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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beleive in your strength

Hello again!!! This is my 2nd post for today, for my previous post please click here.
I am really enjoying these TGF images that I stamped when I visited my dear friend, Cabio's home. Thank you very much. They are super super cute!!!!

A fairy Anya's card to share and it's for 2 challenges:
1. Anyone for Anya: sketch #11
2. Incy Wincy Designs #48: things with wings

An entire view of the card.... isn't she a darling. I love her, so sweet!!!!

Closer view on Anya...

Sentiment and details.... Love these glittery butterfly stickers..... totally suits this card or what??? =) I really really love this sentiment.... sort of an encouragement to myself!!!!! This is a to me card, maybe.

Inside of the card.

Thank you very much for taking time viewing my cards. Always grateful for you guys!!!!!

***Big hugs***

Warmest wishes from Princess Anya

Hi, Happy Tuesday!!!! I am having a great week so far. I hope you are too =)
I have something very exciting to share with all of you on Thursday. Stay tuned for that!!!!

I have a Princess Anya(not sure if it's the right name) card to share, it is for 2 challenges.
1. Cards Patterns #70: sketch
2. Pollycraft Monday Challenge #50: Pinkalicious

Here are the pictures of my card:

I enjoyed using this sketch very much, might consider to use it for another card.!!!! Pinkalicious was kind of easy for me. Everytime I make a girly girly card, I use A LOT of pink. Suprisingly I am not a big fan of pink in real life. LOL :o

Closer view of Princess Anya... She is a beauty right?

Sentiment and details..

Inside of the card.

I have another card for you later, please come back!!!! =)


Friday, June 25, 2010

Love and Appreciation

Happy Weekend. I had a great day today. Went out for tea with friends... A lot of us are going back home... Some are coming back some not. It was quite sad to say goodbye... I hate saying goodbyes, just makes me sad and want to cry.

Sorry for the babbling... I have a sweet pea card to share.
It is for 2 challenges:
1. Stamptacular Sunday #64: Cute as bug
2. SMC #19: Anthing goes
3. The ABC challenge: X for Xtra dimension

Here are the pcitures:

I used the dress up sweet pea set from PinkCat studio. Entire view of the card.

Closer view of bee sweet pea. I love dressing this baby up as bee. I don't know why. Maybe because yellow is my fav. color. LOL


I used a lot of foam dots to layer the image and the ovals!!!!! I made it extra extra dimentional. :p

Inside of the card.

I hope you like my card. Thank you for dropping by an all your nice commets!!!!

With lots of love,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have a fairy nice day

Hello..... Are you having a good week so far?
I am....having a very emotional week, BUT.... look what the mail me brought me yesterday to cheer me up!

I found 4 packages in the mail. 3of those are from the MMSC team and the other one is from Jessica. Look at this picture, there are so much stuff inside that one picture can not fit everything in.I tried. Thank you thank you so much. I love everything!!! And I can't wait to play with them:)
Look at this stunning Linda sent with the package? Just breath taking!!!! Thank you so much.

I have one card to share today. This card is also for 3 challenges:

Here are the pictures:
I used a fairy Lily image, I love this image!!!!!

Closer look on Lily.

Embellishments and sentiment.

Side view on Lily. I realized  I have not create 3D images for a while and miss doing it. So here we go :)


Monday, June 21, 2010

Together forever

Hi again, this is my second post for today. For my first post about a little gift card holder, please scroll down.
I made this card for my aunt's friend because she got married! BUT, it is still sitting at my desk. :( I will send it today and hope my aunt's friend will like it and doesn't mind it being late. Things were just crazy for the last week, so....
Anyhoo, here are the pictures:

A tri-fold card. This is the first time I made a tri-fold card.

Closer view of the image, of course I have to use Lilly and Billy. Aren't they lovely together?

Sentiment and details...

Inside, I made two pockets so that I can put two bookmarks or quotes in.

Closer view of the pocket.

Afterall, I LOVE to make tri-fold cards. I have made quite a few already. :)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my card.

Noreen xxx

Birdie gift card holder

Did you have a good weekend? I miss my daddy so much....
I have something other than card to share.
I learned how to make this gift card holder somewhere on the internet. I don't remember where... sorry :(
I hope you like what you see...

Front panel with this cute little birdie..

Closer view of the image and sentiment.

