in the Lord’s hands…

cupcake-white-on-white-diane-zechman.jpgI know what you’re thinking… what does that title have to do with a simple birthday card?  LOL.  Well, read on…

First, though, I will share this card that I made for the ATS Wednesday challengeLesa has taken over as our challenge coordinator and we were giving her some suggestions.  ;0)  Wednesdays seem to always sneak up on me, but since I suggested this one, I really wanted to try to play along!

I love white on white and especially with the focal image being the only thing with color.  So our challenge was a white on white card with a colored focal image.

I knew I wanted to use the colors pink & yellow.  I am making up a basket of simple cards to donate for a raffle and somehow I started out with all pink cards.  Then the only suitable basket I found was a yellow one made of wire.  (There’s Easter baskets everywhere now but try to find a plain one!)  So the rest of my cards for the basket will be in a pink and yellow theme.

I also wanted to use my Cupcake Occasions set, and looking at it, I knew the strawberry topper would be perfect.  The cupcake layer was cut out and popped up for some dimension.  I am debating about adding some Crystal Effects to the strawberry…I may go back and add that!  Just a few simple embossed layers and ribbon were added.  But I had to add some faux stitches, of course.  Someday I’m sure I’ll look back and wonder why I put stitches on everything.  Ha!

The DT did a great job with this challenge…you can see all of the cards here on the ATS blog.

stamps- Cupcake Occasions; paper- White; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, 2″ circle punch, Cuttlebug Birthday, A2 Happy Birthday and A2 Swiss Dots folders, Circle and Labels 1 Nestabilities, pop dots, ribbon.

linda-and-me-2007.jpg So, are you still wondering about my title? 

A few weeks ago I asked for prayers for a friend but I didn’t give any information.  This is a picture of my friend, Linda, and I.  It was taken a few years ago at a Splitcoast gathering (a whole day of stamping fun).  Without going into a lot of details, here’s a “short version” for you.  Linda recently found out that she has lung cancer and it is in Stage 4.  Yesterday she also learned that there are 2 small tumors that spread to her brain.  So she will be having radiation before she can start the chemo. 

Linda has an incredible faith and knows that our Lord is in control.  She is very dear to me and I would appreciate any prayers that you can offer!  She told me last week that it was OK to post on my blog, but I didn’t ask how much.  LOL.  So I’ll keep it short. 

Have a blessed day!

13 responses to “in the Lord’s hands…

  1. I’ll be praying for your sweet friend, Linda. Cancer is a horrible disease!

    I love your card…so simple and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Our families thoughts and prayers are with your friend Linda. She is lucky to have you to support her!

    Beautiful card!


  3. Diane, Your card is simply beautiful! Love the white layers. Your coloring just pops! I’m so sorry about your friend’s diagnosis and will say prayers for her as she fights this battle.

  4. Diane,
    I will certainly add my prayers for Linda. I’m glad you shared this story so that more of us can add to the “prayer chain!”

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Diane. My dad died from his non-small cell lung cancer day after Christmas 2005, and I really miss him still. I will pray for both of you! Love the card, BTW…

  6. Oh my gosh……..I am so sorry to hear that news!!!!

  7. Hugs and prayers to you and Linda as she fights this disease.

  8. Oh, Diane, I will keep your friend in my prayers. How terribly scary. Big hugs to her (and you)!

    Oh, and your card is really cute!! 🙂

  9. Linda will be in my prayers, Diane. Hugs!!

  10. Peggy S. From Ohio

    Prayers being said for Linda! May your friendship continue to be a blesing in her life! I lost my father (never a smoker) last year to lung cancer – it’s so cruel. God bless you for being a good friend.

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