Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do's and Don'ts

Three weeks ago my Dad went into Emerg in Windsor with chest pains, and this past Wednesday he was in London having heart bypass surgery. He is doing really well and hopefully will be home later this week. Today I'm going to visit him and thought I'd bring along a card. Families get a brochure (almost a book) describing the surgery and the do's and don'ts during the recovery period so that was the inspiration for my card. We did get a chuckle out of it because some of the do's might come as first for him, and some of the don'ts won't be a problem because he has never done them anyhow!

Here you have it....on the outside Mo Manning the BIG GUY golfing available in rubber at Stamping Bella


And on the inside, SUCK IT UP stella signed by the fam, including the pooch!


I again pulled out the Basic Grey marjolain paper and there is a strong possibility I may use up the entire pad because there is not ONE sheet in there I don't like! Then I used quickutz notebook sheet die and my snap alphabets to create the discharge orders. The handwriting is mine, and although it isn't great you can see from the rest of the fam's signatures it is the best of the worst!

The images were stamped on bella's BESTEST paper and I used the following copic markers:

E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 42, 44
BG000, 11, 32, 72, 75, 78
R20, 21, 22, 27, YR31(-) 31, 21
G20, YG01, 21, 23
COO, 0, 1, 2, 6, T3, 4, N0, 1, 3, 5

If you missed the 'story' of YR31(-) you can read about it here. I got some colouring done yesterday, so I think I'll put a card together and then go get showered up and ready to visit my dad.

11 comments:

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Brilliant! Love it. :)

Hope your Dad has a good and swift recovery. Bet he loves his card!

wendy said...

what a wonderful idea for your Dad...wishing him a speedy recovery

Carla Murphy said...

What a beautiful card Linda! Hope your Dad is okay. =)

Cindy H. said...

Love this fabulous card!! I think your Dad will get a laugh out of this card...and you know what they say "Laughter is the best medicine"!!! I'm wishing your Dad a speedy recovery!

Janette said...

Oh this is so fab, really brilliant card, as always so love your colouring.....Hope your Dad is soon home and back to good health.xx

Gloria Westerman said...

What a good idea.....I love this idea for anybody that has had surgery....and such a beautiful card.....tfs

Anne-Marie said...

Sorry to hear your dad had go into surgery, hope he will recover soon! I think this wonderful card will help in. Thanks for all your inspiring cards!
Bye, Anne-Marie

CraftyViolet said...

Cute card! Wishing your father a speeding recovery.

Ebru- aka- April said...

I wish your father a quick recovery as well Linda. With lots of rest I am sure he will be back to the swing of things (like the golf clubs).

Lovely card by the way, super cute !!

Crafty Cath said...

This is such a cute idea! Hope your Dad has a speedy recovery and is quickly finding his way to the golf course. This is one of my favorite Mo's and I love the way you brought him to life! That plaid sweater is awesome!

Beth Norman said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. London is the best place he could be. Your card is wonder, as always, and will put a smile on his face.

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