Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This past week I experienced fear.  I woke up to the sound of my husband vomiting blood in the bathroom.  The doctors had forewarned me about this and the possibility of my husband bleeding to death from a massive blood vessel bursting. I felt faint and weak like the whole world was crashing down around me. I dialed 911 and could barely remember my name let alone my address. I was not thinking rationally; fear had gripped me. Was this the moment when it would all come to an end? Two years of a happy marriage to be cut short by an illness that we barely understand? Luckily it was not the end. It was only an ulcer and just a false alarm.  My husband was given a blood transfusion and was released from the hospital after only a few  days.  Tomorrow we fly back to Las Cruces, New Mexico, for more experimental treatments to help us fight this disease. We are taking IV alpha lipoic acid in hopes of regenerating my husband's liver and we are also trying Low Dose Naltrexone to try and eliminate the cancer. I can only pray that this will be the treatment that God uses to heal my husband.  We met a lot of people in New Mexico who have lived a long time with cancer solely using this treatment protocol. So I am hoping that we will be a success story as well :) 
With all of that having been said, I have a few cards to share with you today.....
I stamped a flower border along the bottom of the tag by using different shades of pink ink.  I also tried to use up some of my button stash on this one and of course I had to shabby this one up by using some lacy trim. 

I also used some martha stewart felt border strips along the bottom of the card to create a softer feel.

I fell in love with this adorable silhouette image of these two little girls with their kitty cat. I just had to use it on a card.  You can find this image for free at Graphics Fairy.

Thanks for stopping by today. 



  1. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through such a terrifying time. You and your husband are in my prayers. How wonderful that you can create such lovely cards during an unlovely period in your life, I bet that is therapeutic.

  2. you and your husband are in my prayers.

  3. Oh how scary for you both. Sending lots of good thoughts to both of you!

  4. Both your cards are gorgeous...and that first one, especially is beautiful.

    I'm so sorry to hear you had quite the scare! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

  5. I've thought of you over the last couple of months and can only imagine how you might be feeling right now. You and your husband are in my thoughts. Some people say that crafting is therapeutic for them,a release of some sorts, if this is what you need right now, I hope this hobby of ours can do that for you. You create the most beautiful cards.

  6. Hugs and all my best to you and your hubby.
    You truely have been in my thoughts these last few months. Praying, and I don't pray, that this treatment will be the one that will help your husband.

  7. I feel for you and what you had been through and still face the challenges daily...You will be in my thoughts and prayers! HUGS!