Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Declaration of Hope Day

I love you Mom

5 years ago I lost my mother.  It changed me.  I created this card to honor her.  She had strength, hope and courage.  Breast cancer took that all away.  I love the images I used in this card.  They represent all the struggles involved in fighting this insidious disease.  The one quality she had up to the end was HOPE.  She thought she was going to beat it.  Hope is defined by Webster's as "to expect with confidence".  She had confidence that hope would endure.

Daydream Designs put together a set of digital images and papers that can be used to create projects to honor your friends and loved ones.

 The card I made is simple but effective in its message.  I love the sentiment because I truly feel I have not said goodbye to my mother.  I can't wait to see her again.  Feel her arms around me and look into her beautiful blue eyes.

Members of the Daydream Designs Dream Team, join together this month as one voice on this day to extend hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer and other life-altering diseases or disorders.  Everyone on the team has either personally battled the ravages of cancer or their loved ones or friends have been touched by it.  Some have witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer's or the struggles associated with Autism.  Whatever the struggle, we have discovered the importance of hope.

 We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, and as you visit each blog, we know you will be inspired by the creative talents of our team.  We've each designed projects using images and/or sentiments from the new Hope Endures series.








I encourage you to comment on my card or just share your personal story.  It's through experience and hardship that we ALL ENDURE HOPE.


  1. hi Vicki , I love your card, please may I ask you a favour? Im unwell and cant take part today, can you let the ladies know on my behalf? I will post something when im better. Thanks Vicki xxx

  2. Vicki, your card is beautiful and a lovely tribute to your mother. What a blessing to have that assurance that you will see her again. I wish I could have known her too, but I'm so grateful she was such a blessing in your life. My prayers are with you as you remember and honor her today!

  3. Beautiful card, Vicki!! And a beautiful tribute to your mother!

  4. I have that same saying, "No goodbyes" only "See you later" Thanks for sharing.... Be blessed.

  5. Gorgeous Vicki and a beautiful tribute to your mom and I also love that sentiment have never seen it before thanks for sharing.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Vicki. Sending lots of hugs your way.

  7. Such a beautiful card and a beautiful tribute to your mother.