Friday, February 25, 2011

Butterfly Magic & Update

Yes these are the beautiful cards that I made for OWH challenge Any Occasion at Join in the fun and see all the completed cards. My butterfly is from 'Our Daily Bread' stamps and

colored with Copic's. I used SU cardstock and DSP with SU ribbon. I so love butterflies and have more than enough but I always want more and Our Daily Bread has a set of several stamps that all go together including this corner stamp then they have a die to cut out the butterfly.

Each one is a little different with Zva crystals, flocking powder or Cuddlebug folders used on the papers but each a little different and the glitter that you see (Never use Glitter on OWH cards) is actually Spica pens so that there is no rub off.
Personal Journey: It's 5:30 PM on Friday we have been on both sides of the spectra this week. Mom is still in the hospital, she had surgery Wednesday night at 1100PM. Today we have sat here waiting to hear if the insurance company will send her to Rehab, but after over 20 calls and many pleads they are refusing her any nursing home recovery time. They claim with the demencia and all her blindness and other ailments therapy would not be productive. So tomorrow morning she will be transported to the private nursing home I have had her at for the past 6 months and they will take as good a care of her as we can hope for. She will be on bed rest for 5 days and then possibility 'In home rehab' which we all know is more expensive than believable. This is really a sore subject but for those of us being caretakers make sure your ducks are all in a row. Have your POA's current, know that you must have a "Durable Power of Attorney" to pay her bills and take care of her affairs. I thought I had all of this but each company is different so make tons of copies and send them all off to her Insurance, Bank , etc. They are talking about putting a lean on our that's "OUR" checking account because of going to a nursing home. "They" meaning the nursing home conglomerant. This whole thing is making me sick, I will be at an Eldercare Attorney Monday for sure until then everything is in limbo except the hospital sending her home with no medical care. Sorry I'm on a downer right now. I was taught to respect your elders and she has paid for supplemental insurance for 30 years between them and Medicare you would think something would be done. Love and prayers to you all.


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful cards. I love all the beautiful colors. You most definably earned the blog award.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

You have made some beautiful cards for OWH, love the butterflies. Sorry to hear about your mom and prayers to you and your mom, that all works out. Sometimes I just don't get insurance companies how they think. :(

Sandy said...

Sorry about yoru mom! I am praying for her and you as you deal with all of this.

Your cards are beautiful and you love butterflies and it shows. They are each beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are stunning -- the butterflies are just incredible! I love how much you do for OWH, and I'm sure they do, too. I am so glad to hear that your mom's surgery went well. I am just so sorry that this has caused so much stress for you, sweetie! Praying hard for her and you, that she will get the care she needs and that you will get the help you need to work through all the rest. HUGS!!!