Friday, September 26, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day

I made these cards for 3 special women: my friend Cris and her sister, Tere' and Jen Tapler's mom, Susan. All 3 women have a loved one with Alzheimer's. Cris and Tere's 72-year old mom, Natalia was diagnosed about 2 years ago. Tere' lives with her parents and is one of the primary caregivers for Natalia. Cris travels over 100 miles most weekends to help and spend time with her mother. Jen Tapler's dad is only 57 years old. Her mom Susan is his primary caregiver. They retired early in Maui. This disease is terrible. In talking with Cris and reading Jen's blog, it's easy to see the toll this disease takes on the families. I had never thought to send cards to a caregiver. This was a pleasure to do.

Thank you Carolyn King for organizing this event! Her grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's. Today would've been her grandmother's birthday. She organized this event for World Alzheimer's Day which was on September 21st. She is a stamp designer for Gina K. She is donating 100% of her proceeds from this set to the Alzheimer's Association.

(Edited to Add: This card's layout was inspired by p. 141 of the Fall-Winter 2008 Stampin' Up catalog.)

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip DSP, Spring Silhouettes DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Other: Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, clear embossing powder, Making Memories metal swirl


Chook said...

Hi, I think your cards look lovely. Simple yet elegant. I'm sure they will love recieving them

Traveling Mama said...

These are each so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Anthonette!! I cannot tell you how much this means to me and how special this will be for my Mom. You're the best! I'm so fortunate to have found such a wonderful "blogging buddy"!!!

Catherine said...

Anthonette, these are just abosolutely beautifull

Erum Tasneem said...

the cards look absolutely wonderful. Your cards are going to be loved by all!