Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Heart Felt Thanks

As I mentioned in my last post 2010 was a terrible time for my family. I started out the year spraining my ankle, a few weeks later I feel/passed out and fractured my C4 vertebra. I was in a neck brace for 12 weeks. We learned the reason I passed out was because I had "Valley Fever". However none of this physical pain could prepare me or my family for the emotional heartache and pain we felt on May 6, 2010. My beloved brother, Arthur, lost his LONG, hard fight to Lung Cancer. He was a beloved son, husband, brother-in-law, uncle and brother and only 46 years old.

We were able to make it back home to IL and were by his side when he passed away. We were and are forever changed as a result of this HUGE loss. In order to channel my energy into something positive I became aware of a walk happening in my community. This is a walk that has been going on for years but was being brought to our town. It is called the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Ironically enough I never heard of this walk. I had participated in several breast cancer walks but nothing like this. I was able to raise over $2000!! As a thank you I wanted to mail out homemade cards. I had so many to make I tried to make them special, yet easy enough to mass produce.

I have already starting to think about my next thank you cards for the walk in 2012. I think I am going to invest (unless you'd like to donate a set to me Robyn?!?) in My Pink Stamper stamps "Hope & Courage" or "Everyday Sentiments".

I really hope you enjoy this. This is a very special card that truly was made with love and gratitude and I will forever cherish it.

*Wild Card Cricut Cartridge (Heart Felt Thanks) 2.71"w x 1.75"h*Gypsy Wanderings (Decor Tag) 3.05"w x 2.14"h
*Lavender Stickles
Ribbon*White 8 1/2" x 11 Card Stock (cut in half)*Decorative Paper*Zots 3D Clear Adhesive Dots

Like I always say...CANCER SUCKS!!!

Have a blessed day.
Cindy :)~


  1. What a sweet post. We're very active in Relay For Life in our area too, and have been for quite a few years. My husband is a three-time cancer surivor, so this is all very near and dear to our hearts. There's a post with pics on my blog from when we participated a few months ago.

    Hubby and daughter have matching t shirts that are black and says CANCER SUCKS in bright pink letters! I love them!!

    Your cards are beautiful. And THANK YOU for channeling your grief into something positive that can help others, like my husband.

    Amy E.

  2. so sorry for your loss. Lovely card. If you need donated thank you cards for your 2012 walk get a hold of me so I can help you.
    Best wishes.