I made this post very early this morning, and somehow it has disappeared. So here we go again.

I guess this is a day that I’m going to get a little sappy. Just yesterday I heard from a friend that 2 of our buddies had cancer. I was so devastated in hearing this news and am so astounded. Then last night I talked to my mother and one of her close friends told her that she has first stage lung cancer. All three of these friends are taking treatment, and the outcome looks good for 2 of them. This hits us all like a ton of bricks – especially my mother. For those of you who don’t know, my father died of lung cancer three years ago. The sad thing about him was he had it for some time and did not tell us, so it was too late to do anything for him once we found out. My mother chose at the time not to put my father through any type of treatment and we let him enjoy the last few months at home with his family around him. Quality over quantity is what his doctor told my mom.

Now just last week I was informed about one of our SCS friends who is also battling cancer. If you would like to see more about Maddy Mason, you can find it here.

Today’s Splitcoast Color Challenge card is one that I am sending to Maddy.

I colored the flower image with Pretty in Pink and Old Olive markers, dabbed Purely Pomegranate around the edges, misted with water and stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. I distressed the edges of the Old Olive cardstock by using scissors and a sanding block.


Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Well-Worn Words, Warmest Regards

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: Scissors for Distressing, Sanding Block, Brads, Mounting Tape, Water Mister, Sponge Dauber, Ribbon

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