Butterfly Thanks

I needed some more ‘Thanks’ cards so made this little card (9.9 cm square).  You can get 3 of these cards out of one sheet of A4 cardstock.  I used the cute little Kindness Matters stamp set and for the middle butterfly stamped it out a second time on vellum then coloured it on the wrong side and mounted to give it a 3D look.IMG_2004

The ribbon is Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon – a lovely soft and pliable ribbon – which I have dyed using So Saffron ink refill.  As a hobby demonstrator I find that dying a neutral coloured ribbon is an economical way of having matching ribbons.  As much as I would like to have a full selection of all ribbons in all colours it would be impractical as one spool of ribbon lasts me for ages.

Well it’s Wednesday tomorrow – my weekly chemo day.  Would love to eliminate this day out of my week entirely!!  I’ve only just got over last week’s meds and started to feel a bit energetic again.  I still have another 15 weeks on this regime then will have to start on some different drugs for probably another 15-18 weeks.  Trying not to think that far ahead as it seems to stretch too far in the future.

Cancer stinks – have been following the blog of a sister stamper in the U.S., Katie, who was diagnosed with Grade 4 stomach cancer at the end of last year and who lost her fight this morning leaving a grieving husband and 3 little boys without their mother.  Her journey has been quite emotional for me as even though I have never met or spoken to her, I have been praying for her and her family but my prayers, and those of countless others, were in vain.  So terribly, terribly sad.  You can go to Katie’s blog if you so wish – My Paper Haven – and send up some silent prayers for her family.  Katie was a fighter, and her attitude to her illness and her willingness to share her journey so openly and honestly is a tribute to her memory.

Sorry if this post has become so gloomy but it does make me appreciate and be thankful for my still being here to keep fighting.  I still have a lot to look forward to.
I hope you and your family are all well and happy and enjoying life.


Debbie Lamb said...

Your card is beautiful Judy! I love the Kindness Matters set. Your ribbon looks fabulous and you'd never know it was dyed.
That is very sad about Katie especially with having such a young family, although sometimes I believe younger children are more resilient and tend to get over things quicker. As we get older,we realise just how precious life is and there is never a good time to loose someone you love. Keep thinking positive Judy and focus on your recent good news regarding your CA125 levels. Big hugs to you xx

bronheslop said...

Hey beautiful! Thanks for sharing your journey too, Judy. My MIL started chemo yesterday, at Akl hospital, as a precautionary measure after having nodules on her lungs removed. Hope yours is all going OK - keep up that fabulous attitude, chick! xoxoxox

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