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7/08/2014

Please Help - Thinking of You

Hello, dear blogging friends.
I copied & pasted a post from  Designing Keepsakes by a fellow Design Team Member, Donna H. I'm doing my part to pass this message along.  If you feel you can participate in this request, please contact the email link below to get the mailing address.
Thank you in advance! Hugs
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One of our blogging-paper-crafting-friends, Sue Drees, recently shared some sad news.
 
Her sister, Edith, fell on June 22, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On June 25, the tumor was successfully removed. However, the biopsy brought back devastating news - a fast growing Brain Cancer. Sue's sister is determined to fight this all the way. She began physical rehabilitation on
July 4.

Sue and Edith both live in the North East (USA). Sue and her husband transport Edith's husband to the hospital each day and check up on changes and quality of care.

While Sue did not ask for help, others kept in touch with her and asked if Edith would enjoy receiving cards of encouragement and support.

Sue was so grateful that the on-line community might help in this way - it was something she had not considered.

Edith enjoys quilting and LOVES flowers! Edith's beloved fur baby is a little pug and they miss each other very much.
Will you please consider sending a note, tag, or card (or two or three?) offering encouragement? Edith valiantly fights other illnesses in addition to this new challenge. She is a very courageous soul.

Cards can be sent addressed to Edith c/o Sue Drees and she will take them daily to the hospital.

To obtain the mailing address, please write:

Thank you for making a difference in one person's life, by bringing in a little sunshine.

If you'd like to post this information on your own blog, feel free to copy and paste it into a post.  The more people we reach, the more cards will be there to encourage Edith in her fight.  And if you believe in the power of prayer, add Edith to your daily prayers.  I'm keeping her in mine.  :-D
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Our cable provider was down for phones, internet AND television most of today, so this post is a bit late. Here's my card for Edith:
 
 
- image is an oldie Art Impressions (M2608), copic coloring on an Xpress snippet, MFT pierced circle die, and over painted with Liquid Pearl paint diluted just a bit with a water brush. It has a nice shimmer IRL.  
 
- card front is Colorbok Watercolor theme paper (snippet), embossed with a new Life Style textured EF.
 
- corrugated paper from DCWV Spring & Summer Corrugate Stack.
 
- sentiment stamped on a yellow snippet from the same Watercolor pack, using Fluid Chalk Prussian Blue, as was the stitched scalloped border. Flowers were punched from the same snippet with small punches. All came from different portions of a small mottled yellow snippet left from another project. I'm not the greatest with making flowers, but keep trying now & again.
 
Off to Snippet Playlground Week 132 to see what that group of talented folks are up to. Won't you come along and join in the fun? Have a wonderful evening, and blessings & hugs! Thanks for the visit.

28 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Thanks for reposting this one Mary. I adore your card. Gorgeous colors.

Carol L said...

This is just lovely with that bouquet of flowers! Each flower accent looks beautiful and the corrugated paper is gorgeous! The embossed blue background is a real eye-catcher too! Edith is going to love this card as much as I do I'm sure :)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! The flowers, design and texture are fabulous!! I will try to find time to send a card...thanks for the info. Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Irish Cherokee said...

A wonderful card for Edith Mary. I have had her on my prayer list since this all started. She is going to be added to my prayer group and any other groups we can contact. Great job.

jimlynn said...

Edith will love this card - same as me! SO pretty and that vase looks like an antique. Beautiful flowers (and hand made at that) added. Gorgeous card!
Lynn

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous bouquet card, LOVE the colours used too.xx
♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Diane said...

Wonderful embossing, layers, colors and image Mary.

Hugs Diane

Patricia said...

Thinking of your friend, she will love your card.
Your card is stunning, love the flowers.
Have a good day

Patricia x

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Mary - and you obviously have a heart of gold that shows in the beauty of this card.
Blessings
Maxine

Redanne said...

What a lovely thought by both Sue and you Mary - and your card is absolutely stunning! I sincerely hope that Edith receives some good news soon. Hugs, Anne x

Mrs A. said...

I'm sure this card will be much appreciated . I'm not around much in blogland at the moment but will get a card made for Edith next week. Hugs Mrs A.

vic said...

What a lovely card eidith will love this poor lady I will be thinking of her
Hugs
Vic x

Di said...

Oh Mary, what a little star you are - and such a lovely card for Edith. I'm sure she'll love it!

Hugs, Di xx

Pat said...

This beautiful Mary, I love that blue and the contrasting corrugated layer, and the IO image with the flowers is just so prettily coloured, and the extra flowers and then that sentiment make it just right for this poor lady, and I'm sure she will love to receive it. I will do my best to send a card to her, I think it's an excellent idea to keep her spirits up, and just hope she beats this horrible thing! x

Benzi said...

Gorgeous card for Edith. Mine is already in the mail.
Gosh, I love that corrugated paper. And, it even has dots...something else I really like.

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this card is gorgeous!! I love that vase of flowers and the way you colored it. Your handmade flowers are just stunning too!! Love the embossing and the folded paper, gives such nice texture to the card. I know Edith will find comfort in this card. I've got to get on mine today and get it in the mail and then posted to my blog. Hugs, Brenda

Petra Swart said...

My card for Edith will be on it's way ASAP, Mary!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Your card is beautiful!!!

Have a great day!!

SARN said...

Hi Mary . . . this is a very pretty card indeed.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

What a cheerful pot of flowers! They're sure to make Edith feel better!

Sheila H said...

I love all the beautiful colors and the texture on your card. Your friend will love and appreciate it.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the embossing and corrugated paper.Beautiful image and great colouring-hope Edith wins her fight
Carol x

Faith A said...

Fabulous card Mary, haven't seen corrugated card for ages and I think it adds wonderful texture, love your colours too. Your flowers are cute, don't run yourself down about them.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a great card for Edith, and what a nice idee to help her, I think I will send one to her too, but first getting the address!!

Have a nice weekend!!!
Maria

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours. Take good care, Shirleyx ps.. life is still very hectic here...

JD/ Jill said...

This a beautiful card for Edith...I'm sure she will love it. My card went in the mail this morning.

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful image, Mary, and a wonderful card (I like the crimped background layer!) Thank you for posting this "Edith Request" post. Many of your followers contacted me for the address, for which I'm very grateful. It would be fun seeing her smile at the cards as they come in since she used to be a cardmaker, too! hugs, de

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful cause! Thanks for letting us all know about this!

Mrs A. said...

Hi Mary,
have made a card for Edith and will be posting it off as soon as I get the address from the link you gave. hugs mrs A.