Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What a surprise and joy!!!!

This card is special for a couple of reasons.  First of all, it is one of the cards I created for Splitcoast's Product Review Team this month.  We were so very lucky to receive some of the new Spellbinders' Decorative Nestabilities to play with.  This card used the Crown Ovals, and I also received the Lacey Circles.  I'll share the other cards another day......

I really wanted to get this one posted as a very special friend sent me this stamp as a surprise.  I met her through the Card Angel program sponsored by Chemo Angels.  I heard about this group through SCS.  Due to the fact that your chosen recipient is dealiing with health issues, you are told that you should not expect to hear from them at all.....after all, they have so much they are dealing with, the last thing they need is another obligation.  HOWEVER, my 'assigned recipient', who I now call friend, kept in touch with me throughout her journey of treatments AND we still keep in touch today even though she has returned to good health and a normal life.  She inspired me with her positive attitude toward life, her love of friends, and her perseverence during good and bad days....all mixed with a healthy acceptance of life's many twists and turns.

So, besides thanks for the stamps, I would like to wish Gail a longggggg future with many new adventures, solid friendships, and a great sense of humor.......she deserves the BEST!!!!!

You rock, g/f!!!!!

....and...this card is now on its way to you!!!!

10 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my FABULOUS!!!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, this is so cool!!! I LOVE the colors and that image....awesome!!! What an awesome story too. Nothing better than a great friendship ;D. Hugs my friend, Sabrina

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, great card for your new friend! love that crown die (oh,oh!) and the cute stamp! a wonderful creations Joanne!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Too cute and fun Joanne!! Fabulous use of the new die!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun card, Joanne!! Great and inspiring story about your chemo angel, too. I love the bright colors and super FUN nesties shape!!!

StampOwl said...

love the new die Joanne, can't wait to get mine :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne, this is one awesome card for your friend!!! Love the new Spellbinder dies too and you definitely made them shine with this beauty!!! Hugs ~S~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How stink cute. I just got out of the bath myself. LOL I think that is great you have stayed intouch and keep chatting, that shows true friendship. Love to hear that.

cindy said...

Love this card and the soft colors and cool die cut under the image. Fabulous job:)
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Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, this is SOOOOOOO cute and fun!!! :)