Monday, April 4, 2016


Hi everyone,

I'm sharing a special card today. An adorable little six-year old boy passed away almost 2 weeks ago from a pediatric stroke. I didn't know a child could even have a stroke...much less did I ever think Noah would pass away from it. Although I don't know the family, I have family members that do know this family and we were all praying for little Noah. Noah's family is now trying to raise awareness of the signs of pediatric strokes and I thought I'd take some time to, not only share the card I made for them, but also help raise awareness. Here's my card and then you'll also find some facts about pediatric strokes.

The "colors" representing pediatric strokes are blue and purple. That's why I chose these colors for my card. When you're sending a sympathy card to parents, you tend to keep the card simple. So, I used the Orchid in a Pot stamp set from Hero Arts and added some sequins to finish the card.

I can't imagine the grief the family is going through. However, Noah continues impacting people's lives. And I sincerely hope that by raising awareness the number of families dealing with this kind of loss will decrease drastically.

I'm entering the card in various challenges--in the hopes of getting the word out to as many as possible.

Simon Says Wed. Challenge--Anything Goes
Word Art Wed.--Anything Goes
Fusion--Orchid Occasions

Please join me in praying for Katie and Trent Russell as they go through the painful process of grieving. If you're interested in learning more about their story and seeing how maybe you, too, can raise awareness, you can use the hashtag on Facebook and it'll take you to their page. If you'd like to send a sympathy card, an address can be found on the Facebook page also or email me and I'll provide it via email.

Hugs your loved ones a little tighter tonight, too.


  1. An Adorable card Patricia, a lovely design with a beautiful flower and pot with super details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. This is VERY pretty! Those flowers look fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  3. Oh, how sad about Noah! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fusion!


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