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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hope

My son-in-laws mother has breast cancer.  She is taking chemotherapy treatments at this time, and then the doctors will decide if a lumpectomy is in order, or total breast removal.  While undergoing these treatments, because her immunization is compromised, she has basically needed to stay away from anyone who might be sick, including the six grandchildren we share.  She has had to miss one of their baptisms, birthday parties, and probably our oldest grandchild's upcoming first communion!  They love her very much, and I'm sure it is total torture for her not to take part in these milestones.  Just recently her cell count was good enough to let her keep them overnight.  I'm sure they were all thrilled!!

Anyway...I wanted to send her a card, and had some stamps in mind that I could use, just didn't know where to start. Then I came across a video on how to make a pocket card that Joy from Obsessed with Scrapbooking made and decided it was perfect, and very easy to make...just a few folds!  Joy has lots of great how-to videos on her website, and I go to them whenever I need help with my Cricut Expression machine.  You can find this pocket card video on her blog under the video tab.  All the papers used on the pocket and tags were from the Martha Stewart Playful Pink pad.  The border on the front of the pocket is a Martha Stewart punch.  I cut all the tags on the Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  All the inspirational sayings and Hope ribbon are from Our Daily Bread Design sets called "Hope" & "Bookmark Verses", with the exception of the birdhouse tag.  I just printed that one myself on my computer.  The ribbons & pearl are from my stash.  She knows her faith will get her through this awful time, and I just thought she might like to use the tags as little bookmarks!  Hope she likes it!!  Sorry for such a long post.  Thanks for stopping by!







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26 comments:

Missy said...

Very, very pretty card. I love the soft colors and flowers, Im sure she will be touched by your thoughtful gesture!!

Lexie said...

Absolutely beautiful project. Gorgeous colours and papers and lots of love being shown.

I wish your son-in-law lots of luck in her battle and hope that she's soon able to join in fully with sharing the grandchildren.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Anjie said...

What a lovely project. I hope your son-in-laws mum comes out of this ok. My best friend has just been diagnosed for the 2nd time :(
Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
Anjie

Scrapaddict said...

Love your card, it will certainly lift her spirits. All the best to your SIL Mom. Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Get Well Challenge.

UnikByYes said...

Such a beautiful card Patty! I am sure your Son's- MIL will love receiving it. I wish her a prompt and full recovery so she can enjoy being with the little ones.

We would love for you to join us over at Exploring Cricut, this week's challenge is use a flower :)

http://exploringcricut.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Gail said...

I am so sad to read about your MIL - I HATE cancer - I lost my best friends to cancer in 2011 - I wish they would find a cure for everyone that gets cancer and better yet -that it is no longer a disease in our world. You did a lovely job on your tags that go inside the card and the total creation -thanks for stopping by Brown Sugar this week and entering your lovely Get Well Card in our challenge- I said a prayer for your MIL - may God heal her - and may she get through all of this quickly and safely. Have a Happy Day ~ Gail DT

Kim's Kreations said...

I love these inspirational tags. They will be such comfort for your sons mother in law. Hope she is doing well. Thanks for joining the 3d challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

Patti J said...

So sad... your project will be a blessing in her day. I'll be sure to send up some special prayers. This is perfect for our April challenge - thanks for joining us at Oozak!

Crafting with Amy said...

Great job on your card. It is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB

Iva said...

Beautiful project,Patty!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!
Iva DT

Cheremane said...

Lovely project and such a lovely idea I would of loved to have recieved something like this during my treatment.Im now following your blog. Hope she is recovering well. Thank you so much for joining us at the Visible Image Blog hope to see you there again soon x

Linda said...

What a lovely card with such uplifting thoughts. I hope your Son's m-i-l is recovering well, and am sure your card was greatly appreciated.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar.
Hugs,
Linda xox
Brown Sugar DT

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Such a pretty card, love the image
thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar in our get well soon challenge and good luck
Julie x
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Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous tags and i love all of your diecuts! Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

Heather said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the flowers and the border on the pocket. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiments.
Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies CAS challenge and good luck x Susan x

Cumbrianlass said...

An outstanding project, and for such a good reason. Perfect spring colours too.
Thanks for entering the Lacy Sunshine Challenge
Janet

Billie A said...

Beautiful creation. Love the tags and the sentiments and encouragement it gives. Wonderful idea. I am so glad you joined us this week at Catch the bug so I could see your great project.

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie CAS challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

Alaine said...

This is such a lovely project!!!! Love everything about it. Thank you so much for joining us over at Sassy Studio Designs last week for the DTBST for fancy folds!!!

Alaine - SSD DT

Jodie Mackrell said...

amazing....thanks for joining us at catch the bug this week!

Lynn B. said...

This is wonderful, I love all of it! I'm probably going to scraplift this from you. Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB.

Samantha Casey said...

Beautiful project, and the thought behind is it is even more touching. Thanks for joining us at the Oozak challenge!

-Samantha

BethieJ said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL project, I am sure she LOVED it! Will send my thoughts and prayers...
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Jennifer Scull said...

as someone who is also going through the battle with breast cancer, I know she is going to appreciate this so very much. my prayers are with her.

this is truly lovely! thank you for sharing it with us at Pile it On! :)

Erin said...

What a beautiful project! I love the tags you added and soft colors.

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!