For a dear friend

Jun 6, 2012 by

Today I have a card to share that’s for a dear friend, Dee…she’s going through so much right now, and my card for her is a simple cute encouragement. Mostly because I don’t know much of what to say. Dee is one of our founding board members of OWH….and she’s stepping down. I’m so sad, even though I totally understand….she’s got that awful diagnosis of cancer, and is going to spend the time that remains with her family.

I tried a lot of things before settling on this Mo Manning image; I just didn’t like the other attempts. They all felt like…well, too somber. Dee’s not a somber person…when I talk with her on the phone, even with the news her doctors have been giving her, she encourages me with her cheerful attitude! So I went for this happy little image, and some Graphic 45 papers.

The ribbon had to be special on this card. So….first I adhered a strip across the card. Then cut a 2nd piece and stitched down the center; I tugged on the threads on both ends til it pleated. I attached that with ScorTape too. I opened the prongs on the brad wide so I could get it around the center, then poked both ends together through a single hole.

The verse inside is a great encouragement to me, and I hope it will be to Dee also.

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21 Comments

  1. A beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment. I’m sure she will love it!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Dee. Although I don’t know Dee, with your description of her cheerful and positive nature the Mo Manning image is just perfect and as is the sentiment. It is hard to know just what to say when those near and dear to you are facing such struggles. I will keep her in my prayers.

  3. Randee S

    Beautiful card! What a comfort it must be to Dee to have such a wonderful friend as you. Prayers are be lifted.

  4. An absolutely gorgeous card, with a beautiful sentiment! Couldn’t be more perfect.
    My prayers are with Dee and her family!

  5. Melissa T.

    Beautiful card and a great technique with the ribbon. Wishing peace and comfort for your friend Dee.

  6. An absolutely beautiful post in tribute to a wonderful lady whom I have never met but am deeply grateful for her dedication and love for our troops and OWH.

    The card is perfect for Dee as you describe her – the coloring fantastic and the ribbon terrific.

    Praying for you as well as for Dee during this difficult time.

    Hugs, Lisa

  7. Sue D

    Very sweet encouragement card for Dee.

  8. Mary Schreiber

    What a beautiful card and a very beautiful verse. God Bless Dee.

  9. Sherry

    A very pretty card and super coloring job. God Bless Dee and I will be praying for her.

  10. Ronni Unger

    What a beautiful card – and what a wonderful supportive friend you are. My prayers go out to Dee and her family and friends.

  11. Rhonda Miller

    What a lovely card. I’ll be praying for Dee and her family.

  12. Teena Schaefer

    What a lovely card! It’s obvious that you a good and true friend. I’m so sorry for the bad news. May each day be an enjoyable one for Dee!

  13. Your card is beautiful and sure to put a smile on Dee’s face.

    Thank You, Dee, for your service to our servicemen and women. Your generosity and dedication has changed the lives of thousands of people around the world. May your days be full of love and comfort!

  14. Pat Kinkaid

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment. My heart fills up with words I cannot say.

  15. yolanda D

    Gorgeous. I wouldn’t have thought to attach the brad that way. Love it.

  16. Rufus

    While I don’t know Dee, from your description I’m sure that I’d like her lots, after all she’s OWHer! This is def. a cheery thinking of you and about you card. Mo’s image is precious and your coloring beautiful. And you’ve shown us another great thing to do with ribbon! Now there are more people who will be thinking of, and praying for Dee. (that’s my SIL’s name, too!) Please thank her for all she’s done for OWH from all of us!
    R/

  17. Such a pretty card! You are right it is cheerful. I love how you tugged on the ribbon to make it pleat and found THE perfect brad for the center. I think you would make a wonderful May Arts Ribbonista! I’ll get going on a card for her right away.

  18. Sandy, I’m sure Dee will love your sweet and beautiful card! Dee sounds like an amazing lady and I hope she knows that she is a hero to a whole bunch of OWH’ers! God bless her.

  19. Lisa N

    A beautiful card inside and out

  20. JustAPacRat

    Gorgeous card, sure she will love it and all the prayers for her and her family.

  21. Beautifl card, Sandy.
    I know she will love it like she loves you. May God bless you all. My card for Dee went into the mail to you this morning.

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