Saturday, October 11, 2008

Remembering my friend Deb...


I created these cards remembering my dear friend Deb, who died on October 11th. during Breast Cancer Awareness month last year. This card will go to her husband Jamie, the love of her life.

I created the two following cards at the same time, with the same techniques, while I was enjoying time spent remembering her wisdom and her friendship. This all came about as a result of a card making celebration over at TwoPeas. I participated by creating a challenge for card makers. You can read about the challenge and see cards created for other wonderful women
right here at TwoPeas .



The stamps and the majority of supplies are from Quietfire Design. This is my Quietfire design team project for October. Thanks for stopping by and remembering with me today.

36 comments:

scotspanda said...

love the card you made for Jamie, I am sure he will love it. This last year has gone fast hasn't it? doesn't feel like a year since Dr Debbie passed. I hope, today, you are thinking only of all the wonderful times you had together.

lotsalove and huge cuggles

Amanda xx

btw love the other cards as well lol

pescbrico said...

Very lovely cards and I'm pretty sure your friend's husband will love it :)

Julie Mutch said...

Good Morning Deborah, this card that you made for Jamie is just beautiful. I know he'll appreciate it so much because it came from your heart. Such a wonderful way to remember a great friend. The next two cards are gorgeous, too. She must have been sending you some inspiring thoughts your way, too!

Big hugs to you! :)
Julie

Godelieve said...

Stylish cards Deborah!

Renu said...

Your cards are beautiful especially the second one "each has a song to sing". Each one of has a purpose and a song and leaves a hole behind. My heart aches for Jamie. I truly hope it gives him peace to know she was so loved.

Jan~logcabincreations said...

What a lovely way to remember a lovely lady. It's never easy to lose someone you love; I lost a dear friend to leukemia 10/4/07 so I know how difficult it is. You are in my prayers, and so is Jamie. May God bless you both and give you peace and comfort.

Dawn said...

I have thought of you and Dr Debbie's family over this year, and know it has probably been a difficult year for you all. Your cards Deborah are just beautiful and a lovely tribute to an amazing lady. HUGS for you and Jamie.

Love Dawn

Elizabeth said...

Your cards are beautiful and your friend was a beautiful woman! I'm sure her husband will love the card.

Elizabeth

liannallama said...

Deborah & Jamie:
I'm so sorry you have to feel such sorrow, but know that Dr. Deb reached many people and even people she never met. I had the opportunity to send her a card when she was still with us and I feel a tiny bit of the pain you feel. Know she is watching you and may you find comfort and peace during these hard times. (((HUGS)))

Anne said...

Hi Deborah and Jamie! I loved the "Wonderful Women" challenge that Deborah hosted during Stamptoberfest 2008 in Dr. Debbie's honor. My grandmother had and my aunt has breast cancer. I've joined the Army of Women to assist in research towards combating this disease. I wish you and yours the very best and hope that as you look through all of the lovely entries in the challenge, you can see how several people reaching out to wonderful women is yet another way that Dr. Debbie has touched lives.

Baukje said...

I always love all the cards you make, but ones made with and from the heart are always so special as this one is. It is very heard to believe that it has been 12 months already.

Baukje

Amanda said...

Deborah and Jamie:

My thoughts are with you as you remember on this day. I have lost a family member to cancer (lymphoma) and know how heartbreaking and difficult it can be. Remember she is always looking down on you and is with you each second of each day. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you.

Amanda (from 2peas: mandi_04)

Penny said...

It is wonderful that you chose to honour your dear friend this way with these cards and the wonderful women challenge on 2Peas as well.

Please pass on my good thoughts and best wishes to Debbie's husband Jamie.

Penny x

stamp and scrape said...

Such special cards to remember your friend by. Thanks for sharing.
Ros

Mogs said...

They are both beautiful. I am sure Jamie will appreciate them. I can't believe a year has gone already. It must have been a tough year for all who knew Dr Debbie, but especially Jamie. I hope that with the support of family and friends like you that he will gradually heal. Sending positive thoughts
Carole x

Maria said...

Hi Deborah,
Your card for Jamie is beautiful. I'm sure he will appreciate your gesture and feel the love you have for her.
I'm sure this anniversary will be tough for him, but hope he (and you) can reflect back on happier times and the good life she lead.

Anonymous said...

