Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fight Like a Girl

My sister recently was underwent surgery for breast cancer.  Luckily, her mammogram caught the cancer in its very early stages and her doctors are quite confident that surgery caught it all.  In a few weeks she'll begin her radiation treatment and I wanted to make her a card to help keep her spirits up and to let her know that I'm thinking of her.

I'd been kicking around an idea for this card in my head for a few days and after I saw the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  A few years ago I got this freebie stamp set called Fight Like a Girl from a.muse studio and I put it to work here.  I picked it up, sadly, because I figured some day I might need it.  I already have cousins and co-workers who are breast cancer survivors but I never imagined I might need it for one of my sisters.

I hope this post doesn't sound too sad!  My sister is doing quite well and is in very good spirits.  She won't need chemo, just radiation, and we are all (including her doctors) positive that she'll beat this handily!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Fight Like a Girl (a.muse studio)
Paper:  White Linen (Ellen Hutson); Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (SU)
Accessories:  Sweet Scallop Tag Die (Verve); Pretty Pink Color Mist (Mister Huey's); Chevron stencil (Heidi Swapp); embossing paste (Dreamweaver); crochet thread


Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Jen, and sure to be an encouragement to your sister :)

Lisa Elton said...

A perfect card for her Jen! I'm happy to hear she's doing well and is surrounded by so many positive attitudes!!

Happy Dance said...

Perfect card for this difficult time. I'm sure your sister will treasure it all her life. My thoughts and prayers are with her, and I was glad to hear that she has a really good chance to beat this nasty thing!! Don't forget to get checked yourself. So important that we do. Take care. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry that cancer has touched your life. Sending prayers to your sister and she will love this card because she knows it comes from the heart! ♥♥

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful glad your sister is well on her way to recovery!

Rita W said...

I'm glad to hear your sister is doing okay. This is a fabulous card and I bet she'll enjoy it.

Karren said...

I'm sorry you and your family are going through this, Jen, but as you say, at least it's been caught early. Your card is fantastic and your sister is sure to love it (and the love behind it). Hugs.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fabulous! I love your take on the sketch!

Betty said...

Oh Jen, what a pretty card. Love the chevrons behind the embossed vellum. Great card. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.