Inside, see the arrows??? That's where you put your gift card...

Inside message area..

I have another post coming soon. I hear the wedding bells ring. *hint hint*

Noreen xx

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tilda with Slate

Hi, it's Friday!!!! Yay... I have been blog hopping and am blown away by all the gorgeous cards out there!!!! I want to thank everyone from the Magnolialicious group. You are all so supportive and always so kind with your comments!!! Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate every one of your visits!!!!! :)

I made a card with Tilda with the Slate. I just adore this image. Not sure if it's her hair or her uniform....
I am also entering this for 2 challenges:
1. Magonlia Birthday Bash: Bling It
2. Friday Sketchers: Sketch

Here are the pics of my card:

It's a bling challenge right? Of course I have to add sommmeeeee blings. I love bling, who doesn't? I am sure Tilda doesn't mind surround by bling either. :)

Closer look on Tilda.

And.... on the embellishments. Notice my sentiment is full of bling too!!! And I adore this pokka dot ribbon!!!!

Inside of the card.

Thanks for coming, I will be back soon.

Lots of  xoxoxo,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

For Ethan and Bella...

Hello, sorry I've been missing for a few days... things are a bit crazy here.
But, anywhoo....I have 2 cards to show you.
As you know from my previous post, I have 2 card for Ethan and Bella... two amazing kids.
I hope you like both cards!

I used a super hero image for Ethan's card because I want him to know that he is such a brave boy.
Closer shot on the details...


This is Bella's card. I used a princess Lilly and her toy bear. What girl doesn't like pincess, right?

Closer shot of Lily


Thank you for visiting :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Send them love please....

I came across this blog from a fellow crafter. Kristen is giving away a candy and all we have to do is send some cards to these two sweeties. Please read along their story and DO send them and their family some love.

Ethan is Kristen's cousin's son. He is 8 years old .Ethan was diagnosed with Neuroblasto​ma Stage 4 on March 5th, 2005. This devastating news came just days after his 3rd Birthday. The doctors told us that Ethan’s overall chance of survival was only 25%. Who would have ever thought that his leg pain and unexplained fever was cancer.

The worst of the worst…a deadly form of cancer where there is no specific treatment meant just for Neuroblasto​ma. Instead, trial studies and experimental​l therapies were in our future.

Etha​n underwent 6 rounds of extremely high dose chemotherap​y, surgery to remove the tumor in his abdomen, a stem cell transplant and 12 rounds of radiation to the tumor site. This trial study was followed up by an experimental​l therapy at Sloan Kettering in New York called 3F8 Antibody Treatment. Ethan received 5 rounds of this treatments before becoming “Hama” positive, which means his immune system is trained to fight neuroblasto​ma cells.

Today​, Ethan is cancer free and is back to enjoying all the childhood fun and games that was taken from him for over a year and a half. Doctors have also increased his overall chance of survival to 50% (considering​ the high rate of relapse).


In November 2007, a lump was found on Ethan's left shoulder blade...lat​er to be diagnosed as osteochondr​oma, a benign tumor growth in the bone. This is in part, a side effect of having Total Body Irritation for his Stem Cell Transplant.​

Around June of 2008, several benign tumors were discovered on Ethan's liver.

On Nov. 21, 2008, we found out that Ethan's cancer had returned, Recurrent Neuroblasto​ma. MIBG uptakes were discovered in one shoulder, his leg, his spine and chest...alo​ng with in his bone marrow. There were a total of 12 spots at re-diagnosi​s

Ethan underwent 2 rounds of high dose chemo followed by a set of scans. The scans showed that the chemo was not acting effectively.​

Ethan then underwent o​ne round of maintenance chemo before becoming the first patient in a New England hospital to receive MIBG therapy (aka liquid radiation).​ The first round was scheduled the week of Ethan's 7th Birthday (feb 17th). Follow up scans show a HUGE improvement​, leaving residual uptake on MIBG scan and small traces in the bone marrow. Then Ethan underwent a 2nd round at the beginning of May 2009, scan results show "stable with limited improvement".​

At this time, Ethan only had two more spots to take care of. So he underwent more chemotherapy​y, using irinotecan, carboplatin and temodar...followed up by a much needed stem cell rescue. Results "stable with no improvement".​ At that point, we decided to allow Ethan's body to rest and put him on a treatment known for stability called ABT-751 at the beginning of Sept. 2009. However, in November 2009, Ethan's cancer showed 2 new spots of progression and we had to discontinue the use of the ABT-751.

