Friday, March 25, 2011

Ribbon of Hope

 A little over a month ago, my brother in law, Jeff went into the emergency room with stomach pain.  After several tests, the results came back that Jeff has cancer.  He had spots on his liver, in his lymphnodes in his groin and a tumor on his esophogus.  It is inoperable and incurable.  He had his second chemo treatment yesterday..... 

  This afternoon is the benefit for him.   I wanted to make Jeff and my sister, Julie some simple thank you cards for some of those who gave them gifts and donated items for the benefit. 
Using the Ribbon of Hope stamp and the retired color Almost Amethyst (close to periwinkle right?), I made them almost 3 dozen thank you cards.   They aren't fancy, but they are functional. 

I found this great poem online.  I thought it was absolutely perfect.

If you would like to send cards to Jeff.  He sure does appreciate receiving mail.

Jeff Qualley
1005 21st Street
Monroe WI 53516


  1. I love these cards! They are simple, but to the point. I am going to CASE this to make thank you cards for my Team captains and Committee members. I am the Event Chair for my local Relay For Life. Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. So sorry about your brother-in-law's diagnosis. My prayers are that the chemo treatments are successful. The thank you notes are not only thoughtful, but elegant and express your message clearly and simply. Thank you very much for sharing this. I may CASE this as I have several friends suffering from this awful disease.

  3. I am in remission at this point from stage 3 Cancer for 6 months. Went for Cat Scan on Thursday....fingers are crossed along with a prayer. The hospital has an underground walkthrough so you don't have to cross the street. This saying is posted on the wall. The first time I read it...I thought how true. Infact, I copied it down in my journal. My prayers are with your brother-in-law. Chemo and Radiation are brutal. Remember Hope happens and so do Miracles.
    As a newbie stamper most cards are cased. I will be making this one and sending it to my neice who came out of remission with ovarian cancer. Thank you for sharing your card and your heart with us. tory

  4. Hi Wendy, Sending my thoughts and prayers along to you and your family. This card is just amazing. I wanted you to to know you have inspired me for several years now and wanted to share the Liebster Award I received with you, as you have touched more than my heart with your posts. Congratulations it is well deserved!!! Please go to my blog today March 17 to pull off the award so you can display it on your blog. Patrice

  5. Beautiful card! I'm just finally getting around to visiting all of the blogs that I subscribe to that offer me such wonderful inspiration!

    I work as a nurse on a Bone Marrow Transplant unit -- I have to say that although it is often such a place of such despair, my patients daily inspire me with their wills to survive if they can, or to pass on with dignity when that is not possible.

    My prayers are with Jeff and his family.

    Thank you for sharing!


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