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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Breast Cancer Cards

Last year in October my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was progressive and they needed to act quickly to stop the spread of it. She endured six months of a very strong dose of chemotherapy and will be on medications for the next five years. She has finished her chemo which was a huge thing for her and she is feeling a lot better. She even made a joke about her hair starting to come back in!
She had asked me to put together a set of cards for her to give out to some people that had really helped her through her time of sickness. So this is what I came up with. I worked a long time on these because my mom tends to give me more credit then I deserve so I know she was "bragging" about my cardmaking skills and I didn't want to let her down or the person receiving the card. My coloring in some of them is pretty bad. I don't know what was wrong with me!
I used a purple base because my mom isn't really a "pink" "girly" kind of girl. So I wanted it to portray the breast cancer but not only pink. I used my Bella~Causabella, I used the sizzix embossing plate for the card background, copics to color, some SU! ribbon, a breast cancer charm I had bought through Oriental Trading Company, and the saying is from American Stamp Art. Oh, and of course there is a bit of stickles on her flower in the center of her dress!

Crafty Critter gals, I'm so sorry I am behind. But I promise things will be better after Sunday when my classes are officially over! I just need to really concentrate on my term paper (which is already late) and get a good grade on it or I might just barely pass! I have never been so behind in a class before. But thank you all for baring with me!!!


Jaspere said...

Wow! I just love how you are showing your support.

Tracey said...

Wonderful job April. So glad to hear your mom is doing well. ((HUGS)) to you and your family.

=o) kel said...

im sure your mom and all the people she gives them to will love them april!! they are so pretty, you gotta give yourself more credit!! good luck with your finals though, can't wait to have you back!!

lovies, =o) kel

Melanie said...

April these turned about beautiful!! I love the purple with the pink and I know your mom will love them too. You are too hard on yourself, you always do a great job.

Tina said...

April these cards are wonderful and love the image! I am really glad your mom is doing good now!

AnnMarie said...

These are really nice and you can tell they are full of love! I am glad to hear that your mom is doing well! :)