8.02.2007

Do you ever second guess yourself?

This afternoon I read a post about a lady diagnosed with Cancer and her friend was requesting a card shower for her... I wanted to make something along the lines of "go fight win" but, this is what i came up with instead, and now i am second guessing my self if its too generic??
the sentiment stamp is from Great Impressions. its 5X7 in real life, there is tattered rose distress ink on all the edges of pp. the floral pp is from Basic Grey. the ribbons are May Arts.
tell me the truth, would you send this to someone you didn't know? or back to the drawing board? ( mostly i need a sentiment idea) making cards is not a hardship for me... but words i am at a loss for...
I guess i should add that i have been fortunate that all the people i know or love who have been diagnosed with one form of cancer or another up until this point all of them have had successful treatments... so its a hard thing when you know the odds are really stacked against someone. I do own a clear sentiment that reads, "I'm sending a little prayer your way that GOD will keep you in his care..." ( or something like that) but, if you don't know the person you don't know how they will take that depending on their faith... so, its almost like talking about politics at a dinner party...
and generic is safer i guess...
I do have a Thinking of you that's about the same size and could fit there... just the card has so many flowers you know?
thanks again,

12 comments:

Marie said...

Your card is lovely and the fact that you want to do this is great!

I would change the sentiment to something like "thinking of you". Just a suggestion since you really are thinking of her and that's why you're making and sending a card.

The sentiment you have now is ok but for someone who is ill they may not be having so many nice "daisies" right now.

Jennifer said...

Stacy, your card is absolutely amazing. She will appreciate the love and detail you put into it and that will mean so much to her.

I didn't know exactly what type of sentiment to use for mine either. Since we don't know her personally it makes it more difficult. Perhaps no sentiment at all on this wonderful card. The words aren't the important part because there really are no "right" words in this case.

Again, your work will make her smile and feel a bit better just by seeing such a beautiful, beautiful card!

maureen said...

This card is beautiful, and will brighten her day. I would be hesitant to add something like: "Fight/Win" because, unfortunately this is not always possible. My uncle suffered this year from brain cancer, and died last month. Sending cheery thinking of you cards was a challenge, because I did not want to put something in it (sentiment/thoughts) that said anything about getting better, or beating the disease, because it wasn't a possibility...Anyhow the card is STUNNING! Send it and brighten her day!

Stampin' Meg said...

It's a a gorgeous card, Stacy.I am sure that it will brighten her day.

Kalyber said...

This is beautiful. I love your color choices and the texture is wonderful. Great work.

Sandy said...

beautiful card....I would ditto the thinking of you suggestion, that woul be lovely on here.

shuggy said...

i love it.

Tami said...

It's a beauty of a card. I love the soft patterns and stitching. The sentiment is sweet. Write from the heart inside the card and you have it.

Heather Grow said...

Ok Stacy, first of all, you need to stop doubting yourself. You are one of my favirite cardmakers. Secondly, I think that the sentiment you first suggested is lovely. Most folks, regardless of their faith would be grateful for a prayer said on their behalf. Your card is beautiful.

Godelieve said...

Just beautiful!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

How beautiful is this!! Just loved it at first sight!

Linda M. said...

This card will be just right for her. I know that it will brighten her day.