Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crafty Secrets - Thinking of You Times Two

Today is Marcy's turn to hostess over at the SCS Crafty Secrets Forum Challenge and she has requested we make TWO creations for today's challenge.  Well, here it is in Marcy's words:
This week we are going to make two cards/projects. There are so many people around us who could use a little extra encouragement, something to make them smile. So make a card for someone you know who could use a little lift, then (and here's the twist!) before you clean off your work space, use some of the same supplies from the first card to make a second card for the Hope You Can Cling To campaign.
  How unfortunate it is that we ALL know someone who needs encouragement to get through this ugly disease and troubling times!!  

If you are a follower of my blog, you know that my daughter, Carolyn & I are on a mission right now to help encourage a young mother (and friend of Carolyn's) by the name of Maria get through a very difficult time.  She not only is dealing with the pain of a broken back but has also been diagnosed with glandular cancer.  I will once again (at the end of this posting) give you both my daughter's & my address where we would appreciate you sending cards that we can then forward onto Maria and hopefully put a smile on her face if only for a little while!

 The journal is already on it's way to Maria and hopefully will give her a private place where she can express her fears & concerns.  I know it is helpful for some folks to 'get things off their chest' without actually verbalizing to someone!  Either way, it was made with Maria in mind and I hope she enjoys it.

Thanks to those who have already sent cards for Maria ... she has already received the first package of cards and was overwhelmed by the concern of strangers!  She was thrilled with the beauty of each creation!!

Items used on the journal & card are:  
Papers:  Crafty Secrets "Classic" designer paper, pink pirouette
Ink:  Versafine Black
Stamps:  Hero Arts sentiment and Inkadinkado sentiment
Accessories:  Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps 'Little Blessings', Offray pink satin ribbon, SU chocolate chip satin ribbon, Kaiser pink pearls, Prismacolor mauve marker, Prima flowers, Fiskars decal scissors, MS leaf punch
 Here are the addresses where you can sent cards for Maria.  God Bless You for taking a moment out of your day to put a smile on this lovely ladies face.  (If you'd like to see photo's of Maria & her children, see my earlier posting HERE.)

Darlene Pavlick, 3163 Dove's Crossing, Akron, OH 44319
Carolyn Franjko, 39936 Crestview Rd., Leetonia, OH 44431

Now I'm saying goodbye ... it is storming really bad outside & there are tornado warnings!  Time to head on down to the 'crafting cave' until the storm blows over (or threw!!).  Thanks for stopping by!


Lola said...

So beautiful and such a sweet thing to do.

Crystal said...

OOO the weather was CRAZY today for sure Darlene!!! Yuck, but we did need the rain but I can do without all the wind and warnings for sure!!! AWWW thanks sooo much for your sweetest words tonight, big hugs to you girl!!!

What a BEAUTIFUL Journal and a beautiful card Darlene, I KNOW she will soooo love these and appreciate them so much, you are an amazing friend!!! I will send a card off to her too for sure!!!!

Yes, email me and we can play for sure pick a date Wednesdays I work at the school so that is the only day not good for me!!! Thanks again and big hugs!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! GORGEOUS!! love the elegance of the colors and the Victorian style in the images!!