needs to have both Achilles tendons lengthened on both feet..
 
Last year there was a card call for Michael and the results were amazing , we were aiming for 30 cards so Michael would receive one everyday within his healing time... we got a whopping 58 cards in total!!!!!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!  I can't believe I held off from opening or even peeking at them.I did have a problem with one of them for it was a present and Michael spotted it being brought into the house.. it was from Lisa over at Mermaids Craft... She sent  a beautiful race car card shown in the image below in the back and a big set of dinkies and another good sized car... we were blown away as you could imagine!!! I wish I had pictures , so sorry Lisa, it all happened so quick!!

 
 Here are 58 cards from all of YOU!!!!
 

I couldn't spread them out enough to see all the names , I need a bigger desk...(on my list of things to buy, hehe)
 
 

Here are a load of homemade cards made by Girl Guides, The Terrifically Talented Theresa and her Mom /my best friend Kelly shared Michael's Story with the girls and how sweet of them all want to make a card !! It does my heart good to see the younger generation show empathy and love.
 
 
 
 
 
Also I want to show you a card I made for Troy's parents 
51st Anniversary!! 
I have heard their amazing story over the years so I thought I would make a Story Book Card...
(Now I dont' know if there is such thing out there as Story Book Card but if not , now there is!!)
 
On the front it reads
"True Stories never have endings"
and on the inside it reads my personal message along with:
"..and they lived happily ever after."
 
 
 
  •  I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped rectangles and Scalloped Squares to make the book effect
  • The center oval is from Spellbinders "Nestabilities"  "Oval Floral's"
  • The blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the stamps came from Jaded Blossoms
 
 
 
  • I used Silver Stickles and bling around the edges and on each corner... I also added bling to the above center of the stamped floral image on the oval floral center label.

 
 
Have a super fantastic day!!!!
(Always keep your chin up, even when it is hard)


13 comments:

yyam said...

Oh wow. What a magical story book card....it's beautiful!

And I spotted my envelope in the pile! *winks*

Wendy L said...

Well done on all that. Love the anniversary card, absolutely beautiful. xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your card is so elegant and yes bloggers are awesome..I am not surprised you got so many cards for Michael. So good to hear the MRI was normal
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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jessica said...

What a gorgeous book card Naomi!!! WOW LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
Look at all those cards :) Blogger friends are the best!!!
Wishing Michael the best in his upcoming surgery and I know all those cards will help with the healing :)
Hugs my friend!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you have a date for his surgery! LOVING all the cards he got!! And your card!! WOW WOW WOW!! That is gorgeous! LOVING the way you made it look like a book!!

ike said...

OMGoodness - what a stunning storybook card. That is the most amazing thing ever !!!!

I wish Michael the best of luck with his surgery - I will be sending good vibes over to him :-)

Big Hugz

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

Karon said...

Fabulous pile of cards for Michael! Love love this story book card - its gorgeous! Hope you have a fabulous week. TFS

Lisa said...

WOW, Naomi, your card is absolutely stunning!! I love the details and design!! It's simply amazing!! I know they will adore it!! You should link it up at my challenge at Do More With Less!!

What an awesome pile of cards for Michael!! I'm glad he liked the race cars!! I will be praying for him leading up to and on the date of his surgery. Happy Monday my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

katieo said...

Beautiful Anniversary card. I love the book effect. I will be praying for Michael and your family. he will have a fun time reading all of those cards

Creative M said...

What a beautiful story book card!!
Absolutely Gorgeous!!
I will continue as always to pray for my friend Michael and you as well....
Sending my hugs, love and smiles to you, Michael & Troy.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Jennifer Swandells said...

What a stunning 'Story Book Card' Naomi, this is a priceless treasure and will be kept for many years. I love everything about it. Good luck to Michael with his upcoming surgery. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is a gorgeous card you have created for the Anniversary. I know they will enjoy it. I love that storybook feeling to it. I also spotted our envelope at least in your pile! :) We will put Michael in our prayers. Love you GF~Patti

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey sweetie. Beautiful job as always on your special creation. You know I'll be sending prayers and happy thoughts to help Michael through his recovery!

Hugs,
Lisa