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Saturday, October 22, 2011

There Are No Words

Lori Boyd over at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog posted that they were accepting donations for Katie Renz. She has stage 4 gastric cancer and 3 boys. You can read Katie's blog here, her husband Kevin has been updating it. When I made a donation, Lori sent me the digital stamp she created for Katie of her 3 boys called 'We Love You Mommy'. I made a card and will send it to them. With Christmas coming I just wanted to help. I really can't say anymore because there are no words for a family going through what they are. I will just share my card and hope that helps in some small way.
I  know that in Bellingham, Washington where they are from there is a lot of rain. So I decided an umbrella with Katie's name on it, above the boys, would be very appropriate. I added Daddy and the boys names on the heart, printed it off on red cardstock, and then added glossy accents to it. I used my Silhouette for the umbrella and border behind the boys. Colored the boys with a combination of Zig markers and EK Success pencil crayons. The sentiment reads, "Mommys are like umbrellas" and inside it reads, "always above us, protecting us, sheltering us". These were my own words and I hope they will be a comfort.
I would like to share my card at:
CAS-ual Fridays just add color
Southern Girls Challenge stripes and polka dots
Make It Monday linky party

13 comments:

Chrissy said...

What a moving beautiful card, and so clever to use the umbrella, love the sentiment...gorgeous

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Loz said...

Such an adorable card Barb.. Saw this on MIM and popped in for a look..Loz

Rene said...

What a lovely card for a lovely family. Their story just touched my heart. And a truer sentiment (Mommys are umbrellas) has never been uttered!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! All you need to do to win is link up a paper project (check!) then leave comments for other entries, being sure to mention you saw them at MIM! The more comments you leave, the greater your chance of winning!
Rene :D

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

So sad! This is certainly a sweet card-nice job! I saw this on Make it Monday.

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Frances said...

Very cute card…love the image and the story behind it.Thanks for sharing at ‘Make it Monday’
Hugs,Frances
Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Eskimo Frosting said...

What a wonderful sentiment and such a beautiful card.

Jayne
x

Debs M said...

great card, saw it on mim x

vickisunshine said...

Lovely card and great sentiment! Saw it on MIM x

Hanneke said...

I saw your card on MIM, it's such a nice gesture and it turned out great! Hugs, Hanneke

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful card, wonderful cause. I'm rooting for Katie and so glad she is back home from the hospital. Hoping.. Still hoping :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is so sweet . . . Katie's story just breaks my heart, too. I'm sure that her family really appreciates your support. But the whole scenario is just so sad. I love your card - it's a wonderful tribute to Katie and her boys. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

what an awesome card, your story made me cry, I saw this on MIM and came to see it up close, tfs