Friday, February 28, 2014

Thanks a million!

Mornin' hens!  It might surprise you to know WHO I actually made this card for.  Wait for it…..  our local hospital!  What??  Yup, that's who it's for.  You see, I recently had a procedure done and was absolutely AMAZED at the level of care I received.  While I was only there for about 4 hours, I felt like I was at a 4 star hotel!!  Anyhoo, I just wanted them to know how much their kindness meant to me.  Each staff member went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable and had everything I needed.  Even when I mentioned I was craving my coffee (after not being able to eat or drink after midnight), within minutes my nurse was back with a hot cup of coffee for me.  All I can say is WOW!  I never expected such treatment.  Sooooo, I decided to make sure they knew how impressed I was.  I made this card for the staff and then bought a TON of cookies at the local bakery and stopped by the hospital and gave it to them.  Hopefully, they'll feel appreciated by this little gesture because I DO APPRECIATE them!  Ok, now this card came together pretty easy.  I started by stamping the image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored it with my Copics.  Then using my circle Nesties, I cut the image out but sponged some chalk ink around the edges before removing from the die.  Next, I stamped the THANK YOU background stamp onto some SU Basic Black CS and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.  Then I cut the design out using my Stampin Up Top Note die and matted it with some black cardstock.  To finish, I added some Glossy Accents to his eyes, and some black grosgrain ribbon tied into a little bow.  Okee dokee, there ya have it!  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.  {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Inkadinkadoo (Robber) and Hero Arts (Background); CS - SU Basic Black, New Leaf - Paper Trey Ink, White - Neenah Classic Crest; Copics; Mini Brad - Michaels; Button; Ribbon - Offray; Border Punch - Fiskars; Glossy Accents; Embossing Powder - Zing; Corner Chomper; Top Note Die - Stampin Up; Nestabilities


  1. What a hilarious card! I love the it! Great job!

  2. I bet they where delighted to get a thank you note and COOKIES! My DH says service personal do not need to be thanked, they are doing their jobs. Wrong. If they are doing their jobs REALLY well and with extra attention , not *just doing* their jobs. I think they deserve praise. Way to go . :)

  3. So cute. I am sure they appreciate you thinking of them and the cookies. :)
    Hope all was well with your procedure.

  4. What a great card, I'm sure they loved it. Love how you did the background, so clever. I hope they frame it and keep it forever.


I just love hearing from da hens!! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Cluckity-cluck!