Sunday, October 9, 2011

OLW67 Thoughtsgiving

Making a card for someone fighting cancer can be a tricky thing. Some people like humorous cards, but for others, laughter seems very far away at times. Some people are religious and find comfort in religious cards, and some people are not religious or get very angry at God during their battle. I've known some people fighting breast cancer who got so sick and tired of seeing pink they wanted to scream.

Many people I know who are fighting cancer right now (Ragan, who's fighting breast cancer; Karen, who's fighting intestinal cancer; Mary, whose stage-4 colon cancer has been in remission four months; Janelle, who's fighting inoperable brain cancer) are people of strong Christian faith. The following cards are for Karen and Mary and will go out to them on Tuesday, following our postal holiday.

Ragan (who is one of the rare men fighting breast cancer) will also get a card this week, but I decided blingy asterisk flowers weren't quite his style. I'll post his and Janelle's cards tomorrow.

I encourage you to play along with the OLW67 challenge this week. Cancer touches all of our lives eventually, whether we fight the battle ourselves or help support friends and loved ones in their battles.

For the OLW67 Challenge, make a card and send it to someone fighting cancer. And if you are able and feel moved to do so, please take this opportunity to make a donation to the cancer organization of your choice. A donation is not required by the challenge, though.

I donated to the American Cancer Society.

stamps: Hero Arts (asterisk), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
paper: PTI white
ink: Memento
accessories: corner chomper, rhinestones


  1. These are great Susan! I am sure they will love them! BTW.. I mentioned you in my blog post today. You inspired me! :)

  2. I think that many people get bogged down in what not to say, and end up too intimidated by saying the wrong thing, and end up saying nothing. Or, like me, butchering the English language while trying to say "Cool! You've really considered the recipients while making these." Argh. I love this idea for a challenge.

  3. Great cards, Susan, as always! Thanks for sharing. I do have a close friend with stage 4 colon cancer. Will get a card made this week! Hugs...

  4. Always a tricky one, but you nailed it there. Lovely, simple cards, saying all you need to say and probably all they want to hear. Love them. Great idea for a challenge.

  5. Wonderfully put. Great cards :)

  6. I just found out that an old friend that I haven't been in touch with in years is now fighting cancer. You are right about it being a bit tricky to come up with the right card. I've had too much going on and haven't even given it enough thought, but I have to get down to the business of getting a card made for her.

    Yours are so lovely!! I always like that style of stamping with the light and darker colors overlapping like you did.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Love those blingy flowers and the way the sentiment is tucked into them!

  8. Love these cards!! Thoughtful & cheery!

  9. Beautiful cards. Simple but gets the message across. I liked how you used the blue as well.Your friends will really appreciate them.

  10. Hello there Susan, Your cards hit the mark beautifully, it can be quite difficult to get the right balance but yours are wonderful, Gay xxx

  11. These, and the thought behind them, are beautiful.

  12. What super cards - not sweet or slushy, just perfect! I do like the bold turquoise flowers!


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