Deborah , It is hard to believe it has been a year. Your cards and blog pay tribute to the friend whose life has deeply touched you. it goo to see how beautifully your cards express this friendship.You
do such great work.
Heather/ Keltie/ Biker..

lornamay said...

Your card made in memory of your friend is beautiful. It will serve as a lasting legacy of love for her husband at this time. Love leaves many memories that help bear the grief of loss. May they stay strong and true for you both.

I loved your other cards as well.

Lornamay

DEBBY said...

beautiful cards Deborah.I do remember you telling us about Debbie .Is it a year already ?!Sending you and Jamie hugs.

Debby

flipflops4sherri said...

Both cards are beautiful and I am sure Jamie will always cherish them. I know you miss your friend deeply as I miss my friend Robin who also died from breast cancer in September 2007. You are a wonderful friend! Sherri

Conniecrafter said...

What lovely tributes to your dear friend, who will never be forgotten!! Pray that soon the hurt of losing your friend will be gone and soon only those happy times will be what you remember when thinking of her. All the best to her family too :)

Anonymous said...

These are such wonderful tributes to your friend and your friendship. I know this has been a rough year for you.
HUGS
Joanie
(ccstampin12)

Ethel Amutan said...

Deborah, it must be somewhat 'healing' for you to create this card for your friend, Debbie. She was probably sitting right beside you, as you punched out the hearts, and colored it in, and was probably whispering in your ear, "I love what you're making. Thank you, dear friend." She sounds like a wonderful soul and so giving to others. I am glad to see how you're celebrating her memory through creating this special card for her. God Bless you and her family, especially her husband, Jamie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah and Jamie, I love your cards and they are a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. Hugs to both of you. Glinda

Jennifer said...

Deborah, these are gorgeous! What a lovely tribute to Dr. Debbie.

Aunt T said...

The cards are beautiful. I can't believe that it has been a year since you lost your dear friend. Please know that I walked the Michigan 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in memory of your friend and that I will walk next year in Dallas for her and all others that have been affected by this terrible disease.

Hugs to you and to Dr. Debbie's family.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

beautiful cardS! and whta a special way to spend time thinking of your friend. we never truly lose them you know if we kerep them in our hearts and thoughts. she sounds like an amazing woman.
hugs
Cindi

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Deborah and Jamie...
My thoughts and prayers go out to you both... I have also lost a loved one to cancer..

Cancer Sucks...

Peace be with you both.. Deborah, thank you for having us honor the wonderful women in our lives.. They will all be surprised when they receive our cards!!!!!!

Martha said...

Hey Deborah and Jamie! Today I am thinking about how we cherish the mementos of people and relationships we care about. I have a thank you card from Dr. Debbie which I keep and use it to remember her by. My heart aches for your loss, our loss. What a fine woman she was!

Deborah these cards are gorgeous!

mad mary said...

I can't believe it is a year already Deborah. I love your cards and i am sure Jamie will treasure his one. I often thought of Dr Debbie over the year, you must try to remember the good times you had.

Mary

Anonymous said...

I lost my father to prostate cancer in '78. I have lost several of my female friends to breast cancer, too.

In every 'case' the impact on family & friends is a heavy one.

Embracing those who contract these illnesses, fighting along their sides, comforting their loved ones when the 'fight' is unsuccessful are the least we can do for one-another.

I honor all those who are determined to make these Illnesses a matter of medical history.

HeatherJ said...

Deborah, I can't believe it has been a year already! Your cards have always been such a warm tribute to your wonderful friend, and I know a welcomed comfort for her husband.

Pam said...

Your beautiful cards will certainly warm Jamie's heart. You were a wonderful friend to an amazing woman, and you are a wonderful friend and support for Jamie. The Warrior Princess lives on in the hearts of many people, thanks to you, Deborah!

Stamparita said...

Hi Deborah:
This is a beautiful trubute to
a special and unforgettable lady.
Thanks for sharing how much you care. Best thoughts to Jamie
who must miss her so much.

Aloha from SuZ

carolann said...

Wow these are absolutely stunning hun when we lose someone to cancer its seems so unfair that they were taken before their time I lost my mum in Jane hun my thoughts are with you and your friends family sending loads of (hugs)xxxxxxxx

Bianca Kalksma said...

What a beautiful card you made for the husband of your friend Deb, it's a card with warmth and love in it. The other cards are also beautiful.