Monday, March 7, 2011


Hope- what exactly does the word mean. I guess depending on your circumstance it can take on many meanings. According to the dictionary it means: "to cherish a desire with anticipation" or "to desire with expectation of obtainment". What if hope means a bit longer with the ones you love.

I was asked by some friends at work to make one of these letters for our co-worker who is bravely battling liver and pancreatic cancer in the advanced stages. I had made these for a few people but under different circumstances. I always used the first letter of the recipients name. In this case her name starts with "C" but I didn't think it was appropriate because I didn't want it associated with the word cancer. I thought long and hard about what letter to choose- days even. Since no one can tell her exactly how many weeks or months she has left (although they said 3-6 months in January) I thought it would be fitting to "HOPE" for a miracle, that the pain is a little less tomorrow, to be able to see your youngest take her first steps and see her celebrate her first birthday, for your oldest to understand that even though you may not be there- you will always be looking over her. This is why I chose "H". My prayers for her are daily and I hope I am never put in this position.

It was just a paper mache letter from Hobby Lobby that I painted and then stamped some flourishes on it. The sentiments are rub ons which were put on when the paint was completely dry, and then some. I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it as I have a tendency to be a bit impatient. I found a few embellishments to apply and did put her initial on it to make it a little more personal. I really liked how it turned out and I loved how it has a touch of femininity to it with the pink.

Not much else is new here. I finally received my stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that fit several of the Spellbinders dies. Hopefully I will be able to get something made with them soon. We are still feeling the chills of winter and the snowflakes that go along with it. It seems that it will never end. We are expecting more bad weather on Wednesday. All I can say is "Carol- here I come".

~Have fun and enjoy!

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