Friday, August 25, 2017

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases

Today we received a surprise package from our doctor friend in NC. She knew about the struggles her former patient, my husband, was having with his cancer/port infection. We have been under much stress over the past month and it continues. Tuesday they are going to try to put in another port, which was a failure last week. She wanted to bring us a little joy and knows what our favorite wine is. Three bottles of Childress Pinnacle wine was delivered by the big brown truck that also brings you know what! 

So, I made this card for her.

I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Flourish Thinlits Dies on the front of the card. For the sentiment inside, I used a stamp from the Beautiful Bouquet set. The wine bottle and glass are from the upcoming Half Full stamp set, designed by Linda Bauwin for SU. The cork and corkscrew are from the Tuscan Vineyard set. I colored in the wine with the Rich Razzleberry pencil from Watercolor Pencils.

Our friend is one of the kindest, compassionate, most thoughtful doctors we know. Something good came out of his cancer. We never would have met her if we didn't go to her walk-in clinic at Mocksville, NC, while traveling in our RV May 2013. We are blessed to call her "friend".

Thanks for looking!


  1. So pretty, Karen! Your friend will love it and know that it was made with love! :)

  2. Very pretty, Karen! Love the colors! Sorry that your husband is having port problems. My husband has a port also & so far no problems but its only been in for 2 months. I'm sending prayers that your hubby gets it all fixed soon & will be feeling better. We too have met so many wonderful Drs. & their staff on this journey. Keep the Faith!!

    1. Thank you, Patt for stopping by to leave a comment. I appreciate that AND your prayers. My husband had his port for a year before the infections started. Hopefully your husband won't have that happen. God bless!