For a dear friend
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.