Sunday, February 10, 2013

Believe in miracles


Until a month ago I was an endoscopy nurse. Working in interventional endoscopy I cared for a great number of patients being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I shared my experiences in my holistic nursing class. I told the teacher that it could be very sad and draining at times. My instructor, Gail said, "Instead of thinking the worst will happen for these patients, why not believe in a miracle." This has stuck with me and I try to live each day, to believe in miracles.

I am having lunch this week with Gail. I wanted to create a gift for her that will let her know the impact she has had on me. I made a set of note cards with that inspiring saying "believe in miracles".The saying is from My Favorite Things- the have hope set. Gail loves anything with hearts ( you might remember seeing the canvas I made for her) and since we are lunching on Valentine's Day, the Penny Black stamp- Pash 2823K provided the perfect focal point. As many of you know white space scares me (sorry Susan, I try really I do!), so I added a subtle background with the Hero Arts stamp S5637. I even made matching envelopes to complete the gift.

I don't know if I am allowed to enter twice, but I am entering this card in both the Just Add Ink, heart Challenge and the "have a heart" challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Take care all,


9 comments:

Mae Collins said...

Sue this is a gorgeous card. I love the simple design, great use of colours and the impact of its message. I am sure your friend will love and appreciate the card. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Nikki Spencer said...

CAS perfection Sue. Adore the watercolour look and the bold greeting....lovely! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

Of course it's okay to enter our challenge more than once, Sue! I love the soft, subtle background (I don't have a knack with white space, either!), and the gorgeous blooms. I enjoyed your blog post. Thanks for joining in with us at Just Add Ink :)

KimB said...

Beautifully designed Sue and such a meaningful sentiment, a good one to remember indeed! Thanks for joining us at Just add Ink.

Jingle said...

WOW! This is so beautiful! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Joy said...

STUNNING!! love the simplicity of this card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is beautiful in it's simplicity! The background is perfect and those hearts are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Tina said...

Just gorgeous!

Sharnee Torrents said...

Beautiful card lovely lady! Thanks for sharing too about your work! THis really is a well deserved top pick!! COngrat's!
Smiles Sharnee :)