Friday, August 24, 2012

Remember

Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and the challenge is Ribbon for a Cause. I used the Doodle Pantry I Will Survive set and  coloured it purple for Alzheimer's (I know it looks blue but purple doesn't photograph well)
My Dad has dementia but he's 81 and with advanced age sometimes that happens. But I sat and talked to my sister-in-law a couple of days ago and we had a great conversation. But when I got up to leave I knew deep in my soul that to her I was only the lady who was walking a dog who stopped by to talk. She had no clue as to my name or that I was related to her. She's 53. When Alzheimer's hits someone that young its so tragic, not really for the person because they just don't know, but for the family. Her husband of 28 years is devastated. He's angry at the disease and its the family of the victims who need the help.

I've entered this into:
Cute Card Thursday: bling it up
The Paper Shelter: anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: lots of layers
Simon Says Stamp and Shop: no rules

Stamps: Doodle Pantry I Will Survive, marble cube, sentiment computer generated
Paper: basic black, whisper white, handsome hunter
Ink: gumball green
Other: heart embossing folder, spellbinders deckle, ribbon, rhinestones

 

10 comments:

  1. What a great card, Dawn, and for a great cause, too. It is such a devastating disease for anyone to have, but especially someone that is fairly young. I'm sorry about your SIL. It's very hard on loved ones, that's for sure.

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  2. Absolutely fabulous card and it has so much meaning too!

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  3. Alzheimer's is such an awful disease. You have to say goodby to the loved one so many times as it advances until the one you loved no longer exists.It must also be so scary and confusing in the early stages for the loved one. Great cause to showcase and your card is fabulous. Super wonderful colouring on the image ribbon and love the matching coloured ribbon on the card! Love it!

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  4. such a sweet card!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

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  5. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

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  6. What a great card for a wonderful cause! Thank you so much for sharing your story and for entering your card at The Paper Shelter challenge.

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  7. Oh hello my long lost friend! :) WOW!! Your creations are as awesome as ever!! I've always loved you using these stamps!! Hope you are doing well my friend!! I've missed you and I'm back to blogging again!! YAY!!! HUGS

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  8. Stunning card Dawn. And for a cause near and dear to my heart as my Dad suffers from Alzheimer's.

    Linda

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  9. Great fun card with loads of texture - I love it! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspirations Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  10. And I have to add this card is for a wonderful cause... my Grandma had Alzheimer's and it was devastating. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this awful disease with someone you love too (((HUGS))) Shannah xox

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