Sunday, July 22, 2012

Flutter By

Here is a card I made a weekend or two ago using a cute Lawn Fawn set called Flutter By.

I cut out a notecard with one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities, I love this shape.  I also created the mat with a smaller nestie and dry embossed it around the edge the way Martha taught me (what an awesome revelation that was!).  The patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn, their "Bright Side" 6 X 6 paper pad.

On a personal note, my little princess is not feeling well.  She has had a sore throat and horrible fever for 3 days, I eventually had to find a doctor and get her checked out, and of course, another bout of Strep Throat.  So she started antibiotics on Friday.  Yesterday she seemed a little perkier, the fever seemed to be under control, so we took a one hour drive to the Natal North Coast to visit some special friends.

We walked on the beach and had lunch there too.

I love lighthouses!   And I just adore those red umbrellas!

Here we are, being silly.

And here we are today, it's Sunday, Natasha woke up with no fever but still pale, but she seemed ok, until about 3 hours later when the vomiting began!  And now, now I worry, I worry how do I get that antibiotic to stay in so that she CAN get better, how do I get her to eat to keep her strength up and so that she can TAKE the antibiotic...and all this time I am reminded about this almost exact same episode about 3 years earlier, on her birthday, when she had to be admitted to hospital with toxic tonsillitis and vomiting and just looking and feeling plain awful!

So please, just think of Natasha today and send some silent prayers that she gets better soon!  Hugs to all!


Pam W Merwin said...

Brenda, What a beautiful card! Love that butterfly :) You will have to share your tip from Martha on the dry embossing.

Praying for Natasha - always hated when my children were sick - had always rather it be me than them.

Barb said...

Oh, Bren - I'm sorry Natasha is so sick! I know how it feels when your child isn't feeling well, and the worry that goes along with it. Trust your instincts and take her back to the doc if you think you should. I'll say a prayer for her.

I love your pretty card - that really is a neat shape! Sending lots of hugs!

Arlene said...

I hope it's nothing serious. Sounds like you're keeping an eye on her and doing the best you can.

I do want to comment on your card. I love how you used the Nestabilities and that nice sharp edge on the white panel. I'm sure you shared how to get that edge, but wondered if you might share again in a post. :)))

Lisa said...

Prayers for your little one for sure Brenda, poor baby. Your card is wonderful, I love this die too!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, brenda! love the shape... hope that little natasha is feeling better!

Anita Rex said...

Oh no I am so sorry to hear that Natasha isn't feeling well! I really hope she doesn't have the toxic tonsillitis again! Praying for her! Love this card though, I like what you did with the leaves under the butterfly! :> And love your silly family pic!

alexandra s.m. said...

Good morning sweet Brenda!

I hope Natasha feels better very very soon!
I sure love that picture of you three!
and that view with the lighthouse is breathtaking!
Your card has "publication" written all over it my Friend.


Dawn said...

Poor little Natasha. Hope she is improving daily. Delightful card Brenda

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, dear gal - so sorry that you are struggling with your little angel. You are all in my best thoughts and prayers. You need your little joy flower feeling better. Glad you had a glorious day, now on to real recovery. Your card is so sweet - love that shape and how you've filled it. Hugs!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sending healthy wishes for Nastasha! So sorry to hear she is not feeling well.

Sweet card Brenda!

Robin K. said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers that Natasha will feel better soon! And prayers for strength for you:). Your card is wonderful! I love the shape and sweet butterfly!!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! So sorry to hear about sweet Natasha. Hope she is feeling better by now. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

WOW, what a FABULOUS card you've created! AND look at the perfect dry that you used the trick! ;) Love the shape and every detail! Beautifully done!

Thank you for sharing the sweet pictures. Love the one of the three of you and the lovely lighthouse!

Sending you and Natasha lots of HUGS!
Take care!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, your card is so the shape and the embossing! So sorry to hear Natasha is having such a hard time...I hoe she is feeling better by now. Loved the pics of your day at the beach...pretty lighthouse!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape and the pictures you shared!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card Brenda!