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
accessories: corner chomper, rhinestones