Sunday, July 17, 2011

Twinkling Star

Two days ago I had an opportunity to visit with an old friend who I hadn't seen since junior high and to meet one of her beautiful daughters.  Sadly the reason we were able to visit with one another was that her daughter was at Mott Children's Hospital (about 30 minutes from my home) recovering from her 2nd open heart surgery (she's only 11 months old).  This little gal is truly a miracle and I am very blessed to have met her!  She has a very rare genetic disease (Toriello Carey) and she has already overcome so many obstacles and has surprised her doctors with her amazing accomplishments to date!  She is living proof that God works miracles and I am inspired by her bravery and strength and that of her mother as well.  After a couple of rough days post-surgery I am happy to say that she is doing much better and they hope to move her from the ICU to her own room soon!
I made this card for Little Miss Gabby.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co and says:  Everyone is a star and deserves the right to twinkle - Marilyn Monroe.  I loved this sentiment for her because I believe that she shines and twinkles and that her light reaches far and wide and touches the hearts of so many people who have never even met her, she is just amazing!  The card and owl were cut with my Cricut.  Card from Wild Card and owl from Kate's ABC's.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I used some sparkly star brads and used a sparkly gel pen on the little cloud outline above the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and if you could say a little prayer for Miss Gabby's recovery I know her family truly appreciates all prayers that come their way.  Thank you

I have entered this card into the Quote That challenge at Frosted Designs.


Lisa said...

Wow, Crystal, this card is so absolutely fabulous! The colors are so stunning together and I love your design! The quote is so awesome!! Little Gabby and her family will definitely be in my prayers.


Maribel said...

I am loving this card! Such soft pretty colors. The whole card ties in together so perfeclty!
I will keep them Gaby and her family in my prayers.

Rez said...

WOW Crystal, your work is AMAZING!
I am your new follower. I do hope you will follow and visit me too. THANKS!

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful card!! I love the owl, the sentiment, the colors, the shape...I love everything! The story behind the card is so heartfelt. TFS!

kissinia said...

Really nice card. So cute! Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs Challenge. Best of Luck!

Andrea Fogleman said...

It is amazing how at such an early age they are so strong to fight whatever comes their way. It is a gift from God! Thanks so much for playing along over at Frosted Designs. I hope Little Miss Gabby has a blessed recovery! Love the card too!

Amy said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog! Your work is amazing, and I love this card! I'm a new follower, and I would love if you followed me too! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Oh Crystal this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K

Annette said...

THis card is adorable.. Love that owl... Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my blog candy.. Good Luck
Happy Crafting..