Thursday, October 1, 2009

Three Clover's Thursday Challenge-Pink!


I love "purty" cards but I don't make them too often. This card is a pink version of a card I have had in my head for months and just can't seem to get around to making. Maybe someday I will get to that card too !

The challenge this week on 3 Clover's Thursday Challenge is PINK. We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness with pink being the signifying color. Both my mother and my sweetie's mother are breast cancer survivors of nearly 20 years! Hallelujah!

Although, October is associated with Breast Cancer Awareness, this October my family will be fighting a different type of cancer. My brother was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer last week. He had a 7 hour surgery yesterday to remove his kidney and is now recuperating in a hospital miles away from most of his family. I ask all my blog friends out there to not only celebrate and pray for a cure for breast cancer, but for all cancers. I know too many friends and family facing this long struggle and I know a friend and a prayer can help so much during this difficult time.

My challenge to you is to make a pink card (or any card for that matter) and send it out to someone facing a struggle such as this...I know...actually put your card in an envelope, stamp it and mail it! I am so bad about mailing cards, but tonight I will be addressing several cards to friends that could use a simple lift of spirits that a card brings. As Nike says..."Just do it!"

I don't usually share personal details on this blog...(except for showing off my adorable grandson)
so my apologies for straying so far from the world of crafts, but I thought this important enough you would forgive me. If any of you would like to send a card to my brother, just email me and I will send you his address.

Okay Okay...on to card details:

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Stamps: Sentiment from Stampin' Up

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and retired Pink Pirouette DP from SU! GP white

Ink: Choc Chip

Misc: Cuttlebug folders for the embossed image, pink pearls, square nesties, and Martha heart border punch.

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20 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! I'm so sorry to hear that your brother is going through so much! I would love to send him a card. I'll send you an email so that you can send me his address info. Till then, I'll keep him and your family in thoughts and prayers! Great card by the way! Best, to you and your brother. Curt

Larissa said...

Hi Sue
I am so sorry to hear about your brother! I hope his surgery went well and he will feel better soon.

Big hugs.
Larissa

Ida P. Krause said...

Your card is truly lovely.
Am so sorry to hear about your brother and will be praying that his recovery goes well.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!

Danni said...

Such a pretty card!
Keeping your brother in my thoughts!

Sue said...

Sue, I'm so sorry to hear of your Brother's illness. And like you said far from Family, that's hard, for all of you. Keeping you all in my prayers especially your Brother, for a complete recovery. Your pink card is beautiful.
Hang in there.

Lorie said...

Oh, Sue...I'm so sorry to read about your brother! I hope that the surgery goes well. HUGS!!!

Your card really is very lovely!

Allison said...

This is so pretty...love the shade of pink you chose. All the best wishes for your brother.

stamps&cars said...

Very pretty! I need to dig out my CB little folders!

stamps&cars said...

Sorry.....I originally missed the note about your brother. Good to hear that they found it...hopefully in time. Praying for a complete healing!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is beautiful! I keep forgetting how great those little embossing folders look on cards!
I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's cancer battle and surgery. One of my dearest friends had surgery this past Monday - a double mastectomy - and I've been sending her a card every week to ensure she knows someone loves her! TFS and best wishes to your brother, I hope he has a speedy recovery too.

America said...

What a truly Lovely card & details with such soft pretty colors. I will keep you family in my prayers.

mycardz said...

Oh Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Cancer just sucks. It is amazing how very many people are affected by this awful disease. I'd love to have your brother's address, if you'd be willing to send it to me. I swear you and I are long lost sisters! I have so many good intentions to send cards to people and here they sit! However, yesterday was my first day of being a stay-at-home.... cardmaker?? Laid off of my job after 19 years! So I do understand how life can have so many ups and downs - never take anything for granted!! You, your brother and family are in my thoughts and prayers. BIG hug, Mary

Elena said...

I really love this card! It is so gentle!
Sorry to hear that your brother is going through so much... I know what does canser mean and when you have somebody in the family touched by it... I will be thinking about you and your brother, Sue...

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I love this card, Sue. What a great design for a pink card. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I'm also a breast cancer survivor so I appreciate the emphasis of this month. I'll e-mail you for the address. Tell him we'll keep him in our prayers. Keep us posted. Hugs,

Cindy Haffner said...

So very pretty.

Irina said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your brother.. wishing him a fast recovery.. he will be in my thoughts..
Hugs!!
Irina

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sue, I just said a prayer for your brother. I hate cancer with a passion. It has taken people who I love too often. But God is good and He wants us to trust in Him in all things.

Your card is beautiful! I love the embossing and that awesome border punch.

Hugs,
Lisa

Jenny Gropp said...

Cancer stinks. Best wishes to your brother and you -- not easy for anyone.
Your card is beyond purty! One of the girliest I think I have ever seen from you!

Kristine said...

This is so PRETTY in PINK Sue! :) Love those hearts (border) and all the cuttlebugging. It's really beautiful!

So sorry to hear about your brother, but will say some prayers for him. My family has been bit by cancer as well and I just pray that it was isolated to that kidney and doesn't spread. He's in the Lord's hands and He hears our prayers. Love and HugsxXx

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