Friday, September 04, 2009

Operation Nice Blog Hop

Hi blog hoppers! You can start the hop at the beginning by clicking the link below.
The organizer of our blog hop, Sara at Scrap Happie, asked us to think about how we scrapbookers use our craft to be nice. I have to say that I think scrapbooking has made me a more generous person because while I cannot always be as generous as I want with my money, it's easier to be generous with my time. And I've come to learn that most people appreciate the gifts you put your time and heart into much more than the gifts you buy from the store.

For the purposes of this hop, I decided to share with you a card I recently made. A few weeks ago, I found out that a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. Despite being a fairly competent writer, situations like this often leave me for a loss of words. But I can express myself through my craft.

(Yes, I held a stuffed elephant above the card so that you wouldn't have to see my ugly tiled ceiling in the mirror, but obviously, when my friend reads the card, it'll be her face she sees in the mirror.)

Supplies: photo card, unknown; mirror, unknown; black chipboard, Heidi Swapp; silver alphabet, Mrs. Grossman's; purple alphabet, Me! etc.; puffy alphabet, SEI Puffalicious Doodley Doo Girl; ribbon tape, unknown

The next stop on the hop is Rainbow Crafter, who has some sweet blog candy to give away.

And don't forget to check out the inspiration for our blog hop, where you can get a ton of ideas for how to add a little bit of "nice" to your day.

20 comments:

Amy Croley said...

What a wonderful card! One of my closest friend's was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25. She was in remission when the cancer came back in her sternum (age 27). She had the roughest time the second go round but is now in remission again at age 29! Recently, my childhood best friend had to have surgery for cervical cancer (she is 28). They were able to remove her cervix and the cancer had not spread.
These ladies are my inspiration---They are SURVIORS!

craft_princess said...

So sweet...I bet that made her smile in this rough time she is going through! Best wishes for your friend!

Kaytee said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the mirror idea! Very sweet!

margie c said...

You are such a sweet gal!
This card is absolutely beautiful! and your friend will adore it!
Brilliant idea!
:*) Enjoy your weekend!!!
hugs, margie

Alison said...

I love this idea.. GREAT Card!!

Piali said...

So sweet of you!!! Such a great idea to add a mirror.You are a wonderful friend.
Best wishes for your friend....

Yvette said...

Very sweet of you! Love your card... I know your friend will love it too!

Rachel Hope said...

What a sweet sweet card, love the mirror! great idea

Tanya said...

What a great card!

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely thoughtful card!

Lida said...

Adorable and so true, I love the great idea you had and I´m sure your friend is loving it.

Donna said...

This is just the most sweetest and wonderful idea...Plus it's just gorgeous...I am so sure you friend appreciated and loved it...Beautiful work Cheryl. Xx

- - Sheryl - - said...

whhat a cool idea to be a mirror for her reflect upon.

Sara said...

It is such a beautiful card!!!! I am so happy that you joined me in this blog hop- you have become such a wonderful inspiring friend and I am grateful for that :)

xoxo
Sarabeth

Lailani said...

Great Card!!

Alicia said...

What a lovely card for your friend to receive. I bet it really touched her heart!

Leish

Caryl P said...

What a great idea, I'm sure it helped your friend during a difficult time.

Sonia Kertznus said...

It is a magnificent card! Your friend will love it...HUGS...SK :)

Rebecca said...

that mirror is genius and I'm sure your friend will love the card!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

What a sweet card! Love the mirror idea!