Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge kick off!

Hello friends : )  I am here today with a couple of cards I created for Darnell's new challenge!



This is not only going to be a fun challenge it is going to help me to build my card stash back up!  Every January I review my calendar for the cards I will need for the year and I was super shocked to see how low my card stash has become.



I am also planing a "Secret Pal" program in the Assisted Living home my father moved to last month.  My poor Dad would rather be almost anywhere else! but it was "just time" for them to get a little bit of help.  My step Mom fell in November and had a brain injury so she is recovering in a nursing home a few miles away.  As soon as possible (if possible)  she will move in to the assisted living facility with Dad.  Until then I have been sending oodles of cards to keep their spirits up! : ) I am hoping to enlist my Dad to help with the Secret Pal program there which will also get him out of his room to meet some of the other clients at the facility.  So that means I need LOTS more cards! : ) yahooee! : )

inside: feel better soon
This one will go in the mail for my step Mom tomorrow : )




This is strange I can't get the caption under my cards to show up.  They are there but wont show up when I publish the post.  I checked the font color and it isn't white LOL but.... let's try it this way -  

inside card #1:

Feel Better Soon

Inside card #2

Happy Birthday to you and many more


I hope you will join Darnell's challenge.  She has a pretty outstanding DT and I know it will be lots of fun.  You can link to the new Twofer Card Challenge here.

Oooh! I gotta go! I'm having a hard time concentrating on my post because I made some soup today and I can smell it is ready for me to EAT! : )


Supplies:
Flamingos by Reverse Confetti
Sentiments on the card face by Technique Tuesday
Inside sentiments:
      Feel Better Soon by Serendipity Stamps
      Happy Birthday sentiment by Penny Black



Have a wonderful day friends.

BIG (((HUGS)))










28 comments:

Darnell said...

Your plan for a "Secret Pal" program for these gentle souls, so many alone, is really heart-warming, Patti. You are going to be so fulfilled bringing simple joy into the lives of others by making them cards. These two flamingo cards are beautifully executed and then, bam, hysterically funny! Love!! Thank you for your shoutout and support!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Wonderful idea for a Secret Pal program at your dad's facility, Patti. Think of the joy it will bring the recipients. And such a great idea to get your dad involved so he'll meet lots of people. Genius!!

These two cards are ADORABLE!! LOVE your CAS designs with the most perfect matching sentiments to go with the flamingos. :) Pink and lime green ... AMAZING! Thanks for play along at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

Happy Dance said...

Knowing how isolated housebound or facility bound folks can feel, your Secret Pal scheme is going to bring much joy to the folks living there. You're such a dear!! And your cards are just wonderful! Those fine-feathered-friends are adorable, and fit perfectly into the Twofer's first challenge. Perfect colors, beautiful CAS design, and I'm loving those images!! Thanks for playing along with us!! Bev

Lisa Elton said...

These are super cute and too much fun!! I immediately got that mental picture of all those flamingos on an unsuspecting someone's lawn!! And the "I'm finally putting my foot down" gave me a giggle! I love what your plan is for the assisted living facility. That will bring many smiles and warm feelings to the residents.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you for playing along the very first Twofer Card Challenge! Your flamingo cards are delightful and the sentiments made me chuckle, especially the first one! Too funny! And what a heart-warming idea you have there with the "Secret "Pal" Program and getting your father involved!

nancy littrell said...

Simply sweet CAS designs with the perfect sentiments. Hope you can get your Dad involved in the Secret Pal program and your step-Mom can be moved in the near future too. Hugs and TFS

Birgit said...

Two darling cards Patti with such fun sentiments! What a wonderful idea you're starting at your dad's nursing facility. I can just imagine the good cheer that you'll be spreading. What a blessing for all who live there.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad and Step Mum Patti x Let's hope things work out soon and they are back together x Fun cards today and what a great new challenge. Great sentiments on both the cards and love that stamp and die cut x

Jeanne said...

Oh golly, a stressful time for your whole family. I hope your stepmom recovers and is able to be reunited with your dad. What a generous heart you have to start the Secret Pal program. I hope it is a huge success all around. Your cards are beautiful and oh so funny. Great job on the inauguration of the TwoFer Challenge!! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

These are so cute, Patti, and good for you for sending cheer to not only family but those in the AL facility. I know how it is dealing with aging and ailing parents and mine did not want to leave their home either. It was only because they were together, having been married 72 years, that they adjusted fairly well to the long term care facility.

TaeEun said...

Oh ! You have a great plan, Patti! Hope it will be a huge success! What a pretty pair of cards for the new challenge! Sending get well wishes to your step mom and big hugs to you <3!

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Patti and both just perfect for the new Twofer challenge!! LOVE those sentiments too! And what a great idea to spread the love at your dad's care facility...I'll send some extra prayers that it goes just FABULOUSLY!! Great idea my friend!! :0)

Beverly S. said...

I had to leave you some "card love" when I saw your pretty flamingos cards. I started collecting flamingos images last summer (like I needed to collect something else in stamp images....Ha) Great job with the first twofer challenge.

I Card Everyone said...

Patti!!! LOve your feathered friends, and that first sentiment is just fantastic!!!
LOve your TWofer!!
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so wonderful and well designed and indeed do work for two different occasions. And, I hope your Dad and step Mom adjust to the assisted living well. I think that is a great option in which they can be independent if they want but still can call on help if needed.

Leslie Miller said...

Two wonderful cards! Oh, my gosh, the sentiment on the second one is hilarious! Never underestimate the power of a greeting card. You have a lovely idea for the "Secret Pal" program. Gosh, I check my card needs monthly and have the hardest time keeping up. This challenge will get me two ahead, at least. I hope your dad and step-mom can be together soon.

Linda said...

Patti, two fabulous cards. You are so sweet to think of setting up a Secret Pal at your dad's Assisted Living Place. It is so hard when parents get old. My dad is 97 and still at home with 2 caregivers finally helping out. Hope you have a great day.

Kara Lynne said...

Your flamingos are wonderful! I love both of those sentiments - Ah, to be a lawn ornament...maybe not in this weather tho. Your secret card pal project sounds like a great idea! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Kathyk said...

Best of luck with your secret pal program.

Two fabulous flamingo cards, love them both

Kathyk

Leigh Penner said...

These are both fabulous, Patti!

Nancy said...

Your cards are Fabulous! Love the different ways you made the ground for the birds to stand on! I will pray that your step mom will be able to join your dad soon and that your dad learns to adapt to his new home! I can only imagine how hard it must be on you being so far away! Hugs my friend.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! These are amazing!! I LOVE the fun little flamingoes and the touch of green. Your poor father. I like the idea of the "Secret Pal" program. What a fun way to meet people and I think everyone can use this in these places. GREAT cards!!

Sheila H said...

Great CAS designs! The flamingos are darling.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Flamingos are so fun and you've set them on their way to bring a smile to your loved ones. Wishing you the best as you work on boosting their spirits and health care needs. I love your positivity! On our way to So Cal this week without crafting supplies. I will be reading your page for inspiration and delight

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I'm lovin your flamingo cards Patti!
The Secret Pal thing sounds like fun, I don't think we have them over here. Your Dad will settle a bit better once he gets your Mum home with him which I pray will be sooner rather than later x

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful idea for the Secret Pal and to get your dad out and about meeting others. These cards are the cutest and the sentiments are so much fun! I hope your mom is doing well now.

Jane said...

Wonderful crisp and clean cards, love your take on the feathers challenge.

OH Babs said...

Two very cute CAS cards. Your father will appreciate your kindness.