Thursday, February 27, 2014

It's Dr A, Bear

So, something I mentioned before this month was that artist Sandra Caldwell had done something really special this month which is create a stamp for me.  She asked me what I wanted and I said I would love a Doctor stamp. So she created this adorable Bear.  He's holding a Banner, on which I put the number 4, for 4 years seizure free.  there's a great sentiment on the bottom that is kind of hard to read on the photo, but it says, "Words can't adequately express the depth of my gratitude."
I am using all wonderful papers from Paper Temptress for this card.  Paper Temptress is also a prize sponsor and she is giving away a wonderful pack of the Valentine Assortment, which is all gorgeous reds, pinks and specialty papers.

The card above is using Indigo Blue column paper as the base.  The gorgeous die cuts from Spellbinders on the side are Incandescent Nero.  I wish you could see the layered cardstock clearer, but it's just stunning in person, it's called Laser Silver Lustre and I rubbed it with black ink to give it grayish tone.  So beautiful!.  I printed out my image using Neenah Solar White and colored it using Copic Markers.

So how about today's comment be a Thank You for Dr. Aboumatar and his Staff at Austin Epilepsy.  They not only helped me and changed my life, but they do this work everyday.  Leave them a little thank you as your comment and I will print them all out and send them to their office when I send them this card!!

New winners have been posted today, please check there for your name!!

64 comments:

  1. Dear Dr Aboumatar and staff, thank you for helping so many people and especially Holley who shares her new found joy in life everyday with so many people all over the world. The sunshine spreads and touches so many lives. Wishing you all a happy day. Hugs

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  2. What a lovely card. And so sweet that Sandra made this bear especially for you.

    And a special thanks for Dr. Aboumatar and his staff for giving people a second chance on life!

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  3. what an adorable card. I know Dr. Aboumatar and his staff will love it.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  4. Dr. Aboumatar and Staff at Austin Epilepsy. Miracle workers, each and every one of you. You are all appreciated. Your work can be extremely hard, tiring and heartbreaking at times, but you also bring such hope, joy and celebrations of life to so many. Such dedication every day to help others, wonderful people like you inspire awe. Thank you for all that you do! And thank you for what you have done for Holley!!

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  5. A thank you to Dr. Aboumatar and staff at Austin Epilepsy for all the tender loving care, support and medical expertise you gave Holly when she had her 2 brain procedures and others who have gone thru this too. You have brought hope and joy to many people. Keep up the good work.
    Holly, this card is great.
    Virginia Montagna

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  6. Dr. Aboumatar and Staff ~ Thank you so much for helping Holley and so many others lead wonderful, healthy, and productive lives! Your work is appreciated not only by your patients, but also by those who have some connection to them, whether that be family, friends, blog readers, etc. Keep up the wonderful work!

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  7. Thank You Dr. Aboumatar and Austin Epilepsy Staff for the wonderful work you are doing to help Holley and so many others.

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  8. Thank You Dr. Aboumatar and your Staff at Austin Epilepsy. :)

    And thanks to so many more medical workers who do their best every day.

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  9. Dr. Aboumatar...you ROCK! Thanks for helping Holly and all your other patients to lead full, comfortable, healthy lives!

    Holly, that stamp is way cute! The papers are gorgeous, and that die cut...oh how I will be searching for that die cut! :)

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  10. Awesome card Holley!
    Hugs Kaija<3

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  11. Special blessings and thanks to Dr. Aboumatar and his staff for giving people a second chance on life!

    Love your card, Holley.

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  12. What a great idea and very insightful on your part. Thinking of how blessed you are and being appreciative of your doctor and staff really shows that you care. Many working people day in and day out never get a kind word, so I'm sure this dr. stamp and handmade card means a lot to them. Thank you for sharing. You make me smile. Patsy

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  13. What a cute Bear!! Very nice card!

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  14. This is a lovely card, your dr will love it!

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  15. A very appropriate card. Thanks must surely go to your Doctor and the hospital for their amazing work

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  16. What a cute card! Love the stamp!

    Thank you to the doctor and staff for being there and doing so much good for others.

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  17. What a cute card! Love the stamp!

    Thank you to the doctor and staff for being there and doing so much good for others.

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  18. Great card, Holley.

    A big thank you to Dr Aboumatar and staff for all they do every day. So many wonderful people would not be around, or not able to live a normal life, without caring medical practitioners.

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  19. Very cute card but I gotta say the title cracks me up

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  20. What a great card and stamp. How fun to have someone create a stamp for you. Congratulations on your health.

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  21. Dear dr. Aboumatar,
    what you do is amazing. You are changing people's lives. It doesn't get any better than this. Thank you for all the efforts and all the hard work. xx

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  22. How special to have a stamp created for you. I love the doctor bear.

    Dr Aboumatar and staff, thanks for helping so manu people and giving them back their lives.

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  23. Dear Dr Aboumatar and staff, thank you for helping people to get a second chance. Your services are greatly appreciated!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  24. Thank you DR Aboumatar and staff taht you have given Holley's live back and that we can join her cards every day.

    so also this card it's cute and beautiful.

    gr karin

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  25. What a sweet card and again great coloring,especially the blue tones.
    Indeed thanking Dr. Aboumatar and his staff is a great idea,they help meny people making their lives better,but also all other doctors.
    Grattitude is well deserved and I am glad there are people like Dr. Aboumatar.

