Monday, November 15, 2010



There are so many emotions involved with a cancer diagnosis, and I find I still get to ride the loops while in remission.  Finishing treatment does not mean suddenly life goes back to normal.  Normal is redefined through treatment and remission.

~ You can see the explanation behind this project by going here or see the all posts in this category by going here.


Got the supplies to make the Christmas cards - then I had to find the top of my crafting desk - success!


I typically draw out my design before I start, especially when I have 50 cards to make.  Much easier to have everything all drawn out, make sure it all looks right, then start assembly line style.


  1. That sounds like a fun thing to do! I am not crafty at all. The photo of the ribbon is very nice - like a Christmas card itself!

  2. they will be beautiful--love your ribbon selection :)

    I know what you mean about life being redefined by a life threatening illness. When my daughter was 18 months old she fell into a campfire and was burned on her arms. She had to have skin grafts. She was cared for at the University of Utah burn center which is a teaching hospital. Everyday the doctor would visit with an entourage of interns following him. They'd begin the evaluation by saying, Day ONE of the burn--Day TWO of the burn--Day THREE of the burn . . . a life without burns ended the day she was burned and life after the burn began the day after. It's a real thing and you never stop thinking of it that way. Life before cancer--Life with cancer, (and hopefully) Life after cancer. I admire your courage and I love these posts. Hope your day is wonderful.

  3. You are an inspiration to us Lisa!

  4. I so know what you mean here! I love your pictures though and admire your tenacity and your strength. You keep pushing! You make a difference to those of us who follow and read your daily messages.

  5. You are just so crafty! I am dying to see that finished that ribbin!

  6. I hope you'll show us the finished article - I think you're a real trooper making all these cards yourself!

  7. You truly are an inspiration Lisa! I love the ribbon pictures!!! And you are soooo ambitious!! I ordered mine from Shutterfly!