Sunday, August 30, 2009
My sister, Shelly has Ovarian Cancer. She has had her staging surgery and is about to begin her course of chemotherapy. Her cancer is a stage 1 which is the best possible news you could get with cancer, but since it is ovarian cancer, one of the most agressive cancers she will still need to have 3-4 rounds of chemo and it has been a very difficult and exhausting time waiting for the news, knowing what to do next when she was given options etc. Shelly is very fortunate to have many good friends and family who have been there for her and have helped her in many different ways. I am 100's of miles away and sometimes feel I am not able to do anything. When I spoke to her last week she told me she could use some thank-you's to send to all the people who have helped her out. I went right to work and here are a few I came up with. I am also going to make some less complex, flat thank-you's that can be easily mailed, but because of all the wonderful things her friends have done I wanted her to have some that were more of a gift, than just a simmple card. I made two of each of these and I also made two more of the three window cards I posted earlier to send to her. Please join me in keeping Shelly in your prayers for comfort, hope and healing as she moves forward with her treatment.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I have been stuck on the Emporium paper pack for my last few cards so I pulled out some of my other papers and came up with this thank you card with papers from the Creative Basics pack from the Spring/Summer catalog. The colors are Garden green, Olive, Buttercup and Hollyhock. The T is from Rustic Alpha and the other thanks are from the Solo t set. the little tag is felt from the Hearttfelt set, love it all! The card layout is from the new "Wishes" book on page 14, called Sundial.
Here is my version of this weeks Mojo monday sketch. All products are CTMH except the ribbon. It is a little hard to tell, but I used Liquid glass on the cupcake swirls and on the bubbles along the side. The side bar is done with an EK Success punch, which is one of my new favorites, in case you couldn't tell from my previous cards I posted.