Sunday, March 9, 2008

A very special get well card.


Please allow a doting grandmother to brag just a wee bit. This card was made by Owen, my 21-month old grandson who lives in England. Of course, he had a little help from the daycare staff, but the work is mostly his. These are pictures of the front, inside and back and they're delightful!

I want to draw your attention to the amazing detail in the colouring of the flowers. I'm sure Owen chose the colours and what a great job he did, too! I do believe the staff cut out the flowers and added the glitter to the letters for him, but the flowers are all his.









On the inside of the card, Owen put the glue on the paper and then added all the little bits and pieces of coloured tissue paper on the top portion. I think it shows wonderful attention to detail and the placement of the bits and pieces is just perfect for such a young person. Don't you agree? And let's not forget the bunny. Once again, the colouring is exquisite and he managed to stay inside all the lines. I'm so impressed with his artistic talents. I can't wait to have him come over and start stamping with him. I think he's going to love it. Tim Holtz, look out! You've got some competition.


Of course, the back page, or signature page, are his cute little hands. If you measure a childs' hands like you do the paws of a pup, I'd say Owen is going to be a big 'un, for sure! His little hands are adorable.

I would also like to apologize for not posting more often this past week. My DH did such a wonderful job keeping you all up to date on my progress and now that I'm home, I feel like I may be letting my readers down a little. While I'm feeling really good, I'm finding it very difficult to get my head into crafting mode. Not only that, but my schedule for exercising is brutal and my DD, Tiffany, and DH are making sure that I do the exercises. I'm really glad that they push me because I would tend to be lazy in that area and then this surgery would have been for nothing. I will not waste all the prayers and good wishes that have seen me come through this with flying colours. However, it leaves little time for anything else, believe me. I must lie down and put my leg in what is known as a Constant Passive Motion machine. I'm to do this for 1-1/2 hours on each leg, three times per day. Of course, while I'm strapped into this contraption, I can't do anything else. Then I have physio appointments 3 times per week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Plus, the exercises I do in between being on the CPM machine. Very little time for crafting, but lots of time for thinking about what I want to do when I can get back to it. Just yesterday I received my package from PTI of the new cardstock colours and ribbons, so I need to play with those soon.

Anyhoo, that's been my week and I hope you all will forgive me. I want to be back on track soon, so stay tuned, please. Hugs to you all.

18 comments:

pescbrico said...

You are good at keeping up with all your exercices! Keep up the good work! It's just for a time you will have time to play a lot after all that! (HUG)
Pascale

mudmaven said...

Oh Barb - we're just so glad that you are okay. The pt stuff just has to take priority right now. I have to agree that your little one is extremely talented! My 2 year old grandaughter has started stamping - it's never too soon to get them started down the right road. Hang in there - hugs and prayers are still headed your way! ~chris

NormaJ said...

Barb, you are in our thoughts too.
Knowing you are home and trying to
get better is enough for us. The rest will come in time, so enjoy the little things like your get well cards from your little ones.
They help to keep you going for sure. Have a wonderful Easter.

Lesa said...

What a very special card indeedy! Keep up with the exercising - that's most inportant. The blog and cards can wait. We'll still be here cheering you on - you go girl!!!!!xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, how sweet. I know you will treasure that card. Glad you are home and doing well. Keep up the exercies and therapy.
JoAnn B.

Melissas said...

Glad to hear you are doing well! All that work WILL be worth it, and then you'll be in rare form for crafting :) You should keep a little notebook handy while you are doing your CPM and jot down all those brilliant ideas!

Tami Bayer said...

Now that little Owen is something. What a wonderful way to cheer up his sweet grammy. I'm so glad you are busy getting well. We don't need crafty posts, just keep on working on those new knees.

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Alexandra said...

Hey there! We are just glad you are doing so well and we know that it takes some time. Don't worry -we will be here for you! This card from your grandson is absolutely precious - a treasure for life! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Your grandson must be a child prodigy :) He loves his grandma very much! When we say Grandma he often heads for the phone - so he definitely knows where you are!
love DD2 (and mummy to Owen)

Cathy said...

l was just thinking and praying for you today, So l had to pop over and say hi..These pictures from your grandson are adorable l'm so glad you got to post them. Take care because we care for you. Hugs

flipflops4sherri said...

You just keep doing what you're doing. Sounds like you are doing just wonderful. We will certainly wait for you at the Stamp Shack :)
Sherri

Jennifer said...

Awww...such precious cards. These will be treasured forever, I'm sure. You are doing super, Barb! Keep up the hard work you are doing! It will pay off soon!

Jennifer :)

JessicaLynn said...

How adorable is that card!!

Hope all is well. I have added a banner for JLO Design Team on our blog. (http://jlodesignteam.blogspot.com/)

Jessica Lynn

Denise... said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Love little one's work. So glad you're doing so well too! I won a gift certificate from you for Jessica Lynn Originals and I got the "invisible cows" stamp. Here's a card I made using it.
http://waldeewee.blogspot.com/
Many thanks again, because I sure do love it.

Catherine said...

What a sweet card =)

Beth Norman said...

So glad surgery went well. Your get well cards are so cute. TFS.

All Pink girl said...

Arrr how prode must you be of your gran kids ,beautiful cards and pictures ,
so glad you are doing well ,Dawnx