Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Advice, please?

Cancer SUCKS! There. I said it. I've lost quite a few people that I love to this sucky disease and more than a few lately.
I have a good friend who was my admin at work. She watched and went through all the ups and downs of chemotherapy with our boss a few years ago when that dear lady was suffering from colon cancer. And my friend and I cried on each other's shoulders when our boss lost her battle with the cancer.
Now I have recently come to find out that my friend is also suffering from cancer, breast cancer. I pray every day that they have found it early enough to treat it successfully. But given the experience with my boss, I've shed many tears about this.
This card is for my friend. And this is where I need help. I have no idea what sentiment to put on the top left corner. Get Well Soon seems inappropriate. Thinking of You doesn't seem like enough. So what to put???? Any advice would be most welcome. No matter how many times cancer touches my life, it still leaves me fumbling for the right thing to say and do.
Enough doom and gloom. I made the card from my FAVORITE PTI color, Berry Sorbet. I think it's so cheerful and bright. The green is PTI Spring Moss cut with the SU Top Note die in my Big Shot. The stamp set is PTI In Bloom and the ribbon is also PTI(Berry Sorbet). I colored the flowers with Copic markers in the Berry Sorbet color palette and the leaves in the Ripe Avocado color palette. The square rhinestone is from Kaiser Craft, just like the rhinestones that PTI is now selling.
Thanks for looking and ladies, PLEASE get your mammograms. God bless!


  1. Cancer really does well and truly suck - I too have lost family and friends to the disease this last year (some of which were so young...) so I really feel for you.
    As for your card - I think it's beautiful and the colours are so uplifting. I understand your dilemma over a sentiment and I have the perfect one for occasions such as this with the PTI set Remember - the sentiment is "True Strength is Delicate" This is so true and would fit in beautifully with your bloom!
    I hope this helps a little and I'm sending positive vibes for yourself and your friend from across the pond.

  2. What a lovely card for very special feelings. I certainly like what Aimes has offered. Is that a stamp? I would love to have it if it is, sadly for occasions such as this. May I offer two that I have used by PTI. "Where flowers bloom so does hope"(Flower Garden sentiments - well worth it at $5) and "I'm here for you" from Floral Frenzy. I'm sure whatever you choose, it will be well appreciated.

  3. Just my two cents, but I think it's perfect even without any sentiment added. I do like both of the above suggestions, though. This is the first card I've seen with this set that really called out to me. I love the way that you've arranged and colored everything.

    Good luck with what you decide, and I hope that it gives your friends a smile to know how much you are caring for her.

  4. Oh, I love all three of those sentiments! I have had cards such as yours sit and not be mailed just because I didn't know what to say. Thanks for all of these ideas!

  5. Wonderful card. As far as a sentiment... I understand as well. Lost my mother to a long battle of colon cancer two years ago... and words were hard to come by many times... I love the sentiment ideas above, any of them would be great. ,Also here's a website with several cancer cards, perhaps there's a perfect sentiment for your situation there.

  6. I agree that cancer totally sucks... and that this card is absolutely beautiful.

    My best friend has liver cancer. I send her about a card a week, mostly 'thinking of you' type sentiments. But, I found this one from Stampendous and I about had a meltdown in the LSS. It may not match the style of your card, but perhaps you could incorporate the wording somehow.

  7. WOW! That is just gorgeous! I have been fortunate that to lose anyone to cancer but it scares me. You are right it just sucks!!!

  8. What a beautiful card! So sorry about your friend. Hopefully she DID catch it in time!!!!