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  26. Awesome card. And congrats on 4 yrs.

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  27. Thank you Dr. Dr. Aboumatar and your entire staff for helping Holley and your other patients to have a full & rewarding life.

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  28. This is fabulous Holley, I love the bear he is gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  29. This is adorable so sweet to have a digital made just for you

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  30. This is adorable so sweet to have a digital made just for you

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  31. What a wonderful card Holley, so cute, love the colours.
    Janet xxx

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  32. Fabulous stamp! How special!
    Dr. Aboumatar and staff, you have chosen a special vocation that i'm sure is very challenging but also incredibly rewarding. You are doing a great thing for each life you heal and touch. Thank you!

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  33. Dr.Aboumatar and staff, that your days be blessed and that you may help many many ... many others too!!!

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  34. that's a lovel stamp and like what you've done with it, well done and well done all the staff for such a great job. you will have to show him his namesake
    jackiep

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  35. Such an adorable image. Would be perfect for any get well card.

    I think it is great that you let the doctors know how great they are. Half the battle of any illness or injury is finding the right group of doctors and nurses that can help you fix the problem and recover.

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  36. This cute little Doctor stamp that Sandra made for you is fabulous!
    As is the work that Dr. Aboumatar and staff at Austin Epilepsy do every day - changing the lives and bringing hope to people like yourself Holley. Long may it continue.
    Best wishes
    Kate
    xx

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  37. Dear Dr Aboumatar and staff,
    My name is Sandra Caldwell and I created this bear doctor art for Holley... Thank you for helping so many people and especially Holley,your skills has given me a dear friend and she is very special to me. She touches my heart daily. Your healing of Holley has been the great miracle. And her joy and talent shows it every day. Wishing you all the best. God Bless you all ! Sandra

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  38. Thank You Dr. Aboumatar and Staff at Austin Epilepsy for making Holley so much better and making it possible for her to lead a normal life! I think we should place a big sign on your building that says HOLLEY'S ANGEL'S as you are truly a gift from above for Holley and her family and all of us who enjoy her work daily she is just amazing!!! Keep spreading the Love and Joy forward to all of your other patient's too!!! Hugs and More Hugs!!! :o)

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  39. Thank you Dr. Aboumater for helping a beautiful sweet woman like Holley to enjoy a normal life. There should be more Dr.s like you Dr. A. but unfortunetly there are not. So, thank you and maybe you will inspire other Dr.s
    Love the bear by the way.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  40. Thank You Dr. Aboumatar and Staff at Austin Epilepsy. The work you do is amazing! Thanks for changing people's lives every day.

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  41. A great big thank you to Dr. Aboumatar and staff for all you do to help patients become as healthy and stay as healthy as they can be!

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  42. Sandra is a wonderful artist and a true friend. This image is darling! Is it for sale?
    I just wanted to say also that if it weren't for your doctor, I would not be as deeply committed to my art as I am, since YOU were one of my biggest inspirations! So thank You, Dr. Aboumatarn and your Staff at Austin Epilepsy, for making the world a better place (with Holley still in it).

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  43. To the staff at Austin Epilepsy, that is just wonderful to be able to help improve the lives of so many people...keep up the great work!

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  44. Love that image. And kudos to the doctor that inspired it!
    Nancy Bahr

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  45. Wonderful card! Great image.

    Thank you Austin Epilepsy for all the people you help.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  46. A great tribute to a wonderful doctor and staff.

    kaye
    xx

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  47. Thank You Dr. Aboumatar and your Staff at Austin Epilepsy. :)

    You are the best!

    Audrey r in austin

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  48. Wow! What adorable, sad eyes on the teddy doctor.
    Love Him,
    Melody D.

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  50. hi hun another super cute creation have a great day x

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  51. love the bear, gorgeous card x

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  52. Morning Holley, love this card hun, so very cute, as always I love your colouring, hope you are well, my friend, seem to never get past doing challenge comments these days, xxx

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  53. Lovely card. I'm sure your doc will be all smiles when he receives it.

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  54. This is really beautiful, and touched my heart as my best friend sadly lost her son to Epilepsy. take care and have a lovely weekend x

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  55. Hats off to Dr. Aboumatar and Austin Epilepsy Staff for helping so many people and changing their lives. We know about Holley now and understand the difficulty it has. God Bless You All.

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  56. Thank you, Dr. A for helping Holley and so many others.

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  57. Dear Dr. Aboumatar and Staff at Austin Epilepsy: Thank you for the life-changing work that you do every single day. You changed Holley's life and she in turn, changes ours! Each year she celebrates being seizure-free, she spreads love, kindness, awareness and gratitude world-wide. Thank you!

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  58. This bear is so sweet. Love the die cuts.

    Sending a big Thank You to Dr. Aboumatar and staff for being there for our sweet Holley!!!

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  59. How great you got a stamp made so that you could do them this card its a great image and I am sure they will really appreciate you doing this.

    Helen

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  60. Hi Holley,
    Such an appropriate card for your dear doctor. TFS

    Dear Doctor Aboumatar and dedicated staff,
    Thank you so much for giving 'fit free' life back to our dear friend Holley. So much responsibility, to have their lives in your hands and I thank God for your ability to make such a difference.
    My sincere thanks and prayers go to you and your staff,
    Love from Trish Verner

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  61. Thank you for the hope and inspiration that others like Holley can live a healthy life again.

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