Fro​m there, Ethan began a treatment using Temodar and Thalidomide​, which consists of taking pills at home...ever​yday. Also, at this point, I added Harmazone, a form of"Essiac" to Ethan's daily routine. La​ter, I added the use of a DHA supplement.​ Thus far, the DHA has proven to rid Ethan of his mood swings and temper tantrums.

Af​ter 4 rounds of Thalidomide​/Temodar treatment, On March 18, 2010 scan results showed massive "widespread" progression throughout Ethan's entire skeletal system, from his shoulders down his arms, down his spine and chest cavity, to his pelvis, and down his legs, right down to his ankles.

We then decided to try out a new phase 1 protocol using both IV and oral cyclophosph​omide, with Avastin and Zometa. This treatment is primarily used for bone metastesis.​ Unfortunate​ly Ethan's LFT's remained too elevated to remain on protocol.

Sc​ans were conducted in Vermont, as preparation for a new study. Results show even more progression to several area's in skull and soft tissue mass on spine. Radiation was conducted to the orbital area and spine, along with etoposide and velcade treatments.​ Biopsies were perfomed for DNA and RHA testing for Personalize​d Medicine Study in Vermont.

Well, today we received devastating news. The Brain tumor has more than doubled in size and is now causing focal seizures. They will do radiation for comfort only at this point. Things are not looking good for Ethan and he is in need of prayers and whatever happiness we could give him. Ethan & his sister sierra love to receive cards. If you could find the time to mail them a card, I am sure it would bring a smile to their face. Particularly Ethan, as he is in Boston Children's Hospital continuing with radiation. If you would like to mail them a card you may do so to:
Ethan Smith and Sierra Smith
27 Donna Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Bella Tucker is an 8-year-old girl who attends South School Elementary in Londonderry, New Hampshire and is a member of the Phantom Gymnastics team. Bella came down with a near fatal infection on Easter Sunday. Doctors gave little hope for this third graders’ survival, but after five days in a coma she miraculously survived Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation).

Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost. The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and on April 27, 2010, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.

Fortunately, Bella has the love and support of her three older brothers and younger sister during these trying times. The family is suddenly faced with significant challenges, many of which can be eased with financial help. For example, their home in Londonderry, New Hampshire will need extensive modifications to accommodate a wheelchair. Bella's mother, who is also her primary insurance holder, must be by her side during the extensive rehabilitation process and therefore she will be unable to work, causing the family to lose significant income. Since her mother will be with her during this process, the family needs funds for daycare of their other children. Lastly, she will be faced with medical challenges for the rest of her life.

Bella loves receiving cards and they would be sure to make her smile. I am currently awaiting her address, but you may mail her cards to my address until further notice.

Kristen Catalano
c/o Bella tucker
5 Baymeadow Dr
Nashua, NH 03063

*Content from Kristen's blog*

Right before X'mas last year, I was thinking to send some cards for sick children. Then things got chaotic and I gave myself an exscue saying I would do it next year. This time, I am not just saying it... I will be making theses two sweet peas a card TONIGHT. I am taking my words to actions. If you have a free moment, please send them some love.

Have a good mid-week. :)


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tilda with icecream for challenges...

Hello again, this is my 2nd post for today. Please scroll down for my previous post.
I am using this card for 3 challenges:

1. Card patterns #67: sketch
2. Magnolia Birthday Bash #4: Easel and 1 image never used before
3. Just Magnolia: Frame it
Here are the pictures of my card:

An entire view of the card.

Front panel ofthe card.

Closer view of Tilda.

Closer look onthe details. I love the goodies embellishments so much!!

Inside panel. And there's secret message in the middle.

Secret message area

I hope you like my card and wish your day will be as sweeetttt as Tilda.


Tilda with Bike for challenges...

Happy Sunday all, I have a Tilda card to share today.
This card is for 3 challenges:
1. Paperplay chllenges #22: Flower & sparkle galore.
2. Charisma Cardz challenges #22: Flowers
3. Simply Magnolia: blog candy card *yellow* (Yellow is my favourite color too!!!)

Here are the pictures of my card:

I have another card to share, please scroll up for my other card.

Thank you for visiting!!! :)