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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Card Chain Challenge

Hi all - another Card Chain Challenge has arrived on Deborah's blog.  She extended the deadline which I appreciated as I had a lot going on and missed the original one. 

My dear brother-in-law Dave lost his nearly 3 year battle with lung cancer last week.  My sister Kari went right away to help my sister Tami and I came in for the funeral.  Tami has been such a trooper taking care of Dave; you may remember I visited them in February while he was in the hospital with pneumonia.  Well, he recovered from that but the cancer had spread to his "good" lung.  He didn't even last two months after that.

We're all glad he's not in pain anymore but I will miss him soooo much.  We both love to read and we shared many books over the last 27 years - John D. MacDonald, John Sanford, Lee Child and many other authors.  I made a bunch of sympathy cards - for my sister, the three kids and Dave's 3 siblings.  Didn't get a photo of any of them but they were appreciated by all. 

Now I'm visiting my parents and was able to pull out enough supplies to make a CCC card.  Here's what I came up with using this month's sketch and the theme of friendship:


I used a Hero Arts Shallows folded card, My Mind's Eye papers (The Sweetest Thing Bluebell), a zig zag cling stamp from Hero Arts, and a sentiment from a clear set by Hero Arts called Friends.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you're living life to the fullest and doing what you love!


Barb said...

Hi Linda - I am so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I'm thinking about you and your family and sending lots of hugs and prayers.

Dawn Turley said...

Sorry to hear about your BIL. Sending prayers and thought to your sister and the family. Your card is delightful Linda. I struggled with this sketch. You did well.

Virginia L. said...

GREAT card for the CCC, Linda! I love the tilted design! And I am so sorry that you had lost your BIL Dave. It must be difficult to lose someone so close to you! Do cherish the memories and may they comfort you. Sending you big hugs! And thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for Stephanie and Dr. John.

Greta said...

How sad for your sister & all the family, but wonderful that you all clearly had a great relationship with many loving memories. Take care & have a safe trip home, Linda. Your card is terrific. May try to join in this month with the extended deadline.

CinnamonSally said...

So sorry to hear your news Linda, sorry I am late with this but I have been absent from blog land for a while. Take care.

Heather Maria said...

Linda, again I am so sorry about what you and your family have being go through with the loss of Dave. I can tell he'll be sorely missed, he sounded like such a great guy.

Your CCC card is gorgeous! Love your design the combination of colours! The pp is lovely and I love the variation of colours on the zig zag strip!