The week before last, I received a very disturbing phone
call from a very dear friend. I could hardly recognize her voice.
But I did make out that she had had a stroke.
I was, and still am, floored by this news.
She is only in her late 30's, takes great care of herself, has been
Vegan for pretty much all of her life. WTF?!
She had a double aneurysm, which fortunately was only leaking, and
didn't burst. And then she had to have emergency brain surgery to
stop the aneurysms, which has a 50% mortality rate all it's own.
Now she has a pretty shaved head, 50 staples, and a huge scar on her
head. But she's alive, and making a great comeback.
All that said, she has a strange sense of humor, which makes sense that
we "get" each other so well. So, being the card maker that I am,
I made her a get well card.
I'm pretty sure she's going to love this!
I used a great image from Smeared Ink's "Gross Anatomy" set,
appropriately called, "Lobotomy".
I also got to use my tattered banners die from Tim Holtz for the
first time. I think I need some practice folding them, and it is better
to use a thicker card stock, as opposed to the thin paper I used.
I am always saving weird pictures off the net.
This one is pretty weird.
I always tell my son that we had his tail cut off at birth.
And my witty sentiment on the inside.
I had to get that picture of the nurse in there somehow.
I cropped out the ventriloquist dummy lying on the cot at her feet.
It killed me to do so, but I ran out of room.
Thanks for dropping by today.
I'll have a few more weird get well creations in the coming weeks.
She already got her stitches out, and should be coming home this week!
I like to think it's my inspirational cards that have helped her to heal so quickly.