Monday, July 7, 2014

A Special Request


CAS FROM KAREN AMIDON'S POST.
One of our fellow craft and stamping friends, Sue Drees, recently shared some sad news with Donna Ellis at Creative Smiles.

Sue's sister, Edith, fell and was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  On June 25, the tumor was successfully removed. However, the biopsy brought back devastating news of a fast growing Brain Cancer. Edith is determined to fight this all the way. She began physical rehabilitation on July 4.

Sue is helping Edith in every way possible.  She and Edith's husband go together to the hospital each day and check up on changes and her care.  Sue has not asked for help.  Because Donna has kept in touch with her, she asked if Edith would enjoy receiving cards of encouragement and support.  Donna said Sue was so grateful that the on-line community might help in this way - it was something she had not considered.


Will you please consider sending a note, tag, or card (or two or three? :-)) offering encouragement to her? Edith has a disability in addition to this new challenge. I think she is such a role model to be so determined in her fight to get better.

Cards can be sent addressed to Edith c/o Sue and she will take them daily to the hospital.  Edith enjoys quilting and LOVES flowers! Edith's beloved fur child is a little pug, and both miss each other very much.

I will be glad to send you Edith's address if you email me HERE.  Donna has a tab at the top of her blog for Updates On Edith.  I added a shortcut in my right-hand sidebar for you too for future use.

I am posting my first card to her at the top of my post.  My card is pretty straight forward, but if you have questions, please feel free to ask.  Thank you so much for helping me send Edith well wishes and for stopping by to look and share.

Shirley

20 comments:

Patti J said...

Shirley, so happy that I stopped in. Of course, I will send cards. Sue was a Godsend when our son in law was deployed. She had cards and packages going to he or our daughter all the time, and even sent a baby gift all the way to Germany! They are wonderful people. Your card is so pretty, and I know it will bring Edith many smiles. Thanks for sharing!

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card and for a lovely reason.

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful and vibrant card. I love your signature envelope. I must start doing that too. How kind of you to send out a request. Please send me the address so I can send a card.

hugs,

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful card and I am sure that it will cheer Edith up very much. I am going to email you for the address. I hope something can be done for her.

Benzi said...

Your card for Edith is gorgeous and we know she'll love it as she loves flowers. I have a card going to Edith and certainly hope it cheers her.

Anne Temple said...

Your card is stunning and I love the ribbon treatment. I'm sure she will love it.

Lisa S. said...

Such sad news to hear Shirley. I will certainly be praying for Sue and her sister. Your card is gorgous and I'm certain it will brighten Edith's day. xx

Donna Maligno said...

Super lovely card, Shirl. I know this will bring a smile to Edith's face.

Beth said...

another beauty my friend love that embossing folder...and how you weaved the ribbon through your frame ...of course that lovely rose is colored perfectly...so love your work.

Valerie Nolan said...

A beautiful card Shirley and I love the gingham effect you've created with the ribbon:)
Val x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Your card is stunning, Shirley. hugs, Helena

Conniecrafter said...

Such a pretty layout, love the pretty weaving of the ribbon and the look of dimension in the flower, she will be so touched by this!

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous card for your friend; hugs and love to her. <3

Donna Ellis said...

thank you, Shirley, for posting this message! Edith will love your beautiful card with those wonderful colors and amazing textures (great use for the ribbon!) hugs, de

Karen Amidon said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I'm sure Edith will love and appreciate it. Thank you also for your incredibly kind comments and the mention and link back to my blog!

Beebeebabs said...

Hello Shirley long time no see - such a beautiful card as always thanks for sharing!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley! I know it will make Edith smile as she goes through this difficult time.

Sue Lelli said...

So BEAUTIFUL, Shirley! This will mean so much to her! You are doing a wonderful thing!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the ginham behind the beautifully colored rose - perfect combination!!!
I will defiantly send a card or 2 - will try to email you next :)

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the way you used ribbon on this card and the flower is colored beautifully. xx

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