Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Get Well Smile

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things here and I find myself rushing to get some cards done. So I've turned to some of the best inspiration around - the Papertrey Ink designers and members of the forum. The Blog Hop is always full of eye candy and I'm pretty sure the participants don't mind being CASED. The one I am going to share with you today is based on this lovely creation by Karin - PeppermintPatty. I think she does wonderful work and I guess others agree by the look of the badges on her page.

I needed a masculine Get Well for our interim Pastor. He has been such a rock for me this past year. We met him before he even started with the congregation in my Mom's hospital room after her first fall and hip replacement. I think he was taking notes on the falls and breaks in our family, slipped on the ice and broke his tibia in two places and also his ankle in two places. Pastor, you win! It's certainly not funny, but we have this ongoing thing about laughter and healing. I hope he didn't injure his funny bone.

I used the Library Cards from PTI with sentiments from Faux Ribbon and wanted to add a vintage graphic, something like old medicine bottles, crutches or bandages. In my search I found a fantastic source - The Graphics Fairy.  She has such a fantastic collection of vintage images.(You may see more if I ever get around to making some Valentines.) This particular image is from a Victorian child's alphabet book. It's the letter "I " with a poem about a boy sliding and falling on the ice. (I reprinted the poem on the inside of the card). Not quite as colorful as Karin's, but definitely customized to the occasion.

I hope to be back soon with more of my mojo working and creating more original work.
Thanks for stopping by.


Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Ahhh THANKS Linda! What sweet words - I'm still smiling (-:
-and I have to admit I was smiling even more when I saw that it was you - my quilting "buddy". Pastor is lucky to have you - Your card is absolutely fabulous! I love the muted colors and the vintage feeling is super!
Hugs from an honoured Karin

Sharron said...

Linda, how wonderful to see you back home and creating again. The card you did for Terri is absolutely stunning. I bet she loved it. And today's card for your pastor is so clever. Another fabulous creation and I'm sure it too will be well received. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year. HUGS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! Love the poem and how you redesigned the card you CASE'd to make this your own. Definitely masculine and very well done.

Kimberly said...

Hi Linda, This is great! That poem is perfect for this card. Thanks so much for posting that site. I've wanted to dabble in vintage and now I can try it out without a lot of investment.

Terri said...

Great job! I bet he will love it. Thanks for the link to the vintage images too!