Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wishing You a Stress-free Holiday Season

Hello! It's time for another MFT Sketch Challenge. Remember, you don't have to use MFT stamps to play along. I would love to see what you come up with!

I stamped the image from Merry Christmas? with Black Palette ink and colored it with a combination of watercolor pencils and pearlescent watercolors for a pretty shimmer IRL. I used silver stickles for the tree garland and candy can stickles for the ornaments. This was a great sketch that I can see using again.
I won't be posting again until at least next Tuesday. 4 years ago we got a phone call that no one wants to get. My father-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He started treatments and was able to hang on for about 9 months after the diagnosis, he was just 58. Eight months after his death, his son, my 38 year old brother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He went for a colonoscopy because he had promised his father he would, it saved his life. My husband and his family have gotten very involved with the American Cancer Society, turning part of their grief toward a cause that is dedicated to fighting cancer. My mother-in-law is chairperson of her local Relay for Life annual event. This weekend I am helping with the second annual Thomas J. Canale Golf Tournament for Cancer Awareness and Research. I am so proud of them for being dedicated to this cause that touches so many families and for having hope that we can find a cure.
Thanks so much for stamping by. Have a safe weekend!


Sandra Smart said...

Laura, best wishes for a successful Relay! Means so much right now!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card laura!! That set is so cute!! Hope you are doing well!! HUGS!

Carrie said...

Great cause! Good luck, I hope it's a hit! Love the card too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your card is fabulous!! YOur families story is heart warming..good luck and I hope it all goes well!!

Amber said...

I love it, great job!