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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Clean and Simple Cards Day 2 -1

Jennifer McGuire always makes things look so problem, I can do that, whip out the colored pencils, the water paint brush, and go to it...yeah, doesn't quite look anything like hers...and the water ran under my plastic template...but then I realized that is NOT what I was suppose to use the template for.  so I switched gears and went with the Subtle Embossing demonstrated by Debbie Hughes.  I pulled out the die from Faith and Hope...a PTI cancer stamp set.  I thought that would work nicely for a subtle dry embossing.  I also had the free stamp set from A-Muse ~ Fight Like a Girl.  I added some washi tape to the side...Purple is the color for cancer survivor and Lime green is the color for many of you know, my daughter has lymphoma and she just completed her 6th and final chemo treatment.  Now we have to wait a month to do a PET scan and find out if it worked or not.  She is nervous, she is we pray a lot!
I stamped the ribbon with simply chartreuse ink, then stamped the Fight Like a Girl with memento black ink, then I followed the directions for embossing the die to raise it up a little! It worked great!  And this sentiment is perfect for my daughter as a friend had T-s and sweatshirts made up in purple with lime green coloring that says Fight like a Girl...and the ribbon has my daughters name on it:  Team Dina!  The back of the "Team Dina Gear" has a bible quote:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5     Everyone in the community is wearing the Team Dina gear...all the time...random people we don't even the grocery store, on the soccer fields...young and old.  And this Sunday our church is having everyone wear their shirts or purple in support of Dina.  It "Lifts her UP"!

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Colleen I love the ribbon in green, amazing card.

  2. This is very nice Colleen and I pray for your daugther that it has worked.

  3. Love your card, and I am very touched by your story about Team Dina. As a cancer survivor myself (I am currently healing from surgery), I can tell you the support she has makes an tremendous difference in her healing process. Love, love, LOVE your card!

  4. I know too how scary the time is as you wait for the next test. I'm a Non-Hodgkins survivor and appreciate what you and your daughter are going through all too well. Your card is beautiful and I will pray for your daughter and your family too! Make each day special, even in the waiting times for these days are precious too!


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