Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guest Designer for Crafting For All Seasons - In Loving Memory Of Dawn



Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by.  I have a very special post today. 

We have all lost loved ones in our lives. Today's post is in honor of my friend, Dawn, who was the owner and creator of Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog.

Dawn and I "met" through blogging in 2010 - 2011. She was one of my Design Team members for my challenge blog, Paper Playtime, in 2011. I loved seeing her creations. She was a very important asset to the team. (Her blog is still open if you'd like to see some of her past creations and posts. Always Crafting)

In 2012, I joined her Crafting For All Seasons Challenge blog Design Team for awhile. It was a pleasure and a joy to work with her again.

I remember seeing her status updates on Facebook on Fridays where she always wrote, "Chemo Friday."  She didn't shirk from it or hide it or pretend it wasn't a part of her life. She openly answered questions to inquisitive minds about her treatment.

Dawn was a lot of things to a lot of people, but I knew her crafty side.

I was very honored to be asked to re-unite with the Crafting For All Seasons Challenge blog today as a Guest Designer to remember Dawn and share a project in her memory.

In October every year, we are flooded with reminders to get examined, do our self exams, get that mammogram, etc. That's great, but there are 11 months left in the year that we also need to be mindful and take care of ourselves. Early detection is so important.

This is what inspired my card today. Just a little reminder to send to a friend.




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Thanks for stopping by today! 

:) Janis
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6 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Janis - I did not know Dawn - but I have been touched by the lost of friends to cancer and some are fighting for their life as I write this. It is a terrible disease. What a nice card in memory of Dawn - have a great day.

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!

Heather said...

As I sit here with tears rolling down my face (thanks Janis, I am going out and had already done my make up :) ) I remember my DT sister Dawn and her amazing fight. I also think of a friend of the family who is in a fight for his life right now too. A great reminder card. Hugs!!

Creative M said...

Hi Janis,
I did not know Dawn...so sorry.:(...but your card is just lovely!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Carol said...

Thanks so much for joining us for this very special challenge Janis. I love your card and the message is something we should all be mindful of. Carol x

Nana said...

What a wonderful friend you are. Great reminder for all women. Fabulous card.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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