Friday, April 1, 2011

Cancer Ribbon Thank You

Hello everyone!  As I am sure you have either heard, or read, my mother is currently in treatment for lymphoma.  She will be having a stem cell transplant in the next few months and is receiving chemotherapy right now.  She has had a lot of people extending kindness to her and I wanted to make her some special thank you notes to use during this time.

I used my Cricut to cut the ribbons from the Pink Journey Cricut cartridge.  I also used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to cut the ovals.  I also added some stamping for the sentiment and background on the oval.  And of course, they wouldn't be complete without a rhinestone in the center of that bright green ribbon.  Lime green is the color for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma awareness.

I thank all of you for your kind words and support.  It will definitely be a long several months.  My mom is a very brave woman.  This is her second time battling Lymphoma.

Yesterday, my mom shaved her head.  Her hair was falling out at a very rapid pace from the chemotherapy and she decided to just get it over with and shave her head.  I have posted her before and afters  here.

My mom is also the honoree for this year's Leukemia Lymphoma Team In Training marathon team.  They are training to run a marathon in San Diego later this year, with the hopes of raising money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.

 I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I have had a pretty good one.

Tomorrow is Opening Day for Little League.  My son is ready to play ball this season.  And I am ready to be his biggest fan!

Have a fabulous weekend!



  1. Both you and your Mom are so brave. I just viewed your video on the cancer message about your mom and the tutorial of her thank you cards you have made. It is now already April 15th. I have lost so many loved ones to cancer including my Mom when I was only 14. I wish you and your family all the hope and love possible. Keep us all informed of your Mom's progress. God bless. Margene

  2. Carissa, I just viewed your video and was very impressed. What a wonderful thing you are doing for your Mom. I've been praying for you all because this really is a family thing you are going through. Love you all and may God bless you. Aunt Linda