Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sending Our Love to a Fellow Crafter


Hello there!  Glad you hopped on over to my little ol' blog!  For those starting here, welcome to the Caring for the Cox Family Blog Hop.  Several of us ladies decided to show our love and support for our crafting buddy, Ann Cox, by participating in a blog hop that expresses cards of encouragement.

Recently, Ann's husband, Kevin, at the age of 41, endured a triple bypass.  Added to that surgery was the stress of his kidney.  He donated a kidney to his father, and the kidney Kevin has left is losing function.  So, his surgery was quite risky, but he endured on the wings of eagles and the prayers of warriors.  Kevin now faces recovery.  Ann is a fellow teacher who taught English to my own son for a few years in high school.  Kevin and she have a gorgeous toddler, Liam.  Kevin was Liam's caregiver.  Now, Kevin must focus on recovery.  They have started Liam in child care for the first time in his little life.  That, coupled with the bills that are now rolling in, called some of us to action.

The fabulous Karen Kelly started a GoFundMe page through which we have been accumulating an account that Ann can use as needed.  While our blog hop has FABULOUS prizes, we would also like to ask you for two things: 1. prayers for the Cox family, and 2. if possible, a donation to the GoFundMe fundraiser.

My card was definitely created with Ann in mind.  Clean and simple all the way!  White and black on kraft with some embossing.  I used Simon Says Stamp's Hand Lettered Encouragement set for the sentiment.  I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Stampin' Up! white embossing powder.  The heart stickers are from Starfoam.  The heart embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.  I love this sentiment, and it suits Ann perfectly.  Click on the photo to see more detail.


It would not be a blog hop without fabulous prizes, right?  Please visit these vendors and/or give them a message of appreciation for their support.

CAS-ual Fridays $50 gift certificate 
Lawn Fawn - $50 gift certificate 
Sugar Pea Designs - $50 gift certificate 

For chances to win:
  • 1 chance: post a comment of encouragement to Ann on this blog
  • An additional chance: donate to the GoFundMe page for the Cox family
  • Even more chances: comment on each blog in the blog hop
From here, please hop on over to Rae Barthel's site!

The whole hoppin' list:

3. Tenia Nelson : http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com

THANKS!!

23 comments:

Krissy said...

What a fantastic sentiment! LOVE this card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love hearts! This card is fabulous, the texture looks great and gives a lot of visual interest while staying very clean. Thanks for joining us on the hop!

Roxanne O'Brien said...

The color palette is so simple and helps the words of encouragement really pop and stand out. It's stunning. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your card is great! I donated and am praying for them too!

~amy~ said...

What a perfect sentiment...love your card!

Karen B. said...

Such a gorgeous card. So great you put this together.

Kim said...

I LOVE this card, and I know Ann will too! Thanks again for ALL of your help helping me get my blog set up! <3

Carrie Sheridan said...

What a beautiful card with those embossed hearts and that encouraging sentiment.
May the Lord bless and keep the Cox family;
May the Lord make His face shine on the Cox family and be gracious to them;
May the Lord turn His face toward the Cox family and give them peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 personalized for the Cox family

Mary said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment!!
Prayers for Ann and her precious family!!

Stampin Sally said...

Love this card. The color combination makes it right for male and female and the verbiage just says it all. Great job!

Lisa Lara said...

Perfect sentiment JoLynn. I love the embossed hearts.

StampinLouie said...

Veery fitting sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Raihala said...

What great texture you gave to the background while still keeping it simple. And that sentiment rocks!!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful card & sentiment.
"For nothing will be impossible with God." Lk1:37 Just trust HIM. I have been healed of a medical problem after 11 years.

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect card! Praying for the Cox family! xoxo

Christine Canfield said...

love the layered embossing

Debbie Bonczek said...

Great card with those neutral colors. Praying for the family.

reeree62 said...

Perfect card sentiment!

Dear Ann,
Just want to say I'll keep you guys on my prayer list. I hope you have family nearby to help you through this. But you certainly DO have lots of caring, loving friends! And people like me who don't even know you, praying for you!!

Lots of Love, Ree Donnelly

Daria Z. said...

Lovely card with the perfect sentiment! Hugs and prayers for the Cox family.

Kristina Cross said...

Ann you can do this! Sending prayers.

Christy Q said...

Such a lovely card! I love the embossing you did and the hearts really convey love and support as well.

Ann - I don't know you, but I'm praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that your husband's recovery goes well and that you are surrounded with family and friends that you can lean on during this difficult time. With God, nothing is impossible!

halomom said...

Hold on to your faith and your friends during this time, Ann. Sending prayers.

Arianna Barbara said...

This card is so sweet! Sending prayers for the Cox family! <3